2020-02-20: News Headlines

RT (2020-02-20). Turkey's guarantees in Libya depend on durable ceasefire — FM Cavusoglu. rt.com Turkey's guarantees in Libya are dependent on a truce between warring sides being upheld, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. He added that Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar "was violating" the ceasefire, Reuters reports. | Cavusoglu told state broadcaster TRT Haber that the "international system" had failed to stop clashes in Libya and that there was no determination. He said a political process in Libya could not move forward while Haftar's attacks continue. | Ankara backs Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and has signed a military cooperation agreem…

RT (2020-02-20). Algerian president honors 'smile revolution' protest on 1st anniversary. rt.com Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared February 22 a special holiday to honor the peaceful "smile revolution" protest movement that ousted the country's longtime leader last year. | Tebboune made the announcement Wednesday, ahead of what are expected to be big protests this week to mark the Hirak movement's first anniversary. Earlier this week, the communications minister called for February 22 to be declared "a national holiday of the blessed Hirak," the Arabic name for the uprising. | Many Algerians say the authorities are ignoring their calls for deeper political change. Tebboune is seen as a…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-02-20). Mass Student Movement in the United States Began Six Decades Ago. globalresearch.ca On February 1, 1960, four African American students from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University sat down at a racially segregated lunch counter in the F.W. Woolworth Department store in downtown Greensboro to demand service. | This act of civil disobedience …

East Oakland Youth Development Center (2020-02-20). Black History Month: A Celebration of African Heritage (Oakland). indybay.org East Oakland Youth Development Center, 8200 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94621…

yenisafak (2020-02-20). Israel adopts new Africa policy through UAE: Analysis. yenisafak.com On his visit to Uganda on Feb. 3, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met the head of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. This development indicates the emergence of a new approach in terms of Israel's policies on the African continent. In the framework of this approach, Israel is now speaking through one or more intermediary states with a majority of Muslim countries with whom its relations are suspended or non-existent. This is seen as a symbol of a new era in terms of Israel-Africa relations. Netanyahu's desire to contact Sudan is both an obligation brought forward by Israel's interests in…

The Canary (2020-02-20). Mike Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during Democratic debate. thecanary.co New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg was savaged by his Democratic rivals on his first debate on the presidential campaign trail.Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who was once a Republican, was forced to defend his record and past comments related to race, gender and his personal wealth in a rocky debate stage debut in Las Vegas.Bernie Sanders lashed out at Bloomberg's policing policies as New York City mayor that he said targeted "African-American and Latinos in an outrageous way".Elizabeth Warren made repeated attacks on Bloomberg. She raised issues such as his vast wealth, his offensive remarks about policin…

sputniknews (2020-02-20). 'Duck Troops' at Chinese Border to Face Plague-of-Egypt-Like Locust Invasion Bewilders Netizens. sputniknews.com The worst locust outbreaks in decades has already hit several East African countries as well as Pakistan, which declared a national emergency and considered making an exception to a trade embargo with India to import pesticides. While India is buying drones to curb the coming swarms, locusts' natural enemies are preparing for the battle in China.

yenisafak (2020-02-20). Muslim girl wows internet with her Basketball skills | in viral video. yenisafak.com Muslim Somali basketball player who shared a video showing her special dribbling skills, took social media by storm as it has gone viral across several platforms and garnering millions of views.How y'all think I did?😭🤔

yenisafak (2020-02-20). Pompeo, Saudi king discuss regional affairs in Riyadh. yenisafak.com The meeting tackled "the relations between the two countries, the overall regional and international events, the position of the two countries, and the efforts made towards them.""Pleased to be back in Riyadh to discuss the U.S. government's strong commitment to Saudi Arabia's security and the continued need to stand together to counter Iran's malign behavior in the region," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.Pompeo's visit focuses on discussing regional security, economy, and most likely human rights issues such as that of Saudi-American physician Walid Fitaihi.Arrested in November 2017, Fitaihi was released pending trial…

yenisafak (2020-02-20). Netherlands returns 18th century crown to Ethiopia. yenisafak.com The Netherlands has returned a presumably stolen ceremonial crown from the 18th century to Ethiopia on Thursday.Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the artifact from Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation."The Netherlands did the right thing by returning the relic to the rightful owner

teleSUR (2020-02-19). More Than 50 Migrants Missing off Canary Islands. telesurenglish.net Spain's maritime rescue service (Salvamento Maritimo) said Wednesday it was searching for 53 people in two boats missed for at least two days between the port of Dakhla on the Western Sahara coast and the Spanish Canary Islands. | RELATED: | Authorities had begun Monday searching for five missing boats after several alerts. Following rescue operations by both Morocco and Spain, Salvamento Maritimo announced the searc…

teleSUR (2020-02-19). 'Nothing Left': Kenyan Mother's Fields Stripped by Locust Swarm. telesurenglish.net Kenyan farmer Mwende Kimanzi said planes started spraying as soon as the swarm of desert locusts appeared but it was not enough to save her crops. | RELATED: | The 38-year-old mother of three says the locusts landed in her fields two weeks ago and since then they have been eating their way through her sorghum, millet, and lentils while she tries to chase them away. | Usually, she sells the lentils and keeps the rest for her…

