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In a Squeaker, African National Congress Wins 57.5 Percent Of Vote
May 24, 2019
Frustrated with the failures of the ruling African National Congress, South Africans gave the ANC its lowest turnout since 2004 when it took a record 69 percent of the vote. ... read more »
Ex-President of Sudan Charged with Complicity in Protestor Deaths
May 24, 2019
From the presidency to prisoner behind bars, former President Omar al-Bashir now faces formal charges of murder in the latest development to spring from a massive turnout of Sudanese people demanding civilian rule. ... read more »
Plea Deal For Navy Seal Linked To Strangulation Death Of U.S. Army Soldier In Mali
May 24, 2019
Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar was found dead on June 4, 2017 in housing he shared with other special operations forces in Mali. Evidence of the murder was covered up by the four servicemen who led investigators on a wild goose chase, claiming that the non-drinking Melgar was drunk and had engaged in “frat-like” behavior that had gotten the soldiers uninvited from events at the U.S. Embassy. ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Leads Delegation to Haiti; Finds Both Inspiration and Evidence of Violence
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON –Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) led a delegation to Haiti, which included actor, director and activist Danny Glover; journalist Margaret Prescod of Sojourner Truth Radio in Los Angeles; ... read more »
Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington
May 10, 2019
“The more I thought about this idea of the Grand African race I began to see how we can bring the African diaspora and friends of Africa together, to promote our togetherness, to promote that which binds us and to promote all the wonderful accomplishments and the amazing things that are getting ready to come to Africa,” said Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the Ambassador of the African Union Mission. ... read more »
Former Pres. Nkrumah Recalled On Day of His Passing
May 10, 2019
The anniversary of the passing of Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, prompted reflections by Ghanaians on social media of his legacy and contributions. ... read more »
Oil Barons Bid Billions For Mozambican Oil While Storm Fatalities Spike
May 10, 2019
The back-to-back cyclones that have ravaged Mozambique are unprecedented in recorded history, the UN said Friday. As more villages are wiped away, a multi-billion dollar bidding war is heating up in foreign board rooms among multinationals eager to extract Mozambican oil. Top bid so far by Occidental Petroleum Corp has reached $57 billion. ... read more »
After Risking Life, Liberian Activist Scoops ‘Green Nobel Prize’
May 10, 2019
Multinational corporations who seek weak democracies, high rates of poverty, and untapped resources, seem to make a beeline for Liberia which has struggled to overcome two wars and the devastating pandemic of ebola. ... read more »
And Baby Makes 3: Prince Harry, Meghan and Newborn Boy
May 6, 2019
Royal couple Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. (courtesy photo) LONDON (AP) — Britain’s royal family has its newest member, a ... born to Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan, ... read more »
Zambian Villagers Win Landmark Ruling in Water Poisoning Case
April 26, 2019
The villagers succeeded against the odds in a case pitting their claims against a worldwide mining company which denied responsibility for the spill caused by a local Zambian company it controlled. It wasn’t the first claim against the Vedanta company, based in the UK. In January, a factory in Tamil Nadu, India, was ordered closed by the local pollution board for having “irreversibly polluted the groundwater in and around the Thoothukudi district." ... read more »
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Policy Towards Cuba
April 24, 2019
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s new policies further restricting U.S. relations with Cuba: “The Trump Administration’s announcement on the implementation of Title III or Helms-Burton flies in the face of decades of bipartisan consensus and will only serve to further isolate the United States from our key allies.  ... read more »
Sudanese Demands for a Civilian Government Remain Firm
April 19, 2019
Protests that began over the skyrocketing price of bread and shortages of food and fuel have accomplished what few people believed was possible in a country ruled by a leader with an iron fist. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama Sends Heartfelt Message Regarding the Burning of Notre Dame
April 15, 2019
The world is reacting with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, ... read more »
Kenya’s Cherono Wins Men’s Boston Marathon in Sprint to Tape
April 15, 2019
BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight. ... read more »
Trump Calls Mexicans “Animals” Again and White House Advisors Attempt to Justify It
April 11, 2019
President Trump said ... "You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals." ... read more »
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