2019-05-27: News Headlines

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-05-27). 2019 Sacramento African Day Weekend. indybay.org Africa Day 2019, Haile Selassie I: Ethiopian emperor legacy celebrated in Sacramento, California as Dr. Robert Kennon taught us long ago… few remember and fewer ready to do the work our ancient ancestors required of us today…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-05-27). 2019 African Day we prepare for October Maafa Awareness Month. indybay.org This special 2019 Africa Day ~ Memorial Day weekend we remember why our Pan African warriors have fought against difficult odds throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Today, US Memorial Day, first began honoring our Martyrs of the Race Course, at the close the US Civil War, honoring US Colored Troops whose service on the front lines continues today… join us prepare for a special October 2019 Maafa Awareness Month.

Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo (2019-05-27). Capitol of the 5th largest economic power on earth, Celebrates 2019 Africa Day. indybay.org 2019 Africa Day in Sacramento, California the capitol city of the 5th largest economy in the world largely ignores expanding California ~ Pan African Global Trade and Investment, by design. Soon come a better way of listening and remembering the ancestors that began the conversation long ago… Who is ready to make 21st century moves that honor their legacy and vision?>

teleSUR (2019-05-26). Libya's Haftar Vows to Continue Offensive to Capture Tripoli. telesurenglish.net The leader of the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has ruled out a ceasefire in the northwestern part of the country, despite pressure from the United Nations. | RELATED: | 'No Ceasefire in Libya Yet,' General Haftar Tells Macron | Speaking to the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Haftar said his forces will continue their push to capture the Libyan capital city, Tripoli, amid ongoing warnings from countries like Italy, Qatar, and Turkey. | Haf…

teleSUR (2019-05-26). Diop Makes History as First Black Woman to Win Big at Cannes. telesurenglish.net The first Black women director ever to compete for the top prize at Cannes in its 72-year history took its second prize Grand Prix Saturday for her haunting ghost story about African migrants. | RELATED: | 4 Latin American Films Receive Awards in Cannes Film Festival | Mati Diop, 36, grew up in France and belongs to a Senegalese artistic family that includes her uncle, acclaimed director Djibril Diop Mambety, and her father, musician Wasis Diop. | She said after the red-carpet…

teleSUR (2019-05-26). Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Issues Resignation. telesurenglish.net The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, announced his resignation on Sunday after serving the country for seven years. | RELATED: | Powerful Quake Rattles Residents on Papua New Guinea Island | Prior to his resignation on Sunday, O'Neill was facing calls for his resignation for weeks over a range of issues. But after several more defections on Friday he accepted he did not have the support to continue. | O'Neill stated during his resignation speech that he would h…

Ndongo Samba Sylla (2019-05-26). Money on the left: confronting monetary imperialism in Francophone Africa. mronline.org Ndongo Samba Sylla on the history of political economy in pre- and post-colonial Africa, the theoretical bases and political stakes of the anti-CFA Franc movement, and how Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) ought to inform current and future efforts to restore political and economic sovereignty to West African nations. | Source

Liberation Staff (2019-05-26). Interview with the Sudanese Communist Party: "Wrench the power from the hands of the military" liberationnews.org The SCP's main aim is to continue the fight 'til final victory; to dismantle and liquidate the dictatorial regime thus creating the basis for the completion of the tasks of the national democratic revolution and paving the way for the building of socialism in Sudan.

Glen Ford (2019-05-25). Bolton Threatens to Force Africa to Choose Between the US and China. globalresearch.ca First published by Black Agenda Report and Global Research on December 28, 2018 | The Americans wager that they can exercise veto power over African political alignments by force of arms, through AFRICOM's massive military infiltration of the region. | "The 'West's' …

United Nations (2019-05-24). He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague. un.org But for the selfless bravery of the UN 'blue helmet' who dragged him to safety during a firefight against Congolese militiamen, it is unlikely that Corporal Ali Khamis Omary would be alive to tell the tale. The man who saved him, Malawian peacekeeper Chancy Chitete, was not so lucky.

United Nations (2019-05-24). Friday's Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT rights in Kenya, Rohingya water crisis. un.org Friday's main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNICEF's plea for Afghani children; Brazil's bid to compensate tobacco smokers; Water shortages in Bangladesh…

United Nations (2019-05-24). Energy of African youth 'propelling' new development era as UN ties bear fruit. un.org The "boundless energy and optimism" of young Africans is propelling the continent into a new era of sustainable development, alongside new partnerships between the UN and African Union.

