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Ethiopian rabbis win court victory in Israel, but struggle continues for Africans in the Zionist State

Sixteen Ethiopian rabbis recently won what is being touted as a landmark court case against discrimination in the Zionist State of Israel. In proceedings that spanned 12 years, the case was part of nearly 20 years of struggle by the clergymen against the state. Observers say the friction stems from years of Ethiopian Jews struggling to integrate into Israel since...

Pandemic shaping economic, social climate of East and Southern Africa

In many East and Southern African countries, local, regional and national lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been extended, reported Equinet. “Their impacts raise questions on their sustainability. The conversation inevitably turns to when and how countries will exit them. South Africa’s President Ramaphosa said recently in introducing their risk adjusted strategy: ‘We cannot sustain a nationwide lockdown...

Venezuela – past and present

I remember so many wonderful things about the place I was born. I would travel back to Venezuela with my mother—the entrepreneur who would go down to sell the latest fashions she bought in Miami or New York. My father worked for an airline in those years so, flying back and forth was a constant.  We had moved to...

What about Obama’s policy for Africa?

UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - President Barack Obama March 3 extended for a year Executive Order 13288, which declared a national emergency and blocked access to the property of persons undermining “democratic processes or institutions” in Zimbabwe. In explaining his actions, the president said the extension was necessary “because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an...

Which way for Black Brits in 2010?

CHARLENEM (FinalCall.com) - Londoners are preparing to cast their votes in the upcoming General Elections, either for ruling Labour Party, the liberal Democrats, the conservative British National Party, or the Green Party and Black political activists say there are key issues that Black and ethnic voters must keep in front of the politicians and voters. But they are not sitting back...

West ‘getting away with murder’ in Libya

- Ten reasons why the U.S. war in Libya is a CIA operation (FCN, 04-28-2011) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The American-led NATO campaign against the government of Libya is lunging more and more towards becoming a quagmire like the U.S. campaign in Vietnam 40 years ago. Observers complain of “mission creep,” the expansion of the original mission authorized by the UN Security Council,...

Caribbean welcomes Minister Farrakhan

Illness brings tour to close, but not before great success CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix (Finalcall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was forced to shorten his trip in the Caribbean at the recommendation and insistence of doctors who said he was suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and a urinary tract infection. His family concurred with the advice of the doctor...

NSA spy scandal may scuttle EU-U.S. anti-terrorist agreement’EU commissioner

By RT.com The European Union is threatening to suspend a data-sharing deal with the United States used for tracking terrorist bank funding over suspicions the National Security Agency was stealing financial data from law-abiding Europeans. Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU commissioner responsible for investigating the implications of the NSA and GCHQ spy scandal, said the Terror Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) of 2010,...

Income inequality fueling backlash and elites are worried

GINNEWS (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. At the exclusive World Economic Forum, an annual event held in Davos, Switzerland, income inequality was the talk among many corporate leaders, and the good jobs...

With Just One Percent of Farms Controlling 70 Percent of Global Farmland, Study Reveals ‘Shocking’ Level of Land Inequality

By Andrea Germanos, CommonDreams.org A new report details the “shocking” state of global land equality, saying the problem is worse than thought, rising, and “cannot be ignored.” Among the key findings is that the largest one percent of the world’s farms operate 70 percent of farmland and “form the core of production for the corporate food system.” What’s more, “given the...