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Egyptian President el-Sissi, the ‘60 Minutes’ interview and the African Union

by Jehron Muhammad

Egyptian military leader turned president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, recently did a 60 Minutes interview, which if nothing else, exposes Africa’s history of Western-backed despots and brutal dictatorial leaders claiming democratic... »

Unrest, protests and demands for change in Sudan

by Jehron Muhammad | Jan 1, 2019 - 4:28:00 PM

Trade unions and professional associations, including the Sudan’s Doctors Union, called for a nationwide work stoppage in protest against price hikes, including the doubling of the cost of bread, the scarcity of petroleum and Sudan’s overall worsening economic conditions. »

‘An Empire In Decline’ - A year of uncertainty in U.S. foreign policy

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 25, 2018 - 8:57:38 PM

As 2018 comes to a close, President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the 2,000 American troops from Syria and declared that ISIS, the Islamic State terror network has been defeated. The announcement caused mixed reactions of agreement among some Trump critics and disagreement among some U.S. lawmakers who rejected the decision. »

U.S. seeks to use Africa as pawn in war of influence against China and Russia

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 25, 2018 - 5:10:33 PM

In a speech unveiling U.S. strategy to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa, National Security Advisor John Bolton ccused Beijing and Moscow of “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States.” »

Black historical, political, moral authority to speak on U.S.-Israel-Palestine policy despite Zionist disapproval

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 19, 2018 - 2:01:25 PM

Last year during International Solidarity Month with the Palestinian people, the grandson of South Africa’s first post-apartheid president, Nelson Mandela, and chief of the Mandela household, Mandla Mandela, visited Palestine to see up close the oppression and brutality of “Apartheid Israel.” »

Toronto’s Blacks 20 times more likely to be shot by police

by | Dec 19, 2018 - 1:50:01 PM

Black residents in Canada’s largest city of Toronto are 20 times more likely to be gunned down by police officers than White residents, an official report by a provincial human rights commission has revealed. »

160+ world countries approve UN pact on migration

by | Dec 19, 2018 - 1:46:19 PM

The first United Nations (UN) global pact on migration has been formally adopted during an intergovernmental conference in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, despite a series of withdrawals from the procedure leading to the pact driven by anti-immigrant populism. »

Cameroon activist uses her painful experience to help others

by IP | Dec 19, 2018 - 1:39:02 PM

MARRAKECH, Morocco (IPS)—Seven years ago, when Cameroon began experiencing inter-regional conflict, Armand Loughy, a 55-year-old Cameroonian psychiatrist, strapped her youngest child on her back and with her five other children embarked on the dangerous Journey from Cameroon towards Rabat, Morocco’s capital. »

Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

by AP | Dec 19, 2018 - 1:37:15 PM

BAGHDAD (AP)—Iraqi activist Nadia Murad met her country’s president in Baghdad on Dec. 12 after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. »

African women, the #MeToo movement and the sacredness of the female

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 12, 2018 - 9:15:51 AM

“African women don’t need the #MeToo movement. They’ve always had an ‘UsToo’ movement—collective women’s mobilizations that have fought against colonial oppression, military dictatorships, foreign interventions,” Howard University political scientist, Josephine Dawuni said, during her recent talk at Cornell University. »

200 million women, girls have undergone Female Genital Mutilation

by Jehron Muhammad | Nov 29, 2018 - 1:53:29 PM

The percentage of girls and women who’ve undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) on the continent of Africa over nearly three decades has seen a “huge and significant decline,” according to a new study, published by BMJ Global Health. »

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam nears completion, but not without controversy

by Jehron Muhammad | Nov 20, 2018 - 9:02:39 PM

The Grand Ehiopian Renaissance Dam is edging closer to completion in Ethiopia, but not without ruffling a few feathers along the way, most notably, Egypt. »

International Criminal Court won’t drop arrest warrant on Gadhafi son

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 20, 2018 - 9:01:12 PM

During a periodic review of Libya before the United Nations Security Council the International Criminal Court (ICC) denied a petition from Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, to drop an outstanding arrest warrant issued against him. The review took place Nov. 2. »

Iran’s Supreme Leader, government and religious leaders meet with Min. Farrakhan

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 14, 2018 - 10:32:42 AM

Iran sees itself as an Islamic revolution, not one limited to the country formerly known as Persia, but a revolution for all Muslims against tyranny, under the guidance of its late founder, Imam Ruhollah Khomeini. »

I Am Not An Enemy To America

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 13, 2018 - 9:31:48 AM

TEHRAN, Iran and DOHA, Qatar—Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan’s name was splashed across TV screens, Twitter feeds, newspaper pages, internet news searches and spewed out of the mouths of journalists. »


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Native rights declaration challenges 'settler' nations

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George Galloway, Cynthia McKinney break Israeli siege on Gaza

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‘An Empire In Decline’ - A year of uncertainty in U.S. foreign policy

As 2018 comes to a close, President Donald Trump announced...
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