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Wreckage of slave ship that held captured Mayans discovered near Mexico

MEXICO CITY—Archaeologists in Mexico said Sept. 15 they have identified a ship that carried Mayan people into virtual slavery in the 1850s, the first time such a ship has been found. The wreck of the Cuban-based paddle-wheel steamboat was found in 2017 but wasn’t identified until researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and...

Zindzi Mandela, an offspring of struggle, dies at 59

There is no doubt, the name Mandela is synonymous with a legacy of struggle for the soul and transformation of South Africa. Zindziswa “Zindzi” Mandela was an offspring in that line who continued that legacy of service into the 21st Century. Ms. Mandela, the youngest daughter of the late iconic figures Nelson and Winnie...

Yemen: Crisis reaches new low, top UN officials tell Security Council

By UN News The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has never been worse, with conflict escalating, famine on the horizon, the economy in tatters and Covid-19 out of control, senior UN officials told the Security Council on July 28 as they issued a fresh call for an immediate ceasefire. Four months on, negotiations between...

Iran’s Rouhani urges restraint over Karabakh dispute, warns of new war in region

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to show restraint and reject any foreign interference over the Karabakh dispute, warning that the region cannot tolerate a new war.   During a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan Sept. 30, Rouhani voiced concern about the ongoing fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh...

South Sudan: Progress on peace agreement ‘limps along,’ UN envoy tells security council

Although the transitional government in South Sudan continues to function, with state governors now appointed, among other developments, progress on the 2018 peace agreement “limps along,” the top UN official in the country told a virtual meeting of the Security Council on Sept. 16..  David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan...

Lebanese parties, Hezbollah denounce U.S. for new sanctions

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah and two political parties have denounced Washington’s new sanctions imposed on two former Lebanese ministers. The White House on Sept. 8 targeted former Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil from the Shia Amal party, and former Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos from the Christian Marada movement, with sanctions, freezing any assets they...

Sudanese refugees face uncertainty in Israel if bilateral ties are resumed

(GIN)—Sudanese refugees who live in Israel are wondering what their future holds if ties are normalized between the two countries as predicted and the Israeli government launches deportation proceedings against them. There are around 6,500 Sudanese nationals in Israel, representing 20 percent of all the asylum seekers in the country. Of these, 4,500 have...

Poverty, corruption, conflict are factors in Nigeria’s SARS protest movement

What may be worse than law enforcement officers in U.S. cities receiving police training in Israel? Nigeria’s recently disbanded notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad or SARS receiving police training from the United Kingdom College of Policing. According to the African program director for the International Crisis Group, Dr. Comfort Ero, “We should acknowledge that SARS was part of...

Put ‘people before politics’ in Lebanon, urges Guterres, following Beirut disaster

It’s time that leaders across Lebanon put “people before politics” following August’s explosions in a Beirut port, said the UN chief on Sept. 23, which must serve as a wake-up call following a year of upheaval and clamor for reform on all fronts. António Guterres was speaking at a high level meeting of the International Support Group for...

Libya’s unclear future marred by internal, external conflict

Civil war is currently ratcheting up in Libya as internal saber-rattling escalates and foreign actors involved take sides and add to heightened threats of military action. Libya has been absent a cohesive government since a United States-led overthrow of Muammar Gadhafi and the Great Jamahiriya government in 2011. Since the U.S. and NATO (North...

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