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Melania Trump’s Failed Opportunity To Address Plight Of Women

by Jehron Muhammad

Many Africans responding to first lady Melania Trump’s recent five day, four country tour of Africa, called it nothing more than a “photo op.”... »

Uproar Over Expulsion Of Famed Anti-Colonialist Professor

by GIN | Oct 17, 2018 - 9:45:23 AM

Recently, Zambian authorities roiled the nation’s waters by deporting an influential pan- Africanist professor before he could disembark at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and before he could address a class of graduating university seniors on the topic: “Africa in the age of China’s Global Influence and Global Geodynamics.” »

Ghanaian president proclaims 2019 ‘Year of Return’ of Blacks to Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 9, 2018 - 9:19:53 PM

On the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, Ghana proclaimed 2019 as the “Year of Return,” extending a global invitation to the African Diaspora to journey back home to West Africa. »

Africa seeks two permanent seats on United Nations Security Council

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 3, 2018 - 10:16:17 PM

The United Nations General Assembly convened recently in New York. With baited breath, many of the 130 heads of state were probably waiting for South Africa, newly elected to a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, to call for two permanent Security Council seats for Africa. »

‘Shocking’ lack of Black teachers in British schools

by Trevon Muhammad | Sep 25, 2018 - 2:13:39 PM

LONDON—A new BBC documentary has revealed there are just 26 Black teachers in Bristol’s secondary schools, despite it being one of the UK’s most diverse cities. »

The U.S. Industrial Military Complex and Growing Weapons Industry

by Jehron Muhammad | Sep 25, 2018 - 12:34:22 PM

A new report produced by the peace group Codepink covers how U.S. military weapons, contractors, arm repressive regimes indicts the Egyptian military for using American-made arms to overthrow a fledgling effort at democracy by the Egyptian people in 2011. »

Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

by Elias Meseret | Sep 25, 2018 - 12:33:11 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—Ethiopia’s stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms. »

Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

by Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press | Sep 25, 2018 - 12:31:59 PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read. »

African Union pushing financial independence?

by Jehron Muhammad | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:47:11 PM

In explaining why four million Rwandan citizens petitioned Parliament demanding that Paul Kagame be able to run for a third term, I’ll just refer to words spoken by a prominent Democratic advisor for U.S. President Bill Clinton, who once said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” »

Macron admits systematic use of torture in Algeria war

by PressTV | Sep 18, 2018 - 3:21:06 PM

France has admitted that it instigated a “system” that led to torture during Algeria’s independence war in the 1950s and 1960s as it comes to grips with its long-suppressed legacy of colonial crimes. »

Brazil museum tallies up African antiquities lost in fire

by GIN | Sep 18, 2018 - 2:18:47 PM

(GIN)—A fast-moving fire that swept Brazil’s National Museum on Sept. 2 incinerated priceless objects and reduced hundreds of African antiquities to ash, museum officials are now saying. »

Nation faced with rising suicides among young and old

by GIN | Sep 18, 2018 - 2:17:25 PM

(GIN)—South Africa’s rising suicide rate is in the spotlight as the World Health Organization marks World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the Men’s Foundation of South Africa, 450 men take their lives every month with four out of five deaths being the result of suicide. »

Is turmoil in Nicaragua being fueled, instigated by U.S. government?

by Brian E. Muhammad, Staff Writer | Sep 18, 2018 - 2:16:30 PM

Nicaragua is still in turmoil and has been since Spring uprisings in the Central American country occurred stemming from policy changes in social security. According to reports, opposition groups, leaders and student groups organized demonstrations in the country that escalated into clashes with police and government forces. »

Poll shows Palestinian mistrust of Trump runs deep

by Mohammed Daraghmeh | Sep 18, 2018 - 2:15:35 PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)—Over 60 percent of Palestinians oppose resuming dialogue with the Trump administration after the U.S. cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, according to an opinion poll published Sept. 12. »

System-wide failures to blame in Myanmar crisis

by Tharanga Yakupitiyage | Sep 18, 2018 - 2:14:49 PM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)— After the release of a scathing report on Myanmar’s human rights violations, next steps to achieve accountability and justice remain elusive and uncertain. »

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