Politics

ACLU Urges UN to Address US Police Brutality

NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a statement demanding, along with a coalition of 600 other human rights groups, that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) hold a special meeting to address US police brutality. The goal, a global response to the issue, comes in hope of finding the U.S. in violation of international …

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Ghana: Supreme Court orders EC to provide legal basis for refusing old voter IDs

The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC ) to provide the legal basis why it decided to refuse to accept the existing voters’ identification card as a form of identification in the upcoming mass voters registration exercise. A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, gave the order Thursday, June …

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Ex-Olympic committee head elected Burundi President

Former Burundian National Olympic committee president elected as President of the Republic General Major Evariste Ndayishimiye has been elected President of the Republic of Burundi during the election held on May 20, 2020. Diacounda Sene AIPS Young Reporter – Senegal  DAKAR, May 30, 2020 – General Major Evariste Ndayishimiye has been elected President of the Republic of Burundi during the election held on …

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Ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo allowed to leave Belgium

The International Criminal Court has ruled allowing former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium. He would however be allowed out of Belgium and travel to any country provided that nation agrees to receive him. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity last year after standing trial for years over post-electoral violence …

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China proposes controversial Hong Kong security law

China is proposing to introduce a new security law in Hong Kong that could ban sedition, secession and treason. The move is likely to provoke strong opposition internationally and in Hong Kong, which last year saw months of pro-democracy protests. China’s delayed National People’s Congress, its legislature, will debate the issue when it opens on Friday. Hong Kong’s mini-constitution requires …

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State and Local Government Associations want US Congress to Approve Aid

WASHINGTON, DC – With millions of jobs and the economic recovery at stake, the seven leading organizations representing state, territorial and local governments called on Congress to approve an aid package that would sustain vital services to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments employ nearly 15 million Americans, including teachers and professors, police officers and firefighters, healthcare workers …

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Malawi 2020 Presidential Elections to hold amid covid-19

Malawi national coat of arms Presidential elections set to hold amid covid-19 according to the courts of the Republic of Malawi come July 2020. Malawi is a landlocked country in Southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique surrounding on the east, south, and …

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’, South Korea says

South Korea continued to pour water on mounting speculation about the health of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, telling CNN he is “alive and well.” “Our government position is firm,” Moon Chung-in, the top foreign policy adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, told CNN. “Kim Jong Un is alive and well. He has been staying in the Wonsan area since …

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Coronavirus in Africa: kick out imperialism!

The coronavirus pandemic is a turning point in history. The world economy is receiving one savage blow after another. Healthcare systems are totally overwhelmed in the advanced capitalist countries as a result of decades of attacks on living standards. The inefficient and ghastly nature of capitalism is in full display in the west, where people until recently enjoyed at least …

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Ex-Libyan leader who helped oust Gaddafi dies of coronavirus

Libya’s former interim prime minister after the overthrow of former leader Muammar Gaddafi has died of coronavirus. Mahmoud Jibril died in a private hospital in Egypt’s capital Cairo where he was undergoing treatment since contracting the virus in March. Jibril in 2011 during the peak of the Libyan revolution abandoned Gaddafi to become Libya’s rebel prime minister. He led the onslaught …

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