Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman

PHOTO: Trayvon Martin, 17, was fatally shot by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman. (ABC)

A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.


Africa has potential to push global growth – report

The 2012 edition of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA) launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia contends that Africa has the potential to be a pole of global growth and calls for unleashing the continent’s full potential to fully play that role, according to the Information and Communication Service of ECA…


The myth of freedom in the land of the free

The US touts itself as the land of free, but it has laws which are designed to crush criticisms of the state.

Before Occupy Wall Street, many protesters were middle- and upper-middle class college graduates who could safely assume the constitutional guarantee of their civil liberties. But afterward, not so much…


Trayvon Martin case: US could bring hate crime charge against George Zimmerman

The Justice Department could bring a hate crime charge against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin if there is sufficient evidence the slaying was motivated by racial bias…


Trayvon Martin’s parents speak at NYC ‘Million Hoodie March’

The parents of teenager Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot in Sanford by a volunteer neighborhood watchman, joined more than a thousand people marching in New York City on Wednesday to demand justice for their son…


Nigeria’s World Bank contender a respected economist

Three African countries have endorsed the nomination of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Bank’s top job. In a joint statement, Angola, Nigeria and South Africa pledged their support to vb Ms Okonjo-Iweala…


Tanzania secures $100m to improve investment climate

The World Bank Board has today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $100m as direct budget support to improve Tanzania’s investment climate and promote shared growth through sound public finance management.