• by W. Alex Sanchez Alien overlords notwithstanding, the show's themes are true to life. Think: media blackouts, disappearances, and questionable resistance tactics.Africa,Americas,Asia-Pacific,Europe,Middle East,U.S.,Colony,Dystopia,repression,television,Guest Contributor

    A still from 'Colony.'
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    by Michael Lerner Several countries ban fireworks and street carnivals over the risk of crime and violence.Africa,Burkina Faso,Christmas,Crime,fireworks,New Year's,Nigeria,Somalia,Tajikistan,terrorism,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Dec 31, 2015, 4:01 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner In contrast to Burundi's chaos, in Rwanda Paul Kagame's future is secured.Africa,1994 genocide,Burundi,Constitution,Paul Kagame,Pierre Nkurunziza,Rwanda,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Dec 25, 2015, 9:04 AM EST