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

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer-

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.” »

Stand with the People’s Uprising in Haiti!

by Haiti Action Committee Guest Columnist | Mar 7, 2019 - 3:55:37 PM

On November 15, 2018, in the midst of mass demonstrations taking place across the length and breadth of Haiti, Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization, the party of Haiti’s poor majority, issued a statement titled Crisis and Resolution. »

Venezuelan FM urges UN Security Council to reject use of force

by PressTV | Mar 5, 2019 - 1:18:24 PM

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has accused the U.S. of trying to intervene in the Latin American country militarily, urging the UN Security Council to reject any use of force against the country. »

‘Willing Pawns In Trump-Orchestrated Coup’: CODEPINK Disrupts Venezuela’s Illegitimate ‘US Ambassador’

by Ben Norton, CommonDreams.org | Feb 26, 2019 - 3:50:54 PM

Anti-war activists disrupted an event in Washington, D.C., featuring Carlos Vecchio, the illegitimate “U.S. ambassador” appointed by Venezuela’s right-wing coup regime and its Trump-selected leader Juan Guaidó. »

Cold War is good for business

by RT.com | Feb 26, 2019 - 3:45:25 PM

U.S. politicians and media peddling scary stories about Russia and China may have a more pedestrian motive than defending “American values and way of life”—a return to the halcyon days of the Cold War and the Pentagon gravy train. »

‘Tell the truth and bring freedom, justice and equality to the Black man and women of America and the world’

by Jehron Muhammad | Feb 26, 2019 - 3:39:07 PM

Displayed prominently in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is a copy of the Nation of Islam’s weekly news organ, The Final Call. »

Muhammad Speaks, Africa news and the Black Press

by Jehron Muhammad | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:58:24 AM

According to Temple University journalism professor Linn Washington, news about Africa in Black publications continues to be far and in between. In fact much of their African coverage, like mainstream media coverage, is from news services like AP and Reuters. »

Nigeria’s president battles chief judge over millions in unexplained funds

by GIN | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:52:08 AM

(GIN)—Efforts to clean up government—difficult in the best of times—were hamstrung by none other than Nigeria’s top judge accused of failing to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars that “suspiciously” appear in his accounts but were never declared as required by law. »

Income inequality fueling backlash and elites are worried

by GIN | Feb 5, 2019 - 9:18:52 AM

(GIN)—The rich are getting richer, businesses are thriving, but it’s hard not to notice that discontent is growing among the expanding poor and middle class and could soon pose a threat to the well-to-do. »

Expanding Africa's muted voice and lessons from Al-Jazeera

by Jehron Muhammad | Jan 29, 2019 - 1:26:55 PM

When viewing media reporting of Africa in American and Western mainstream publications, "the coverage it's filtered through, what the Kerner Commission concluded in 1968, when looking at press coverage of the African American community, is from a White man’s perspective," said Temple University journalism professor Linn Washington. »

Maduro faces off with U.S. over Venezuela rival’s power claim

by AP | Jan 29, 2019 - 1:07:54 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Jan. 24, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. »

U.S. aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

by AP | Jan 29, 2019 - 11:28:06 AM

JERUSALEM—Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities. »

In meeting with Bashir, Emir says Qatar supports unity in Sudan

by PressTV | Jan 29, 2019 - 11:17:01 AM

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has visited Qatar, where Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani offered support for the restive African country, which is grappling with anti-government protests. »

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