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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 »
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 »
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 »
Ethiopian Leader Sparks Euphoria Among Diaspora in a Six-Day U.S. Trip
August 2, 2018
This month, the 41 year old Ethiopian leader landed in the United States where he met with thousands of his countrymen and women and reiterated his message of love and unity. ... read more »
Major AIDS Conference Aims to ‘Build Bridges’ Where Epidemic Still Surges
July 26, 2018
The International Conference on AIDS - the largest conference on any global health issue in the world – opens this week under the title “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.”  ... read more »
‘Unequal Realities’ Hold Back Rural Women, Says U.N. on Eve of Women’s CONFAB
March 11, 2018
‘Unequal Realities’ Hold Back Rural Women, Says U.N. on Eve of Women's Confab ... read more »
French Counterterror Scheme Draws Fire in Burkina Faso
March 11, 2018
French Counterterror Scheme Draws Fire in Burkina Faso ... read more »
New ANC President Endorses Transfer of Lands from Whites to Blacks
March 11, 2018
New ANC President Endorses Transfer of Lands from Whites to Blacks ... read more »
Mugabe Lets Loose in Fury at Former Allies Who Ousted Him
February 28, 2018
Mugabe Lets Loose in Fury at Former Allies Who Ousted Him ... read more »
Gifted Filmmaker Praised for ‘Immense Talent’ Passes in Burkina Faso
February 28, 2018
Gifted Filmmaker Praised for ‘Immense Talent’ Passes in Burkina Faso ... read more »
Congo Sends Asylum Seekers Back to U.S., Calling Deportation ‘Inhumane’
February 28, 2018
Congo Sends Asylum Seekers Back to U.S., Calling Deportation ‘Inhumane’ ... read more »
Former Zimbabwe Leader to Receive State-Assisted Burial in Home Village of Buhera
February 20, 2018
Former Zimbabwe Leader to Receive State-Assisted Burial in Home Village of Buhera ... read more »
Ethiopia Resignation Met With Worry, Anger And State Of Emergency
February 20, 2018
Ethiopia Resignation Met With Worry, Anger And State Of Emergency ... read more »
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