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Intentional blindness, warmongering keeps feeding U.S. downfall

by Naba’a Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, teaches that no individual nor nation can escape the law of justice today. We are living in the day of God’s Judgement and a time when the consequences of deeds, individual and national deeds, cannot be averted except through repentance, atonement, and...

Discontent in Sudan increasing, protesters demand dissolving transitional government

Dissatisfaction with government in Sudan is growing. Zakia Muhammad Sadeeg, a former schoolteacher and current executive member of the Sudan Future Campaign (Party), said to Africa Watch via phone from her home in Khartoum that “activists” are calling for demonstrations on the second anniversary of the massacre of peaceful protesters gathered outside Sudan’s military headquarters. Ms. Sadeeg said she’s...

Is Western Press Africa’s enemy?

The first thing to notice about how Africa is covered or portrayed by Western mainstream media is that in most cases it is not. According to fairobserver.com, “Studies of major internationally focused Western (U.S., UK, France) news outlets (newspapers and TV) have found that Africa tends to account for roughly 6 % to 9 % of the total amount...

U.S. role in Africa driven by lust for resources, not fear of terrorism

The senior military leader of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) recently expressed fears of an increasing danger of terrorist groups active throughout the continent. But the reality behind why the U.S. is moving in the Motherland is not linked solely to fear of terrorists. General Stephen J. Townsend expressed concerns to journalists at the completion of U.S. led war...

Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship

CAIRO—The owners and insurers of the giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year have reached an agreement in principle over their dispute with canal authorities, representatives from both sides said June 23. Stann Marine, the lawyers representing the vessel’s owners and insurers, and a spokeswoman for the Suez Canal Authority both confirmed...

Where are U.S., Russia diplomatic ties headed?

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva June 16 as Western powers are positioning themselves in the face of a shift in geopolitical power away from the United States. After a three-hour session, the two sides agreed to set up working groups to deal with nuclear arms control, as well as cyberattacks. The sides also...

New Israeli gov’t is ‘distinction without a difference’

The saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true in the settler-occupier state of Israel. Within one month, there was an 11- day war between Israel and Palestinian resistance forces mainly connected to Hamas, a brokered cease-fire, the ousting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the installation of a new premier and coalition government. However, after...

Africa’s largest journalism organization condemns Israeli human rights violations

The continent’s largest journalist organization, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), recently called on the international community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against journalists and media outlets during its recent attacks in Gaza and elsewhere in occupied Palestine. The call came at a conference hosted by President Nana Akufo of Ghana. The conference was organized by the FAJ...

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ won’t escape life in prison for murdering of Muslims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—Ratko Mladic, the military chief known as the “Butcher of Bosnia” for orchestrating genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Balkan nation’s 1992-95 war, lost his final legal battle when UN judges rejected his appeals and affirmed his life sentence. The June 8 ruling involving his 2017 convictions and sentence closed a grim chapter in European...

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...