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UN: Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, No Eritrean Exit
April 16, 2021
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence mainly by men in uniform. ... read more »
Iran Atomic Sites Targeted by Diplomacy, Sabotage
April 15, 2021
Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. ... read more »
‘Leave no Tigrayan’: In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased
April 8, 2021
Now, for the first time, they also bring proof of an official attempt at what is being called ethnic cleansing in the form of a new identity card that eliminates all traces of Tigray, as confirmed to The Associated Press by nine refugees from different communities. ... read more »
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Refugee Families Urge Biden to Keep Promise to Up Admissions
April 6, 2021
The families of refugees and their supporters, including 124 elected officials, sent President Joe Biden a letter Tuesday urging him to make good on his promise to boost refugee admissions to the United States during the current budget year, replacing the record low number set by his predecessor. ... read more »
Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?
April 4, 2021
They are known locally as al-Shabab, Arabic for ``youth,'' but it seems to be just a handy nickname as they don't have any known affiliation with Somalia's jihadi rebels of the same name. ... read more »
Sudan and Main Rebel Group Restart Peace Talks
March 29, 2021
Sudan’s interim government and the main rebel group in the country agreed on Sunday to re-start peace talks, according to the rebel group and Sudan state news. ... read more »
Black Press of America Celebrates 193 Years of Freedom-Fighting Journalism
March 19, 2020
“As we deal with some of the most challenging times in modern history, it is important that we understand the significance of the Black Press in reporting on and recording our history,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chair, and publisher of the Houston Forward Times, Karen Carter Richards. The NNPA is the national trade association representing America’s Black Press. ... 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 »
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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 »
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 »
“The Workers Cup”-Modern Slavery in Qatar
June 14, 2018
Director Adam Sobel is passionate and in his documentary, "The Workers Cup," he puts his heart on his sleeve.  He cares.  In a turn of events that he never imagined, he took a job (2010) in Qatar and moved with his significant other, now his wife, and there, so far from home, his life changed, a lot. ... read more »
President Kenyatta Retakes Seat By Wide Margin As Loser Cries ‘Foul’
August 15, 2017
Then there was candidate Simon Muturi, 24, who campaigned on his bicycle, and John Paul Mwirigi, 23, who campaigned on foot and defeated the ruling party’s candidate. ... read more »
Kenyan Elections Jarred By Torture Murder Of Election Official
August 1, 2017
Msando, who had a key role developing a new electronic ballot and voter registration system at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, had been missing for three days. ... read more »
Could U.S Funding Cuts Reverse African Progress On Hiv?
August 1, 2017
Swaziland – the country with the world’s largest HIV prevalence – is showing signs of getting the epidemic under control, as more people access treatment and become virally suppressed. ... read more »
Civil War Blamed for Starvation and Famine Looming in South Sudan
February 23, 2017
They’ve lost their livestock, even their farming tools. ... read more »
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