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Commitment March in Washington, August 28, 2020

US Canada

Despite sweltering heat and record temperatures thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, on Friday, August 28, 2020, to demand an overhaul of the country's criminal justice system, end of institutional racism and the push for racial equality. The march, called Commitment March, was held at the Lincoln Memorial, the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights movement activists marched and called for similar reforms and civil rights. It is at the same site that Martin Luther King Jr delivered the 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech and late John Lewis, then a young man, requested that rights that will lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Donald Trump, RNC Convention, Charlotte, NC, Aug 24, 2020

US Canada

On August 24, 2020, the US entered a new period leading up to November 2020 presidential elections. The Republicans began the Republican National Convention (RNC) proceedings on Monday morning, at Charlotte Convention Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Barack Obama, DNC Convention, Aug 19, 2020

US Canada

On the night of Wednesday August 19, 2020, Barack Obama delivered an unprecedented speech during the Democratic National Convention. Then Kamala Harris formally introduced herself as Joe Biden’s running mate.

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Rwandan prisoners present a gift to Paul Kagame

Africa

Rwandan Dictator General Paul Kagame has been conspicuously missing from the public eye since April 2020. His absence has sparked and fueled rumors about declining health and even incapacitation.  On October 24, 2015, US Government Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall during her trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo warned Paul Kagame against clinging to power (see AfroAmerica Network: (see here: US Government Against Attempts by Rwandan Paul Kagame to Cling to Power: us-government-against-attempts-by-rwandan-paul-kagame-to-cling-to-power ). Since then, General  Paul Kagame ignored the warnings and become president. His healthcare conditions have opened new options to clinging to power, through his daughter Ange Kagame.

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Jose Eduardo Dos Santos with his wife, daughter Isabel, and son-in-law Sandika Dokolo

Africa

On November 21, 2017, AfroAmerica Network pointed to a major event that appeared to signal the dawn of a new era: President Joao Lourenco, nicknamed "JLo", hand-picked by then President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos to replace him, won presidential elections. He was viewed as the continuation of the Dos Santos' legacy.  Less than 3 years later, on August 14, 2020, Jose Filomeno Dos Santos, son of former President Dos Santos, has been sentenced to five years in prison for fraud, embezzlement and traffic of influence. How did Angola and Angolans get there?.

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Egide Gatera (right), Rwandan Businessman with Rwandan President General Paul Kagame

Africa

Alfred Nkubili is a Rwandan businessman who, according to sources within Rwandan intelligence services, was kidnapped at his house on Friday, July 03, 2020 by President Paul Kagame's security forces, and accused of embezzlement, falsification and concealing business deals.
However, multiple sources with the Rwandan Intelligence Services have told AfroAmerica Network correspondent that the crime committed by Alfred Nkubili has nothing to do with what he is currently accused of. How did all start and what are the implications?

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Emmanuel Macron wins France presidential elections

Europe

French president Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche (REM) or Republic on the Move,  is projected to win an absolute majority in parliament on Sunday Jun 18, 2017 elections.

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Jeremy Corb or "Britton Bernie Sanders"

Europe

In April 2017, Theresa May gambled and called for the so-called "snap" elections, with the hope to boost the Conservatives' majority in the Parliament and get a stronger mandate in negotiating the Brexit with the European Union. The snap elections gamble did not pay off.

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Emmanuel Macron wins France presidential elections

Europe

As predicted by AfroAmerica Network, Emmanuel Macron, 39,  has won the  second round of the French presidential elections, based on the latest votes count, with more to 80% ballots in.

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The Model ASEAN Meeting 2015 organised by the ASEAN Foundation promises an authentic experience to understand ASEAN.

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General Electric is planning to move 500 jobs overseas, citing the Export-Import Bank expiration.

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Hong Kong authorities have charged three leaders of last fall’s massive pro-democracy demonstrations with offenses .

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Paul Kagame, Louise Mishikiwabo receiving a delegation from the United Arab Emirates in Kigali in June 2015

Middle East

The Rwandan Government is considering sending demobilized Rwandan Defenses Forces (RDF) soldiers and surrendered former Rwandan rebels to prop troops fighting in Yemen up, sources in Kigali tell AfroAmerica Network. According to the sources, the agreement is still under discussion between Rwandan officials and  negotiators from the coalition in the Middle East fighting

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US President Obama in Kuala Lumpur Vows to Defeat Terrorism

Middle East

"In that regard, we need to unite. We need to show global solidarity to address the common enemy of ISIL, Daesh, some other extremists and terrorist groups ... [we] highly commended the leadership of the Russian Federation together with the United States to address some of the root causes of terrorism," the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said, during the Annual East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, calling on Russia and the United States to join their efforts to combat terrorism.

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EU interior ministers have approved a controversial plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent over the next two years.

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Jan. 8, 1959 Associated Press file photo; Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks at the Batista military base "Columbia," now known as Ciudad Libertad, in Cuba.

South America

Fidel Castro, the former Revolutionary leader of Cuba has died. The news was announced by his brother Raoul Castro, the current leader of Cuba. 

"The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening," President Raul Castro said on Friday, November 25, 2016.

President Raoul Castro said, in a message to the Cuban nation the nation broadcasted on state television that Fidel Castro had died and will  be cremated on Saturday, November 26,

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FARC leaders and combatants

South America

Is the longest running war in the Americas finally ending? Six weeks after the previous deal was rejected by the popular vote, the two opponents , Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country, known as  

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FARC leader Timochenko and Colombia President Santos shake hands at the Peace agreement ceremony in Cuba in Sept. 2016

South America

The longest running war in the Americas was supposed to end last week. Unfortunately, Colombians narrowly rejected the deal in a vote  on Oct 2, 2016, resetting the clock for further negotiations. Despite the setback, today on Oct 7, 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict.

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