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Dissident Voice - 2019-09-14 - Original post - cached version

Agostinho Neto declaring independence of Angola 11 November 1975

What I want to do here is something very simple. I want to explain how I began to search for Agostinho Neto. I also want to explain the perspective that shapes this search.1

When I was told about the plans for a...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-09-11 - Original post - cached version

With the existing fabric of international relations unravelling, one area of activity is attracting more and more attention; the leading nations are jostling each other for influence in what they see as the most interesting regions.

And increasingly, one of the most important...

Pass Blue - 2019-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Lieut. Comdr. Marcia Braga, left, a 45-year-old Brazilian naval officer, spent a year as a UN military gender adviser in the war-wracked Central African Republic, above. She called it “the most rewarding experience she has ever had.” BRAGA ARCHIVES

In one of the world’s most fragile and...

Aletho News - 2019-09-09 - Original post - cached version

By Sarah Abed | September 9, 2019 Denmark is recognized as one of the most socially and economically developed countries in the world, which enjoys a high standard of living as well as high metrics in national performance, protection of civil liberties, and the lowest perceived level of...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-09-09 - Original post - cached version

In the world we live in today, amid a scramble which is unfolding to gain control of the key natural resources we exploit and to shape the political world order of the 21st century, there are many areas where Africa and Russia have interests which overlap objectively. About 50-52% of the...

Aletho News - 2019-09-07 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | September 6, 2019 In 2015 – two years after a devastating civil war broke out in South Sudan that pushed millions to the brink of starvation – the South Sudan government launched a multi-million dollar agricultural project called Green Horizon. The aim of the project was to develop farms...

Aletho News - 2019-09-06 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – September 5, 2019 GENEVA – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor called on the Swiss federal parliament not to bow to Israeli pressure to suspend Swiss criminal legislation authorizing the country’s courts to prosecute Israeli politicians and military figures...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Africa remains the fastest growing continent on the planet, with its high birth rates, booming economies and an abundance of natural resources. With some 1.2 billion living all across Africa it’s predicted that this number will double in just two decades. Moreover, with a number of other...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-08-29 - Original post - cached version

In breaking emotional-political news, the US is hurt and disappointed with Zimbabwe. As if any of our leading decision-makers know where that is. The news story from Reuters via Yahoo! tells us of the US State Departments’ “growing” displeasure with the African nation.

As the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-27 - Original post - cached version

On 28 October 2018, Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil with 55.1% of the vote and with a gigantic help from Cambridge Analytica.

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January 2019 in Davos Switzerland, Bolsonaro made a sumptuous presentation, “We Are Building a New Brazil”. He...

Aletho News - 2019-08-18 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – August 17, 2019 US Air Force has launched flying operations from a recently constructed remote air base in the West African country of Niger in efforts to carry out intelligence gathering missions over the impoverished region. “This joint-use runway allows for a better response to...

Need To Know News - 2019-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Only about 388,000 slaves were shipped to North America. Today in Africa there are an estimated 9.2-million people living in modern day slavery, but Western politicians do not speak out against this injustice.

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Is this not something we have heard before, and not just when it makes it to Yahoo News – “Weaponised Bugs”, this time in the form of blood sucking ticks?

A recent headline reads: US military...

Aletho News - 2019-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | July 20, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday that the United States causes instability and insecurity everywhere in the world it sets foot, including the Persian Gulf and South America. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the...

Consortium News - 2019-07-13 - Original post - cached version

For several reasons, Israel has joined various Arab powers to back a strongman in Libya, explains Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since mid-2014, Libya has been mired in civil war, pitting the UN-recognized Government of National…

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Improving rail connectivity is one of the key priorities for African nations. The continent’s railway network is far from developed and consists of tracks built a long time ago by European colonizers or other foreign partners working on local initiatives. Train lines in the Northern and...