Eds. (2019-05-24). Socialism—the Litmus test for authentic African leadership. mronline.org A man lost in the desert needs water and lots of it. If instead, a rescuer gives him a really excellent novel and a comb, the desperate man will be confused and angry. | Source

Tracy Keeling (2019-05-23). Campaigners to target Chinese embassy for its role in Zimbabwe's 'shameful' exporting of baby elephants. thecanary.co A number of groups, led by the Zimbabwe Elephant Foundation (ZEF), will stage a silent protest outside China's embassy in London on 24 May. The NGOs are protesting the "inhumane" export of baby elephants from Zimbabwe to the country. | The practice, whereby baby elephants are brutally torn from their families in Africa and sold to countries to display in their zoos, is entirely legal. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),…

United Nations (2019-05-23). Thursday's Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, Fistula Day, Guterres condemns CAR attacks and Syria update. un.org Thursday's main stories include: Better safeguards to protect civilians in conflict; UN ramps up coordination to beat Ebola in DR Congo; Obstetric fistula continues to afflict women; UN chief strongly condemns attack in Central African Republic…

United Nations (2019-05-23). DR Congo: 'No time to lose' says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator. un.org With the Democratic Republic of the Congo's worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization's newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring there is "no time to lose".

unitedEditor (2019-05-23). Rising tides of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean. uwidata.com Turkey, which has been immersed in a situation of economic crisis ahead of its recent electoral race, has become surrounded on all sides in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Israel, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, which, with the support of the United States and some European countries, have begun to explore recently discovered oil and gas fields, …

United Nations (2019-05-22). Somalia's population, international partners must be energized to sustain country's 'upward trajectory,' says senior UN official. un.org Despite Somalia's persistent security threats, recurrent political crises, capacity constraints and the difficulties in navigating political obstacles to its reform agenda, the Horn of Africa country remains on a "positive trajectory," the UN Security Council was told on Wednesday.

United Nations (2019-05-22). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Women boost work profits, saving biodiversity, UK loses Chagos Islands vote, Gaza funding, malaria-free in Argentina, Algeria. un.org Today's top stories include: boosting profits at work by hiring more women leaders; saving biodiversity to beat climate change; General Assembly condemns UK over Chagos Islands; just a month of funding left for Gaza; celebrating malaria-free Algeria and Argentina; and justice experts dicuss how best to fight hate crime.

United Nations (2019-05-21). Libya on verge of civil war, threatening 'permanent division', top UN official warns Security Council. un.org The damage done to Libya will already take "years to mend" but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks "descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country".

United Nations (2019-05-21). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists' children 'secretly detained', and more. un.org Tuesday's stories include: Libya facing "permanent division", regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists' children 'secretly detained' in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise.

United Nations (2019-05-21). UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans. un.org With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017 ̶ 4.6 million more than the previous year ̶ the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent's economy, environment and communities which host those displaced.

Ben Norton (2019-05-16). US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela 'is not a dictatorship' and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro. thegrayzone.com Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela "is not a dictatorship"…

2019-05-27: Social Media Postees

2019 Sacramento African Day Weekend
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-05-27
Africa Day 2019, Haile Selassie I: Ethiopian emperor legacy celebrated in Sacramento, California as Dr. Robert Kennon taught us long ago… few remember and fewer ready to do the work our ancient ancestors required of us today…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/25/1882360…

2019 African Day we prepare for October Maafa Awareness Month
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-05-27
This special 2019 Africa Day ~ Memorial Day weekend we remember why our Pan African warriors have fought against difficult odds throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Today, US Memorial Day, first began honoring our Martyrs of the Race Course, at the close the US Civil War, honoring US Colored Troops whose service on the front lines continues today… join us prepare for a special October 2019 Maafa Awareness Month.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/25/1882361…

Capitol of the 5th largest economic power on earth, Celebrates 2019 Africa Day
Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo | indybay.org | 2019-05-27
2019 Africa Day in Sacramento, California the capitol city of the 5th largest economy in the world largely ignores expanding California ~ Pan African Global Trade and Investment, by design. Soon come a better way of listening and remembering the ancestors that began the conversation long ago… Who is ready to make 21st century moves that honor their legacy and vision?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/24/1882360…

Libya's Haftar Vows to Continue Offensive to Capture Tripoli
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-26
The leader of the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has ruled out a ceasefire in the northwestern part of the country, despite pressure from the United Nations. | RELATED: | 'No Ceasefire in Libya Yet,' General Haftar Tells Macron | Speaking to the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Haftar said his forces will continue their push to capture the Libyan capital city, Tripoli, amid ongoing warnings from countries like Italy, Qatar, and Turkey. | Haf…
telesurenglish.net/news/Libyas-Haftar-Vo…

Diop Makes History as First Black Woman to Win Big at Cannes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-26
The first Black women director ever to compete for the top prize at Cannes in its 72-year history took its second prize Grand Prix Saturday for her haunting ghost story about African migrants. | RELATED: | 4 Latin American Films Receive Awards in Cannes Film Festival | Mati Diop, 36, grew up in France and belongs to a Senegalese artistic family that includes her uncle, acclaimed director Djibril Diop Mambety, and her father, musician Wasis Diop. | She said after the red-carpet…
telesurenglish.net/news/Diop-Makes-Histo…

