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UN’s hollow ceremony for end to British slave trade confounds many

British, Brutal Masters Of Colonialism (CounterCurrents)Gadhafi calls for reparations for African slave trade (FCN, 09-21-1999) UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - Dr. Leonard Jeffries, professor of Africana Studies and Black Studies at the City University of New York in Harlem, says that the 192-member United Nations General Assembly’s recent commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Britain’s decision on March 25, 1807 to end...

Uncertainty in the Middle East and the pursuit of legal actions against Israel

Along with the ongoing bloodshed of war that has killed more than 36,000 people in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, came a wave of events and responses to the ongoing death and destruction. Unprecedented legal actions against Israel included applications to the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking arrest warrants for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...

UN says India to be world’s most populous nation by mid-2023

NEW DELHI—India is on track to surpass China by mid-2023 as the world’s most populous nation, United Nations data said April 19, raising questions about whether a booming, young Indian population will fuel economic growth for years to come or become a liability. While India’s 254 million people between ages 15 and 24 is the largest number in the world,...

Shiite Uprising Signals Double Trouble for U.S. – Experts

JIM.LOBE Scores dead as Falluja resists US onslaught (Al Jazeera, 04/07/2004)The Consequences of War and the Fruit of Peace (Min. Farrakhan, 10/16/2002) WASHINGTON (IPS) - With U.S. Marines effectively locking down the defiant city of Fallujah in the rebellious ''Sunni Triangle'', other U.S. military forces in Iraq opened a new front Monday to quash an apparent uprising by a Shiite militia...

Spain’s Pedro Sánchez reelected prime minister despite controversy over amnesty for separatists

MADRID—Spain’s acting Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, was chosen by a majority of legislators to form a new government in a parliamentary vote Nov. 16. Sánchez was backed by 179 lawmakers in the 350-seat lower house of parliament. Only right-wing opposition deputies voted against him. The vote came after nearly two days of debate among party leaders that centered almost entirely on a...

Mandela’s Legacy: Much more than goal of a non-racial society

(FinalCall.com) - The 94-year-old Nelson Mandela has received much press of late. His hospital stays have garnered much headlines, and his mortality much discussion. Talk is of his legacy and what South Africa's first post-apartheid Black president will represent to the country going forward. His legacy, as it is being shaped, appears headed toward a similar image assigned to...

Peru’s judiciary launches inquiry into key officials after deadly protests

Peru’s attorney general has decided to investigate high officials’ handling of recent protests that have seen dozens of people killed and hundreds more injured since early December last year. The top prosecutor’s office announced on Jan. 10 that it launched an inquiry into new President Dina Boluarte, Prime Minister Alberto Otarola, Defense Minister Jorge Chavez, and Interior Minister Victor Rojas...

America wants a military command in Africa

(FinalCall.com) - President George W. Bush announced in February his plans to create a new military command for Africa, which would be known as U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The president reportedly said the unit would be up and running by the end of September 2008, however, his administration has yet to say where the command would be located and...

South Sudan plagued by corruption and economic crises

-Contributing Writer- (FinalCall.com) - “An estimated $4 billion are unaccounted for or, simply put, stolen by former and current (government) officials, as well as corrupt individuals with close ties to government officials,” wrote Southern Sudan President Silva Kiir in a letter to 75 current and former government officials. The May 3rd dated letter offered amnesty for officials and individuals...

South African pastor found guilty of treason, racist plot

JOHANNESBURG—A South African court has convicted a pastor of plotting to overthrow the government and to kill thousands of Black people in the country. Harry Johannes Knoesen, 61, a leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement, was on June 6 found guilty of high treason, incitement to carry out violent attacks, and recruiting people to commit attacks. Mr. Knoesen’s group explored...