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South African Activist Takes the Reins at Amnesty International
August 24, 2018
In his first message as Secretary General on Aug. 16, Naidoo said that Amnesty International "is now opening its arms wider than ever before to build a genuinely global community that stretches into all four corners of the world, especially in the global south." ... read more »
Mozambique Takes the “Free” Out of Press Freedom, Imposing Hefty Fees on Media
August 24, 2018
Under a new government decree, local and foreign journalists must now pony up thousands of dollars for the right to report in this Southern African country. The little dribble of news about Mozambique in the foreign press could disappear altogether, ending press freedom at a crucial time. ... read more »
First African To Lead the U.N. Fought for Developing World Causes
August 24, 2018
Kofi Atta Annan, former Secretary General of the U.N., is being remembered today for his leadership over ten tumultuous years when the world faced a crisis of poverty, injustice and disease. Mr. Annan passed away this month at age 80. ... read more »
WATCH: The United Nations Mourns Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan
August 22, 2018
The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, on Saturday 18 August 2018. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old. ... read more / watch video »
Remembering the Legacy of Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General
August 20, 2018
Luca Bruno/AP ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, ... read more »
Lord’s Resistance Army Still Kidnapping and Killing, Activists Say
August 16, 2018
Last year, Washington closed down its seven-year effort to track down Kony, ending an initiative that included encouraging LRA members through leaflets, loudspeakers and local radio broadcasts to defect. ... read more »
Nigerian Teens Take Top Prize for Original Mobile Start-Up
August 16, 2018
At a competition for teenage tech entrepreneurs held in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, a girl team from Nigeria captured the top prize for their original mobile app start-up. ... read more »
Passing of Celebrated Author Revives Debate Over Postcolonial Views
August 16, 2018
Naipaul was a lightning rod for criticism, say his critics, particularly by those who read his portrayals of Third World disarray as apologies for colonialism. But others say he was unsparing, both of the arrogance and self-aggrandizement of the colonizers as well as the self-deception and ethical ambiguities of the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean in their wake. ... read more »
‘Skulduggery’ Foils Zimbabwe Inauguration of Former Mugabe Ally
August 16, 2018
The ceremony was slated for Sunday, August 5, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare despite clashes between opposition protestors and soldiers that broke out shortly after polls closed. Some six people died in the melee, many others were beaten and a number sought refuge in neighboring Zambia. ... read more »
Special Report: The Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)
August 16, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ″I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, ... read more »
Is Meghan Markle’s Mom Moving to the Palace? 
August 16, 2018
It was just three months ago that Meghan Markle, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, tied the knot with Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in London, England. With the wedding came many changes for both Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland. Now many are speculating Ragland will  be moving to the palace grounds however, there has been no confirmation from the royal family.  ... read more »
Two Parties Declare Victory in Zimbabwe’s Presidential Polls
August 10, 2018
On Monday, 22 members of Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in court facing charges of inciting violence and causing malicious damage to the ruling ZANU-PF party offices. They must return for bail hearings because it was no little time for the judge to hear their cases. ... read more »
Conservative Nominee Tapped for Post in Kenya Gets Grilling from Dems
August 10, 2018
Democrats are challenging President Trump’s nominee from the Midwestern state of Illinois for the post of U.S. ambassador to Kenya. State Sen. Kyle McCarter’s conservative views run the gamut from opposition to gay rights, restrictions on immigration and locking up former Senator Hillary Clinton. ... read more »
South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence
August 10, 2018
Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the country. ... read more »
American Bishop Who Preached at Royal Wedding Has Surgery
August 9, 2018
An Episcopal Church spokeswoman says the surgery was performed Tuesday on the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. ... read more »
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