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April 18th, 2014
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Archive: News / World / Africa (7 Stories)

US drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

02/15/2014 6:01am
In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley. In Morocco, one of the world's top producers of the concentrated pot known as hashish, two leading political parties want to legalize its cultivation, at least for medical and industrial use.

Countries rethink pot laws in wake of US, Uruguay

02/15/2014 6:02am
The marijuana legalization experiments underway in Washington state, Colorado and Uruguay have prompted or accelerated discussion about changing pot laws in many nations, and activists say momentum is building in advance of a special United Nations convention on drugs scheduled for 2016. Here's a look at how some countries are rethinking their approach to marijuana.

Mob attacks alleged gays in Nigerian capital

02/15/2014 7:16am
A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said Saturday.

Gbagbo's son arrested at Ivory Coast airport

02/15/2014 7:29am
The son of Ivory Coast's former president has been arrested at the airport while attempting to leave the country on a flight to Paris.

Countries rethink pot laws in wake of US, Uruguay

02/15/2014 7:29am
The marijuana legalization experiments underway in Washington state, Colorado and Uruguay have prompted or accelerated discussion about changing pot laws in many nations, and activists say momentum is building in advance of a special United Nations convention on drugs scheduled for 2016. Here's a look at how some countries are rethinking their approach to marijuana.

Mob attacks alleged gays in Nigerian capital

02/15/2014 11:54am
A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said Saturday.

US drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

02/15/2014 4:33pm
In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley. In Morocco, one of the world's top producers of the concentrated pot known as hashish, two leading political parties want to legalize its cultivation, at least for medical and industrial use.
 
   
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