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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...

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...

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...

Sudan: Its diversity, economics and history

KHARTOUM, Sudan—Nothing says diversity like Sudan. Once Africa’s largest country, now divided by neocolonial and neoliberal machinations the U.S. help to engineer, it’s separated as North and  South. But Sudan enjoys a rich cultural and ethnic religious heritage. Those things have endured despite economic and political turmoil as Sudan retains its sense of authenticity. Sitting in a cafe here with...

Martyred for the Sake of Our Freedom and Justice

“I say to my brothers and sisters in Africa, if they come up with a vaccine be careful. Don’t let them vaccinate you with their history of treachery through vaccines, through medication. Are you listening?” —The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan “What is it that we are killed? What is it if ten million of us get killed for right and...

Remembering, honoring Dr. Runoko Rashidi

While reviewing the legacy left by the chronicler of the Global African Presence and the heir apparent to mantle of scholars Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop and Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, I discovered Dr. Runoko Rashidi in 2010 chaired a conference in Senegal facilitated by then Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade. According to Truth Africa, “In December 2010 he was president and...

South Africa challenges African Union on granting observer status to Israel

Responding to the African Union Commission’s apparent unilateral move to grant the apartheid state of Israel observer status, Algeria referred to the Jewish state as “a Zionist entity.” The North African country which does not maintain diplomatic ties with Israel “strongly condemned the move and vowed to continue to give support to the Palestinian people.” South Africa followed by “vehemently...

South African revolt aimed at economic apartheid

An uneasy calm hung over South Africa after 25,000 army troops were deployed to assist police responding to unrest in the country. The social eruptions, riots, destruction of businesses and clashes with police began July 8 when former President Jacob Zuma started serving a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court. “Supporters in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal set...

Inequality, insecurity and a major crisis

Mayhem, deadly violence and pillaging that shook South Africa in days of public unrest were deliberate, President Cyril Ramaphosa alleged while visiting affected areas. “It is quite clear that all these incidents of unrest and looting were instigated,” said Mr. Ramaphosa. “There were people who planned it and coordinated it,” he said on July 16. President Ramaphosa spoke at the...