Posts in INTERNATIONAL
Musician Bobi Wine arrested and tortured by USA’s ‘Man in Africa’

Bobi Wine, Ugandan pop singer, parliamentarian and opponent of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, was arrested on July 17. His lawyers report that he has been beaten so badly by Ugandan police that they weren’t sure he understood the charges read when he was brought into court. Bobi Wine’s driver was shot dead in the driver’s seat of his car before he and more than 30 of his allies, many of whom are also members of Parliament, were arrested.

Read More
Paul Kagame’s paranoia strikes deep

He’s the president of Rwanda and the current president of the African Union, feted by the Brookings Institute, one of the most venerable ideological pillars of U.S. capital interests. So why is Paul Kagame manifesting more and more signs of paranoia? Let’s consider just a few possibilities: Assassination rumors, insurgency, political prisoner Victoire Ingabire, 7,000 Rwandan churches and mosques shut down.

Read More
Nuclear power in Africa?

Rosatom – Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation – has recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of African nations to build nuclear power plants within their borders. I spoke to David Himbara, a professor of international development and African energy activist, about the likelihood of Rosatom actually building these nuclear plants. Currently, Sub-Saharan Africa faces an extraordinary level of energy poverty.

Read More
No love for Yemen?

It was only a few weeks ago – in fact, it was before the Syrian chemical weapons incident – that the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres said that Yemen was the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Yet once again Nikki Haley, the U.N. ambassador, was as quiet as a church house mouse! She didn’t say a word. She certainly did not plead with the Security Council to intervene with decisive action against the perpetrators of the bombing campaign against the Yemeni people.

Read More
The Singapore Summit: Working for peace in Korea

President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un’s summit meeting is a historic and bold step toward achieving peace in the Korean Peninsula. Their agreement to work toward denuclearization by North Korea, as well as the other goals to achieve piece, such as guaranteeing security to North Korea, are welcome progress.

Read More
Divide and rule: Balkanizing the Democratic Republic of Congo

Syria has long dominated international headlines while the big powers discuss the possibility of dividing it into smaller, more homogeneous states along ethnic or religious lines. The Democratic Republic of Congo is rarely if ever at the top of the Western headlines, but heads of state and so-called experts have long made similar proposals to carve out new, smaller, more homogeneous nations in Congo’s resource-rich eastern provinces. I spoke with Congolese scholar and activist Boniface Musavuli about the plans.

Read More
Africa and the World, INTERNATIONAL, NATIONALChanged“In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front”, African Development Foundation, African Great Lakes Region, Ann Garrison, Balkanization of Congo along ethnic lines, Bill Clinton’s national security council advisor for African affairs, Boniface Musavuli, Clinton’s National Security Council, Congo’s resource-rich eastern provinces, Congolese army led by Lt--Gen- Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, Congolese President Laurent Kabila, Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Congolese President Mobutu Sese Seko, Congolese resources, Corporate Council on Africa, Council on Foreign Relations, Democratic Republic of Congo, Divide and rule: Balkanizing the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Former U-S- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gen- Paul Kagame, George W- Bush’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Hima powers of Uganda and Tutsi of Rwanda, Joseph Kabila, Judi Rever, Kasai Province, Katanga, Katangese secession, Laurent Desiré Kabila, M23, Moise Tshombe, National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), new Berlin Conference, North Kivu, Patrice Lumumba, proposals to divide up the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of th..., Rwanda, Rwandan President Pasteur Bizimungu, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Second Congo War, Sun City peace agreement signed in South Africa, Syria, U-S- official and corporatist Walter Kansteiner, Uganda and Rwanda invaded the Congo, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Comments
Let us remember Memorial Day by waging peace

This Memorial Day, let us renew our commitment to work for peace. Dr. King stated, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Let us ask ourselves, “What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. say today?’” Let us remember Dr. King’s sermon. Let us reclaim our belief in the sanctity of human life. Let us turn swords into plowshares. Let us work for peace in our world.

