A Complex World: History, Religion, Caste and Race in India

December 20, 2014 By Runoko Rashidi – atlantablackstar.com Dr. B.R. AmbedkarDedicated to the Memory of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1891-1956) Since the first modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) were of African birth, the African presence globally can be demonstrated through the history of the Black populations that have inhabited the world within the span of recent humanity. Not only are African people...

December 20th, 2014 bye Africa Speaks 

Zimbabwe: The chalice that should not pass

By Caesar Zvayi March 01, 2011 – herald.co.zw WELL yesterday, March 1, was supposed to mark the start of an ominous Ides of March against President Mugabe and Zanu-PF’s rule in the form of a “Million Citizen March” through the streets of Harare to force President Mugabe out of office. The organisers were clearly motivated by the ongoing uprisings in the Arab Maghreb and believed...

March 2nd, 2011 bye Africa Speaks 

Aristide Should Be Allowed to Return to Haiti

By Mark Weisbrot January 20, 2011 – bellinghamherald.com Haiti’s infamous dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier, returned to his country this week, while the country’s first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is kept out. These two facts really say everything about Washington’s policy toward Haiti and our government’s respect for democracy in that country and...

January 23rd, 2011 bye Africa Speaks 

MINUSTAH and the Epidemic: Cholera in Haiti

By Fidel Castro December 09, 2010 About three weeks ago news and photos were published showing Haitian citizens throwing stones and protesting in indignation against the forces of MINUSTAH, accusing it of having transmitted cholera to that country by way of a Nepalese soldier.. (more…)
December 9th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Zimbabwe land reform critics eat humble pie

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Herald BRITAIN’S Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University has said Zimbabwe’s land reform programme is not an economic failure as widely portrayed by most Western media. In a study recently released by the institute, the lead author of the research, Mr Ian Scoones, told BBC News that he was surprised with a lot of activities happening on farms...

December 9th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Bridging The Divide to Rebuild Zimbabwe

By Dambudzo Mapuranga April 22, 2010 Zimbabweans are the masters of their destiny. SADC and AU despite pressure from the West to intervene militarily or other wise have over the past decade affirmed this with their repeated assertion that only Zimbabweans can find a solution to their problems. (more…)
April 22nd, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

On the Tiger Woods “Affair” and the Myth of Exclusive Monogamous Morality (Part I)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Illustration by TrinidadAndTobagoNews.com and not the author. By Corey Gilkes April 15, 2010 – trinicenter.com Over the last few months one of the main stories in the news was an incident involving golfing legend Tiger Woods, his wife and another woman with whom Woods had a secret relationship (well, secret until the mark buss, as we say in Trinidadian parlance). As more...

April 15th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Zimbabwe: U.S. Must Come Clean – SA Envoy

The Herald April 14, 2010 South Africa is maintaining pressure on the United States and Europe to lift their illegal economic sanctions on Zimbabwe with the latest call directed on Washington to engage Harare in dialogue rather being “divisive” and polarising the country. South African President Jacob Zuma has been calling on the West to remove the sanctions regime saying the embargo puts...

April 14th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Zimbabwe: PM Morgan Tsvangirai tells West to face reality

New Ziana-Herald Reporter The Herald – April 10, 2010 PRIME MINISTER Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday President Mugabe is part of the solution to the political equation in the country and the West should recognise this. Addressing delegates to the Zimbabwe-Africa Business Opportunities Day commemorations, PM Tsvangirai advised cynics to accept the reality of the country’s political situation. “If...

April 11th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Malema hails Zimbabwe’s empowerment drive

By Zvamaida Murwira April 05, 2010 The Herald, Zimbabwe Firebrand African National Congress youth president Cde Julius Malema yesterday saluted Zimbabwe’s indigenisation and empowerment programme saying that was the basis for waging the liberation struggle. The tough-talking ANC youth leader said it was imperative that indigenous people take a keen interest in empowering themselves, as imperialists...

April 5th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Behind Washington’s Iran policy: Myths and reality

By Stephen Gowans February 26, 2010 – gowans.wordpress.com While Washington’s Iran policy is often described as oriented toward containment of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the aims are much broader, and the assumption that Iran has nuclear weapons ambitions is without foundation. US policy is directed at eclipsing the rise of Iran as an independent economic, military and political power, and seeks...

March 6th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Zimbabwe: Haiti As Seen Through Pan African Eyes

By Tichaona Zindoga February 23, 2010 – The Herald FOLLOWING the devastating earthquake that left over 200 000 people dead and destroyed almost everything in Haiti last month, the world was treated to eccentric Western hype about self-inflicted poverty, hopelessness and the heroism of foreign rescue efforts. The West, through its media, even justified the occupation of this second largest Caribbean...

February 23rd, 2010 bye Africa Speaks