Nigerian presidential elections upcoming, Omoyele Sowore looks for the votes

The Nigerian presidential election is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Caricom upset with OAS for recognizing Venezuela’s interim pres

Staying in an active role in the ongoing situation in neighboring Venezuela, Caribbean Community governments this week chided the Organization of American States in Washington.

Key Figure In Divestment Campaign That Halted US Investments In South Africa Passes

In an interview for the book “No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists Over a Half Century,” Dumisani Kumalo recalled the struggle to cut off the U.S. funds that were sustaining the apartheid government of South Africa.

US Hits Ghana With Visa Sanctions In Spat Over Deportees

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and State Department say they will no longer issue visas for certain Ghanaians.

Income inequality fueling backlash, elites worry

The rich are getting richer, businesses are thriving, but it’s hard not to notice that discontent is growing among the expanding poor and middle class and could soon pose a threat to the well-to-do.

Nigerian lawyers back chief justice with 'suspicious' millions in unexplained funds

Efforts to clean up government, difficult in the best of times, were hamstrung by none other than Nigeria’s top judge accused of failing to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars that “suspiciously” appeared in his accounts but were never declared ...

Black nations at the UN do not support US against Venezuela

The United States called for an emergency meeting of the 15-member U.N. Security Council Jan. 26 to discuss the political situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela after President Donald J. Trump declared earlier in the week that President Nicholas ...

Deadly militant raid on Kenyan hotel complex raises questions on security

The death toll in a deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan hotel complex has risen to 21, including 16 Kenyans, one American and three of African descent.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Africans Urged to ‘Come Home’

The Transatlantic Slave Trade started with slave ships, whips, chains and a most demonic kind of evil: Europeans and others hunting down Africans like animals.

Trump shutdown same as weapon of economic sanctions used against Zimbabwe

Every day it is becoming clearer that President Trump’s “partial shutdown” of the federal government is affecting more than the 800,000 federal workers and hundreds of thousands of contract workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay.

Flags fly for an ex-president of Nigeria 'too nice' for the job

Former President Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari, a devout Muslim, a former school teacher, son of a farmer, trader and herder, was remembered this month as a nice man, a gentle man but not a particularly strong man.

Omoyele Sowore running to be president of Nigeria in 2019

Criss-crossing the nation, activist, publisher and presidential-aspirant Omoyele Sowore has been described as the “voice of New Nigeria.” Among other things.

Somalia–A military intervention with no purpose

Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen. Enough already!

Maasai fight efforts to convert their lands to game parks

"The water that quenches our thirst, the air that we breathe, the trees that provide shade and the animals that give us company, all make life real and creation complete.”


Dec. 3, 2018 (GIN)—A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black Renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970s, is ...