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ANC targeting 139 South African farms for expropriation, without compensation

by Jehron Muhammad

The question of land reform is front and center in South Africa. “We want to redress an historic injustice. We want to take everybody along in achieving an equitable society,”... »

Iranian President Rouhani: U.S. must prove willing to solve problems through negotiations

by PressTV | Aug 8, 2018 - 12:14:03 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the U.S. administration must prove itself willing to solve problems through negotiations after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and a number of other international treaties. »

Ethiopia prime minister tells UAE Crown Prince: ‘You’ve lost the religion’

by Jehron Muhammad | Aug 8, 2018 - 12:06:26 PM

Ethiopia has begun a dramatic turnaround. Already this year, after facing widespread unrest and violent protests against a government that appeared unresponsive and entrenched, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has led a “dramatic turnaround.” »

Africa Watch - Barack Obama’s words and his Africa policy

by Jehron Muhammad | Aug 1, 2018 - 10:46:05 PM

America’s first Black president may have been the honorary speaker at the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Nelson Mandela but his record with Africa as U.S. president left a lot to be desired. »

Mandela celebrations force critical look at post-Apartheid S. Africa

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jul 25, 2018 - 10:27:46 AM

The world recently celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of the late South African leader and iconic figure Nelson (Madiba) Mandela. Madiba born July 18, 1918, became a global symbol for human rights and freedom in the fight for the liberation of the land and Africans from repressive White minority rulers and their system of apartheid. »

Africa Watch - Self-Sufficiency is Africa’s future

by Jehron Muhammad | Jul 20, 2018 - 8:04:27 AM

"Our continent of Africa is endowed with immense natural resources. We have every mineral that man lust after, and which is required to run a modern economy." »

Liberia’s Trade & Investment Conference: Seeking Help and Investment from the Diaspora

by A. Akbar Muhammad | Jul 17, 2018 - 11:04:45 AM

When I first received the invitation for a delegation to attend an investment conference in Liberia, I was asked to reach out to retired teachers, farmers, and business persons who were not afraid of Africa, and ready to look into the tremendous possibilities of Liberia. »

Another Failed South Sudan Peace Agreement

by Jehron Muhammad | Jul 10, 2018 - 10:24:52 PM

Before the ink was dry on yet another peace agreement to end South Sudan’s hostilities, violations occurred between President Salva Kiir’s forces and troops belonging to rebel leader and former South Sudan vice-president Rick Machar. »

An unsurprising U.S. exit from United Nations human rights council

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jul 2, 2018 - 1:05:08 PM

The United States has parted ways with the United Nations Human Rights Council. The news came from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. »

Africa, the World Cup and rooting for everybody Black

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 26, 2018 - 4:09:19 PM

The world’s most viewed sporting event happens every four years during the World Cup. Estimates suggest this year it will garner 3.2 billion viewers. »

Safety and uncertainty rise on Korean Peninsula after summit

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jun 20, 2018 - 2:47:50 PM

President Donald J. Trump was expecting accolades, a hero’s welcome, a Nobel Peace Prize even, for his historic summit in Singapore with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un. »

A hobbled Puerto Rico braces for new hurricane season

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Jun 20, 2018 - 2:28:21 PM

Shortly after researchers from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health released findings of a months-long survey that an estimated 4,645 died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, grieving individuals and families trekked to the spacious marble-lined plaza in front of the island’s capitol building in San Juan. »

Africa Watch - Mineral Wealth, Professionals Abroad and Honoring Winnie Mandela

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 20, 2018 - 2:22:50 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters leader and member of Parliament Julius Malema says former South African president Jacob Zuma would still be president if his party hadn’t waged a campaign against Zuma’s administration. »

Africa Watch

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 7, 2018 - 7:18:13 AM

The recent continent-wide celebration of Africa, called Africa Day, not only paid homage to the forming of the Organization of African Unity, but also celebrated the diversity of Africa and its one billion inhabitants, making it the Earth’s second most populous continent. »

Kwame Ture Education Center, Elijah Muhammad Masjid and Black Agenda building open in Trinidad as NOI progresses

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jun 5, 2018 - 10:24:38 PM

Opening the facility was a crowning achievement for the Nation of Islam and others who united and sacrificed to bring it into existence against the odds and despite opposition. It was a win for marginalized Black Trinidadians in a country where East Indian, Chinese and Arab communities thrive. »

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