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African Union, HBCU partnership discussed at summit

During the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly recently, an annual sidebar meeting was held at the Permanent Mission of the African Union to the United Nations in New York. Scholars, development practitioners, along with civil society representatives met in-person and virtually about strengthening partnerships between Africa and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The sidebar was...

The similarities between two apartheid regimes

Israeli officers beat worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, with batons and butts of riot guns, wounding many before arresting them, handcuffing over 400, and carting them off to jail. Their crime, reported Portside. org, was simply making Taraweeh prayers (night prayers) made during the holy month of Ramadan. Na'eem Jeenah is a senior researcher at the...

Sudan conflict continues and is spilling into neighboring countries

With Sudan entering its sixth month of a brutal conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia, the country appears to be metastasizing into a catastrophe that has spilled over into neighboring countries. The result of fighting between the two factions in the capital city of Khartoum resulted in General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan,...

Historical roots and ties of apartheid and colonialism

According to the Financial Times, South Africa has a population of nearly 50,000 Jews, the majority of whom are Ashkenazi. The country has a history of Zionist Jews that supported South African apartheid but also has a history of anti-apartheid, anti-Zionist Jews, including Koni Benson, a member of South African Jews for a Free Palestine, and Andrew Feinstein, a...

U.S. entertainment, music industry exploits South African musicians

Copyright is the most important type of protection available to musicians. It has even been boldly asserted that “the recording industry is built on copyrights.” Without copyright, wrote Stellenbosch University professor Owen Henry Dean in a 2015 study, “there is very little protection available to musicians and producers.” Taking music without compensating the original creator is at the heart of a fight...

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...

Sudan and America’s racist foreign policy

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent Bush imposes pre-emptive sanctions on the Sudan WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Hostility toward the government of the Sudan by the U.S. and other Western nations only serves to extend the armed conflict and prolong the humanitarian suffering in Darfur, Sudan’s Foreign Minister told reporters at the National Press Club here, in a satellite video conference from Khartoum June 6. “The biggest...

‘Greed, for a lack of better word, is good’

-Contributing Writer- Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his quarter. –Isaiah 56:11 (FinalCall.com) - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) president Sidumo Dlamini while addressing the 47th National African Federated Chamber of Commerce Conference...

China wows African leaders at Africa China CONFAB in Jo-Burg

GINNEWS (GIN)–At the recently concluded Forum on Africa and China Cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared to be everywhere–shaking hands, holding one on ones, watching cultural shows and last but not least, approving generous grants. As the conference in Johannesburg drew to a close, 48 African countries had received pledges, promises and development deals from Asia's principal financial giant. They also...

Ethiopian Government and UN strike deal for ‘unimpeded’ humanitarian access in Tigray

The UN recently announced that an agreement has been reached with the Ethiopian Government to allow “unimpeded, sustained and secure access” for humanitarian supplies to reach those in need across areas now under its control in Tigray. Confirming details of the deal at UN headquarters in New York, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the safe passage of aid supplies and staff...