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African Union warns militias in Darfur

Qadhafi: Oil behind Darfur crisis (FCN, 12-08-2006)On the politics of Darfur negotiations (Sudan Tribune, 11-30-2006)Darfur, Sudan: Seeking the Truth (WEBCAST: Minister Louis Farrakhan, 05-07-2006)Sudan needs help, not sanctions - A report from Darfur (FCN, 09-23-2004) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Commission, Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare, recently warned of serious consequences if the militias should attack...

Libyan rebels out of oil business?

(FinalCall.com) - Not anticipating the emergence of a stalemate and the creation of two Libyas may have thrown an unintended monkey wrench in plans by Western powers and Arab allies' desire to allow Libyan rebels–now called the Interim National Council–to sell captured oil. According to published reports, the complexity of sanctions of Libya may mean companies wanting to do...

Zimbabwe land redistribution a sign for South Africa?

(FinalCall.com) - During a recent speech at the University of South Africa, former President Thabo Mbeki took Western nations to task for mounting an “offensive against Zimbabwe” that he called an indirect attack on the aspirations of all Africans. During his speech, after attending President Robert Mugabe's inauguration in Zimbabwe, he focused on criticisms about the outcome of the...

Blacks and Whites clash at South African school incident

JOHANNESBURG—South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has called for restraint Nov. 10 following clashes at an anti-racism protest outside a school in Cape Town. Members of the leftist opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters protested in front of the Brackenfell High School over allegations that a school graduation event was attended only by White pupils. The protest turned violent when the Black demonstrators...

The ongoing tragedy in Zimbabwe

Writer, film maker, playwright and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga recently appeared on BBC’s HARDtalk with host Zeinab Badawi. The 62-year-old Zimbabwean is one of Southern Africa’s most acclaimed cultural figures. Jailed for her political activism at one point, the content creator says her art provides a platform for her activist views and an opportunity to be listened to when she calls...

Zuma loses bid to stay out of jail, in latest top court ruling

(GIN)—Former South African President Jacob Zuma has lost his latest bid to remain out of jail after refusing to respond to a corruption inquiry.  “The application for rescission is dismissed,” Justice Sisi Khampepe said as she read the majority decision, which included an order for Mr. Zuma to pay court costs.  It was the latest legal setback for the 79-year-old anti-apartheid...

Sudan’s protest movement and wisdom from the ‘Justice Or Else!’ anniversary gathering of the historic 1995 Million Man March

How long Sudan’s highly mobilized grassroots movement will stay the course until a civilian government is achieved is anyone’s guess. Military coup leaders have not come to terms with ever-increasing protests and increasing demands that include no compromise with the ruling military regime. The movement’s dependence on ever-increasing mass rallies is vitally important. The demonstrations have achieved, in no limit of...

Will U.S. troops headed back to Somalia pose more problems?

The Biden Administration is sending hundreds of U.S. soldiers back into Somalia to “advise and assist” and on a “training mission” for African forces fighting the Somalian resistance group Al-Shabab. The Pentagon announced the decision during a recent press briefing. However, Africa watchers say it’s a bad move considering America’s sordid history in Somalia and the Horn of Africa...

Children of African descent ‘not considered children at all’, rights experts charge

In a report issued on November 8, UN human rights experts outline how discrimination affects Black boys and girls worldwide to the extent that they are not considered children, even in the eyes of the law.  They said unresolved legacies of trade and trafficking in enslaved Africans, as well as colonialism, post-colonial apartheid and segregation, continue to harm these children...

U.S. accusation of South Africa selling weapons to Russia could be a ploy directed at upcoming BRICS summits

During a recent press briefing from South Africa, the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Reuben Brigety, leveled accusations that weapons were being loaded onto a Russian vessel which is under U.S. sanctions. However, Redge Nkosi, a former member of the administration of Nelson Mandela, made the distinction that the vessel was “not sanctioned by the United Nations.” Nkosi was very...