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

by Jehron Muhammad

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... »

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. »

Trump meeting with Nigerian president focused on trade, terrorism

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 8, 2018 - 1:21:01 PM

WASHINGTON—Even as the bulk of recent U.S. diplomatic attention has been focused on Iran and North Korea, and before that on every place other than anywhere in Africa, President Donald J. Trump paused for a full-featured, bi-lateral meeting at the White House with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. »

Cuba’s new president faces challenges, changes in island nation

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | May 2, 2018 - 10:13:52 AM

The Republic of Cuba has installed a new president and questions loom what the change indicates for the future of the island nation. »

The problem with America’s military in Africa

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Apr 26, 2018 - 1:05:00 PM

However noble some of these reasons sound, the U.S. has a sordid history that includes imperialism and internal meddling in Africa, say those who question the American military presence. »

Paying homage to a revolutionary

by Final Call | Apr 25, 2018 - 1:55:38 PM

During a recent trip to the Caribbean, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a Nation of Islam delegation visited the island nation of Cuba. Min. Farrakhan and others paid homage to the late revolutionary and Cuban leader Fidel Castro by laying flowers at his tomb in Santiago de Cuba. »

Protestors condemn Ghana-U.S. military deal

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Apr 16, 2018 - 1:19:36 PM

Demonstrators filled the streets of Accra, Ghana, protesting a decision by Parliament that ratified a Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States. »

African nations sign landmark continent-wide trade agreement

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 4, 2018 - 3:23:45 PM

According to published reports, at least 44 African nations signed a landmark trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on “90 percent of all goods traded within the continent.” »

Assassination of popular Black Brazilian activist sparks outrage

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Mar 20, 2018 - 2:03:36 PM

Tens of thousands of Brazilians flooded streets, protesting and mourning the death of Marielle Franco, a popular human rights activist and progressive councilwoman. »

Keeping jewelry companies accountable

by Will Higginbotham | Mar 9, 2018 - 8:41:01 PM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)—How many people know where their gold and diamond jewelry come from? How many people consider the human cost of its production? »

From lack of paid maternity leave to ‘hell’ of student debt, North Korea catalog of U.S. rights violations makes convincing case

by Jake Johnson -Staff Writer- CommonDreams.org | Feb 15, 2018 - 3:34:36 PM

Just as U.S. President Donald Trump was preparing to lambast North Korea as "a menace that threatens our world"” in his State of the Union address, Pyongyang released a white paper that highlights America's "gross" human rights violations and deep inequities, from its failure to "embrace paid maternity leave" to its exorbitant health care costs. »

True U.S. Goal In Syria Is Control Over Resources, Not Fighting Isis—Russian Ministry Of Defense

by RT.com | Feb 15, 2018 - 3:27:32 PM

The U.S.-led coalition’s attack on pro-government forces in Syria has again proven that Washington’s true goal is to capture “economic assets” instead of fighting terrorism, the Russian Defense Ministry said. »

Racism and family separation adds to struggles of refugees

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Feb 14, 2018 - 7:02:40 PM

A new report released by Oxfam International and the Refugee Council called “Safe but not settled: the impact of family separation on refugees in the UK,” reveals there are detrimental mental, emotional and social effects on fleeing refugees tied directly to the disconnection from their families. »

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