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Nozomi Kido is Hope for Japan

Written by Hiroshi Nomaki on Thursday, 12 February 2015. Posted in Small Business, Asia, World, Business

Both government policy and demographic reality have aligned against the youth of Japan. Yet the country's young workers are motivated to succeed and realize their dreams.

Nozomi Kido is Hope for Japan

The Japanese economy achieved spectacular growth after World War II.

The Swiss Franc Snaps–Up

Written by Robert Jackson Smith on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Posted in Economy, Europe, World, Business

The Swiss National Bank sent shock waves through financial markets when it removed the Franc's peg from the euro, but don't expect a Swiss gold standard.

The Swiss Franc Snaps–Up

Ok, so the sound-money voters in Switzerland lost the election, but it looks like the election may have affected the Swiss National Bank (SNB) after all. While the Swiss won’t be backing their currency with gold, they also won’t be following the European Central Bank down the “quantitative easing” road in lock step at a ratio of 1.2 francs per Euro.

Fish Trade Launch Will Enhance Capacity in Nigeria, Africa

Written by Emeka Umejei on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Africa, World

A fisheries trade program, funded by the European Union, launches in March.

Fish Trade Launch Will Enhance Capacity in Nigeria, Africa

The official launch of Fish Trade in Kenya in March will enhance the capacity of trade in fisheries in Nigeria and other African countries said Coordinator Beatrice Gorez of the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreement (CFFA).

Declare 2016 African Year of Artisanal Fisheries, Fishermen Charge AU

Written by Emeka Umejei on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in Africa, World

Recognition of the importance of artisanal fishing in Africa continues to grow.

Declare 2016 African Year of Artisanal Fisheries, Fishermen Charge AU

African fishermen on the auspices of African Confederation of Artisanal Fisheries Professional Organizations (CAOPA) have urged the African Union to declare 2016 the African Year of Artisanal Fisheries.

Ethno-Entrepreneurs Responsible For Nigeria’s Divisiveness, says Professor Akpan

Written by Emeka Umejei on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Africa, World

Scholars gathered at Rhodes University in South Africa argue that education reform in Nigeria could reduce ethnic tensions.

Ethno-Entrepreneurs Responsible For Nigeria’s Divisiveness, says Professor Akpan

Professor Akpan Wilson, Deputy dean of Research and Internationalisation at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa, has said that the fault lines in Nigeria exist because it furthers the interest of ethno-political entrepreneurs who ensure non-cessation of tension and violence in the country.

Shinzo Abe, Statism, and the Future of Japan's Constitution

Written by Hiroshi Nomaki on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Asia, World

American statists like to pretend the U.S. Constitution is a "living" document that changes on a whim. Now that dangerous statist fallacy has been brought to Japan.

Shinzo Abe, Statism, and the Future of Japan's Constitution

"What is a Constitution?" "What does a Constitution do?" And, "Who is it for?" Let's think about it once more.

German Interior Minister: US Spying is “Excessive” and "Boundless"

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Europe, World

In an interview with a leading German news magazine, the country’s interior minister says US surveillance is out of control.

German Interior Minister: US Spying is “Excessive” and

While Americans, distracted by the diversionary propaganda tactics of the mainstream media, have largely forgotten the outrageous spying campaign being conducted against them and the rest of the world by the federal security apparatus, the same can not be said for Europeans in general and Germans in particular.

Russia Approves Troop Deployment in Ukraine

on Saturday, 01 March 2014. Posted in Europe, World

In the next step toward war, Russian parliamentarians authorize use of force in Ukraine.

Russia Approves Troop Deployment in Ukraine

In a unanimous vote, Russia's Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian Parliament, gave unanimous consent to President Vladimir Putin's request to use armed forces in Ukraine.

John Kerry’s Foreign Policy: Warn the Russians the Ukraine Situation is not “Rocky IV”

on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Posted in Europe, World

Tensions are high between the United States and Russia over the situation in Ukraine in the wake of the ouster of Russia-backed President Viktor Yanukovych.

