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Is the Biden administration, U.S. corporate media under-mining integrity of the Ethiopian government?

KHARTOUM, Sudan—Is the West deliberately trying to destroy the reputation of the 2019 Noble Peace Prize winner, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed? The 45-year-old Ahmad won the award for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation.” Ethiopia is becoming a regional power with its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Damn (GERD), designed to supply electricity to much of Africa. The...

West African bloc to send delegation to Guinea after coup

ACCRA, Ghana—A delegation of West African leaders is to travel to Guinea to meet with the junta that toppled President Alpha Conde in a coup in early September. Top officials of West Africa’s influential economic bloc, ECOWAS, are expected to meet in Conakry, the capital, with the military officers now ruling the country and press them to immediately return the...

Over 400 militants lay down arms in Dara’a after truce deal with Syrian army: Military source

More than 400 militants holed up in Syria’s southwestern province of Dara’a have agreed to lay down their arms and renounce violence following breaches of a truce agreement they reached with the national army recently. A Syrian military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Sept. 6 that a total of 430 militants, who had...

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over bodies found in river

CAIRO—Sudan has summoned Ethiopia’s envoy to the country over an incident where bodies were found floating down the river separating the two nations, as civil war wages in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Sudan’s foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement late Sept. 7 that it summoned Ambassador Petal Amero on Aug. 30 to inform him about the discovery of...

UK’s Frost warns of ‘cold mistrust’ with EU due to Brexit rows over Northern Ireland

The UK’s Brexit minister says that the standoff between his country and the European Union over post-Brexit trading rules for Northern Ireland might create “cold mistrust” in their broader relationship. In a speech to the British-Irish Association, David Frost said the UK would not “sweep away” the Northern Ireland Protocol, but the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson needed to...

Fire kills 41 inmates, 80 hurt at crowded Indonesian prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia—A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital early Sept. 8, killing at least 41 inmates, two of them foreigners serving drug sentences, and injuring 80 others. Firefighters battled through the early morning hours to extinguish the flames as black smoke billowed from the compound of the Tangerang prison on the outskirts of Jakarta. After the blaze...

Lebanon to start paying cash aid to poor families

Lebanon’s pm says hopes new cabinet will be able to stop economic collapse BEIRUT—Lebanon’s government said Sept. 9 it will start paying cash assistance next month to hundreds of thousands of poor families—in U.S. dollars—as the small nation sinks deeper into its economic crisis. Some 500,000 families will start receiving $20 a month for every family member up to a maximum...

General Assembly president calls for halt to nuclear tests

The president of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Sept. 8 called for an end to nuclear tests, as ambassadors gathered to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on August 29. Despite recent developments in advancing nuclear disarmament, more remains to be done, said Mr. Bozkir, urging countries which have yet to sign or ratify the Comprehensive...

Black People In Guyana Protest COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nation of Islam’s Strong Presence Pivotal In Exposing Danger of Vaccines It is home to the largest, unspoiled rainforest in South America, yet this nation of just under one million is one of its poorest countries. Guyana, a former British colony which gained independence in 1966, is more than 30% Black with a heavy African and Caribbean influence. On September 6...

UN marks first International Day for People of African Descent

The UN celebrated the enormous contributions the African diaspora has made in every field of human endeavor, marking the first-ever International Day for People of African Descent.  UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for a greater commitment to advance the promise of equality, justice and dignity for all, in his inaugural message on Aug. 31.  Long overdue “It is a long overdue recognition...