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Africa Watch - Self-Sufficiency is Africa’s future

by Jehron Muhammad

"Our continent of Africa is endowed with immense natural resources. We have every mineral that man lust after, and which is required to run a modern economy."... »

Liberia’s Trade & Investment Conference: Seeking Help and Investment from the Diaspora

by A. Akbar Muhammad | Jul 17, 2018 - 11:04:45 AM

When I first received the invitation for a delegation to attend an investment conference in Liberia, I was asked to reach out to retired teachers, farmers, and business persons who were not afraid of Africa, and ready to look into the tremendous possibilities of Liberia. »

Another Failed South Sudan Peace Agreement

by Jehron Muhammad | Jul 10, 2018 - 10:24:52 PM

Before the ink was dry on yet another peace agreement to end South Sudan’s hostilities, violations occurred between President Salva Kiir’s forces and troops belonging to rebel leader and former South Sudan vice-president Rick Machar. »

An unsurprising U.S. exit from United Nations human rights council

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jul 2, 2018 - 1:05:08 PM

The United States has parted ways with the United Nations Human Rights Council. The news came from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. »

Africa, the World Cup and rooting for everybody Black

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 26, 2018 - 4:09:19 PM

The world’s most viewed sporting event happens every four years during the World Cup. Estimates suggest this year it will garner 3.2 billion viewers. »

Safety and uncertainty rise on Korean Peninsula after summit

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jun 20, 2018 - 2:47:50 PM

President Donald J. Trump was expecting accolades, a hero’s welcome, a Nobel Peace Prize even, for his historic summit in Singapore with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un. »

A hobbled Puerto Rico braces for new hurricane season

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Jun 20, 2018 - 2:28:21 PM

Shortly after researchers from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health released findings of a months-long survey that an estimated 4,645 died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, grieving individuals and families trekked to the spacious marble-lined plaza in front of the island’s capitol building in San Juan. »

Africa Watch - Mineral Wealth, Professionals Abroad and Honoring Winnie Mandela

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 20, 2018 - 2:22:50 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters leader and member of Parliament Julius Malema says former South African president Jacob Zuma would still be president if his party hadn’t waged a campaign against Zuma’s administration. »

Africa Watch

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 7, 2018 - 7:18:13 AM

The recent continent-wide celebration of Africa, called Africa Day, not only paid homage to the forming of the Organization of African Unity, but also celebrated the diversity of Africa and its one billion inhabitants, making it the Earth’s second most populous continent. »

Kwame Ture Education Center, Elijah Muhammad Masjid and Black Agenda building open in Trinidad as NOI progresses

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jun 5, 2018 - 10:24:38 PM

Opening the facility was a crowning achievement for the Nation of Islam and others who united and sacrificed to bring it into existence against the odds and despite opposition. It was a win for marginalized Black Trinidadians in a country where East Indian, Chinese and Arab communities thrive. »

Africa Watch - Peace Talks, Trade, Anti-corruption and Continental Airspace

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 1, 2018 - 9:10:58 AM

According to CNBCAFRICA, Mahammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, said during the AfDB meeting that Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interest of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem. »

Africa Watch - Ramadan, Trevor Noah, Corruption and Fighting for Justice

by Jehron Muhammad | May 22, 2018 - 1:09:56 PM

Visitors to Islamic countries need to be aware of the local customs, including the annual observance of Ramadan. Though you’re not expected to participate in the month long fast, it’s important that you respect local customs. »

Nation of Islam progressing in Trinidad and Tobago

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | May 18, 2018 - 11:49:19 AM

The twin islands and southern-most country in the Caribbean have a population of 1.6 million. Although Trinidad has its share of problems, the Nation of Islam is helping to address social and economic conditions, issues of education and working with the country’s prison population. »

Africa Watch - Free Trade, Women Entrepreneurs and Vestiges of Apartheid South Africa

by Jehron Muhammad | May 18, 2018 - 11:48:19 AM

The African Development Bank, playing host to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) workshop proclaimed they were ushering in a new era of women’s roles in West Africa’s energy transition. »

Israeli snipers target protesters on Gaza 'day of rage,' kill scores

by PressTV | May 15, 2018 - 12:59:29 PM

Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinians who have gathered near a Gaza fence for the climax of a six-week demonstration coinciding with the inauguration of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds. »


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