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Corporate tax dodging, corruption costing Africa billions of dollars

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer-

During a recent talk, organized by the Royal Africa Society, Facebook and the Ghana 60 Years on Committee, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo urged African leaders to free their... »

Mugabe steps down: What’s next for Zimbabwe?

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 28, 2017 - 10:49:05 PM

President Robert Mugabe, considered a hero to some, a villain to others, was the last African independence leader in power. He resigned as president of Zimbabwe. In ceremonies Nov. 23, Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, the former vice-president and a liberation struggle comrade of Mr. Mugabe was sworn in as interim-president. »

Zimbabwe faces political turmoil

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 21, 2017 - 2:46:42 PM

The Southern African nation of Zimbabwe is experiencing political upheaval and uncertainty after its military defense forces seized the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC). »

Africa Sustainable Development Report Launched During Africa Week

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 9, 2017 - 8:01:06 AM

Since its 2010 launch Africa Week has evolved to focus on a wide range of African development priorities. This year’s UN supported Africa Week included the launching of the 2017 Africa Sustainable Development Report, at the African Union Mission on East 47th Street, in New York. »

Slave labor and the Brazilian government

by Mario Osava | Nov 7, 2017 - 2:39:24 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (IPS)— The wave of conservativism is testing its limits in Brazil, as reflected by a Labor Ministry decree that seeks to block the fight against slavery-like working conditions, which has been provisionally revoked by the justice system. »

What is Trump interest in Africa?

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Oct 18, 2017 - 10:52:26 AM

President Trump's remarks to a select group of African leaders, after his speech at the UN, called on them to invest in the U.S. and then shifted to security cooperation by urging Africans to help defeat Islamist extremists and the threat from North Korea, while proposing no new African initiatives. »

Indigenous land conflicts finally garner attention in Argentina

by Daniel Gutman | Oct 10, 2017 - 10:55:42 PM

The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina’s vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonizers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders. »

A Daughter Of Mexico And Muhammad Lends Helping Hand

by Final Call News | Oct 5, 2017 - 7:45:12 PM

In the aftermath of two earthquakes that struck Mexico in September, rescue and relief efforts are ongoing. Jamillah Muhammad is a student and activist with a volunteer group distributing supplies in particular to indigenous communities in Mexico. »

Help and relief still needed in U.S. Virgin Islands

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Oct 5, 2017 - 7:40:44 PM

Puerto Rico, located about 40 miles from the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been at the center of attention in the aftermath of devastation from two powerful hurricanes. But, it seems many have overlooked the smaller islands that were also greatly impacted, specifically the U.S. Virgin Islands which are facing their own crisis. »

Puerto Rico will be rebuilt, but for who?

by David J. Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Oct 5, 2017 - 7:19:26 PM

On September 18th, Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean on a path that cut directly through the island of Puerto Rico, destroying entire towns and rendering it powerless. »

Holy Day of Atonement comes to Newark!

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call- | Oct 4, 2017 - 8:39:55 PM

The 22nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Million Man March and Holy Day of Atonement is coming to Newark, New Jersey. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver the keynote address “Separation or Death!” »

African nations seek permanent membership on UN Security Council

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Oct 4, 2017 - 2:03:10 PM

Challenging the United Nations Security Council’s primacy this year during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), was the leader of Africa’s most populous nation and one of its leading economies, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and the president of Guinea, Alpha Condé, who also holds the current presidency of the African Union (AU). »

‘Situation Between U.S. And North Korea Reaches Dangerous Level’

by PressTV.com | Oct 3, 2017 - 12:18:31 AM

The situation between the United States and North Korea has reached a very dangerous level and Washington must take an initiative to lessen the tensions, an American writer and retired professor says. »

Tanzania’s Fight To Hold Mining Companies Accountable

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 21, 2017 - 12:56:01 PM

The East African country of Tanzania recently confiscated diamonds worth roughly $30 million, from the British company Petra Diamonds, after accusing the company, while trying to export, of intentionally low valuing the gems. Finance Minister Phillip Mango said the mine had been “nationalized.” »

Post-apartheid South Africa

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58:57 AM

Post-apartheid South Africa is failing the very people it says it liberated, a new study suggests. The study, “Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015,” revealed a startling increase in poverty rates for post-apartheid Black South Africa. »

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