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Swarm Closes $5.5 Million ICO for Alternative Investment Fund

Another experiment in blockchain powered governance went underway nearly as soon as its token sale ended.
'We fear for our lives': how rumours over sugar saw troops kill 10 people in Ethiopia | Tom Gardner

'We fear for our lives': how rumours over sugar saw troops kill 10 people in Ethiopia | Tom Gardner

A brutal crackdown on protest and the return of soldiers to the streets of Oromia region has fuelled growing anger and frustration with central governmentIt began with a rumour. On 25 October,
Nigerian president sacks senior official amid claims of corruption

Nigerian president sacks senior official amid claims of corruption

Babachir Lawal removed from office after allegations that humanitarian aid was illegally diverted to companies he set upNigeria’s highest ranking civil servant has been sacked by President Muhammadu
'I want the world to know': Tamil men accuse Sri Lanka of rape and torture

'I want the world to know': Tamil men accuse Sri Lanka of rape and torture

Expert condemns ‘egregious and perverted’ sexual abuse after dozens of men claim they were seized, blindfolded and assaulted by security servicesTamil men seeking asylum in Europe claim they were
Priti Patel fallout erodes public trust and diminishes UK's stature, say critics

Priti Patel fallout erodes public trust and diminishes UK's stature, say critics

Aid experts fear furore over departed development secretary’s secret trip to Israel could reverse progress on helping world’s poor and dent British influence abroadThe furore over Priti Patel’s secret
'Children were sleeping inside': Amnesty urges Nigeria to end bulldozer evictions

'Children were sleeping inside': Amnesty urges Nigeria to end bulldozer evictions

Rights group demands action over Lagos state’s ‘attacks on poor communities’ living on lucrative land, which it says have killed 11 people and displaced 30,000Amnesty International has called on the
'When they began slaughtering us we ran for our lives': Rohingya trapped inside Myanmar | Alex Crawford

'When they began slaughtering us we ran for our lives': Rohingya trapped inside Myanmar | Alex Crawford

Alex Crawford of Sky News reports from Rakhine state on the fleeing Rohingya Muslims unable to get to Bangladesh and stranded on Dang Khali Saur beach, desperate for food and waterIt’s the sound of
Aung San Suu Kyi complicit in Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar, MPs told

Aung San Suu Kyi complicit in Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar, MPs told

Rights groups urge UK government and international community to consider Nobel laureate ‘part of the problem’ over atrocities in Rakhine state Aung San Suu Kyi is implicated in the “ethnic cleansing”

You Want Democracy? Try a Hard Fork

The mere option of forking not only empowers cryptocurrency users when they leave a project, but also when they stay, writes Taylor Pearson.
Brazil must legalise drugs – its existing policy just destroys lives | Luís Roberto Barroso

Brazil must legalise drugs – its existing policy just destroys lives | Luís Roberto Barroso

For decades, guns and imprisonment have been the hallmarks of Brazil’s war against the drug trafficking. But the only way to beat the gangs is to stop creating criminals, says a top Brazilian judgeThe
Populism and immigration pose major threat to global democracy, study says

Populism and immigration pose major threat to global democracy, study says

Inequality and vulnerability of technology-based voting systems to corruption also identified by researchers as factors in slowing spread of democracyThe spread of democracy around the world has
Uganda brought to its knees as doctors' strike paralyses health service

Uganda brought to its knees as doctors' strike paralyses health service

Government failure to address low pay and lack of medical supplies drives staff to walk out, as patients’ groups warn that lives of most vulnerable are at risk Public health services across Uganda
Thanks, Trump: Coolness of American 'Brand' Drops to Record Low

Thanks, Trump: Coolness of American 'Brand' Drops to Record Low

Germany ranked No. 1 while the U.S. fell to sixth place, according to new research.
The demise of the opposition sounds the death knell for democracy in Cambodia | Mu Sochua

The demise of the opposition sounds the death knell for democracy in Cambodia | Mu Sochua

In crushing the party of which I was vice-president, Cambodia’s prime minister has revealed himself as a brutal dictator intent on prolonging his oppressive ruleDemocracy was on trial this week in
General Electric to Lose 9 Board Members

General Electric to Lose 9 Board Members

A sweeping shakeup to match narrowing business priorities.
General Electric to Lose 9 Board Members

General Electric to Lose 9 Board Members

A sweeping shakeup to match narrowing business priorities.
The night Barbuda died: how Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost town

The night Barbuda died: how Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost town

Two and a half months after Barbuda was battered by 185mph winds, the island remains ruined and largely uninhabitated. Now locals are questioning if people will ever returnWalking the streets of the