Press Conference: Advocates Call for End of U.S. Support of African Tyrants

IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus joins a diverse U.S. based activist coalition focusing on Africa is calling on U.S. leaders to cease their support and empowerment of brutal dictators across Africa. July 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm   A diverse U.S. based activist coalition focusing on Africa is calling on U.S. leaders to cease their support and empowerment of brutal dictators across Africa. The Coalition will host a press conference ahead of the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to take place in Washington, DC in early August. The Coalition will…

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The South African movement of yesterday is the Congo Movement of today

By Jennifer Fierberg with Kambale Musavuli The war in the D.R. Congo is not improving and is actually getting worse by the day. The M23 rebel group backed by the Rwandan Military has been terrorizing the Eastern Region of the Congo for many months. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, raped or killed. The International Community has begun to sanction the Government of Rwanda in the form of withdrawing or freezing foreign aid payments due to the UN Group of Experts Report which provides substantial and credible evidence…

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