Articles by Jacey Fortin
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.