John Kerry’s Foreign Policy: Warn the Russians the Ukraine Situation is not “Rocky IV”

With anti-Russian forces having seized power in Ukraine, tensions in Russia over the situation are running high.

Russia ordered what CNN called “surprise military exercises on Ukraine’s doorstep” on Wednesday, as pro-Russian leaders in the Crimea organized ad-hoc “gangs” to defend against anti-Russian forces.

Violence Claims Another Celebrity in Venezuela: Boxer Antonio Cermeno Shot to Death

on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Posted in Americas, World

Former boxing champion found killed after kidnappers grab him, his wife and others in Caracas.

Violence Claims Another Celebrity in Venezuela: Boxer Antonio Cermeno Shot to Death

In the 1990s, boxer Antonio Cermeno was at the top of his sport. By the time he retired in 2006 he had a record in the ring of 45-7 and had twice won the world title, once as the WBA Super Bantamweight Champ and once as the WBA Featherweight Champ.

Ekiyor: Militancy, Terrorism Products of Corruption

Written by Emeka Umejei on Thursday, 05 December 2013. Posted in Africa, World

Nigerian scholar argues that militancy and terrorism in Nigeria stem from both corruption in government and economic instability.

Ekiyor: Militancy, Terrorism Products of Corruption

Corruption in every facet of the Nigerian state is the underlying factor that gave birth to militancy and terrorism in Nigeria, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, former president of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) and the transition committee Chairman of Patani Local government Council, told a Nigerian Colloquium at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Gorez: China-Africa Fisheries Agreements Not Transparent

Written by Emeka Umejei on Tuesday, 05 November 2013. Posted in Africa, Asia, World

Foreign fleets accessing African waters are landing large catches. But how large remains a question. Beatrice Gorez of the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreement describes the challenges this presents.

Gorez: China-Africa Fisheries Agreements Not Transparent

Beatrice Gorez is coordinator of the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreement (CFFA), a Brussels-based Pro-artisanal lobby group that champions sustainable fishery agreements in Africa. One of its recent achievements was the overwhelming endorsement by the EU-parliament of the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPA). Gorez spoke to Emeka Umejei, on the margins of a 2-day conference on the issues and the impact of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) in Dakar, Senegal.

Fishery ‘Surplus’ Claim Hurting Biodiversity, Artisanal Fishing, say African Fishermen

Written by Emeka Umejei on Tuesday, 22 October 2013. Posted in Africa, World

African organizations and fishermen continue the effort to protect offshore fisheries resources and the rights of artisanal fishermen.

Fishery ‘Surplus’ Claim Hurting Biodiversity, Artisanal Fishing, say African Fishermen

The declaration of ‘surpluses’ in fishery resources by African governments is causing harm to biodiversity and marine resources, said African artisanal fishermen.

EU-Mauritania FPA, A Vote for Sustainable Fishing, say Fishermen, Civil Society

Written by Emeka Umejei on Monday, 14 October 2013. Posted in Africa, World

The EU- Mauritania Fisheries Protocol Agreement (FPA) is a vote for sustainable fishing by artisanal fishermen, but is opposed by European fishermen who want access to African waters.

EU-Mauritania FPA, A Vote for Sustainable Fishing, say Fishermen, Civil Society

The endorsement by an overwhelming majority of European Parliamentarians in favour of the EU- Mauritania Fisheries Protocol Agreement (FPA) is a vote for sustainable fishing, said Sidi Ahmed, President of Confederation of African Artisanal Fishermen Organisations (CAOPA), who is also President of Small Scale and Coastal Fisheries Section of the Mauritanian FPA.

Who's Who in Syria?

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Middle East, World

Rebel groups in Syria, often affiliated with al-Qaeda, are turning against each other while Christians in the war-torn nation are forced from their homes as they have been elsewhere in the Middle East.

Who's Who in Syria?

Rarely do Americans receive from the domestic mainstream press accurate information about the rebel groups fighting in Syria. According to reports from the Obama administration and buttressed by allied media groups, the faceless rebels are united in fighting a noble war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The real truth is that various rebel factions are engaged against the Assad regime while simultaneously fighting amongst themselves.

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