Pass Blue - 2019-07-09 - Original post - cached version

A demonstration outside the Organization of American States in Washington, April 5, 2016, protesting the murder of the Honduran rights defender Berta Cáceres, who was killed a month earlier. Her daughter, Berta Zúñiga Cáceres, is part of the protests. The author of the essay suggests that...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-07-08 - Original post - cached version
Erdogan and Putin

S-400's reported to be Turkey bound


ISTANBUL - The first of the Russian S-400 defense systems that Ankara has purchased will be loaded on to cargo planes on Sunday and arrive in Turkey some time next week,...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-07-08 - Original post - cached version

Last December, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton unveiled Washington’s new strategy for Africa. According to this paper, America’s primary goal for the continent lies in undermining China’s and Russia’s growing economic influence there.

It’s clear...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-04 - Original post - cached version

Europe’s “Scramble for Africa” began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The attempt at dominating the continent using old and new strategies continues to define western relationship with this rich continent.

This reality was further validated when I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on June 23...

MintPress - 2019-07-03 - Original post - cached version

Europe’s “Scramble for Africa” began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The attempt at dominating the continent using old and new strategies continues to define the western relationship with this rich continent. 

This reality was further validated when I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on...

Need To Know News - 2019-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Jamie Drummond, the Executive Director of ONE, Irish singer Bono's so-called charity, is pushing mass immigration into Europe, especially from Africa, as its population of 1.2 billion people is expected to double by 2050.

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Right after the start of the protest movement in Algeria last February, a number of high-profile representatives of the now deposed Bouteflika government faced corruption charges. Some of the cases involving power abuse and government funds theft are still being heard by local courts....

MintPress - 2019-06-27 - Original post - cached version

In 1948, my grandfather, along with thousands of Badrasawis, was expelled by Israeli military forces from our ancestral village of Beit Daras in Palestine. 

Like hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from over 500 other villages, my grandfather assumed he would be back home in a few weeks...

Aletho News - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

By Ramzy Baroud | The Star | June 22, 2019 In 1948 my grandfather, along with 3000 other Badrasawis, was expelled by Israeli military forces from our ancestral village of Beit Daras in Palestine. Like hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from over 500 other villages, my grandfather assumed he...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

....weave an intricate tapestry.
 Mike Pompeo Goes to Saudi Arabia and UAE to talk Iran and undoubtedly Turkey

above is the original image included in the Guardian article this morning

Don't forget the targeting of Turkey in all this. ( the next news item will broach that...

Pass Blue - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

The aftermath of a terrorist attack in northern Mali. A new survey of Malians finds that they back their own armed forces more than they do the UN peacekeepers in their nation, revealing frustrations about their role. 

Since 2012, a German political think tank has surveyed Malians...

Pass Blue - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

A new agreement by the UN and the Central African Republic pledges to tackle rape and other forms of sexual abuse committed in the war there by delivering justice and essential services to the victims. But will the agreement be carried out?, the author asks. 

I can’t stop thinking about...

Pass Blue - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Women from North Darfur performing a traditional dance during a celebration organized by the UN mission there. The author of this essay, an international rights lawyer, argues that Omar al-Bashir, the now-ousted president of Sudan, should be transferred to the International Criminal Court for...

Aletho News - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Hugus | Aletho News | June 6, 2019 All states in the US mandate vaccines for school children, effectively taking away the right to education for families refusing vaccination. Different states allow one to three exemptions from mandatory vaccination on philosophical, religious or...

Aletho News - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler · June 6, 2019 Is Roméo Dallaire a genocide denier? After a (question free) talk at Concordia University this week I followed the famous Canadian general out of the room to ask why he still supports ruthless dictator Paul Kagame. Kagame is the individual most responsible for the...

Pass Blue - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

The US State Department has created a new commission to advise Secretary of State Pompeo, above, on redefining policies aligned with “natural law and natural rights.” For human-rights advocates, the language suggests ominous religious and other overtones. RON PRZYSUCHA/STATE DEPARTMENT


Pass Blue - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalán in a UN conference room in New York, date unknown. The two UN experts were murdered in 2017 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and their deaths have never been fully solved. Zobel Behalal, nameplate above, was also a member of the UN experts group working in...

