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5,228 Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising in the early 1950s will receive compensation totalling £20 million, or $30.5 million, British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced to the British parliament....

By Mina Akrami on Jun 29th, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s latest bout of ill health – more serious than any so far – has reminded the world of the 95-year-old’s mortality. And with that reminder has come much broader contemplation over the fragility of South Africa, the country...

The United States’ National Security Agency has come under fire for a variety of domestic surveillance programs since June 5, 2013, when the UK newspaper, The Guardian, first revealed the secret program. Additionally, the former NSA employee,...

By Record on Jun 24th, 2013

In the early morning of May 31, the body of Costa Rican Jairo Mora Sandoval was found on Moín Beach, along the Caribbean coast. Serving as a wildlife conservationist for the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST), Mora Sandoval...

By Nicolas Rochon on Jun 20th, 2013

93,000 people have died in the Syrian war according to a study by the United Nations’ human rights agency. Read more →...

By Mina Akrami on Jun 20th, 2013

Are the anti-government protests rippling across Turkey the country’s version of the Arab Spring that uprooted Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt? Are the events unfolding in Istanbul’s Taksim’s Square equivalent to Egypt’s Tahrir Square?...

By Mina Akrami on Jun 14th, 2013

Venezuela’s April presidential election proved to be a historic moment for a country in transition. It showed that while Chavismo could successfully outlive its creator, the revolution has a fragility that makes its immortality uncertain....

By Record on Jun 14th, 2013

This week, the question of Britain’s energy future was brought before Parliament in Westminster. The under-consideration Energy Bill, along with a number of other strategic policy considerations, had originally looked towards setting a 2030...

UPDATE: Protest leaders have cancelled their expected meeting with PM Erdogan, citing the continued use of excessive police violence during Tuesday’s protest. Read more →...

By Record on Jun 12th, 2013

Uhuru Kenyatta, who won the Kenyan presidency by a narrow margin in March, stands accused of crimes against humanity for his supposed role in the tribal violence that followed the 2007 election cycle. Five other Kenyans, including Deputy President...

By Record on Jun 10th, 2013