Mark Taliano (2020-02-19). NATO Wars Against Freedom, Justice and Humanity. globalresearch.ca NATO commits Supreme International War Crimes Against Peace as military doctrine. The criminality is normalized. Perceptions are inverted and Western populations are hypnotized to believe that NATO and its serial war crimes are making us safe. | . | . | Hidden from …

Staff (2020-02-19). Headlines for February 19, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Falsely Claims He Is "Chief Law Enforcement Officer" of U.S., Trump Issues Clemency to White-Collar Criminals and Political Allies, Democratic Presidential Candidates to Take Debate Stage in Nevada, Resurfaced Video Shows Bloomberg Calling for Cuts to Medicare and Social Security, Death Toll from Coronavirus Surpasses 2,000 People, Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani Declared Winner of Presidential Election, U.N.: 22 Killed, Including 14 Children, in Massacre in Cameroon, Somali Broadcast Journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan Assassinated, North Carolina Court Temporarily Blocks Discriminatory Voter ID Laws…

news.un (2020-02-19). Millions of children and families in Niger struggle as humanitarian needs mount — UNICEF. news.un.org Malnutrition, disease, floods, droughts and displacement in Niger have put nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF said on Wednesday, calling for increased attention to their plight.

news.un (2020-02-18). As Libya talks resume in Geneva, UN negotiator seeks to overcome sticking points. news.un.org Talks to end fighting in Libya have resumed in Geneva, where UN negotiator Ghassan Salamé said that ongoing clashes must end for there to be a chance for progress.

news.un (2020-02-18). Guterres 'deeply concerned' over deadly assault in north-west Cameroon. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General has extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon.

Susan Price (2020-02-18). Africa: A year of record climate disasters. greenleft.org.au

Yves Engler (2020-02-15). Canadian NGO Coalition aligns with Imperialism. dissidentvoice.org The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) exists primarily to lobby for increased aid. As a result, the NGO umbrella group broadly aligns with Canadian imperialism. When Justin Trudeau recently set off for an African Union Summit to build support for the government's bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council the CCIC …

Staff (2020-02-14). Detroit Overtaxed Residents by $600M, Causing Foreclosure Crisis. Residents Are Now Fighting Back. democracynow.org In Detroit, a showdown between progressive lawmakers and the city is taking on racist housing policies that robbed African Americans in Detroit of their homes and widened the racial wealth gap. On Thursday, the Coalition for Property Tax Justice announced a class-action lawsuit against the city of Detroit, Wayne County and the state of Michigan in response to unfair property tax foreclosures. One in four Detroit properties have been subject to property tax foreclosure, a level comparable only to tax foreclosure rates during the Great Depression. According to legal experts, many of the foreclosures were caused by…

news.un (2020-02-14). Newly licensed vaccine, 'milestone in the fight' against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency. news.un.org Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to "cement hard-fought progress" in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.

news.un (2020-02-14). Guinea-Bissau: Swearing-in of new President unlikely to bring stability, says UN representative. news.un.org Political discord in Guinea-Bissau could hamper the first-ever peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected leader, the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Friday.

Staff (2020-02-13). Did Amy Klobuchar Send an Innocent Teenager to Life in Prison? Questions Mount over Her Record as DA. democracynow.org After a surprising third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is attempting to gain ground in the national polls. But Klobuchar is also facing mounting scrutiny over her record as a district attorney in Minnesota. The Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities and other racial justice groups recently called on Klobuchar to suspend her presidential campaign following a shocking investigation by the Associated Press. The AP report centered on the case of Myon Burrell, an African-American teenager who was sentenced to life in prison over the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tye…

Staff (2020-02-12). South Bend Politician: I Worked with Pete Buttigieg. He Did Not Respect Black Residents' Struggles. democracynow.org 2020 presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg has surprised many with his strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, two of the country's whitest states. But as the race moves on to South Carolina and Nevada, Buttigieg continues to poll extremely low with African-American voters. His own former constituents are condemning his treatment of the black community in South Bend during his time as mayor, calling out systemic racism in the police force. During Buttigieg's tenure, black residents were 4.3 times more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana than white people. We…

splcenter (2020-01-29). Weekend Read: 2020: African Americans and the Vote. splcenter.org Historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 established "Negro History Week" to celebrate the contributions to our nation made by Black people.

