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New Zimbabwe PM makes Washington rounds

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Zimbabwe's new Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai presented a new face of the troubled southern African nation in his first official visit to Washington June 10, 11 and 12, insisting that his country has changed for the better, while he appealed for more international aid for his country's ravaged economy. In meetings with President Barack Obama, Secretary...

Kenya: Kofi Annan to lead African Union’s mediation

Election violence rocks Kenya (FCN, 01-13-2008) Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will take over the mediation efforts in the Kenyan post-electoral crisis with his immediate mandate being to tackle constitutional and electoral reforms in the East African country, reports PANA Thursday. African Union (AU) chairman John Kufuor, who is also the Ghanaian President, jet ted...

Building bridges in Ethiopia through Pan Africanism

On the 13th of January 2021, Addis Ababa University and the United States Africa Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on tasks related to education, research and overall development at the Addis Ababa University Main Campus located in Ethiopia’s capital city. The Los Angeles-based institute, according to its Facebook page, focuses on “Advancing the strategic partnerships between the...

Low-paid UK workers ‘most at risk of losing jobs when furlough ends’

Low-paid workers in the United Kingdom already hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic face the highest risk of losing their jobs later this year, a thinktank says. They will be most at risk from expected rises in unemployment and job insecurity when the government’s furlough scheme ends in September, the Resolution Foundation said, recently. Millions of job losses have been prevented...

Europe sees progress in latest rounds of Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA—European diplomats say the latest round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program has made progress, expressing hope that agreement can be reached for Tehran to comply with a 2015 deal aimed at curbing its atomic ambitions and also see the United States rejoin the accord. Enrique Mora, the European Union official who chaired the June 1 talks in Vienna, said...

Iran’s FM Zarif discusses latest regional developments with Turkmenistan officials, wraps up Central Asian tour

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with top Turkmen officials in Ashgabat, where they discussed the latest regional and bilateral developments. Mr. Zarif, concluding his Central Asian tour, met on April 8 with his Turkmen counterpart, Rasit Meredow, during which he praised Tehran-Ashgabat political, economic and cultural relations as positive. The Iranian foreign minister underlined the necessity of boosting the...

UN expert calls for Assange’s release, cites prison’s Covid outbreak

Amid a Covid-19 outbreak at London’s Belmarsh prison, an independent UN expert appealed to British authorities to release Julian Assange or to place him under guarded house arrest during extradition proceedings to the United States.  “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither...

New hotspot opens up in North Africa despite UN bid to defuse tensions

(GIN)—War is breaking out all over. Fighting shows no signs of ending in Ethiopia as the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, attempts to put down a rebellion by the sovereign-seeking state of Tigray. Eritrea now appears to have been drawn into the fighting. A massacre was reported by Amnesty International.  In the Amhara region, political unrest and communal violence continue to...

Haiti: Two years after deadly earthquake, life largely unchanged

(FinalCall.com) - “Occupy” Haiti? Activists argue this is exactly what the U.S., UN and thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are doing in the world's first independent Black republic after a devastating earthquake shook this Caribbean nation two years ago. So-called great liberators under the guise of humanitarian aid and rebuilding have become entrenched, calling the shots while the masses...

Germany Rejects Reparations Suit Over Colonial Massacre In Namibia

GINNEWS (GIN)  — In its first formal response to a class-action suit filed by the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, Germany has asked a New York judge to throw out the suit as “inadmissible” because of “the principle of state immunity.” The indigenous people have been seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples under German colonial rule in the early...