Africa US World 

US lifts sanctions against Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda

In a statement Mr Blinken said Washington continued to “disagree strongly with the ICC’s actions relating to the Afghanistan and Palestinian situations”, and that it objected to the ICC’s “efforts to assert jurisdiction over personnel of non-States Parties such as the United States and Israel”. – – “We believe, however, that our concerns about these cases would be better addressed through engagement with all stakeholders in the ICC process rather than through the imposition of sanctions,” he said. Fatou Bensouda was elected ICC’s chief prosecutor in 2011, replacing the Argentine…

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Africa Nigeria US West Africa World 

Nigerian man jailed 10 years in US for $11m cyber fraud

– – A Nigerian businessman has been jailed 10 years in the United States for running a cyber fraud scheme. A US court sentenced Obinwanna Okeke, also known as Invictus Obi for his fraud scheme that stole at least $11m from his victims. Okeke reportedly used Nigerian- based companies to defraud people in the US state of Virginia. According to prosecutors Okeke’s Invictus Group companies used phishing emails to capture people’s login details and take their funds between 2015 and 2019. Okeke was a Forbes Contributor & a Young African…

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Africa Southern Africa US World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe’s President questions US democratic credentials after riots

– – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has questioned the democratic credentials of the US following the violent protests which killed at least four people. The riots occurred after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building which is the seat of the legislature. They were acting on the advice of Mr Trump to scuttle a process to confirm the election of President-elect Joe Biden. Four people died in the attack with several others sustaining injuries. President Mnangagwa tweeted that the US “has no moral right to punish other nations under the…

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Africa US 

Murdered African American, Ahmaud Arbery was Victim of Police Assault in 2017

Latest video evidence have revealed that a recently murdered African American male, Ahmaud Arbery was a victim of Police assault back in 2017. According to a report by Complex magazine, new footage obtained through a public records request show a police officer attempt to taser Ahmaud Arbery back in 2017 as he rapped in his car. Arbery was chased and killed by two white men in March while jogging through a residential neighborhood in Georgia. The footage shows that Arbery was questioned by police officers as he sat in his…

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Libya US 

The Benghazi Attack: The Forgotten History of the 2012 Attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya

If you say “September 11” most people automatically think of the attacks on the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. What they probably don’t even remember happened on September 11, were the attacks on the United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Once the Libyan Revolution began in February 2011, the CIA began placing assets in the region, attempting to make contacts within the region. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, whose name and image would soon become synonymous with the Benghazi attacks, was the first liaison between the United States and…

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Malawi US 

Malania’s Trip to Malawi: White House staffer helps raise thousands for Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe

A White House staffer took matters into her own hands after visiting a Malawi primary school during a trip with first lady Melania Trump. White House specialty media director Carolina Hurley helped raise over $12,600 for an indoor classroom in the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, Malawi, after she saw the school during the first lady’s October 2018 trip. USA First Lady Melania Trump in Malawi; visits Chipala school, Lilongwe Hurley accompanied Trump on her four-country visit to Africa, which included a tour of several outdoor classrooms at the Malawi…

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U.S. recalls South Sudan ambassador over lack of unity government

The United States on Monday recalled its ambassador to South Sudan after the country failed to form a unity government on time. President Salva Kiir and his political rival Riek Machar were to form a unity government as agreed in a peace deal by November 12. But both parties failed to meet this deadline delaying the unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline. Uganda’s presidency said such a move was aimed at buying time due to concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed. The…

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US 

Why the USA is NOT about to attack Iran

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, professor extraordinaire of Iran, said it best when asked on Al Jazeera if the USA was going to attack Iran. He stated something so obvious that you would think western journalists would have already come to this realization, that “as long as the USA is sending its military to the Persian Gulf they are not about to attack Iran. It is when the USA starts to pull it forces out is when we should start to be worried.” Why does this make so much old-fashioned common…

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donald-trump Russia US 

Trump’s Travel ban targeted Three African Countries out of the Six

Three African countries were affected in both travel bans the U.S. leader signed – Somalia, Libya and Sudan. However both orders now stand suspended by courts. The Trump administration has shown that it will continue the fight against so called violent extremism on the continent. The sale of combat planes to Nigeria and pledges by Trump in phone calls with Buhari and Kenyatta that he was ready to held fight against Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab respectively.

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donald-trump OP-ED US 

The Guardian on Donald Trump -100 days of failure

It is no surprise dissembling has been the defining feature of his first 100 days. If he admitted the truth of his shambolic presidency, it would shorten its span. On Saturday Donald Trump will have been in the White House for a hundred days, and he has been a disaster for American democracy. His narcissism and incompetence has allowed little time for reflection and self-correction. His megalomania is such that he views himself as hounded by “enemies of the people”. In his contract with America, candidate Trump told voters that…

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