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Kenya’s economy to pick up after unrest?

New cabinet faces tough road in Kenya (FCN, 05-05-2008)Economic inequality fuels Kenya’s violence (FCN, 02-15-2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s economy is expected to accelerate its growth from the depressed focus rate of 4.6 percent upwards as the economy picks up activity months after violence erupted following the East African nation’s disputed presidential polls. Kenya’s Finance Minister Amos Kimunya said...

Min. Farrakhan delivers message in Virgin Islands

Minister Farrakhan delivers African Liberation Day message in Virgin Islands Farrakhan urges islanders to 'unite and pull together' (Virgin Islands Daily News, 05-23-2008) ST. THOMAS, V.I. (FinalCall.com) - St. Thomas celebrated African Liberation Day with a special visit by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan May 21 to the Senate legislature in their chambers where the Minister spoke before a...

Natural gas, oil fuel Myanmar’s military rulers

Cyclone kills over 22,000 people in Myanmar (FCN, 05-08-2008) UNITED NATIONS (Finalcall.com) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for a special summit to discuss measures that could be taken to deal with the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. Cyclone Nargis ravaged southern towns of the Irrawaddy Delta May 3 and the United Nations estimates the death toll could reach 100,000, with...

War on terror is war on Islam, says advocate

Neo-con extremists push internment for American Muslims (FCN, 02-18-2005) The "War on Terror" Exposed (FCN/Minister Farrakhan, 05-03-2004) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The global war on terror has become a thinly veiled excuse to wage a global war on Islam with increased arrests of Muslims, calls for regime change in Muslim countries and racial profiling, according to a leader with a...

Hezbollah casts shadow over Bush Mideast tour

JIM.LOBE What is Hezbollah? (List of links to official websites and docs) Book Review: In The Path of Hizbullah (FCN, 09-14-2006) WASHINGTON (IPS/GIN) - The swift defeat of U.S.-backed forces by Hezbollah in Lebanon on May 9 has provided yet another vivid illustration of the rapid decline of Washington’s influence in the Middle East during the tenure of President George...

Military contractors accused of torture

After the shame: Prison abuse scandal deepens (FCN, 05-25-2004) NEW YORK - A former Abu Ghraib “ghost” detainee has leveled new torture claims against two U.S. military contractors, claiming that he was wrongly imprisoned and later released without charge. The suit against the contactors, filed in early May in Los Angeles federal court on behalf of Emad Al-Janabi,...

CIA refuses to release info on secret detentions

Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo by Murat Kurnaz (UK Guardian, 04-23-2008)Pentagon’s Guantanamo tribunals are ruled illegal (FCN, 02-17-2005) NEW YORK(IPS/GIN) - The Central Intelligence Agency has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit demanding the disclosure of more than 7,000 documents related to the agency’s programs of secret detentions, renditions and torture. The agency...

Nigeria moves to tackle food crisis

Could the global food crisis impact America? (FCN, 04-30-2008) ABUJA, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has announced plans to import 500,000 metric tons of rice and release an additional 11,000 metric tons of grains from its strategic reserve to cushion the effect of the global food crisis. Already, the government has allocated about $678 billion for the massive rice importation. The decisions...

A native son returns to help his people

Calherbe Muhammad was sent to the United States some 17 years ago by his family to attain an education to help him return one day to be a help to his people. He joined the Nation of Islam in New York City and after moving to Virginia Beach, Va. several years ago and completing his formal education, founded the organization Christians...

West demands regime change for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Ambassador: Self-determination is at root of conflict (FCN, 04-22-2008) Zimbabwe and the Power of Propaganda (GlobalResearch.ca, 04-16-2008) Zimbabwe President rips 'hypocrites' Bush and Blair (UN Streaming Media, 09-26-2007) Demonizing President Robert Mugabe (Race and History, 07-28-2005) UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - Pressure to act against Zimbabwe came from Britain and the United States and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon voiced concern...