AFRICAN POLITICS

AFRICAN POLITICS

  • 'The mother of African American literature': Remembering the poet Phillis Wheatley Peters 26 Feb 2021 05:57 The Boston Globe - Massachusetts It was a testimony to freedom: “Can I then but pray,” she wrote, “Others may never feel tyrannic sway?” You might know her as the woman forever poised in thought at Boston’s Women’s Memorial between Fairfield and Gloucester Streets on Commonwealth Ave.  …
  • She escaped the genocide in Rwanda. Now, 27 years later, she can’t escape its politics. 25 Feb 2021 23:59 The Washington Post She’s a Georgetown University graduate, class of ’15. She’s a smiling face on LinkedIn, a Digital Solutions Senior Associate. Until last week, when she was thrown back into a familiar fear and terror, watching her adoptive father stand trial, accused of …
  • Mining Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Launches Manifesto To Run African Soccer 25 Feb 2021 21:56 Forbes Patrice Motsepe the South African candidate to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) addresses ... [+] the media during a press conference delivering his manifesto in Johannesburg on February 25, 2021. - Motsepe is running against three other …
  • Obama blames 'politics of white resistance and resentment' for why he didn't push for reparations 25 Feb 2021 13:11 The Blaze Former President Barack Obama called out "the politics of white resistance and resentment" as one of the reasons why he didn't push for reparations while he was in office. What are the details? During the second episode of Obama's new …
  • The politics of Florida 'pop-up' vaccination sites scrutinized 25 Feb 2021 06:01 WPTV At the recent vaccine clinic in the predominately white, Republican Manatee County community of Lakewood Ranch, the Governor-inspired pop-up clinic prompted anger and accusations that Governor DeSantis was playing politics with the potentially life-saving …
  • California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State 25 Feb 2021 02:32 The New York Times LiveUpdated  Feb. 24, 2021, 9:19 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2021, 9:19 p.m. ET A study that looked at the broad rollout of the Pfizer vaccine confirms that it is highly effective. The U.S. plans to send millions of masks to vulnerable communities. Here’s what you …
  • Republicans’ appalling confirmation record is symptomatic of their entire approach to politics 25 Feb 2021 00:51 The Washington Post Republicans (and Manchin for that matter) routinely confirmed utterly unqualified, partisan and unfit nominees under the previous administration because these were the president’s choices. Consider former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who had zero …
  • Johnson & Johnson, Hong Kong, Sheet Pan Dinners: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing 25 Feb 2021 00:42 The New York Times (Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. A third Covid-19 vaccine is poised for U.S. approval. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine strongly protects against severe Covid-19 and may reduce the spread …
  • Pfizer Vaccine Is Found Highly Effective After Broad Rollout 25 Feb 2021 00:42 The New York Times LiveUpdated  Feb. 24, 2021, 7:38 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2021, 7:38 p.m. ET Here’s what you need to know: JERUSALEM — The two-dose Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is protecting recipients about as well in wide actual use as it did in clinical …
  • Is Ghana the emerging African Giant? | The #YNaijaCover 25 Feb 2021 00:29 Y Naija Ghana could well be an emerging African Giant. Or could it? In yet another first, since Africa’s spirited clamour for independence saw her emerge as the first independent African nation, Ghana becomes the first African country to receive a shipment of …
  • Black kings, but no politics: Murphy returns in 'Coming 2 America' 25 Feb 2021 00:07 Malay Mail Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming 2 America’. ― Picture courtesy of Amazon Studios via ETX Studio Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know. LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 ― Thirty years before Black Panther,” Eddie …
  • Kentucky Republicans bring tricks and politics amid calls for real police reform 24 Feb 2021 18:16 Courier-Journal - Kentucky David L. Snardon In 1999, the Louisville Board of Aldermen attempted to establish a civilian review board after Louisville police killed 18-year-old Desmond Rudolph. But a judge ruled soon after that the Board of Aldermen did not have the authority to give …
  • Lesson From UDF For Failure To Trust Internal Politicians 24 Feb 2021 10:55 Malawi Voice By Gwentha Mpinganjira The late Bingu and Bakili Muluzi The United Democratic Front UDF under its founder and first multiparty President Dr. Bakili Muluzi was once a mighty party and talk of the town. UDF used to command popularity across the country. …
  • No one is safe from Covid until everyone is safe from it 24 Feb 2021 10:18 Sierra Leone Telegraph Dr Fawzia Hardy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2021: The Covid-19 infection has been around for just over a year now, but it is still wreaking havoc around the world. This pandemic has killed over 2 million people and no country has been spared. The …
  • Ghanaian footballer Benjamin Acheampong duped of over $1m 24 Feb 2021 10:18 Sierra Leone Telegraph Piers Edwards (BBC Sport Africa): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: ‘They can’t treat us like animals,’ says Benjamin Acheampong, player ‘duped’ out of $1m. The Ghanaian footballer has been deprived of over $1m in a row with Egyptian giants Zamalek …

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