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Thousands Gather in Nairobi to Clean Up the Earth
March 15, 2019
Heads of state, government ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and grassroots activists are gathering in Nairobi this week for the fourth UN Environment Assembly - the world’s top body on the environment. ... read more »
Algerian President Bows to Thousands Demanding His Resignation
March 15, 2019
Weeks of mass protests across Algeria ended in victory for thousands of demonstrators who had been urging the gravely ill President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. ... read more »
Insufficient Training for Pilots Suspected in Deadly Ethiopian Crash
March 15, 2019
53 minutes. That was the length of time approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) for pilot training on the upgraded Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia killing all aboard, according to a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association. ... read more »
UPDATE: 3 Nations Ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia Crash
March 11, 2019
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Authorities in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Monday following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, ... read more »
NBA and FIBA Announce Plan To Launch Professional Basketball League In Africa
March 8, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced on Saturday their plan to launch the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. ... read more »
Congressional Delegation Returns From Africa
March 7, 2019
On Tuesday, March 5, Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, and Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) returned from a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Ethiopia and Eritrea. The goal of the visit was to support regional peace and security in the Horn of Africa and to encourage countries to place human rights at the center of the reforms. ... read more »
Prof. Hal and Dr. Bettye Walker Making History Opening The First Chapter of the National Space Society on the African Continent In Cape Town, South Africa
March 7, 2019
South Africa welcomed the opening of The first Chapter of theNational Space Society’s  (NSS) on the African Continent: The Cape Town Space Society(CTSS). Prof. Hildreth  (Hal) Walker, Jr. , the man that conducted the Lunar Laser Ranging Operations during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Dr. Bettye Walker worked tirelessly to bring the first Chapter of the US National Space Society to The African Continent and received a grand welcome. ... read more »
Nigeria President Set to be Declared Winner after Bumpy Vote
February 26, 2019
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president was poised to be declared the winner of a second term in Africa’s largest democracy after urging voters to give him another chance to tackle gaping corruption, ... read more »
African WWII Vets Seek Formal Apology and Compensation from UK
February 22, 2019
More than half a million Black African soldiers who fought in the British army were paid up to three times less than their white counterparts, a newly unearthed document has revealed, prompting calls for an investigation and the government to compensate surviving veterans. ... read more »
More Lives Lost In Africa’s Unsafe Mines
February 22, 2019
The Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), a mining watchdog, blamed Zimbabwe’s environmental management agency for failing to protect lives by properly decommissioning disused mines. The NGO said the mine should have been sealed to avoid tragedies of this nature. ... read more »
Voters Turned Back As Nigeria Cancels National Polls
February 22, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari , having just left the mosque in his hometown Daura, wanted no part of the drama and was not going to appear as if he had been forewarned.  “I have given the military and the police instructions to be ruthless.  We are not going to be blamed for the bad conduct of the election," he told senior members of his All Progressives Congress (APC). ... read more »
State Dept Raises Travel Warning Over Haiti Unrest
February 22, 2019
The straw that broke the camel’s back, according to Kim Ives, writing for Haiti Liberte, was the apparent betrayal of President Moïse against the Venezuelans after their display of solidarity. On Jan. 10, 2019, in a vote at the Organization of American States (OAS), Haiti voted in favor of a Washington-sponsored motion to say that Nicolas Maduro was “illegitimate,” despite winning an election in May 2018 with over two-thirds of the vote. ... read more »
Ghana Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Encourage Resettlement in the Motherland
February 8, 2019
In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a stone’s throw from the U.S. embassy, lie the tombs of civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois and his wife, Shirley. The founder of the NAACP settled in the city’s serene residential area of Labone and lived there until his death in 1963. ... read more »
Key Figure in Divestment Campaign That Halted U.S. Investments in South Africa Passes
February 8, 2019
In an interview for the book “No Easy Victories:  African Liberation and American Activists Over a Half Century,” Dumisani Kumalo recalled the struggle to cut off the U.S. funds that were sustaining the apartheid government of South Africa. ... read more »
U.S. Hits Ghana with Visa Sanctions in Spat Over Deportees
February 8, 2019
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department say they will no longer issue visas for certain Ghanaians owing to a “lack of cooperation” by the West African nation – namely its refusal to accept 7,000 Ghanaian nationals that the U.S. wants to deport.  ... read more »
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