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Caribbean nations united for reparations

In a move that has implications for Blacks throughout the United States, more than a dozen Caribbean nations have banded together to urge European countries, which profited from the transatlantic slave trade, to begin serious discussions about reparations. “This was a state sponsored policy,” said Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. “Slave ports were built in Africa. African ...

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Decade-long peace in Mozambique in peril

Mozambique, enjoying a windfall from recent finds of off-shore gas, may be headed for troubled. A fragile peace has reigned over the southeast nation since a treaty in 1992 ended a 16-year long civil war. A pawn in the Cold War of the great powers, the coastal nation was heavily armed with U.S. and Russian weapons. Over a million people perished in the course of the war. Still one of the poorest African nat ...

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Ghanaians in the mix of GMO debate

Members of Food Sovereignty Ghana and other environmental groups took the issue of food security to the streets in a march through Accra that linked up virtually with seven African countries from South Africa to Kenya. It was the second annual march against genetically modified seeds, bioengineered food and its corporate backers, coupled with the perceived risks to small farmers’ incomes and to health. ...

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Surprise U.S. raids to seize terror suspects worry experts

After two surprise U.S. raids, one into Somalia and one into Libya, to capture suspected terrorists, the Libyan government is demanding an explanation of the unannounced maneuver. In the Libyan operation, U.S. special forces seized Nazih al-Ragye, a.k.a. Abu Anas al-Liby, a Libyan who is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilians. He is reportedly being ...

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Desmond Tutu turns 82, keeps hope alive for peace  

Outspoken peace advocate, former Archbishop Desmond Tutu, marked his 82nd birthday Oct. 7 amidst well-wishers including former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, who delivered the third annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture at the University of the Western Cape. Annan called on Africans to embrace all people regardless of their gender, sexual orientation or economic status. He urged religious leader ...

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Joburg art fair censors lose bid to ban portrait of deadly miners’ strike

Solidarity among artists rescued the larger-than-life painting of a tragic miners’ strike in 2012 where some 44 people were killed and 78 were wounded in a murderous onslaught by security guards against workers that horrified the nation. Removed from the walls by the fair’s organizers, the painting by Ayanda Mabulu was quickly restored after veteran photographer David Goldblatt threatened to take down his o ...

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Nigeria’s Port Harcourt is World Book Capital City for 2014

A coalition of reading groups represented by the United Nation’s cultural agency UNESCO have picked Port Harcourt of Nigeria as the World Book Capital City for its efforts to “bring back the book” to the forefront of national discourse. Credit for the award was shared by the Rainbow Book Club (RBC) and other clubs promoting the culture of reading for entertainment and information among senior secondary and ...

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Nigerian beauty captures Muslim-only pageant crown

In a contest that highlights religious values and Islamic fashions, 21-year-old Obabiya Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria was the tearful winner of the coveted prize. The beauty pageant for Muslims took place in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, prior to the Miss World competition, which was relocated to Bali after protests by hard-line Indonesian Muslim groups who found it offensive. ...

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