Africa News Round Up
February 21, 2009, 2:50 pm
Filed under: Africa, colonialism, empire, International news, news, politics

America’s War in Central Africa – Global Research 2/1/09

Africa’s forgotten wars shame the media – Global Research 1/21/09

Unfolding Crisis in Darfur: Uganda signs Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations – Global Research 1/23/09

3 million trapped in Darfur camps – Raw Story 2/3/09

Mugabe swears in rival as Zimbabwe prime minister (AP)  – Yahoo 2/11/09

Zimbabwe abandons its currency – BBC 1/29/09

Nigerian Victims of Pfizer’s Involuntary Medical Experimentation Can Sue Under International Law Established in Responce to Atrocities Commited by the Third Reich – MSNBC via Cryptogon 1/31/09

Nigerian families can sue Pfizer in U.S. courts with claims that the giant drug maker violated international law banning involuntary medical experimentation on humans when it tested an antibiotic to treat meningitis, an appeals court ruled Friday. 

A lawsuit originally filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Oct. 31, 2002, by Beal Bank, S.S.B., against the FDIC has been dismissed, according to a court filing. …The lawsuit centered around Beal’s acquisition of a 5,000-plus loan portfolio from the FDIC in 2001 and 2002. The loans were inherited when the bank insurer became conservator of failed Superior Federal Bank.  During Superior’s conservatorship, the FDIC continued to operate its subprime department — allegedly making hundreds of loans at terms the FDIC itself usually deems predatory.  This is some of the fallout of the Pritzker/Superior bank affair (Penny Pritzker was Obama’s campaign finance chair, coincidentally). Quite a sordid little dust-up. 


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