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Turmoil, political upheaval rocks Bolivia

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

Bolivia is in political turmoil and uncertainty as violence has engulfed the streets since the resignation of its long-time president Evo Morales, after nearly 14 years in office in what... »

Art and activism in the African liberation struggle

by Jehron Muhammad | Nov 13, 2019 - 10:33:49 AM

In 2016, Zimbabwe native Keith Mundangepfupfu, then at Wesleyan University, wrote that artistic activism was less about the artist and more about the citizen. He believes it is a means to a larger end. »

Russia-Africa Summit includes promises of assistance without any pre-conditions

by Jehron Muhammad | Nov 6, 2019 - 2:50:48 PM

The first-ever Russia Africa Summit in Sochi was the largest scale event in the history of Russian-African relations. »

Training young journalists and informing people in Tanzania

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 30, 2019 - 9:04:22 AM

Media is an essential element in a truly democratic society as it has the ability to encourage development on different levels. Media can make public participation meaningful and useful and should create an informed populous. »

France behind firing of outspoken AU ambassador?

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 23, 2019 - 11:28:13 PM

Are you aware that so-called Francophone African countries continue to pay a colonial tax to France? And, this is after independence. »

Amid discontent and repression, is Egypt’s eruption inevitable?

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 8, 2019 - 1:32:28 PM

While Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was in New York addressing the United Nations General Assembly, back home his government, in response to demonstrations, began the largest wave of mass arrests since the former general came to power. »

Japan, India join call for permanent African seats on Security Council

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 3, 2019 - 7:51:54 AM

World leaders gathered recently in New York City for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, whose membership includes 193 member nations. Two non-member states include the state of Palestine and the Holy See, the area under the Pope’s jurisdiction. »

Haiti's Uncertain Future

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Oct 2, 2019 - 9:12:24 PM

WASHINGTON—Gun-wielding lawmakers, a heated political impasse, an embattled prime minister, gas shortages, business shutdowns, a closed airport, and angry street demonstrations are among reports coming out of Haiti in recent days. »

Threats, tension mark UN General Assembly in face U.S., Iran, Saudi and global conflict

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Oct 2, 2019 - 4:30:41 PM

Animosity is growing and prospects for war engulfing the Middle East didn’t decrease as heads of states, foreign ministers and ambassadors addressed the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. »

In the midst of economically-driven violence, S. Africa hosts World Economic Forum on Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | Oct 2, 2019 - 9:07:11 AM

In the midst of growing global press coverage about xenophobic violence, South Africa hosted the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town. »

Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

by AP | Sep 24, 2019 - 2:02:41 PM

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS RESERVE, Brazil—Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there is talk of a looming conflict over land. The men in the Tembe indigenous group sometimes daub themselves in traditional war paint and patrol the forest. »

White monopoly of capital driving South African violence: Malema

by Jehron Muhammad | Sep 18, 2019 - 10:14:06 AM

Xenophobic violence in South Africa has received much publicity. The violence and deaths have resulted in the former White ruled apartheid state “becoming a pariah in Africa,” declared Al Jazeerah. »

Iran denies role in bombing of Saudi oil facilities

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2019 - 9:31:46 AM

Iranian officials categorically dismissed the accusation, saying Washington has shifted from a failed policy of “maximum pressure” to one of “maximum lying” and “deceit” against the Islamic Republic. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said the recent drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure were a proportionate Yemeni response to years of daily destruction. »

Israelis, arms deals and flooding South Sudan with weapons

by Jehron Muhammad | Sep 11, 2019 - 10:03:25 AM

In 2010 a headline in Israel’s longest continuous running newspaper, Haaretz, asked, “Why are so many Israelis arrested over illegal arms deals worldwide?” »

African Genesis Institute to build housing, school in Ghana

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 11, 2019 - 9:57:23 AM

ACCRA, Ghana—The African Genesis Institute announced a highly ambitious plan to build housing and a school in Ghana. The organization announced the plans Aug. 22, to 95 travelers the group brought to Ghana to help celebrate the government-sponsored “Right of Return.” »

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