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NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT GEINGOB CLAIMS VICTORY OVER ‘AFROPESSIMISM’

Nov. 27, 2017 (GIN) – At a suspenseful party convention with more than the usual drama – from questionable voting strategies, dirty campaign tactics, propaganda to the booing of candidates - members of the South West African Peoples Organization (SWAPO) chose President Hage Geingob as the new party leader. It was a battle for the soul of the former liberation movement, party leaders told The Namibian newspa ...

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NEW ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO OUSTED LEADER

Nov. 27, 2017 (GIN) –Unlike the violent upsets in Gambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, the military-led “soft coup” that heralded the exit of President Robert Mugabe was remarkably quiet, dignified and respectful. “He is actually looking forward to his new life — farming and staying at the rural home. He has taken it well,” the son of Mugabe’s late sister, Sabina, said. The positive momentum was seen and felt ...

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INTERNATIONAL COURT TO SEEK REPARATIONS FOR THOUSANDS OF AFRICAN WAR CRIMES VICTIMS

Nov. 20, 2017 (GIN) – The International Criminal Court is preparing the ground for a determination of reparations owed to over 5,000 victims of atrocities that were committed in the Central African Republic. The atrocities were carried out by troops under former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and took place between October 2002 and March 2003. Sentenced to 18 years in jail on war crimes offenses ...

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BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS LEGAL RECOGNITION OF TRANSGENDERS

Nov. 20, 2017 (GIN) – In its second groundbreaking decision on gender identity, the Botswana courts have issued a ruling that acknowledges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection before the law. The ruling echoes the so-called “bathroom bill” in the U.S. that would bar transgender students from bathrooms and locker rooms that did not match their biological sex. In ...

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ZIMBABWE LEADER, FACING DEADLINE, REFUSES OUSTER BY HIS GENERALS

Nov. 20, 2017 (GIN) - President Robert Mugabe, rejecting demands from former friendly generals and war veterans to step down, now faces impeachment from members of his party. In a televised address late Sunday, the 93-year-old president crushed expectations he would resign after a military takeover, pitching the country into a second week of political crisis. Lawmakers from his ruling ZANU-PF party said tha ...

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CNN VIDEO OF ‘AFRICAN SLAVE MARKET’ SPARKS OUTRAGE AND CONDEMNATION

Nov. 20, 2017 (GIN) – Footage obtained by CNN of an alleged auction of young Africans at an open market in Libya sent shockwaves through the diasporan community and the leaders of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The shocking images, shared worldwide on social media, were “despicable”, declared President Alpha Conde of Guinea, current chair of the African Union. “These modern slavery practices must end and ...

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1898 Massacre Program – Rep. Rodney Moore

(c)2017 CashWorks HD Productions. All rights reserved. From the Nov. 11, 2017 1898 Massacre Observance Program at Mt Olive A.M.E. Church, Wilmington, NC. Sponsored by The NC Hanover County Cahpter of the National Black Leadership Caucus, Sonya Patrick, pres. ...

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IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE, CLEAR NAMES OF OGONI MARTYRS, RIGHTS ACTIVISTS URGE

Nov. 13, 2017 (GIN) – Some 22 years have passed since nine environmental activists were executed by the Nigerian government for what their lawyer called “asking inconvenient questions.” The nine were leaders of the Ogoni peoples of Nigeria who led protests against the devastation of their ancestral lands by multinational oil corporations. On Nov. 10, 1994, after a secret military trial, all nine were senten ...

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FROM PARADISE PAPERS, HOW ‘SLAVERY IN MINIATURE’ CAME TO BURKINA FASO

Nov. 13, 2017 (GIN) –As hundreds of investigative journalists scoured a “data dump” of leaked financial records, a number of African countries left nearly broke by multinational corporations came into focus. The story of Burkina Faso is a case in point. Details of the apparent misappropriation of monies were revealed in what is now called the Paradise Papers. Burkina Faso was a country short on development ...

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