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Zarif: Blaming Iran won’t undo hatred in region towards U.S., clients

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says attempts by the U.S. and its clients to portray Iran as a “threat” will not help them get rid of their unpopularity among people... »

The State Of Israel, Ethiopian Jews And A Continuing History Of Racism

by Jehron Muhammad | May 14, 2019 - 10:48:52 PM

PHILADELPHIA—A couple months ago, at a program titled “Judea African America: Our Racial Relationship History & Crisis in Israel Palestine” was held at Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. »

Guaido, U.S. fail to overthrow Maduro, again

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | May 9, 2019 - 10:57:31 AM

Recently, U.S. social media such as WhatsApp, Twitter suddenly came alive with commentary, pictures, videos and reaction to news that Juan Guaidó was leading a coup in an attempt to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. »

Back-To-Back Cyclones Hit Southern Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | May 9, 2019 - 10:49:32 AM

This is the first time two cyclones have struck the southern African nation in a single season,and Kenneth was the first cyclone recorded so far north in Mozambique in the modern era of satellite imaging. »

‘Unprecedented’: UN Finds U.S.-backed Forces Killed More Afghan Civilians Than Taliban and ISIS Did So Far in 2019

by Jessica Corbett, www.commondreams.org | May 1, 2019 - 3:37:04 PM

In an “unprecedented” revelation that highlights the consequences of the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan, the United Nations announced that U.S.- backed forces killed more Afghan civilians than the Taliban and other armed anti- government groups did in the first three months of this year. »

Corporate greed versus safety? Boeing faces flood of lawsuits

by Jehron Muhammad | Apr 24, 2019 - 9:29:02 AM

Rumors that the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 would seriously damage Ethiopia’s premier airlines relationship with Boeing might be inevitable. But this has to be seen through the lens of the airline and manufacturer’s long history. »

Military defends protestors as Sudanese leader is overthrown

by Jehron Muhammad | Apr 16, 2019 - 10:00:12 PM

Sudan’s military has overthrown the government of President Omar al-Bashir, saying he would be arrested and taken to a “safe place.” »

Doing Business in Africa and the Caribbean Symposium

by The Final Call | Apr 16, 2019 - 9:57:45 PM

WASHINGTON—Ambassadors, representatives and business leaders from Africa and the Caribbean will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to share how investors, businesspeople and entrepreneurs can successfully do business in their countries. »

Aid groups continue work in aftermath of deadly cyclone

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 9, 2019 - 11:51:18 AM

After media coverage waned in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Adai on Southern Africa, emergency responders and international aid organizations are still working on the ground in Mozambique. »

An indigenous nation battles for land and justice in Bolivia

by Franz Chavez | Apr 9, 2019 - 11:50:52 AM

LA PAZ (IPS)—The ancient Qhara Qhara nation began a battle against the State of Bolivia in defense of its rich ancestral lands, in an open challenge to a government that came to power in 2006 on a platform founded on respect for the values and rights of indigenous peoples. »

Cyclone ravaged Mozambique struggles to recover

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 2, 2019 - 12:36:54 PM

Weeks after the Tropical Cyclone Idai ravaged the small nation of Mozambique in southern Africa, recovery continues. The storm also slammed into neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving a corridor of death and massive destruction experts say will take some time to rebuild. »

Prize and $1 million awarded to Kenyan teacher from impoverished community

by Busani Bafana | Apr 2, 2019 - 12:32:10 PM

DUBAI (IPS)—A math and physical science teacher from an impoverished school in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Peter Tabichi, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, becoming the first teacher from Africa to clinch the prize established to honor the profession. »

UK troops accused of training child soldiers in Yemen

by Press.TV.com | Apr 2, 2019 - 12:20:20 PM

UK Foreign Office minister Mark Field has promised to get to the bottom of “very serious and well sourced” allegations that British special forces have been training child soldiers in the Saudi-led war against Yemen. »

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway

by AP | Apr 2, 2019 - 1:52:27 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Papuan independence fighters are vowing more attacks on a highway that’s the Indonesian president’s key development project in the country’s troubled easternmost region. »

France, U.S. strike different notes in Africa

by GIN | Mar 26, 2019 - 10:44:58 AM

(GIN)—There were smiles all around in Kenya as French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands over a series of infrastructure deals worth $3.3 billion. »

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