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WFP feeds more than one million in Tigray, but needs support to reach more

More than one million people in two areas of the war-ravaged Tigray region in Ethiopia have received emergency food assistance since distributions began in March, the World Food Program (WFP) reported recently.  WFP has been supporting people in the Northwestern and Southern zones affected by the conflict between Ethiopian Government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which began in November.  Aster...

More than 200 bodies found at Indigenous school in Canada

KAMLOOPS, British Colombia—The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school, one of the institutions that held children taken from families across the nation. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation said in a news release that the...

South Africa chief rabbi’s ‘blind spot’ to Israeli apartheid

In South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent weekly column, the former anti-apartheid activist expressed his angst at the “total disregard for successive United Nations Security Council resolutions that call for an end to the occupation (by Israel) of Palestinian land and the denial of the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination.” The South African president added, that without a willingness to...

Despite Israeli political reshuffle little change likely for Palestinians

Politicians in the Zionist State of Israel working to oust embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a new coalition government agreement that opens the door to remove the longtime leader.  The announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid and his main coalition partner Naftali Bennett, came June 2, after meeting a midnight deadline by less than an hour. The agreement spared...

Europe sees progress in latest rounds of Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA—European diplomats say the latest round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program has made progress, expressing hope that agreement can be reached for Tehran to comply with a 2015 deal aimed at curbing its atomic ambitions and also see the United States rejoin the accord. Enrique Mora, the European Union official who chaired the June 1 talks in Vienna, said...

UN rights chief urges Libya, EU, to protect migrants crossing the central Mediterranean

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Libya’s unity government and European Union (EU) countries to act to protect migrants making the dangerous crossing in the central Mediterranean Sea.  Calling for urgent reform of current policies and practices on search and rescue “that too often rob migrants of their lives, dignity and fundamental human rights,” she said “the real tragedy”...

Destruction in Gaza could take decades to fix, warn analysts

Palestinian residences, hospitals, schools, government offices, businesses, local and international media outlet buildings lay in ruins after massive airstrikes in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank. A ceasefire ended an 11-day barrage of missiles between the Zionist State of Israel and primarily the Palestinian resistance group Hamas on May 20. It left massive destruction of property and a carnage...

Marc Lamont Hill champions Palestinian rights following in footsteps of SNCC

Developments in East Jerusalem reveal it has been turned into a war zone. According to TRT World, “Israeli police have been unleashing violence on the neighborhood even targeting the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its compound with stun grenades, teargas, and rubber bullets.” Several news outlets have confirmed that police are supporting Jewish settlers who are determined in executing a wider, illegal...

Zimbabwe unveils statue honoring anti-colonialist heroine

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Zimbabwe’s president on May 25 unveiled a towering bronze statue in the center of Harare, the capital, honoring a 19th-century Black anti-colonialist heroine who was hanged for leading a rebellion against White occupation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to press for the return of her skull from Britain. Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana, more widely known as Mbuya (grandmother in Shona) Nehanda, was hanged...

Thousands in path of erupting volcano in Congo flee to Rwanda

(GIN)—An erupting mountain of fiery red flames from one of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes shook residents of the city of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking a panicked exodus by thousands to neighboring Rwanda. A din of people and honking horns could be heard in videos taken early May 23 of the red-glowing eruption shared on social...