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January 28, 2013

Mali and the kidnappings in Algeria - reason for concern

The recent terrorist kidnapping of Amenas gas facility workers in Algeria and the request of Mali’s transitional government for France (its former colonial power) to come to its military aid to prevent a takeover by northern rebels, should concern all global citizens—not because of France’s intervention but because of why the action was needed and what the kidnapping signaled.

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January 2, 2013

Nonprofits that responded to 2010 BP oil spill may be eligible for financial recovery

When people think about the losses suffered because of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, they consider the 11 men who lost their lives; the damage to wetlands and the loss of wildlife; the impact on the livelihood of professional seafood industry workers (e.g. boat owners, captains deckhands, leaseholders, fishers, shrimpers and oystermen and women); or the hard hit that businesses in the tourism and other industries took. What many people may not realize, however, is that some of the hardest hit after the oil spill were nonprofit organizations.

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