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Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free. In this Black History Month of February 2019, we remember Nina Simone. She  was not free to achieve her dream. What could she have achieved if she was really free?

Silent March, July 28, 1917: Black Women and Children in white clothes

US Canada

100 Years ago, on July 28th, 1917, Blacks marched silently through New York City, in one of the first mass protests against anti-black violence in the United States. Close to 10,000 Black men and women and children marched silently down Fifth Avenue.

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Barack Obama, Tanzania, July 1, 2013

US Canada

Tomorrow, January 19th, 2017, will be the last day of President Barack Obama in the White House.  As President Barack Obama is about to return to the life of a simple citizen, AfroAmerica Network has been sharing some of the memories with the fans and the readers on the key events that marked his rise, his resilience, and his actions that made his presidency one of the best in the US History.  Among the memories are the following AfroAmerica Network discourse, written  a few minutes, just after voting for the second time for President Obama, when most people still believed President Obama's chances for reelection were marginal, at best (see Why I Voted For President Obama of November 6, 2012). Around ten hours later, the voter was right: President Obama will be reelected US President for the second term:

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Paul Kagame and Museveni, Augus 2013

Africa

Rwandan Government and security forces have blocked trucks and buses carrying merchandise and passengers from crossing from Uganda. The Rwandan Government has officially given, as a reason, the upgrade of a border post and the paving of roads linking the two countries through the Gatuna Border Post

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DRC political leader Vital Kamerhe becomes Felix Tshisekedi's Chief of Staff

Africa

As reported by AfroAmerica Network on January 20, 2019 (see: DR Congo: Felix Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe win the bet. What is next?),  the new Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) president, Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo has, today on Jan 25, 2019, appointed his campaign manager Vital Kamerhe  to be his Chief of Staff. With the appointment, Vital Kamerhe has finaly made an important step towards his long term goal of becoming one of the most influential DRC political leaders.

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DRC political leaders Felix Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe during 2018 presidential elections campaign

Africa

"I would like to thank those who voted for me. I also thank  those who did not vote for me. Today, Congo has won. It's not the victory of one side against another. I have engaged in this campaign to reconcile the Congolese with themselves, I commit myself to that. Tomorrow, the Congo we are going to build  will not be a Congo marked by division, hatred and tribalism. It will be a reconciled Congo, a strong Congo, focused on  its development in peace and security for all."

It is in these terms that Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi, the newly elected president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) acknoweldged his victory in the recent controversial elections.

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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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