How Much Gold Does China Really Have?

It’s amazing that no one is talking about this. “China’s demand is robust” they’ll say. “China may overtake India as the top gold consumer” they’ll add. “Exports rise year over year” the chatter continues. But no one, and I mean no one, in the mainstream is calling a spade a spade. China is hoarding gold […]

Arabs, Tuaregs in Mali face hostility, report

MOPTI, Mali — Bawba Mint Baba Ahmed’s sewing teacher singled her out in front of the class, telling her: “You look like a rebel.” Others threatened to slit her throat, she says, drawing a finger across her neck. Now the 29-year-old has dropped out of school and spends her days hiding inside her mud-walled home

Israel to deport tens of thousands of Africans

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he aims to repatriate tens of thousands of African illegal migrants and that the inflow into Israel from the Sinai peninsula has been brought to a halt. “Our aim is to repatriate tens of thousands of infiltrators now in Israel to their countries of origin,” he said, adding Israel […]

West African leaders hold emergency talks over Ivory Coast crisis

West African leaders are meeting to discuss the violent political showdown that has gripped Ivory Coast since last month’s disputed presidential election, while a militant youth leader loyal to incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo calls for protests against what Gbagbo supporters say is foreign interference in the country’s affairs.