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‘Water grab’ by profit-seeking corporations starve African lands of vital resources, report says

(GIN)—In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, a blistering new study has emerged on the escalating climate crisis in Africa and the threat to water for millions of Africans. Large-scale agricultural plantations have been drying up African lands, according to the California-based Oakland Institute in its newly published report released on the eve of the Forum Alternatif Mondial de...

Biden administration’s military action in Africa shows U.S. footprint still there

The latest iteration of “scramble for Africa” by foreign interests, is not only being seen in the number of countries involved, but with the U.S. military strategies utilized. The United States African Command (U.S. Africom) is pushing military might as seen in the August return of its annual Senior Enlisted Leader conference in which NATO participated. According to several...

Africa’s place in global diplomacy defined by colonial and post-colonial history

Africa’s placement in global diplomacy has almost always been informed by its “colonial and post-colonial history,” wrote Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza, a barrister, journalist and social media content professional. “When African countries got independence, they inherited the colonial power structures of the colonizers without fundamentally altering them, thus perpetuating the dominance of capitalism to the detriment of the masses: the urban...

Uniting Africa and the U.S. Black diaspora to forge a new global economic destiny

ATLANTA— Bridging the gaps between the African continent and the coast-to-coast diaspora was a big discussion point at the National Black Business Conference, which recently took place. The conference, hosted by the National Business League, the National Black Chamber of Commerce and The World Conference of Mayors, welcomed African representatives from all over the continent. Present were the Minister of...

Zimbabwe looks to Asia for trade

Journalists see Zimbabwe's land crisis up close (FinalCall.com Special Report) HARARE, Zimbabwe (PANA)–Ostracized by her traditional European trading partners over alleged human rights abuses, Zimbabwe is looking to Asia and other developing countries for new trade opportunities to shore up its sagging economy, although analysts say the switch will take time to bear fruit. The southern African country is under political...

Bush bombs Africa, no outcry!

Somalia: a clear case of ‘blood oil' in Africa (FCN, 02-05-2007)Bush's Goal: Bring African leaders in line with U.S. policy (FCN, 12-08-2006)  Annan: U.S. wrong to support warlords in Somalia (FCN, 06-29-2006)  U.S. covets Africa's black gold (FCN, 10-01-2002)The Oil Factor In Somalia (LA Times, 01-18-1993)How the U.S. Government destabilized foreign governments (FCN, 07-22-1985)  WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - As world conflicts go, this...

Transcript: Minister Farrakhan’s Press Conference on U.S., NATO War Against Libya

FCNNEWSSOURCE THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN'SUNITED NATIONS PRESS CONFERENCE OFFICIAL STATEMENT The U.S.-Sponsored, NATO-Led Assault On Libya and Its Dire Consequences: The Final Warning Delivered at The Landmark View Room of the Millennium UN Plaza HotelOne United Nations Plaza, Manhattan, New York Wednesday, June 15, 2011View Full Press Conference Video In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful. We give Him praise and thanks for...

South African land redistribution is a ticking time bomb

(FinalCall.com) - With the “stroke” of a pen, passage of the June 19, 1913 Native Land Act legalized atrocities committed against South Africa's indigenous population. Forced off of land Blacks had lived on since time immemorial, the new law gave substance to what Blacks already realized, the majority of South African land was now reserved for Whites. Not only that,...

EndSARS movement born out of young Nigerians’ outrage against police brutality

“For people who are not familiar with the histories of (global) policing and even just youth struggles, political struggles in Nigeria, the #EndSARS uprising may have come by surprise. The narrative in the U.S. about policing and police brutality (at the root of which is) White supremacy and racism … to be the same really in the largest Black...

AFRICA WATCH Death of President Idriss Deby signals uncertain future for the Sahel, Chad

What are the chances in 2021 of a world leader dying on the battlefield? asked France24 news commentator Francois Picard. Chad’s longtime president and military leader for 31 years recently died from wounds sustained after going to a military front. President Idriss Deby, who received military training as a pilot in France and last year took on the title of...