Read More
Black Alliance for Peace condemns slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza

While a delegation from the Trump administration and leaders from various parts of the world gathered in Jerusalem to witness the illegal and immoral move of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to the beleaguered and contested city, Israeli soldiers slaughtered unarmed Palestinians in Gaza. The latest count reports more than 50 dead and 2,700 wounded. The Black Alliance for Peace demands the United States condemn Israeli state violence and the use of U.S.-supplied weapons to murder unarmed Palestinians, a violation of U.S. law.

Read More
We can’t stop now! Help single father in Uganda educate his disabled daughters

This is not charity. It is the right to have access to education, not only in the US but all over the world. This was our goal when Krip-Hop Nation of the USA and journalist Ronald Galiwango of Uganda, Africa, teamed up to write about a single father raising two disabled daughters who needed basic things to survive like wheelchairs and help to pay for the oldest daughter to go to school to become “a disabled advocate like Leroy Moore of Krip-Hop Nation!” Eunice Atim told Ronald in a video interview.

Read More
VICTORY! Some Critical WINS for Afrikan People

In our grand traditions of African Liberation Day/Month – and May First/International Workers’ Day – WE remember and honor our Beloved Ancients and Ancestors from yesteryears and yesterday. Recently, super-(s)heroes such as freedom fighters Mama WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA and KIILU NYASHA made their Spiritual Transformations. Warrior Kiilu is a great inspiration and uncompromising advocate for Power to the People, freeing our political prisoners and abolishing prisons.

Read More
Culture Stories, INTERNATIONAL, OTHER NEWSChanged“Afrikans Deserve Reparations!”, “Secretariat of Race”, “Solitary Man”, “The Sublimis Deus”, “WCAR III”, 1885 “Berlin Act”, 19th Annual MALCOLM X Jazz Festival, A(nother) Victory for Reparations!, Adjoa A- Aiyetoro, African and African Descendants Caucus, African Diasporan nation of Brazil, African Liberation Day/Month, Agência Pará, AMILCAR LOPES DA COSTA CABRAL, Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Maat, Bayview Hunters Point, Black Panther Party, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, Black Repertory Group Theater, Brother Kamm Howard, Bryan Stevenson, Cal Fresh, CLYDELL REDMOND, CONGRATS to our Nelson Mandela Food Cooperative!, DDPA, Deacon VICTOR DAVIS, December 12th Movement, Dorothy Benton Lewis, Dr- Conrad Worrill, Dr- Willie Ratcliff, Durban 400 Africans and African Descendants Caucus, Durban Declaration and Program of Action (DDPA), Eastside Arts Alliance and Cultural Center, economic and justice development programs, El Hajj Malik el Shabazz, Equal Justice Initiative, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, Gov- Andrew Cuoma, Hannibal Afrik, Herman Bell, Ho Chi Minh, Jalil Muntaquin, Jericho Amnesty, Judge Genece Brinkley, Judge Richard M- Koweek, Kiilu Nyasha, Lil Bobby Hutton Park, Malaika Kambon, Malcolm X, Malik Seneferu, Mandela Food Coop, March for Our Lives! demonstration and rally in Oakland, Márcio Nagano, Mary Ratcliff, Mashariki Jywanza, May First/International Workers’ Day, Meek Mill, Meek Mill is Released!, Mona Vaughn Scott, National Black United Front, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, NCOBRA, Nedzada Handukic, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Omowale Clay, Onaje Mu’id, political prisoners, Power to the people!, President Jean Bertrand Aristide and the Fammi Lavalas Party, President Lula da Silva, reparatory justice, Robert Rihmeek Williams, Roger Wareham, Sahleem Tindle, Samori Grace, San Antonio Park, Sean Scott, STEPHON “ZOE” CLARK, Stevante Clark, The Guardian, The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, VICTORY! Some Critical WINS for Afrikan People, Viola Plummer, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Workers Party (PT) government in Brazil, YAA ASANTEWA, Yuri Kochiyama Comments
Political crimes of the United Kingdom exposed by Russian diplomat

Excerpts from remarks by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova delivered April 19, 2018 – And now I am asking everyone to fasten their belts. During a briefing on the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) report held for the international diplomatic community on April 13, UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow said that “the Russian state has a record in state-sponsored assassinations including in the UK.”

