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Man Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Court Verdict in Iran
November 15, 2021
 A 65-year-old man has died after he set himself on fire in central province of Markazi when a court issued a verdict against him in dispute with his employer. ... read more »
Brazilians Observe Mês da Consciência Negra – Brazil’s Black History Month
November 4, 2021
The Brazilian state of Bahia kicked off Black Consciousness Month with a promise of educating the community about the trials, tribulations, and accomplishments of Black people throughout South and Latin America. During November, many in the northeastern state have vowed to recognize Black history and cultural awareness ahead of the nationwide observance of Black Consciousness Day on November 20. ... read more »
21-story building under construction in Nigeria collapses
November 2, 2021
A 21-story apartment building being built in an upscale area of Nigeria's largest city collapsed on Monday with dozens of workers feared trapped under the rubble, witnesses said. ... read more »
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Nigerian Doctors Call off 2-month Strike Despite Pay Arrears
October 5, 2021
Doctors in Nigeria's government hospitals have suspended a two-month strike for payment of salaries owed to many and improved working conditions. ... read more »
Ethiopia’s Oromo Protest, Demand Freedom for Jailed Leaders
October 4, 2021
Members of Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, protested Saturday against the government and called for the release of jailed opposition figures as they gathered in the capital for their annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha. ... read more »
Distribution Problems, Hesitancy Slow Uganda Vaccination Bid
October 4, 2021
The light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered on and off, infuriating the technician in this remote Ugandan town as he checked the refrigerators filled with vaccine doses to confirm they were still working. ... read more »
Africa Internet Riches Plundered, Contested by China Broker
October 4, 2021
Outsiders have long profited from Africa's riches of gold, diamonds, and even people.?Digital resources have proven no different. ... read more »
America’s Inhumane Treatment of Haitians
September 23, 2021
Haitian Migrants were “expelled” from American soil over the weekend; the forced movement is bleeding into the current week.  A lot of footwork took place on Monday, according to U.S. officials, as over 6,000 people of the Haitian community were removed from Texas. ... read more »
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REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS IN PRESS GAGGLE AFTER MEETING ON THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA
September 21, 2021
"And women shouldn't have to make -- no parent should have to make those choices.  And I believe that we as a society are presenting a false choice if we say to individuals that you either can be a parent -- and then the daughter of aging parents -- or you can pursue your profession and continue with the work that you care about and love." ... read more »
Waters Condemns United States Border Patrol Treatment of Haitian Migrants
September 21, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement condemning the United States Border Patrol’s treatment of Haitian migrants. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Treatment of Haitian Migrants
September 21, 2021
“The images that we’ve seen over the last 24 hours are horrific and I share the outrage being expressed by Americans across the country. This sort of mistreatment is an affront to the very conscience of this nation, and it is absolutely unacceptable.” ... read more »
Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America
September 21, 2021
Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or was it better to settle in Mexico? ... read more »
Haiti faces fresh instability as PM comes under scrutiny
September 15, 2021
Haiti’s government is starting to crumble as Prime Minister Ariel Henry faces increased scrutiny from authorities investigating the president’s slaying, with one top official resigning Wednesday as he accused Henry of obstructing justice in a sharply worded letter. Rénald Luberice, who served more than four years as secretary general of Haiti’s Council of Ministers, said he cannot remain under the direction of someone who is under suspicion and who “does not intend to cooperate with justice, seeking, on the contrary, by all means, to obstruct it.” ... read more »
Nigeria faces one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years
September 15, 2021
Nigeria is seeing one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years, with more than 2,300 people dying from suspected cases as Africa's most populous country struggles to deal with multiple disease outbreaks. ... read more »
Haiti prosecutor seeks to charge PM in killing, is replaced
September 14, 2021
A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further destabilize a country roiled by turmoil following the assassination and a recent major earthquake. ... read more »
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