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The U.S. role in 1966 coup against Ghana’s President Kwame Nkrumah

The West African country of Ghana celebrated the anniversary of the Sept. 21 birth of its first prime minister and first president, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah. Celebrated annually and called “Memorial Day,” Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence. Independence from its British colonizer occurred on March 6, 1957.

As U.S. struggles, Africa’s Covid-19 response is praised

JOHANNESBURG—At a lecture to peers in September, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity.”

The historical impact of African musicians on the geopolitical stage

When it comes to appreciating the power of African artists and their historical impact on geopolitics there is no shortage of icons from which to choose. A recent documentary produced by France24 focusing on the legacy of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie is a case in point. His historic...

Barbados seeks to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Queen Elizabeth II has eight realms in the Caribbean, but Barbados no longer wants to be part of that kingdom. The former British colony once known as “Little England” announced it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next year’s 55th independence anniversary.

Mid-East peace deal leaves Palestinians, Iran fuming

The Middle East is going through a regional shift of relations as two Arab nations signed bilateral agreements with the Zionist state of Israel. The uncharacteristic move by the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and the Kingdom of Bahrain is part of United States mediated normalization agreements signed between the countries on September 15 at the White House.

South Sudan: Progress on peace agreement ‘limps along,’ UN envoy tells security council

Although the transitional government in South Sudan continues to function, with state governors now appointed, among other developments, progress on the 2018 peace agreement “limps along,” the top UN official in the country told a virtual meeting of the Security Council on Sept. 16..  David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan...

Campaign demands: Get out of Cuba’s way and let their doctors help treat Covid-19 in U.S.!

While billion-dollar deals are being made with biotech companies speculating on untested Covid-19 vaccines and political banter promising results in a short few months, tried and proven treatments for Covid-19 is only 90-miles away from the U.S. southern border in Cuba. The Latin-American country has effectively treated cases in Cuba and worldwide as far away as China. 

Africa’s development tied monetary sovereignty and an alternative economic development model

In an open letter signed by 550 internationally renowned personalities, which includes African economists, in a move that’s the intellectual equivalent of marching in the street, they challenged the continent and its leaders “to forge ahead and aspire to a better future in which all of its people can thrive and realize their full potential.”

Lebanese parties, Hezbollah denounce U.S. for new sanctions

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah and two political parties have denounced Washington’s new sanctions imposed on two former Lebanese ministers. The White House on Sept. 8 targeted former Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil from the Shia Amal party, and former Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos from the Christian Marada movement, with sanctions, freezing any assets they...

Myanmar army deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya

BANGKOK—Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Sept. 8. The comments appear to be the first public confession by soldiers of...

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Remembering D.J. Rogers, an artist whose songs embodied love

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