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Deadly cyanide dump unearthed near Namibia coast

GINNEWS WINDHOEK, Namibia (GIN)–Twelve drums of highly toxic calcium cyanide, plus loads of other chemicals, including nitric and sulphuric acid, were left behind when its owners abandoned the Namib Lead Mine about four years ago. The drums pose a serious danger to the health of thousands of people in the vicinity. They were recently found in an abandoned mine in the...

Sudan needs help, not sanctions – A report from Darfur

Nine things that we did not know 1. KHARTOUM, Sudan (FinalCall.com) - The Arab/African identity is the term constructed around the language the people speak–not their race. All of them speak Arabic, so they all considered themselves Arabs. However, to further distinguish those tribes who retain their local and Arabic language, those tribes are called African. The conflict is...

Angry Nigerian President Obasanjo lashes out at religious leaders over violence

LAGOS, Nigeria (PANA) - Seemingly frustrated that his government's efforts to curb Nigeria's spiraling sectarian and communal violence has not yielded the desired results, President Olusegun Obasanjo has vented his anger on religious leaders in central Plateau, which has been a hotbed of such crisis since 2001. On the heels of tit-for-tat killing by Muslims and Christians in the...

Zimbabwe government seizes farm of colonial ruler

Journalists see Zimbabwe's land crisis up close  HARARE, Zimbabwe (PANA)–The Zimbabwe government has seized a farm belonging to the country’s last White colonial ruler under its controversial land reform program, officials and the former leader said, recently. Ian Smith declined to give details, saying only that he would try to get back his 4,000-acre Gwenoro farm in the central district...

Mugabe urges stronger African unity

HARARE, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe recently urged closer ties among African countries to counter-balance growing military unilateralism by Western powers. Opening a new Parliamentary session, the Zimbabwean leader accused big Western powers of preying on divided weaker nations in the Third World, citing the Iraq war as an example. Pres. Mugabe said the conflict in the Persian...

African Union closes summit with tasks ahead

Bush's Goal: Bring African leaders in line with US policy Gadhafi to western powers: Treat Africa as equal partnerFCN Editorial - The two faces of Bush Reports on the African Union     MAPUTO, Mozambique (PANA)–The newly-elected chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali, took the oath of office of the African Union (AU) shortly before the Union’s...

Gadhafi to western powers: Treat Africa as equal partner

MAPUTO, Mozambique (PANA) - The West "has eaten our flesh raw and committed historic crimes by engaging in the slave trade and making huge fortunes from it," Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gadhafi declared here July 12. Speaking at the end of the African Union (AU) summit in the Mozambiqan capital, the Libyan leader affirmed that the West in the past...

Reparations lobby groups demand trillions of dollars for slavery

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA)-Two lobby groups pressing for the return of resources looted from Africa by former colonial masters have intensified compensation claims from the United States and Britain ahead of President George Bush’s visit to the continent, starting July 8. The Pan African Reparations Movement and the Global African Congress are demanding $776 trillion from the two powers for...

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...

Sudan progresses toward peace

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)--The government of Sudan and the rebel group that has fought a 20-year-old civil war are set to sign a peace treaty by the end of this month, which could possibly end Africa’s longest and bloodiest civil war. With help from an unlikely source–the Bush administration–the long-hoped-for end of hostilities could be the gateway for an unprecedented period...