[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] By Linn Washington Jr. ALGIERS, ALGERIA—Keith Mokoape, a retired South African Army Major General, applauds African-Americans for their assistance in the bitter fight to end racist apartheid in his homeland. Mokoape now hopes that African-Americans will help[Read More…]
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The northern Nigerian town of Baga was devastated over the weekend by a surprise raid conducted by Boko Haram insurgents apparently aimed at a major military base there. Amnesty International estimates the death toll could be as high as 2,000, though some witnesses cite lower tolls in[Read More…]
The team will honor Nelson Mandela By Frederick H. Lowe The Tour de France, the world’s premiere cycling event, has for the first time admitted a team from Africa to compete in the race, which begins July 4th in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Amaury Sports Organization, which organizes the Tour de France, admitted South Africa’s MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung as one[Read More…]
By Frederick H. Lowe The U. S. Attorney General’s Office has charged two men with allegedly attempting to overthrow the government of Gambia, a country in West Africa, which has an abysmal human rights record. Cherno Njie, 57, a U.S. citizen of Gambian descent, and Papa Faal, 46, who holds dual citizenships in the U.S. and Gambia, have been charged[Read More…]
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – For a country with less than 3,000 practicing doctors to treat 34.9 million people, Uganda’s decision to send some 300 doctors to Trinidad and Tobago has raised the temperatures of the some of the local parliamentarians to the boiling point. According to Henry Oryem, state minister[Read More…]
Algiers, Algeria – The Western Sahara is not just a section of the famous desert that dominates North Africa.
By Linn Washington, Jr. The Western Sahara is a country on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North Africa with the dubious distinction of being the ‘Last Colony’ on the vast continent of Africa. The current colonizer of this mineral rich nation is the neighboring country of Morocco that is conducting a viciously brutal occupation. Decades of human rights violations[Read More…]
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling prices as a political maneuver by the West designed to bring rebellious countries to their knees. Saudi[Read More…]