Read More
Africa and the World, INTERNATIONALChanged“Black Legend”, “Essays on the History of Russian Foreign Intelligence”, “Inglorious Empire”, “license to kill”, “SIX: A History of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service”, “The Case for India”, “The Devil’s Wind”, “The Third Bullet: The Political Background of the Assassination of Zoran Din..., “The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya”, “Who Killed Rasputin?”, Afua Hirsch, Alexander Litvinenko death probe, American historian Will Durant, Anglo-Iranian Oil Co-, Anthony Monckton, anti-British rebellion in Iraq, Anti-Hitler Coalition, AP, Arab rebellion in Mesopotamia, assassinations, Badri Patarkatsishvili, Baroness Daphne Park of Monmouth, Black War, Boris Berezovsky, Boris Berezovsky and Nikolai Glushkov, Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, Britain’s empire, Britain’s history, Britain’s history and its international activities, Britain’s industrial revolution, Britain’s slave trade, British Ambassador in Russia Laurie Bristow, British brutality, British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie, British intelligence in Petrograd, British military, British military commander Lord Kitchener, British Petroleum, Camp Justice, Capt- Oswald Raymer of MI6, Caroline Elkins, Chinese Emperor in 1839, CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service, collapse of the Ottoman Empire, colonial rule in India, colonization of Australia, Consular Convention, coup d’état in Iran in 1953, David Kelly, de-industrialization of India, Devonia investment company, Diego Garcia Island, Dr- Paul Norman, Dr- Shashi Tharoor, English philosopher John Locke, espionage operations, establishment of concentration camps in the Boer War, European Convention on Human Rights, exploitation of natural resources, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, former Director of Counter-Terrorism Mark Allen, former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, French Ambassador Joseph Noulens, Gareth Williams, genocide, genocide of Zulus, German invasion of the Soviet Union, High Court of England and Wales, Horst Faas, Howard Marx, Ian Fleming, Indian National Congress, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, indigenous people of Tasmania, indigenous population of Rhodesia, Iran Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, Iraq’s Supreme Tribunal, Jallianwala Bagh public garden, James Bond gold collection, John Scale, Kenneth Littlejohn, Kim Philby’s book “My Silent War”, Latvian Riflemen, Lawyer Stephen Curtis, Lawyer Stephen Moss, Libyan field commander Abdelhakim Belhaj, Lockhart Conspiracy, London Review of Books, Mac Stíofáin, Major Chris Green, Matthew Puncher, Mau Mau, Member of Parliament former UN Under-Secretary General Shashi Tharoor, MI5 and MI6, Michael Smith, Mohammad Mossadegh, Muammar Qaddafi’s overthrow, murder of Grigory Rasputin, murder of Russian Emperor Paul I, nationalization of Iranian oilfields, Nazis’ death camps, Nuremberg Tribunal, Operation Ajax, Operation Northmoor, Opium Wars, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Patrice Lumumba, Political crimes of the United Kingdom exposed by Russian diplomat, Prime Minister Theresa May, Richard Holmes, Robert Curtis, Robert Lockhart, Royal Opium Commission, Rudolf Hess, Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian financier Alexander Perepilichny, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Russophobic statement, sabotage and subversive acts, Salisbury poisoning investigation, SAS killings, Scot Young, Scotland Yard historians, Secretary of State for India and Burma Leopold Amery, Sepoy Mutiny in India, slave trade, Spanish historian Julian Juderias, Speaker’s Research Initiative, Special Air Service (SAS) of the British Army, state-sponsored assassinations, Stepan Bandera’s Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), The Guardian, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, The Sunday Times, Tony Blair government, Tory annual conference in Birmingham, UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow, UK Defense Ministry, US Ambassador David Francis, Valentin Khitrichenko, Vasily Vereshchagin, war crimes, war crimes in Afghanistan, White Helmets, Yury Golubev Comments
Winnie Madikizela Mandela (1936-2018)

She was born in 1936 and named Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela, but the world would come to know this South African beauty as Winnie Mandela, the wife of African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela. And when, after Nelson’s freedom, the marriage ended, she remained a powerful presence in South African life, loved by the nation’s poor and dispossessed. For they knew, in their heart of hearts, that their struggle was her struggle.