2020-02-20: Social Media Postees

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Mass Student Movement in the United States Began Six Decades Ago
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-20
On February 1, 1960, four African American students from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University sat down at a racially segregated lunch counter in the F.W. Woolworth Department store in downtown Greensboro to demand service. | This act of civil disobedience …
globalresearch.ca/mass-student-movement-united-states-began-six-decades-ago/5704154

Black History Month: A Celebration of African Heritage (Oakland)
East Oakland Youth Development Center | indybay.org | 2020-02-20
East Oakland Youth Development Center, 8200 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94621…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/18/18830795.php

Algerian president honors 'smile revolution' protest on 1st anniversary
rt.com | 2020-02-20
Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared February 22 a special holiday to honor the peaceful "smile revolution" protest movement that ousted the country's longtime leader last year. | Tebboune made the announcement Wednesday, ahead of what are expected to be big protests this week to mark the Hirak movement's first anniversary. Earlier this week, the communications minister called for February 22 to be declared "a national holiday of the blessed Hirak," the Arabic name for the uprising. | Many Algerians say the authorities are ignoring their calls for deeper political change. Tebboune is seen as a…
rt.com/newsline/481263-algeria-revolution-protest-anniversary/

Israel adopts new Africa policy through UAE: Analysis
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-20
On his visit to Uganda on Feb. 3, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met the head of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. This development indicates the emergence of a new approach in terms of Israel's policies on the African continent. In the framework of this approach, Israel is now speaking through one or more intermediary states with a majority of Muslim countries with whom its relations are suspended or non-existent. This is seen as a symbol of a new era in terms of Israel-Africa relations. Netanyahu's desire to contact Sudan is both an obligation brought forward by Israel's interests in…
yenisafak.com/en/news/israel-adopts-new-africa-policy-through-uae-analysis-3512442

Mike Bloomberg attacked on all fronts during Democratic debate
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-20
New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg was savaged by his Democratic rivals on his first debate on the presidential campaign trail.Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who was once a Republican, was forced to defend his record and past comments related to race, gender and his personal wealth in a rocky debate stage debut in Las Vegas.Bernie Sanders lashed out at Bloomberg's policing policies as New York City mayor that he said targeted "African-American and Latinos in an outrageous way".Elizabeth Warren made repeated attacks on Bloomberg. She raised issues such as his vast wealth, his offensive remarks about policin…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/02/20/mike-bloomberg-attacked-on-all-fronts-during-democratic-debate/

'Duck Troops' at Chinese Border to Face Plague-of-Egypt-Like Locust Invasion Bewilders Netizens
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-20
The worst locust outbreaks in decades has already hit several East African countries as well as Pakistan, which declared a national emergency and considered making an exception to a trade embargo with India to import pesticides. While India is buying drones to curb the coming swarms, locusts' natural enemies are preparing for the battle in China.
sputniknews.com/viral/202002201078360113-duck-troops-chinese-border-locust-invasion/

Pompeo, Saudi king discuss regional affairs in Riyadh
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-20
The meeting tackled "the relations between the two countries, the overall regional and international events, the position of the two countries, and the efforts made towards them.""Pleased to be back in Riyadh to discuss the U.S. government's strong commitment to Saudi Arabia's security and the continued need to stand together to counter Iran's malign behavior in the region," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.Pompeo's visit focuses on discussing regional security, economy, and most likely human rights issues such as that of Saudi-American physician Walid Fitaihi.Arrested in November 2017, Fitaihi was released pending trial…
yenisafak.com/en/news/pompeo-saudi-king-discuss-regional-affairs-in-riyadh-3512444

Muslim girl wows internet with her Basketball skills | in viral video
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-20
Muslim Somali basketball player who shared a video showing her special dribbling skills, took social media by storm as it has gone viral across several platforms and garnering millions of views.How y'all think I did?üò≠ü§î pic.twitter.com/wOQa4UfLHt– jamad (@Jamaaad) February 18, 2020 Jamad Fiin demonstrated her impressive dribbling skills including performing a crossover and dribbling with her feet in harmony with an instrumental rhyth…
yenisafak.com/en/world/muslim-girl-wows-internet-with-her-basketball-skillsin-viral-video-3512438

Netherlands returns 18th century crown to Ethiopia
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-20
The Netherlands has returned a presumably stolen ceremonial crown from the 18th century to Ethiopia on Thursday.Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the artifact from Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation."The Netherlands did the right thing by returning the relic to the rightful owner

More Than 50 Migrants Missing off Canary Islands
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-19
Spain's maritime rescue service (Salvamento Maritimo) said Wednesday it was searching for 53 people in two boats missed for at least two days between the port of Dakhla on the Western Sahara coast and the Spanish Canary Islands. | RELATED: | 192 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands | Authorities had begun Monday searching for five missing boats after several alerts. Following rescue operations by both Morocco and Spain, Salvamento Maritimo announced the searc…
telesurenglish.net/news/More-Than-50-Migrants-Missing-off-Canary-Islands-20200219-0021.html

