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Arab Autocrats Funding Violent Crackdown In Sudan
June 7, 2019
Over 30 Sudanese peaceful protestors preparing for the Muslim ritual Eid al Fitr – Festival of Breaking the Fast – lost their lives in an instant. Audio from civilian radios posted online captured the sounds of crying, shouting, and nonstop gunfire.The question on everyone’s lips has been: What changed? What unleashed this deadly assault on quietly seated pro-democracy demonstrators?  ... read more »
Not Yet Uhuru, Freedom Interrupted: African Liberation Delayed But Not Defeated
May 30, 2019
And on this day of memory and marking, May 25th, set aside in 1963 at Addis Ababa by the Organization of African Unity as African Liberation Day, we remember first and pay rightful homage to our ancestors. For they are the way-openers, the path-finders, the original freedom fighters, the layers of the foundations on which we strive to build in good and righteous ways. It is they who lifted up the light that lasts, the spiritual and moral visions and values by which we understand and assert ourselves at our best in the world. And in rightful homage to them, we in the Maatian ethical tradition, as written in the Husia, humbly ask of them every day “Ancestors, give us your hand, for we are bearers of dignity and divinity who came into being through you.” ... 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 »
African Leaders Confront a ‘Blue Wave’ Demanding Change
January 11, 2019
In Ethiopia, reforms are already underway since the installation last year of 42 year old Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Women have been named to some of the government’s key positions - president, chief justice and half of all ministers. Thousands of political prisoners and journalists have been freed while senior officials accused of human rights abuses and corruption no longer enjoys immunity. ... 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 »
Spain Gives ‘Safe Harbor’ to 629 Africans Stranded at Sea
June 13, 2018
The migrants had been picked up from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya over the weekend, in six different rescue operations, according to the NGO SOS Méditerranée. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Questions Secretary Pompeo on Africa Policy
May 29, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) questioned newly-appointed Secretary of State regarding the future of US-Africa policy. Specifically, she asked about elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the imprisonment of Noura Hussein in Sudan. ... read more / watch video »
More African Nations Discard Term Limits and Let Leaders ‘Rule for Life’
April 24, 2018
The past few years have seen presidential term limits ended from coast to coast. In Gabon, the end of term limits this year effectively allowed President Ali Bongo Ondimba to rule for life. ... read more »
Obiang Revives Death Penalty in Bid to Save Unpopular Regime
February 20, 2018
Obiang Revives Death Penalty in Bid to Save Unpopular Regime ... read more »
U.S. Opens New Chapter In Sudan Relations, Lifting Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Antagonism towards Israel has since cooled and diplomatic channels between the two former enemies have reportedly opened. ... read more »
Mudslide, Flooding Hits Kabila’s Congo, Uhuru’s Kenya, Maguful’s Tanzania
August 22, 2017
Heavy and steady torrential downpours have many areas under water, leaving at least nine people dead. ... read more »
French Court Sides With Migrants,Ordering Restart Of Humanitarian Aid
August 1, 2017
The court ordered the French government to immediately renew emergency aid to the desperate refugees sheltering at the infamous “Jungle” camp. ... read more »
Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement
June 29, 2017
Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan. ... read more »
CBC Africa Taskforce Co-Chairs Host Africa Forum on Famine
April 12, 2017
Congressmembers Meeks and Bass lead #EndFamineNow forum. ... 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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