Biya plans national dialogue to end Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis

President Paul Biya of Cameroon, looking every bit of his 86 years, delivered a rare televised speech to the nation Tuesday evening – and the first thing many observers noticed was that he spoke only in French, to a nation divided since October 2016 over grievances in its English-speaking regions. Cameroon’s  Anglophone crisis was at the heart of Biya’s 30-minute speech. What once began as peaceful protests organized by lawyers and teachers pressing for equality – and crushed by Biya’s government – has transformed, in some corners of the nation,…

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Kashmir under lockdown: All the latest updates

The Indian government revoked the special status accorded to Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly 70 years. A presidential decree issued on August 5 revoked Article 370 of India’s constitution that guaranteed special rights to the Muslim-majority state, including the right to its own constitution and autonomy to make laws on all matters except defence, communications and foreign affairs. In the lead-up to the move, India sent thousands of additional troops to the disputed region, imposed a crippling curfew, shut…

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Rwanda to take in migrants detained in Libya

Migrants trapped in deteriorating conditions in Libya may be headed to Rwanda, following the announcement Tuesday of a deal between the central African nation, the African Union and the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, to evacuate them. “Under the agreement, the Government of Rwanda will receive and provide protection to refugees and asylum seekers who are currently being held in detention centers in Libya,” said the parties in a joint statement. “They will be transferred to safety in Rwanda on a voluntary basis.” The first group of 500 people, primarily…

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Winning the War On African Spirituality with Gogo Thule Ngane | The Keys to Black Consciousness Podcast

There is a war being waged for the African soul. While religion is declining in the West, the African Diaspora continues to be victimized by miseducation and integration. The only way this war can be won is with education for liberation! Thats why this week we are rolling out the red, black, and green carpet for Gogo Thule Ngane. Gogo Thule Ngane is a West African born Shaman who broke away from American assimilation and Catholicism to step into her power as a Sangoma Priestess. From sweat lodge revelations to…

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World Sickle Cell Day: Facts About the Inherited Blood Disorder (VIDEO)

Although the world awareness day for the disorders is in June, September has been designated by Congress as Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In recognition of that–and the fact that the disease disproportionately affects African-Americans–we will be reposting articles such as this one from June 2019, throughout the month. source: https://www.ebony.com/exclusive/world-sickle-cell-day-facts-inherited-blood-disorder-video/

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BET Plus, a New Streaming-Video Service for All Things Black From BET and Tyler Perry, Announces Start Date

Tyler PerryPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Essence) BET+, a new streaming-video service created through a partnership between BET and Tyler Perry, is set to bring all things black to subscribers’ viewing screens beginning Sept. 19. For $9.99 per month, subscribers will be able to access all manner of black content, Deadline reports, with a focus on new and original content from a variety of filmmakers and content creators, including Will Packer, Tracy Oliver and Perry. “In our first year, we will release a BET+ original project almost every month,…

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British Airways flights canceled as pilots strike for second day

Pilots for British Airways are planning a second day of strikes Tuesday, after nearly all flights were canceled Monday as nearly 100 percent of union pilots participated in the action over pay and benefits. BALPA, the pilot union organization, said its members felt the action was a wakeup call for the airline. “Pilots are standing firm and have shown just how resolute they are today,” said BALPA General Secretary Brian Strutton. “British Airways needs to start listening to its pilots and actually come up with ways of resolving this dispute.”…

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