Toll in DR Congo Train Accident Rises to 75 Dead

Toll in DR Congo Train Accident Rises to 75 Dead

By VOA News KINSHASA, DR CONGO — The death toll in a train crash in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been revised upward to 75, with 125 injured, rail officials and the communications ministry said Sunday. Officials on Saturday gave a toll of 60 men, women and children killed and 52 injured in the […]

Invest In Ghana: Country’s President Urges Black Americans To Do Business In The African Nation

Invest In Ghana: Country’s President Urges Black Americans To Do Business In The African Nation

President of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo giving a speech at the Climate Chance Conference in Accra. (Shutterstock) By Brunno Braga, Travel Noire Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is urging Black business owners in the United States to invest in Ghana. The call was made during the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the National Black […]

Madagascar on the Brink of Climate Change-Induced Famine

Madagascar on the Brink of Climate Change-Induced Famine

By Andrew Harding, BBC Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world’s first “climate change famine”, according to the United Nations, which says tens of thousands of people are already suffering “catastrophic” levels of hunger and food insecurity after four years without rain. The drought – the worst in four decades – has devastated […]

Tanzania Makes History With First-Ever Woman President

Tanzania Makes History With First-Ever Woman President

By BlackNews Tanzania — Tanzania’s vice president, 61-year old Samia Suluhu Hassan, was recently sworn in as the country’s president following the sudden death of John Magufuli, making her the first female president in the history of the East African country. “It’s not a good day for me to talk to you because I have a […]

Deportation Of Africans Cancelled After Reports Of Torture By US Immigration Service

Deportation Of Africans Cancelled After Reports Of Torture By US Immigration Service

By Lisa Vives A plane carrying Cameroonian, Angolan and Congolese asylum seekers due to take off from Alexandria, Louisiana, was cancelled with minutes to spare after advocacy groups published affidavits by detainees of torture by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The affidavits listed a host of violent tactics ICE officials had reportedly used to […]

Viewpoint: What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About Somalia

Viewpoint: What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About Somalia

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaking at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), congressional reception for newly elected Congressional representatives. – Arlington, VA/USA – January 10, 2019 (Shutterstock) By BBC In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump […]

U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right

U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right Express Solidarity with Struggle for Water Rights in Nigeria

U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right

By IBW21 February, 10, 2020, New York – The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) released a Statement today calling for a national and international movement to declare access to water a human right that should not be subject to profiteering by corporate interests. The Statement was released against the backdrop of a rash of […]