Aletho News - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Toby Cadman. Co-founder of Guernica Chambers 37, one of legal entities bringing latest case against President Assad at the ICC. (Photo: The ICC and our politics) By Vanessa Beeley | 21st Century Wire | May 28, 2019 In March 2019 two law firms filed cases at the ICC against Syria’s President...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Headlines in Ghana recently told of gangsta reggae artists Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale throwing down on one another at the awards ceremony of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in the capital. According to some reports Stonebwoy, one of the country’s most popular artists, drew a gun when his...

Pass Blue - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Victor Madrigal-Borloz, a Costa Rican and current UN independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. The expert’s role was loudly protested by countries in the Middle East-North Africa region and elsewhere when it was established in 2016. Yet some nations in that area are now...

Aletho News - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

By Mark Crispin Miller | MintPress News | May 22, 2019 Every day, on page A2, the New York Times runs an excruciating feature called “Inside the Times,” wherein one of its reporters tells us (as the feature ought to be entitled) “What It’s Like to Be Me at the New York Times.” Such narcissistic...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

Greta is able to see what other people cannot see.  She can see carbon dioxide with the naked eye. She sees how it flows out of chimneys and and changes the atmosphere in a landfill.

— Malena Ernman, Scenes from the heart. Our life for the climate (mother of Greta Thunberg),...

21 Century Wire - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Written and produced by South Front Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson; Voiceover by Dermot Arrigan:

The Impending Crisis

At one time, specifically during the post-World War 2 Bretton Woods era, it looked like as if the capitalist model could be indefinitely sustainable and...

Pass Blue - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Simon Handy, who specializes in African politics and conflict, worked for the UN in the Central African Republic, during its most violent upheaval. The experience still haunts him. SOUTHERN AFRICAN LIAISON OFFICE

Simon Handy, a specialist in African politics and conflict, is a veteran of...

Need To Know News - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Approximately 500 undocumented African migrants stormed Terminal 2 of the Charles de Gaulle airport. A leader of the group was heard yelling into a loudspeaker that France does not belong to the French and that everyone has a right to live there.

Pass Blue - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at his country’s 62nd Independence Day parade, in Tamale, March 7, 2019. He has announced that French should be an official language of his country, which is surrounded by many Francophone nations. REPUBLIC OF GHANA

Ghana, one of the few English-speaking...

Aletho News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

MEMO – May 16, 2019 An Israel-based campaign to meddle in the elections of several African, Asian and Latin American countries has been uncovered by social media giant Facebook. Facebook announced today that it had deactivated dozens of accounts found to be spreading disinformation by posing as...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

To protect its culture Québec has decided veiled women shouldn’t be allowed to teach. But the crucifix adorning the National Assembly can stay, as well as a large cross atop the highest point in Montréal, not to mention the streets named after Catholic saints. The government has decided laïcité...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version

A new report has uncovered 36 code-named US military operations in Africa. This comes after last year’s news that US special forces were operating in west Africa’s Niger. Maurice Carney, executive director of Friends of the Congo, joins RT America’s Manila Chan to unpack the news.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

A massive shift in the geo-political status quo in North Africa has placed the United States in the passenger’s, not the pilot’s, seat. No longer does Washington, not even as a co-pilot with the French, influence the actions of key actors in North African affairs. The shift in the North African...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Paris, 15 April 2019 — The heart of France is on fire. An inferno rocked France. Notre Dame, cultural icon of France and UNESCO declared World Heritage, was burning. The flames devastated the wooden roof and the spire. They caused, at first sight, only light damage on the 12th century cathedral’...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is about to open in Beijing. It will take place from 25th to 27th April, 2019. The Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to deliver the keynote address.

It is expected to be an event of tremendous proportions and importance:...

Pass Blue - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

A resident returned to his home in the Mopti region of Mali after attacks in February 2019 in the Bankass Circle area, where at least 18 people died by shooting and burning. Deadly violence is increasing in central Mali, targeting civilians, Malian soldiers and peacekeepers with no resolution in...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Western media outlets are once again in throes of panic as they report on the latest developments in Libya. According to French newspaper Le Monde, while the world was following NATO’s Jubilee Summit, held in Washington, there was a turning point in the civil war in Libya. Field Marshal...


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