Articles by Jacey Fortin
- AAA Free Tow To Prevent Drunk Driving On New Years Eve? Not For Everyone.
December 31 2012 12:10 PM
Some AAA clubs will offer free towing services to New Year's Eve revelers too drunk to drive home, but the program is not nationwide and varies from state to state.
- Could Delhi Rape Victim’s Death Change India?
December 29 2012 6:46 PM
The Delhi gang-rape victim died Saturday, but even the public outrage may not be enough to change things for women in India.
- Warships Fill The Strait Of Hormuz, But It’s Only A Game
December 29 2012 3:18 PM
The Iranian war games of Velayat 91 kicked off in the Strait of Hormuz this weekend.
- Hollande's Millionaire Tax Shot Down By French Courts
December 29 2012 12:16 PM
A French constitutional court has ruled against President Francois Hollande's flagship 75 percent tax rate on millionaires.
- Fukushima Nuclear Fears Linked To Childhood Obesity In Japan
December 28 2012 9:27 PM
Children who have stayed indoors because of radiation fears due to Japan's nuclear disaster last year are now facing higher rates of obesity.
- Zuma, Unleashed: Black South Africans Shouldn’t Own Dogs
December 28 2012 1:00 PM
South African President and ANC leader Jacob Zuma said that owning dogs was a part of white culture.
- As Central African Republic Pleads For Intervention, The West Backs Off
December 27 2012 8:19 PM
A coalition of rebel groups is closing in on the Central African Republic's capital city of Bangui, and President Francois Bozize feels increasingly isolated.
- Running On Empty, Japan Can’t Forsake Nuclear Energy
December 27 2012 3:40 PM
The new Japanese government vows to reconsider the old administration's promise to phase out nuclear energy.
- 2012 Year In Review: Africa In Action
December 26 2012 10:27 AM
The African continent is seeing some monumental changes, and is rife with conflict and potential.
- Cold Kills In Ukraine, But Homelessness Is The Real Culprit
December 21 2012 2:41 PM
Homeless people are battling a harsh winter in Ukraine, where a cold snap has already killed at least 83.
- Another Abduction As Al-Qaeda Makes New Friends In Africa
December 21 2012 1:14 PM
After a new kidnapping, French President Hollande expressed concern over AQIM's partnership with Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.
- Rwanda Genocide Tribunal Passes Final Judgment, But Fugitive Suspects Remain
December 21 2012 8:11 AM
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda passed its final judgment on Wednesday, but not not everything has been resolved.
- Economy Trumps Apology As France Admits To Algerian Massacres
December 20 2012 12:42 PM
French President Hollande recognized atrocities committed in Algeria, but he substituted partnership agreements for formal apologies.
- Militants From All Sides Plague The Remote Central African Republic
December 20 2012 8:10 AM
The Central African Republic is struggling to deal with insurgencies in the north as the Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA, lays roots in the south.
- Vuvuzelas For Zuma: Why South Africa’s 2014 Elections Won’t Matter
December 19 2012 2:20 PM
South African President Jacob Zuma was chosen to lead the African National Congress, essentially sewing up the 2014 general election results.
- A Dazzling Capital City Rises Amid Poverty In Equatorial Guinea
December 19 2012 7:39 AM
Equatorial Guinea's corrupt President Teodoro Obiang is building a capital city worth billions, far inland -- nevermind the country's rampant poverty.
- Kenya Orders Refugees Out Of Cities, Into Crowded Camps
December 18 2012 4:56 PM
Somali militant attacks in Kenya have prompted the government to banish migrants of all nationalities to overcrowded refugee camps.
- How To Win Facebook Friends And Influence Ayatollahs
December 18 2012 9:03 AM
Naeimeh Eshraghi, granddaughter of Iran's late Ayatollah Khomeini, surfs banned web sites & champions democracy despite a repressive regime.
- South Africa’s ANC Has More To Fear Than Racist Attacks
December 17 2012 4:11 PM
South African authorities foiled an attack at the ANC national conference, but can’t save the party from its inner demons.
- Why The US Holds The Key To The Heart Of Africa
December 15 2012 3:23 PM
As crises unfold in the DRC and Rwanda, the U.S. can effect lasting change -- if it abandons short-term fixes.