Read More
The crime that turned Central Africa into a vast killing ground

April 6 was the 24th anniversary of the day that Gen. Paul Kagame shattered a ceasefire agreement and resumed the 1990-1994 war in Rwanda by assassinating Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira. His troops, acting on his orders, fired a rocket at Habyarimana’s plane when it appeared overhead in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, returning from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Read More
Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize awarded to Charles Onana and Phil Taylor

The 2018 Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize was awarded on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Brussels, Belgium. The prize honors Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. Despite the African Court of Human and People’s Rights’ 2017 ruling that her imprisonment is unjust and that Rwanda should free her, she remains behind bars. This year’s Victoire Prize went to Cameroonian French journalist Charles Onana and Canadian radio broadcaster Phil Taylor.

Read More
Africa and the World, INTERNATIONALChanged“Mass Atrocities Response Operations: A Military Planning Handbook”, “Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa from Tragedy to Useful Imperial Fiction”, “Secrets of the Rwandan Genocide”, “The Secrets of International Justice”, “The Tutsi Killers at the Heart of the Congolese Tragedy”, 2018 Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize, African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, Ann Garrison, Cameroonian French journalist Charles Onana, Canadian radio broadcaster Phil Taylor, Charles Onana, Charles Onana and Phil Taylor, CIUT-Taylor Report, dissident Rwandans and ICTR defense attorneys, Hotel Rwanda, Iain Edwards, ideological infrastructure of humanitarian intervention, International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda, Kigali’s genocide memorial museum, Phil Taylor, Pierre Omidyar’s “Humanity United” foundation, President Paul Kagame, Robin Philpot’s book “Rwanda 1994: Colonialism Dies Hard”, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwandan genocide, Rwandan people, Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Taylor Report website, The Song for Madame Victoire Ingabire on SoundCloud:, The Taylor Report on CIUT 89-5 FM at the University of Toronto, Tutsi Genocide, U-S- involvement in the Rwandan and Congolese tragedies, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize awarded to Charles Onana ..., Victoire’s challenge to historical orthodoxy Comments
Remember the My Lai Massacre on its 50th anniversary

The My Lai Massacre occurred on March 16, 1968, 50 years ago during the Viet Nam War. Over 500 babies, children, women and men were slaughtered by American soldiers. Many Vietnamese women and girls had been raped. Huts were burned, livestock was killed, food supplies destroyed. Besides the My Lai Massacre that occurred that day, another massacre occurred in the nearby hamlet of My Khe.

Read More
Libyan National Popular Movement condemns attempt to assassinate Black aide to Qaddafi Dr. Bashir Saleh Bashir

The Executive Committee of the Libyan National Popular Movement is following the circumstances and context of the cowardly assassination attempt of the fighter Dr. Bashir Saleh Bashir, member of the Executive Committee of the Movement, and wishes to inform the public of the following: Firstly: The medical condition of Dr. Bashir is still critical and has not passed the stage of danger and we all pray to Allah to heal him quickly.

Read More
Statement of the Libyan National Popular Movement on the Seventh Anniversary of the February Conspiracy

Today comes the seventh year of the international conspiracy, in which obscurantist forces and Libyan agents participated in the war against Libya and its safe people, where innocent people were hurled to take part through the launching of false slogans by a media campaign carried out by excessive regional and international mass media machines. It is a conspiracy that was finally accomplished by eight months of a prolonged heavy military action that the NATO had carried out since the Second World War, resulting in the destruction of the total civilian and military infrastructure of the country.

Read More
America, Uganda and the War on Terror – a book review

Helen Epstein’s new book, “Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror,” is dense with detailed and fascinating accounts of events in Ugandan history and politics and those of neighboring nations. I’m familiar with much of it, but there’s also much I hadn’t known, some I disagree with, and elaborations or different interpretations of what I’ve previously read or been told.

Read More