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Fidel was 'A strong voice for social justice,' a U.N. Secretary-General

(GIN)—U.N. Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon extended sympathies to the Cuban people on the passing Friday, Nov. 25, of their longtime president, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, who he called “a strong voice for social justice.”

Fidel— ‘History will absolve me!’

“It is with deep sorrow that I come before you to inform our people, and friends of our America, that today, Nov. 25, at 10:29 p.m., Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz has died,” stated Raul ...

Catholic bishops apologize in Rwanda for role in genocide

Twenty-two years after the genocide in Rwanda, which took the lives of more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, the Catholic Church in Rwanda apologized this week for the church’s role in the slaughter. According to a report by ...

FIFA weighs expulsion of Israeli soccer clubs in occupied Palestine 

Rights organizations are pushing the international soccer association, FIFA, to crack down on Israeli soccer clubs that have settled in occupied Palestinian lands in violation of specific FIFA rules.

Obama urged to squash sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria

A former State Department official is warning against a drive by President Barack Obama to sell “as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria,” a move that would pull the U.S. into more dangerous excursions on ...

Guyanese in St. Maarten receives life-saving pacemaker

Egland Arthur, a construction supervisor in St. Maarten, started experiencing shortness of breath while visiting Guyana earlier this year.

After election upset, africans assess changed U.S. landscape

Africans were tweeting and messaging about the surprise outcome of U.S. elections last week that left many in the developing world worried for the future.

Gambia preps to leave ‘International Caucasian Court’

Amid accusations of incompetence and preferential treatment of colonial leaders, the small West African nation of Gambia is joining Burundi and South Africa as African countries that wish to exit the International Criminal Court.

Black folk express worry over Donald Trump’s victory

The just-concluded presidential election across the United States that brought victory to Donald John Trump of the Republican Party as the 45th President-elect has been attracting harsh criticism, condemnation and division among American citizens.

World confab on raising temps calls for focus on Africa

Marrakesh, home to mosques, palaces and gardens, will be going green for COP22, the international follow-up to last year’s historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

UN: Reparations are owed to Blacks in America

Cuba’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, addressing world delegates during the U.N. Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Oct. 20 stated that the “slave trade and the legacy ...

Reports of rape of Boko Haram victims by government soldiers

Dozens of young girls rescued from Boko Haram kidnappers were made victims again by the Nigerian soldiers and policemen assigned to protect them, according to accounts documented by investigators for Human Rights Watch.

Kenya lifts death penalty for more than 2,000 inmates

(GIN)—While American leaders bicker over the fate of the death penalty, with 17 inmates going to their deaths so far this year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed documents commuting all death sentences to life imprisonment.

Haiti needs us

The recent hurricane in Haiti has yet again brought the island into the national news cycle.

Emotional reunion for 21 rescued ‘Chibok’ girls

In a sight that could make a witness choke up with tears, a roomful of rescued Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok ran into the arms of their overjoyed parents and smothered them with hugs.

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