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World’s food supply in jeopardy

(FinalCall.com) - The diversity of the world's food supply is being jeopardized by genetically engineered crops, according to some advocates and experts. The consequences of GE crops is that they eliminate diversity, say critics. “Once the product interacts with the environment and crossbreeds with similar or related species, all acquire the introduced dominant traits and the wide varieties previously...

Africa Among Top 10 Fastest Growing Markets For Air Travel

GINNEWS (GIN)–Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.  First, according to the International Air Traffic Transport Association (IATA), the top 10 fastest growing world markets for air travel over the next 20 years will be in Africa. The top 10 fastest growing markets are: Benin,...

Israel uses Trump administration to get diplomatic ties with Morocco and Sudan

President Trump’s closing foreign policy initiatives have included a major effort to convince and coerce African and Asian nations to “normalize” relations with the state of Israel in exchange for promised U.S. financial, military and possibly diplomatic assistance. In recent past, Israel has been on a mission to strengthen and exploit its ties with Africa. Not only has Israel made...

Ghana foresees end to neocolonial trading relationships starting with cocoa

(GIN)—At a state visit to Switzerland last year, Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo put his cards on the table. The second largest cocoa producer would no longer ship the raw material to Switzerland if by doing so, it would trap the country in poverty for the next century. Ghana and the Ivory Coast supply 70 percent of the cocoa beans, but...

How months of tensions led to Sudan’s coup

CAIRO—The military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions between the military and civilian authorities. Protesters are in the streets denouncing the takeover, and troops have opened fire, killing some of...

African Union Summit raises more questions than answers on viability

This year’s recently concluded African Union Heads of State Summit left more questions than answers, including resolution for a substantive plan of action to resolve the increased and growing number of coup d’etats on the continent. This was followed by the kicking down the road—by a six-member panel of heads of state that was given a year to determine—the...

Brazil: ‘Racialized’ police killings, evidence reforms are needed, say experts

Following the killings of at least 23 Brazilians during police raids and checks, UN-appointed independent human rights experts called for urgent reforms against “racialized police brutality.” “We have repeatedly raised our concerns about the excessive and lethal use of force used by Brazilian law enforcement officials and the disproportionate impact on Brazilians of African descent,” the three experts said in...

 Blackouts in South Africa and recent summit designed to destabilize continent, says analyst 

During a wide-ranging interview with Africa Watch, Redge Nkosi, the Pretoria-based founder and executive director of First Source Money and Public Banking of South Africa, he referenced the recent Biden administration-sponsored U.S.-Africa Summit and domestic issues happening in South Africa.  He discussed the current president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, who has had trouble explaining why between $400,000-$5 million of...

A new hub for ‘anime’ is born in Southern Africa

Zambia, well known for its copper, emeralds, and other pricey gems, may soon have a new feather in its cap as a hub for aspiring Zambian artists and other creators eager to try their hand in the newest Anime scene. For this, capital city Lusaka has been drawing from an immense well of artistic talent to be found in southern...

For Africa, 2023 was a year of conflating issues and events

Conflating numerous events that appear dissimilar is how Africa in 2023 must be viewed. South Africa’s BRICS economic summit, the country’s stance on Israel’s incessant bombing of Gaza as “genocide,” the coup d’états in seven African countries, which have been described as a sign of failed democracies, are just a few of the major events that impacted the Motherland...