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Tens of thousands demonstrate across Sudan as part of continuing demand for change and greater freedom

by Jehron Muhammad

The world watched with much fear and trepidation as members of Sudan’s opposition announced a planned June 30 “Millions March.”... »

‘Pink Tax’ costly for African females needing personal care products

by Jehron Muhammad @jehronmuhammad | Jul 9, 2019 - 12:06:38 PM

While South Africa and Tanzania, facing increased “global” scrutiny in 2018 removed their tax on women’s sanitary pads, the government of the East African country re-introduced the tax while unveiling its budget, according to the Daily Nation. »

Sudan's military rulers, their allies and prospects for the future

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 18, 2019 - 11:27:04 PM

During an interview on France24, Dr. Willow Berridge, a 20th Century Islamic World historian with particular emphasis on Sudan, said protestors were appalled that “66 percent” of the $3 billion their visit to the Gulf states secured was being spent “on the military and security services. »

The United States uses global think tank to justify policies in world conflict zones

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 12, 2019 - 10:35:43 AM

Zimbabwean journalist Isdore Guvamombe, in a recent commentary titled “Africa does not need this thing called Africom,” called for the continent and its leaders to wake up and realize that the “United States and its (European) allies have crafted policies and strategies that enable them to get to the core of exploiting Africa’s resources.” »

Racism rampant in UK workplaces say researchers

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jun 12, 2019 - 10:03:44 AM

The United Kingdom has serious problems of racism and xenophobia inside the workplace, says a recent report. »

A Special Visit to MECCA: Min. Farrakhan, Nation of Islam delegation embark on historic pilgrimage to Islam's holiest cities

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jun 11, 2019 - 10:19:45 AM

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a delegation from the Nation of Islam concluded Ramadan with an historic "Umrah," or pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, at the invitation of the King Salman of Saudi Arabia. »

Venezuela - past and present

by Mimi Machado-Luces -Guest Columnist- | May 23, 2019 - 1:27:42 PM

The sanctions and other methods of punishment imposed against my country, a sovereign nation, has more to do with power and greed than any concern for the conditions my fellow Venezuelans are living under. »

Sudan’s Military Council, Alliance for Freedom & Change stall 3-year transition period

by Jehron Muhammad | May 22, 2019 - 11:06:55 AM

According to the Transitional Military Council, the ongoing talks with the opposition Alliance for Freedom and Change have been suspended for three days on May 15, Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan said, “to help prepare an atmosphere for completing the deal.” »

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

by PressTV | May 16, 2019 - 11:57:05 AM

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 in the region, which he described as the real cause of their safety concerns. »

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.” »

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