'Nothing Left': Kenyan Mother's Fields Stripped by Locust Swarm
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-19
Kenyan farmer Mwende Kimanzi said planes started spraying as soon as the swarm of desert locusts appeared but it was not enough to save her crops. | RELATED: | UN Warns Desert Locusts Spreading in East Africa | The 38-year-old mother of three says the locusts landed in her fields two weeks ago and since then they have been eating their way through her sorghum, millet, and lentils while she tries to chase them away. | Usually, she sells the lentils and keeps the rest for her…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nothing-Left-Kenyan-Mothers-Fields-Stripped-by-Locust-Swarm-20200219-0020.html

NATO Wars Against Freedom, Justice and Humanity
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-19
NATO commits Supreme International War Crimes Against Peace as military doctrine. The criminality is normalized. Perceptions are inverted and Western populations are hypnotized to believe that NATO and its serial war crimes are making us safe. | . | . | Hidden from …
globalresearch.ca/nato-wars-against-freedom-justice-humanity/5703971

As Libya talks resume in Geneva, UN negotiator seeks to overcome sticking points
news.un.org | 2020-02-18
Talks to end fighting in Libya have resumed in Geneva, where UN negotiator Ghassan Salamé said that ongoing clashes must end for there to be a chance for progress.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057631

Guterres 'deeply concerned' over deadly assault in north-west Cameroon
news.un.org | 2020-02-18
The United Nations Secretary-General has extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057571

Africa: A year of record climate disasters
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-18
Climate Nnimmo BasseyIssue 1254 Africa Paris agreement Climate DebtFebruary 18, 2020While the world literally burns from climate and political turmoil, it is possible for Africa and other vulnerable regions…
greenleft.org.au/content/africa-year-record-climate-disasters

Canadian NGO Coalition aligns with Imperialism
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-15
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) exists primarily to lobby for increased aid. As a result, the NGO umbrella group broadly aligns with Canadian imperialism. When Justin Trudeau recently set off for an African Union Summit to build support for the government's bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council the CCIC …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/canadian-ngo-coalition-aligns-with-imperialism/

Painting A True Christ
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-15
There's an early scene in Terrence Malik's masterful new film

Guinea-Bissau: Swearing-in of new President unlikely to bring stability, says UN representative
news.un.org | 2020-02-14
Political discord in Guinea-Bissau could hamper the first-ever peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected leader, the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057441

Newly licensed vaccine, 'milestone in the fight' against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency
news.un.org | 2020-02-14
Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to "cement hard-fought progress" in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057461

Detroit Overtaxed Residents by $600M, Causing Foreclosure Crisis. Residents Are Now Fighting Back
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-14
In Detroit, a showdown between progressive lawmakers and the city is taking on racist housing policies that robbed African Americans in Detroit of their homes and widened the racial wealth gap. On Thursday, the Coalition for Property Tax Justice announced a class-action lawsuit against the city of Detroit, Wayne County and the state of Michigan in response to unfair property tax foreclosures. One in four Detroit properties have been subject to property tax foreclosure, a level comparable only to tax foreclosure rates during the Great Depression. According to legal experts, many of the foreclosures were caused by…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/14/detroit_class_action_lawsuit_foreclosures

Did Amy Klobuchar Send an Innocent Teenager to Life in Prison? Questions Mount over Her Record as DA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-13
After a surprising third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is attempting to gain ground in the national polls. But Klobuchar is also facing mounting scrutiny over her record as a district attorney in Minnesota. The Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities and other racial justice groups recently called on Klobuchar to suspend her presidential campaign following a shocking investigation by the Associated Press. The AP report centered on the case of Myon Burrell, an African-American teenager who was sentenced to life in prison over the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tye…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/13/amy_klobuchar_myon_burrell

South Bend Politician: I Worked with Pete Buttigieg. He Did Not Respect Black Residents' Struggles
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-12
2020 presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg has surprised many with his strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, two of the country's whitest states. But as the race moves on to South Carolina and Nevada, Buttigieg continues to poll extremely low with African-American voters. His own former constituents are condemning his treatment of the black community in South Bend during his time as mayor, calling out systemic racism in the police force. During Buttigieg's tenure, black residents were 4.3 times more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana than white people. We…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/12/pete_buttigieg_south_bend_black_community

Weekend Read: 2020: African Americans and the Vote
splcenter.org | 2020-01-29
Historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 established "Negro History Week" to celebrate the contributions to our nation made by Black people.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/01/weekend-read-2020-african-americans-and-vote