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South Africa Seeks Legal Change To Allow Taking Of White-Owned Land

by GIN

(GIN)—President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of Black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the apartheid era.... »

Investing In Zimbabwe's Smallholder Farmers

by Sally Nyakanyanga | Mar 29, 2017 - 1:32:47 PM

HARARE (IPS)—To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, about 132 miles south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at dawn. The fruit farmer sells his produce at the nearest “growth point” at Tongogara (the term for areas targeted for development) where the prices are not stable. »

Winnie Mandela is hospitalized but doing well - spokesman says

by GIN | Mar 24, 2017 - 1:49:04 PM

(GIN)—Veteran activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is in good spirits while she remains hospitalized for observation, her spokesperson Victor Dlamini told News24 over the recent weekend. »

Africa still cursed by glut of small arms

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 14, 2017 - 1:38:38 PM

The International Red Cross has determined small arms are the world’s principal cause of death and conflict. “Small/light arms are cheap and portable, and are used by all combatants—state militaries, militias, and insurgents.” »

Report from African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Mar 2, 2017 - 12:03:06 PM

Chadian foreign affairs minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was elected new chairperson of the African Union Commission. The election was held in the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. »

A President’s Last Act: Dual Citizenship For Africans In The Diaspora

by A. Akbar Muhammad | Jan 25, 2017 - 9:51:08 AM

On January 6, a day before the West African Nation of Ghana changed leadership, I was blessed to receive my Ghana citizenship along with Bro. Earl 3X Reddix from Las Vegas. »

Looking Ahead For The Motherland In 2017

by Jehron Muhammad | Jan 18, 2017 - 11:40:59 AM

The need for industrial and infrastructure development in Africa is sacrosanct. The outgoing African Union Commission chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said the AU’s move to secure “visa-freeentry for all Africans” is a step in that direction. »

Truck Plows Into Berlin Christmas Market

by | Dec 20, 2016 - 1:55:08 PM

A truck ploughed into a Christmas market in western Berlin killing nine and injuring several people, according to police. The incident Dec. 19 happened in one of Berlin’s largest Christmas markets, located in the western Charlottenburg district. »

Putin: Russian Ambassador’s Murder Provocation Aimed At Undermining Syria Peace Process

by | Dec 20, 2016 - 1:48:13 PM

The fatal attack on Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Dec. 19, is “clearly a provocation” aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. »

New anti-corruption leader takes the helm in Ghana

by Kwaku Botwe | Dec 20, 2016 - 1:43:35 PM

KUMASI, Ghana (IPS)—Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on early December. »

Rouhani urges Muslims to unite against 'great plot'

by | Dec 20, 2016 - 1:31:24 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on all Muslims to unite against the “great conspiracy” of the enemies to destroy Islamic communities through sectarian wars. »

Africa Watch

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 20, 2016 - 1:25:16 PM

The ugly truth about the former apartheid state of South Africa is racial incidents against Blacks are on the increase. »

South African opposition leader challenges White economic power

by AP | Nov 16, 2016 - 11:07:35 AM

JOHANNESBURG—A South African opposition leader challenged the country’s White minority in a speech reflecting frustration among many in the Black majority over a perceived lack of economic benefits since the end of apartheid. »

Iranian warships deployed off Yemen coast after U.S. bombs Houthi targets

by | Oct 19, 2016 - 11:53:38 AM

Iran has deployed a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden, the republic’s naval commander has confirmed. The deployment follows U.S. cruise missile strikes on Yemeni positions thought to be under Houthi rebel control. »

Iran says UN chief's report on human rights lack credibility

by | Oct 12, 2016 - 1:11:39 PM

Iran has rejected as flawed a recent report by the UN secretary general on the human rights situation in the country. »


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