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African Update on the Impact of Covid-19

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Source: Pan Africa Today, July 15, 2020 As the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent surpasses 600 000, the nature of the virus has taken on its own character. This happens while the global infection rate has surpassed 13 million cases, with the US, Brazil, India and Russia accounting for almost half of the confirmed Covid-19 cases globally. Irrespective of the seemingly low number of Covid-19 cases in Africa,…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Globally in a Renewed Pan African Moment of Hope

By News & Current Affairs

Statement by the Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA) — Summary Washington, D.C. — On the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day—and memorizing in action Pan Africanists and defenders of freedom Zindzi Mandela and Winnie Mandela—taking place within the backdrop of the global campaign against racism sparked by the gruesome murder of George Floyd and exacerbated by the raging COVID19 pandemic, the Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA) recognizes and welcomes…

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African nations call for racism debate at UN Human Rights Council

African nations call for racism debate at UN Human Rights Council

By News & Current Affairs

By DW — A letter signed by all 54 African nations requested the UN Human Rights Council to urgently debate racism and police violence as protests over George Floyd’s death grow around the world. African countries on Friday called on the United Nation Human Rights Council to urgently debate racism and police impunity, amid growing protests over George Floyd’s death in the United States and other parts of the world. Burkina Faso’s…

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Protesters vandalised a statue of former Belgian King Leopold II at the Africa Museum, in Tervuren, near Brussels, earlier this month

Belgian king expresses ‘regrets’ over colonial past in Congo

By News & Current Affairs

Monarch acknowledges ‘acts of violence and cruelty’ inflicted during colonial rule. By Rory Sullivan, The Independent — The King of Belgium has expressed his “deepest regrets” for the violence and suffering inflicted during Belgian rule over what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as the African country marks 60 years since it gained independence. In a letter written to Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the DRC, King Philippe became the first reigning Belgian monarch…

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#Blaxit: Black Americans leave US to escape racism, build lives abroad

By News & Current Affairs

By Kim Hjelmgaard, USA Today — Editor’s Note: If interested in this article, you may also be interested to know that The Right of Repatriation is included in NAARC’s 10 Point Reparations Program. “Africans in America who choose to exercise the right to return will be provided with sufficient monetary resources to become productive citizens in their new home..” – Read it here. Okunini Ọbádélé Kambon knew: He was arrested in Chicago…

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A new George Floyd mural in Kenya.

Africa’s literary community is lending its voice to calls for justice for George Floyd

By News & Current Affairs

While not at the same scale as in other countries, some street protests against police brutality in the US have also emerged across Africa. By Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa — In Africa, the protests of George Floyd’s murder have gone beyond US embassies and the African Union. For its part, Africa’s literary community is lending its voice to amplify the calls for justice after Floyd’s killing in the hands of a…

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Black Lives Matter Rally Photo by David Geitgey Sierralupe,

America has its knee on the necks of Black & Brown People

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Don Rojas — Today America is at a crossroads, a turning point…at an intersection of the old imperial order at home and abroad with the birthing of a new order, “a new normal” if you will. For millions of people in America, the unprecedented street uprisings of the past 10 days offer a glimmer of hope that after 350 years of oppression, meaningful change may actually be on the…

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Earl Bousquet

Africa must support the CARICOM Reparations demand

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Chronicles Of A Chronic Caribbean Chronicler By Earl Bousquet — May 25th every year is still observed as ‘African Liberation Day’, as that was the date on which the Organization for African Unity (OAU) was formed in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the leadership of Emperor Haile Selassie. But since 2002 the OAU has been renamed the African union (AU), and with over 50 African states now fully independent,…

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African Liberation Day & Week (May 25 - 31) - Join Africans Rising's Mobilization!

African Liberation Day & Week – Join Africans Rising’s Mobilization!

By News & Current Affairs

By Africans Rising — African Liberation Day, May 25, is Monday and we are ready to engage you all in our May 25 mobilization “Active Citizenship in the Fight Against COVID-19, #Rise4OurLives.” May 25 is the largest annual Africans Rising mobilization, and this year we are engaging in a week-long (May 25 – 31) mobilization to support and amplify the conversations, actions, and events Africans are undertaking to keep our…

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Anti-smallpox shots in now DR Congo 1962

The African slave who taught America how to vaccinate itself from smallpox

By Reparations

By Carey Baraka, Quartz Africa — In April 1721, a smallpox outbreak swept through Boston. This was the latest in a string of six epidemics that had, since, 1630, laid waste to the city. Cotton Mather, a local slave owner and preacher, claimed to be in possession of a way of preventing contraction of the disease. Mather, who had first come to public prominence as one of the thinkers behind…

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Partnership between the CFA, Harvard, John Hopkins and leading Diaspora organizations to work with the Africa CDC on the COVID-19 response

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

Partnership Between the Constituency for Africa (CFA), Harvard, John Hopkins and Other Leading Institutions and Diaspora Organizations to Work with the Africa Centers for Disease Control on the COVID-19 Response The Constituency for Africa (CFA), will partner with leading USA and Diaspora organizations on solutions to help address the COVID-19 situation in Africa. This will be in collaboration with Dr. John Nkengasong who is the Director of the Africa Centers…

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