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US President-Elect Joe Biden has expanded and reinforced his team with new nominations that align with his agenda. On Monday , November 30, 2020, he announced the nomination of the senior economic and press teams. The Biden transition team confirmed in press releases and communications that the teams, if nominees are confirmed, break racial and gender barriers as promised by Joe Biden during the campaign. Before disclosing the econimic team, an all-female senior press team was appointed. Ex-Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, nominated for Treasury Secretary, was included in the projected list of the candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were considering and vetting for the same position, as published by AfroAmerica Network on November 11, 2020 ( See AroniSmart: US 2020 Elections: Top Candidates For Joe Biden's Government).
A few days before the highly contested 2020 US Presidential elections, President Donald Trump has picked up an endorsement from another famous Hip-Hop Rap artist. Cash Money superstar Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., appeared to endorse President Trump in a tweet on Thursday October 29, 2020. The Black Rappers alleged to have support or having supported President Trump's candidacy know include Kanye West, known as Yeezy, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known as Weezy, Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, and O'Shea Jackson, known as Ice Cube
The highly anticipated first debate between US Vice President candidates, Vice-Presindet Mike Pince and US Senator Kamala Karris , occurred in Salt-Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST. However, the anticipation was disruped by an weird event that has nothing to do with the critical topics that the US citizens and the World was foward looking, followin the drama and the clashes between the two US presidential candidates, during the debate last week, marked by bitter attacks and frequently talking over each other, to the apparent dismay of the debate moderator.
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.
On 18 November 2020, Ugandan prominent opposition politician and music star, Bobi Wine whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was arrested again. Following his arrest, thousands of his supporters protested in the capital Kampala. The police, the army, local defense units, plain-cloth officers and intelligence operatives crushed the protests with heavy violence, including shooting with live amunitions and automatic weapons, and driving police and military cars and trucks straight into the marching masses.
Following the arrests and the killings, the situation is tense in Uganda, with the Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni accusing foreigh powers and homosexuals of being behind the riots and funding the opposition.
Tanzania's incumbent President John Pombe Magufuli of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), re-elected for a second term, has been sworn in on November 5, 2020. He will lead the country for the second and final term, as provided by the Tanzanian Constitution. Dr John Pombe Magufuli is AfroAmerica Network Black Man of Year 2015 (see AfroAmerica: John Pombe Magufuli, AfroAmerica Network Black Man of Year 2015)
Alfred Nkubili, 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, has been back in court (see AfroAmerica Network: Rwanda: How Businessman Alfred Nkubili Became Paul Kagame's Target; Who are behind Bailing Him Out and Who is Next). On November 2, 2020, a court, known as Gasabo District Court, decided to keep Alfred Nkubili in jail for until late December 2020. The aling Alfred Nkubili was demanding his release and requesting to be monitored outside due to his grave illness. The decision was announced at Kigali University Hospital, CHUK, where he is being treated.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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,
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
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.