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U.S. seeks to use Africa as pawn in war of influence against China and Russia

In a speech unveiling U.S. strategy to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa, National Security Advisor John Bolton, a “notorious hawk who advocates the unilateral wielding of U.S. might,” accused Beijing and Moscow of  “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States.” Delivered at the American conservative public policy...

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...

Challenging cultural norms and removing stigma is key to confronting Lesotho’s rape culture

Commentary THABA-TSEKA, Lesotho—The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and given rise to a new, deeply concerning wave of rape culture in Lesotho. Although the true extent is not known yet, we have noticed concerning reports that the onset of the pandemic has worsened sexual violence with more women and girls being confined to small living places whilst social tensions are exacerbated. According...

Gadhafi: Reason for Bush’s trip to Africa?

Activists closely watch Bush in Africa Click here to read recent and past articles on the African Union  Why Liberia? Why Pres. Charles Taylor? (Column by A. Akbar Muhammad)In The Twilight Of Our Freedoms? (by Cynthia McKinney) THE WHITE HOUSE(FinalCall.com)--President George W. Bush left for his first visit to Africa July 7, confident that his administration will bring about a...

African Union launches diplomatic mission in Washington

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent The African Union (Official Site)African Union chairman: ‘Africa must unite’ (FCN, 07-18-2007)Africa rebukes Bush on African Command (FCN, 07-11-2007)Progression towards United States of Africa continues (FCN, 07-21-2005) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The African Union (AU) officially launched its diplomatic mission to the United States on July 11 at the Organization of American States/African Union Democracy Bridge Forum themed “Democracy Bridge:...

War with Iran and unseating President Obama

-Contributing Writer- (FinalCall.com) - Iran and Israel, allegedly over Iran achieving nuclear weapons capability, is fast becoming the 800-pound gorilla in the room that is the U.S. presidential race. U.S. officials like Maryland Representative Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the house intelligence committee, was told while in Israel recently that the Obama administration won’t get a heads...

Parole For Anti-Apartheid Hero’s Killer? Victim’s Family Says ‘No!’

GINNEWS JOHANNESBURG (GIN)– The wife of a slain anti-apartheid hero is raging against a court decision ordering the release of her husband's killer on parole within 14 days. Limpho Hani, widow of Chris Hani, called the decision to grant parole to Janusz Walus “a sad day for South Africa.” She harshly rebuked the judge who made the ruling, calling her a...

Macron’s Anti-Islam Platform And France’s Presidential Race

Anti-Islamic comments made by French president Emmanuel Macron and a speech he made offer previews of his rhetoric in preparation for a presidential election that is two years away. “Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world today, we are not just seeing this in our country,” he said during a speech introducing a law to...

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...

African winner of Nobel book prize ignites debate in Zanzibar

(GIN)—Out of 118 Nobel Prize laureates between 1901 and 2021, only six have gone to African writers with only two to Black Africans. So, there was a measure of celebration, excitement, and pride when this year’s prize was awarded to Zanzibar-born writer Abdulrazak Gurnah. “The prize is an honor to you, our Tanzanian nation and Africa in general,” Tanzanian President Samia...