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Issues Resignation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-26
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, announced his resignation on Sunday after serving the country for seven years. | RELATED: | Powerful Quake Rattles Residents on Papua New Guinea Island | Prior to his resignation on Sunday, O'Neill was facing calls for his resignation for weeks over a range of issues. But after several more defections on Friday he accepted he did not have the support to continue. | O'Neill stated during his resignation speech that he would h…
telesurenglish.net/news/Papua-New-Guinea…

Money on the left: confronting monetary imperialism in Francophone Africa
Ndongo Samba Sylla | mronline.org | 2019-05-26
Ndongo Samba Sylla on the history of political economy in pre- and post-colonial Africa, the theoretical bases and political stakes of the anti-CFA Franc movement, and how Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) ought to inform current and future efforts to restore political and economic sovereignty to West African nations. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/26/money-on-the-lef…

Interview with the Sudanese Communist Party: "Wrench the power from the hands of the military"
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-26
The SCP's main aim is to continue the fight 'til final victory; to dismantle and liquidate the dictatorial regime thus creating the basis for the completion of the tasks of the national democratic revolution and paving the way for the building of socialism in Sudan.
liberationnews.org/interview-with-the-su…

Bolton Threatens to Force Africa to Choose Between the US and China
Glen Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-25
First published by Black Agenda Report and Global Research on December 28, 2018 | The Americans wager that they can exercise veto power over African political alignments by force of arms, through AFRICOM's massive military infiltration of the region. | "The 'West's' …
globalresearch.ca/bolton-threatens-to-fo…

He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-24
But for the selfless bravery of the UN 'blue helmet' who dragged him to safety during a firefight against Congolese militiamen, it is unlikely that Corporal Ali Khamis Omary would be alive to tell the tale. The man who saved him, Malawian peacekeeper Chancy Chitete, was not so lucky.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Friday's Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT rights in Kenya, Rohingya water crisis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-24
Friday's main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNICEF's plea for Afghani children; Brazil's bid to compensate tobacco smokers; Water shortages in Bangladesh…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Socialism–the Litmus test for authentic African leadership
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-24
A man lost in the desert needs water and lots of it. If instead, a rescuer gives him a really excellent novel and a comb, the desperate man will be confused and angry. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/24/socialism-the-li…

Energy of African youth 'propelling' new development era as UN ties bear fruit
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-24
The "boundless energy and optimism" of young Africans is propelling the continent into a new era of sustainable development, alongside new partnerships between the UN and African Union.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Campaigners to target Chinese embassy for its role in Zimbabwe's 'shameful' exporting of baby elephants
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-05-23
A number of groups, led by the Zimbabwe Elephant Foundation (ZEF), will stage a silent protest outside China's embassy in London on 24 May. The NGOs are protesting the "inhumane" export of baby elephants from Zimbabwe to the country. | The practice, whereby baby elephants are brutally torn from their families in Africa and sold to countries to display in their zoos, is entirely legal. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/05/23/campaigners-to-target-chinese-embassy-for-its-role-in-zimbabwes-shameful-exporting-of-baby-elephants/

Thursday's Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, Fistula Day, Guterres condemns CAR attacks and Syria update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-23
Thursday's main stories include: Better safeguards to protect civilians in conflict; UN ramps up coordination to beat Ebola in DR Congo; Obstetric fistula continues to afflict women; UN chief strongly condemns attack in Central African Republic…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

DR Congo: 'No time to lose' says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-23
With the Democratic Republic of the Congo's worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization's newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring there is "no time to lose".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Rising tides of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-23
Turkey, which has been immersed in a situation of economic crisis ahead of its recent electoral race, has become surrounded on all sides in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Israel, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, which, with the support of the United States and some European countries, have begun to explore recently discovered oil and gas fields, …
uwidata.com/3477-rising-tides-of-tension…

Somalia's population, international partners must be energized to sustain country's 'upward trajectory,' says senior UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-22
Despite Somalia's persistent security threats, recurrent political crises, capacity constraints and the difficulties in navigating political obstacles to its reform agenda, the Horn of Africa country remains on a "positive trajectory," the UN Security Council was told on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Women boost work profits, saving biodiversity, UK loses Chagos Islands vote, Gaza funding, malaria-free in Argentina, Algeria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-22
Today's top stories include: boosting profits at work by hiring more women leaders; saving biodiversity to beat climate change; General Assembly condemns UK over Chagos Islands; just a month of funding left for Gaza; celebrating malaria-free Algeria and Argentina; and justice experts dicuss how best to fight hate crime.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Libya on verge of civil war, threatening 'permanent division', top UN official warns Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-21
The damage done to Libya will already take "years to mend" but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks "descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists' children 'secretly detained', and more
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-21
Tuesday's stories include: Libya facing "permanent division", regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists' children 'secretly detained' in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-21
With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017 ̶ 4.6 million more than the previous year ̶ the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent's economy, environment and communities which host those displaced.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela 'is not a dictatorship' and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-16
Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela "is not a dictatorship"…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/15/opposition-le…