September 16, 2019

Remember the Slave Trade?

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By Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United Call for action to end the slave markets., Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. As we remember the awful suffering of enslaved people historically and celebrate those who challenged the system supporting the transatlantic slave trade, we have a chance to […]

Africa Focus: The British Royal Wedding, Feelgoodism and the Colonial Jumbie

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By Tyehimba Salandy From Trinicenter Ten years ago, British ‘royalty’, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the Caribbean and locals prostrated before them. Local leaders made arrangements for them to play the Steelpan and the sacred Rastafarian Nyabinghi drums. Leslie from Africaspeaks.com wrote an insightful article titled Royal Visit Highlights Lingering Colonialism that brought […]

OPINION: It’s time for the good of humanity to invade Venezuela

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From Jolly Green Whilst Dr Ralph E Gonsalves [DREGs] is getting so fat that he is approaching the point of human self combustion. The people of Venezuela are starving and babies and old people dying. The president of Venezuela lives high on the hog, plenty of food for him his family, his friends, the Generals […]

Enslavement of African migrants in Libya

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From CARICOM The Community Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at its first sitting of 2018, expressed concern at the reports of the dehumanizing situation of African migrants in Libya being auctioned into slavery by criminal elements. Ministers joined in solidarity with the statements made by African and European leaders at the 5th […]

This World Abolition Day – all eyes on Libya

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From Freedom United “They took people and put them in the street, under a sign that said ‘for sale’” Shamsuddin Jibril, from Cameroon.[1] It’s World Abolition Day and, as you read this, traffickers are selling migrants and refugees in make-shift slave markets on the streets of Libya for between $200 and $500 each[2] – but […]

Syria’s mass hangings get little response

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By Nina Agrawal Los Angeles Times From Arkansas online The Syrian government commits an atrocity, and the United States and the United Nations denounce it. Then nothing else happens. Experts say the pattern will likely continue with the revelation last week that, since 2011, officials at a military prison in Syria have summarily executed as […]

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

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From BBC More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UN refugee agency was told the news by survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa, spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said. Twelve bodies have been recovered. More than 4,200 migrants have died making the […]

Drone warfare makes more terrorists than it kills

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By Bonnie Kristian, RealClearDefense From Business Insider In April, President Obama called his 2011 intervention in Libya the “worst mistake” of his presidency, and it’s not a bad candidate for the title. But beyond any one specific conflict, Obama’s tenure has been closely tied to a tactic—drone warfare—which is at least in the running for second […]

Misguided U.S. foreign policy fueled terrorism

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By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist From The Dallas Weekly They were young and largely impoverished. To find work, they had migrated from their native Egypt to a mid-coastal city in Libya, an unstable country that in recent years has become extremely attractive to agents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, more commonly known […]

Jihadists steal commercial jets, raise 9/11 Fears

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By Cathy Burke From newsmax Jihadists have stolen several commercial jetliners in Libya, raising concerns with intelligence officials about 9/11-style terror strikes as the 13th anniversary approaches, some reports say. The Algerian news site al-Fadjr on Aug. 6 said 11 aircraft went missing from Tripoli International Airport during fighting between militias, IHS Janes 360 reports, […]