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UN prepares for up to 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya—The United Nations refugee agency says about 32,000 people have fled Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region into neighboring Sudan, and it is preparing for up to 200,000 in the next six months if necessary. Axel Bisschop, the agency’s representative in Sudan, told reporters Nov. 20 that “nobody at this stage can say exactly how many will come,” as deadly fighting...

Venezuelan teen sells drawings on Twitter to buy food

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela—Samuel Andrés Mendoza carefully chooses from dozens of colored pencils spread out on his kitchen table, humming a reggaeton song as he deftly applies contrast to the Dragon Ball anime character taking shape on his sketch pad. It is not just a pastime anymore for the 14 year old. Without his mother’s knowledge, he began selling his drawings on...

Israel uses Trump administration to get diplomatic ties with Morocco and Sudan

President Trump’s closing foreign policy initiatives have included a major effort to convince and coerce African and Asian nations to “normalize” relations with the state of Israel in exchange for promised U.S. financial, military and possibly diplomatic assistance. In recent past, Israel has been on a mission to strengthen and exploit its ties with Africa. Not only has Israel made...

Thousands of refugee deaths linked to EU’s illegal expulsion: Report

Several European states used illegal operations to push back at least 40,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Europe’s borders during the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the death of over 2,000 people, a report has revealed. The Guardian’s probe, which is based on reports released by UN agencies, combined with a database of incidents collected by non-governmental organizations, describes the pushbacks as...

Biden following in Trump’s footsteps, time to abandon pressure policy: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lashed out at the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden for upholding the same pressure policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump, which he himself once criticized sharply. In a post on his Twitter account March 30, Zarif shared a statement made by the U.S. president back in June 2019, in which Biden called...

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...

France to open archive for period covering Rwandan genocide

PARIS—France’s role before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was a “monumental failure” that the country must acknowledge, the lead author of a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron said, as the country is about to open its archives from this period to the public. The report, published in March, concluded that French authorities remained blind to the preparations for genocide...

Will International Court ruling mean anything for Israel?

The Zionist state of Israel is back in the hot seat with the International Criminal Court at The Hague after judges ruled the ICC has jurisdiction in locations where war crimes have been charged in Palestinian territories and unlocks the gate for a war crimes probe. Conflict has raged over 70 years in Gaza, and started after 1967 in the...

Ethiopian rabbis win court victory in Israel, but struggle continues for Africans in the Zionist State

Sixteen Ethiopian rabbis recently won what is being touted as a landmark court case against discrimination in the Zionist State of Israel. In proceedings that spanned 12 years, the case was part of nearly 20 years of struggle by the clergymen against the state. Observers say the friction stems from years of Ethiopian Jews struggling to integrate into Israel since...

Lebanon to start paying cash aid to poor families

Lebanon’s pm says hopes new cabinet will be able to stop economic collapse BEIRUT—Lebanon’s government said Sept. 9 it will start paying cash assistance next month to hundreds of thousands of poor families—in U.S. dollars—as the small nation sinks deeper into its economic crisis. Some 500,000 families will start receiving $20 a month for every family member up to a maximum...