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Venezuela rejects U.S. drug trafficking charge against President Maduro

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

United States Attorney General William Barr announced Washington brought “narco-terrorism,” corruption and drug trafficking charges against Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and 14 current and former officials of his government.... »

The economics of Africa’s coronavirus pandemic

by Jehron Muhammad | Apr 2, 2020 - 10:16:44 AM

One thing lacking in Africa’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic is consideration of what the aftermath of colonialism and neoliberalism has done to limit the effectiveness of African centered and controlled “public services.” »

Africans blaming Europeans for coronavirus cases

by Jehron Muhammad | Mar 25, 2020 - 2:59:35 PM

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta slated March 21, 2020 as a “Day of Prayer” as the country turns to God to seek his intercession in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. »

China shows COVID-19 can be ‘stopped in its tracks’

by UN News | Mar 18, 2020 - 6:53:53 PM

China’s experience in containing the spread of the new coronavirus could serve as a lesson for other countries now facing the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official with the World Health Organization told UN News in an in-depth interview. »

Experts baffled by so few coronavirus cases in Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | Mar 18, 2020 - 1:42:42 PM

Experts are baffled as to why there are so few cases of Africans infected with the strain of the coronavirus COVID-19. And this, according to newscientist.com, is despite China—where the virus originated—“ being the continents top trading partner and the continent having a population of 1.3 billion.” »

Africa and the International Monetary Fund 'debt police'

by Jehron Muhammad | Mar 11, 2020 - 9:35:20 AM

African countries have loaded up on dollar debt, leading some to worry that a tightening of global financial conditions could trigger borrowing problems in coming years, stated the Wall Street Journal. »

U.S. and Israel snubbing world court probes

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 11, 2020 - 9:34:57 AM

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague is embroiled in legal conflict with the United States on one hand and separately with the Zionist state of Israel—both being investigated for alleged war crimes. »

Saviours’ Day 2020 International Affairs Workshop

by Jehron Muhammad | Mar 4, 2020 - 9:51:45 AM

DETROIT—This year’s annual Saviours’ Day Convention played host to two of the African diaspora’s most outspoken voices, the Honorable Vanessa R. Williams, International Conference of Black Mayors CEO, and Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the former African Union ambassador to the U.S. »

Trump’s Nigeria travel ban: Racism at its worst, and a president trying to shore up his base?

by Jehron Muhammad | Feb 12, 2020 - 11:28:05 AM

Reading the plethora of news stories concerning the Trump administration’s decision to add six new countries to his controversial travel ban, including Nigeria, Africa’s largest nation, make you wonder whether this is veiled racism, more red meat for his presidential campaign or a feeble attempt to shore up his base? »

Exxon accused of exploiting Guyana in oil deal

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Feb 12, 2020 - 11:27:53 AM

American oil and gas giant ExxonMobil is exploiting the small country of Guyana under the terms of an oil license that needs to be renegotiated, said Global Witness, a UK-based advocacy group. Guyana, a relatively poor nation, could lose billions of dollars under the multi-year agreement, said the non-profit. »

Farrakhan’s African influence and the Year of Return to the Motherland

by Jehron Muhammad | Jan 29, 2020 - 10:40:26 AM

Recognizing a winning formula for West Africa in Ghana’s 2019 “Year of Return,” Nigeria and Benin responded with the “Door of Return” and “Gate of Return.” »

Myanmar-Muslim minority a step closer to justice but fight not over

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 29, 2020 - 10:34:26 AM

Judges at the court of International Criminal Justice at the Hague handed down a legal blow on Jan. 23 to the Southeast Asia nation of Myanmar based on a lawsuit over accusations of genocide against its ethnic and Muslim minority Rohingya population. »

Facebook censors explainer clip recalling when western media liked Soleimani—and demonetizes popular account for sharing it

by RT | Jan 22, 2020 - 11:15:29 AM

Facebook is doubling down on censorship of anything less than vilification of slain Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, deleting a clip showing his history of fighting terrorism—and demonetizing the account posting it. »

Iran President Rouhani: Withdrawal from region serves U.S. own interests, restores regional security

by PressTV | Jan 22, 2020 - 10:55:53 AM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the United States to end its military intervention in the region, saying such a withdrawal will both help restore regional security and serve Washington’s own interests. »

Venezuela’s Maduro lashes out at U.S.’s Pompeo for backing opposition figure

by PressTV | Jan 15, 2020 - 9:18:03 AM

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a “failed clown,” after the U.S. official congratulated the country’s opposition figure Juan Guaido for claiming reelection as “parliament speaker.” »

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