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Africa: In the line of U.S. fire?

ASKIAMand Saeed Shabazz Is Africa next war on terror target?Bush dismisses Black America as he targets West African OilU.S. covets Africa's black goldSouth Africa wants proof of Africa-Iraq nuclear connection Attacks on Kenya could herald new terror power plays in AfricaWASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–As Kenya’s President Daniel Arap Moi and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi rushed here for security talks with President George...

U.S. Gov’t Destabilizing Africa through AFRICOM

(FinalCall.com) - Thanks to the U.S. and its proxy-led interventions, instability in North Africa and the Middle East has spread to the African continent. Violence, including the longstanding conflict (you might remember “Black Hawk Down”) in Somalia has spread to include Ethiopia, Uganda and most recent victim Kenya. While global concern focuses on poison gas attacks in Syria, Iran's alleged...

Another Failed South Sudan Peace Agreement

Before the ink was dry on yet another peace agreement to end South Sudan's hostilities, violations occurred between President Salva Kiir's forces and troops belonging to rebel leader and former South Sudan vice-president Rick Machar. The two leaders, meeting June 26 in Khartoum with President Omar Bashir and after two days of talks that included Uganda President Yoweri Museveni,...

Senegalese leaders propose June elections after court rejects president’s 10-month delay

DAKAR, Senegal—A group of Senegalese civic and religious leaders proposed holding elections in early June, the first new date offered since the president attempted to push elections back to the end of the year. President Macky Sall who faces term limits at the end of his second terms, said in early February he was postponing an election for 10 months, just...

Gambian lawmakers urge compensation for children’s deaths

BANJUL, Gambia—Gambian lawmakers on October 26 urged compensation for the families of 70 children whom authorities believe may have died after taking a contaminated cough syrup imported from India. The special legislative session was held several weeks after the World Health Organization issued an alarm about 66 deaths from acute kidney injury. Gambian authorities launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to...

South Sudan plagued by corruption and economic crises

-Contributing Writer- (FinalCall.com) - “An estimated $4 billion are unaccounted for or, simply put, stolen by former and current (government) officials, as well as corrupt individuals with close ties to government officials,” wrote Southern Sudan President Silva Kiir in a letter to 75 current and former government officials. The May 3rd dated letter offered amnesty for officials and individuals...

A year of challenges and opportunities in Africa

Africa will be remembered in 2022 as the year of the “Sirens of apocalypse: UN climate report warns of worst to come.” Adding insult to this was the Ukraine-Russia war which has limited access to wheat, on a continent that in the past has said its arable land could feed the globe. Cold War revisited the continent, and U.S....

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 coronavirus pandemic has fractured...

DR Congo: Abuse allegations amid Ebola outbreak ‘a sickening betrayal of the people we serve’

Sexual abuse and exploitation allegedly carried out by World Health Organization (WHO) staff during the UN health agency’s response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “a sickening betrayal of the people we serve,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said on Sept. 28.  An independent panel commissioned by WHO identified more than 80 alleged cases of abuse...

A Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

ABUJA, Nigeria—Matthew Walley’s eyes sweep over the large forest that has sustained his Indigenous community in Liberia for generations. Even as the morning sun casts a golden hue over the canopy, a sense of unease lingers. Their use of the land is being threatened, and they have organized to resist the possibility of losing their livelihood. In the past year,...