World News Mugabe steps down: What’s next for Zimbabwe?
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.
Updated Nov 28, 2017 - 10:49:05 PM
World News Zimbabwe faces political turmoil
The Southern African nation of Zimbabwe is experiencing political upheaval and uncertainty after its military defense forces seized the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).
Updated Nov 21, 2017 - 2:46:42 PM
Perspectives Africa Sustainable Development Report Launched During Africa Week
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.
Updated Nov 9, 2017 - 8:01:06 AM
World News Slave labor and the Brazilian government
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.
Updated Nov 7, 2017 - 2:39:24 PM
Perspectives What is Trump interest in Africa?
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.
Updated Oct 18, 2017 - 10:52:26 AM
World News Indigenous land conflicts finally garner attention in Argentina
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.
Updated Oct 10, 2017 - 10:55:42 PM
World News A Daughter Of Mexico And Muhammad Lends Helping Hand
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.
Updated Oct 5, 2017 - 7:45:12 PM
World News Help and relief still needed in U.S. Virgin Islands
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.
Updated Oct 5, 2017 - 7:40:44 PM
World News Puerto Rico will be rebuilt, but for who?
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.
Updated Oct 5, 2017 - 7:19:26 PM
World News Holy Day of Atonement comes to Newark!
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!”
Updated Oct 4, 2017 - 8:39:55 PM