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Black Fact of the Day: July 8, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 8, 2019
On this day, July 8, 2018, Ethiopia and Eritrea declared an end to their 20-year conflict. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at  ... ... read more »
Death toll from clashes at Sudan rallies climbs to 11
July 4, 2019
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan’s security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. ... read more »
Senegalese in Wall Street Protest Fear Offshore Oil/Gas Resources Lost to Fraud
June 28, 2019
A foreign investor with mineral assets throughout Africa is alleged to have made a secret payment of $250,000 to a company run by the brother of the president of Senegal, in a bid to obtain the country’s assets, according to recently published reports in the BBC and Global Witness. ... read more »
2019 NBA Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP
June 27, 2019
As the 2019 NBA Awards came to an end on Monday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019 NBA MVP at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Tears streamed down his face as the 24-year-old gave an emotionally charged speech after receiving the NBA’s highest honor. He thanked his family and the support system that he felt led him to this moment. ... read more »
Joint Statement on Violent Protests That Have Left Haiti at a Standstill
June 27, 2019
"We must do all that we can to ensure that Haiti does not become a failed state as this crisis unfolds." ... read more »
Former President of Egypt Dies on Stand in Contentious Court Hearing
June 20, 2019
The former president was known to have been suffering from several ailments, including diabetes and liver disease. ... read more »
US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought
June 20, 2019
The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. ... read more »
Record Number of African Migrants Coming to Mexican Border
June 20, 2019
A total of 170 asylum seekers arrived in recent days. ... read more »
Opportunities Abound in Ethiopia for African Americans
June 20, 2019
The government of Ethiopia is rolling out the welcome mat to African Americans to explore the business opportunities and tourist destinations throughout the historic nation. During a visit to Los Angeles on June 14, Ethiopian Ambassador Fitsum Arega outlined the many prospects for investors, companies and entrepreneurs to benefit by engaging with the country, which is experiencing an economic upswing under the administration of Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. ... read more »
Sudan Protesters Urge Night Rallies Amid Standoff with Army
June 20, 2019
At least 128 people have died since the security force’s crackdown on June 3, according to the protest organizers. ... read more »
African Cocoa Growers Take Hard Line on Prices – Better Ones Or Else!
June 18, 2019
Strike! That’s the sound of the world’s top two producers of cocoa who say they are suspending their sales for better prices. The governments of Ivory Coast and Ghana are trying this time-honored strategy to address the imbalance between farmers’ income and money made by foreign commodity markets who scoop up most of the profit. ... read more »
Orthodox Church in Ethiopia Blocks Gay Group Planning Tour
June 18, 2019
Pride parades, gay friendly diners, movies, books and fashion. The gay life style is coming to town but the welcome mat is still far from ubiquitous. ... read more »
Former President of Egypt Dies On the Stand in Contentious Hearing
June 18, 2019
Egyptian ex-president Mohammed Morsi, persecuted by the current military regime according to rights activists, collapsed on the stand and died after giving testimony in his trial, it was reported on state TV. Morsi, 67, had been speaking from the glass “cage” where he was confined during sessions. He warned of “many secrets” he could reveal, when suddenly he collapsed. ... read more »
Study Finds Most of the World Failing at Gender Equality
June 13, 2019
“This report should serve as a wakeup call to the world. We won’t meet the [Sustainable Development Goals] SDGs with 40% of girls and women living in countries that are failing on gender equality,” said Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... read more »
Thousands In Congo Trek to Opposition Icon’s Reburial
June 7, 2019
The father of President Felix Tshisekedi, opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi, was laid to rest Saturday in his homeland more than two years after he died during a political stalemate over the country's long-delayed elections. ... read more »
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