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Corporate greed versus safety? Boeing faces flood of lawsuits

by Jehron Muhammad

Rumors that the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 would seriously damage Ethiopia’s premier airlines relationship with Boeing might be inevitable. But this has to be seen... »

Military defends protestors as Sudanese leader is overthrown

by Jehron Muhammad | Apr 16, 2019 - 10:00:12 PM

Sudan’s military has overthrown the government of President Omar al-Bashir, saying he would be arrested and taken to a “safe place.” »

Doing Business in Africa and the Caribbean Symposium

by The Final Call | Apr 16, 2019 - 9:57:45 PM

WASHINGTON—Ambassadors, representatives and business leaders from Africa and the Caribbean will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to share how investors, businesspeople and entrepreneurs can successfully do business in their countries. »

Aid groups continue work in aftermath of deadly cyclone

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 9, 2019 - 11:51:18 AM

After media coverage waned in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Adai on Southern Africa, emergency responders and international aid organizations are still working on the ground in Mozambique. »

An indigenous nation battles for land and justice in Bolivia

by Franz Chavez | Apr 9, 2019 - 11:50:52 AM

LA PAZ (IPS)—The ancient Qhara Qhara nation began a battle against the State of Bolivia in defense of its rich ancestral lands, in an open challenge to a government that came to power in 2006 on a platform founded on respect for the values and rights of indigenous peoples. »

Cyclone ravaged Mozambique struggles to recover

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 2, 2019 - 12:36:54 PM

Weeks after the Tropical Cyclone Idai ravaged the small nation of Mozambique in southern Africa, recovery continues. The storm also slammed into neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving a corridor of death and massive destruction experts say will take some time to rebuild. »

Prize and $1 million awarded to Kenyan teacher from impoverished community

by Busani Bafana | Apr 2, 2019 - 12:32:10 PM

DUBAI (IPS)—A math and physical science teacher from an impoverished school in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Peter Tabichi, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, becoming the first teacher from Africa to clinch the prize established to honor the profession. »

UK troops accused of training child soldiers in Yemen

by | Apr 2, 2019 - 12:20:20 PM

UK Foreign Office minister Mark Field has promised to get to the bottom of “very serious and well sourced” allegations that British special forces have been training child soldiers in the Saudi-led war against Yemen. »

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway

by AP | Apr 2, 2019 - 1:52:27 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Papuan independence fighters are vowing more attacks on a highway that’s the Indonesian president’s key development project in the country’s troubled easternmost region. »

France, U.S. strike different notes in Africa

by GIN | Mar 26, 2019 - 10:44:58 AM

(GIN)—There were smiles all around in Kenya as French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands over a series of infrastructure deals worth $3.3 billion. »

Israel’s killing of Gazans may amount to war crimes

by PressTV | Mar 26, 2019 - 10:43:30 AM

A UN fact-finding mission says Israeli forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip last year that may amount to “war crimes,” urging the regime’s military to prevent its snipers from using lethal force against the demonstrators. »

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

by AP | Mar 26, 2019 - 10:38:45 AM

NEW YORK—International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai. »

Opponents of intervention gather in D.C. to demand U.S. back off Venezuela

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Mar 19, 2019 - 11:05:42 PM

WASHINGTON—Since the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launched the Fifth Republic and the Bolivarian Revolution in 1998, the country has been under siege by the United States. »

Developing ‘agriprenuers’ to save Nigeria’s youth from crime

by Busani Bafana | Mar 13, 2019 - 7:40:44 PM

BULAWAYO (IPS)— When Lawrence Afere told his parents he was going into farming rather than getting a job in Nigeria’s lucrative oil and gas sector, they swore he was bewitched. »

Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs Calls African Critics Of Israel ‘Anti-Semites,’ And Ignores Jewish Misdeeds

by Jehron Muhammad | Mar 7, 2019 - 4:08:04 PM

A 2018 article published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs titled “Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism - African Style” distorts African critics of Israel by insisting their criticisms or arguments concerning Israel “should generally be seen as part of the historical continuity of anti- Semitism.” »


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