(GIN) – U.S. military aid has been suspended to Rwanda after convincing evidence that it is supporting a mutiny in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A State Dept. spokesman said that troubling evidence had been seen that Congolese rebel groups were receiving aid and soldiers from the Rwandese government of Paul Kagame.
(GIN) – Rights groups are demanding a review of the sentence of stoning issued against a 23 year old Sudanese woman, convicted of adultery. It is the second such case in recent months
Pictured: Sudanese women at a protest.
(GIN) – A hard-fought battle with cancer ended this week with the death of Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills. Six visits to specialists in the U.S. were unable to stem the spread of the disease and the executive apparently realized the finality of his condition, sending a letter to Parliament this week that designated the Vice President to fill his post.
(GIN) - European Union ministers have agreed to immediately lift a decade of punishing sanctions against Zimbabwe. The move will help improve the country’s image as the unity government prepares for elections.
Pictured: Zimbabwe tobacco farmers.
Luchelle Stevens has been named Campaign Manager of the statewide coalition effort to defeat the photo ID elections amendment, announced the Our Vote Our Future campaign. Stevens, a Minnesota native, served as the Political Director and then Executive Director for the SEIU Minnesota State Council before joining the Service Employees International Union in D.C.
Rep. Keith Ellison said he is perplexed by accusations being made by another Minnesota lawmaker that he has ties to Islamic organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Pictured: (Left to Right) U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN)
President Obama honors the victims of the tragedy in Colorado, those who knew and loved them, and those who are struggling to recover.
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Pictured: NAACP President Ben Jealous vows to protect the ballot
HOUSTON (NNPA) – The NAACP’s recently concluded national convention here saw its share of highlights. They included dramatic and powerful addresses by political and civil rights leaders and a host of workshops aimed at empowering members for active participation in the November presidential election.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If Black voter turnout reverts to the level it was before Barack Obama was elected president of the United States in 2008, the nation’s first Black president will have a difficult time winning a second term in the White House, concludes a National Urban League report released Monday.
The report, “The Hidden Swing Voters: Impact of African-Americans in 2012,” was written by Madura Wijewarden and Valerie Wilson of the National Urban League Policy Institute based in Washington.