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Tulsa Black Massacre of 1921: President Joe Biden about to Deliver Remarks

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On May 31 and June 1, 1921, a systematic massacre of Blacks lasted more than sixteeen hours in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On June 1, 2021, US President Joe Biden became the first president of the US history to officially honor the victims and to promise changes. He was commemorating the 100th Anniversary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his remarks, he said that he was filling the silence that has lasted a century, raised the major problem of white supremacy in teh US, and announced initiatives to address racial injustice, racial inequalities, and economic bias againt the Blacks and  Brown people in the US.

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George Floyd

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Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Ms. Darnella Frazier filmed the video of the policeman killing George Floyd

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Ms. Darnella Frazier filmed the video of the policeman killing George Floyd

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

Reaction on George Floyd Killing in May 2020 - I Can't Breathe

George Floyd

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Derek Chauvin, 45-year old former police officer, was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, a Black man in May 2020. The highly awaited jury decision, after more than 10 hours over two days deliberation, came in when the city was on the edge from the recent killing of another Black man, Daunte Wright, by a police officer in the suburb of Brooklyn Center. The verdict has reinforced the fact that the fight for justice and against institutional racism in America continues and that also "Black Lives Matter. (See here: Minneapolis - USA Protests in Images: Demand for Justice for George Floyd)"

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Congo President Felix Tshisekedi visits a memorial of civil war victims in Rwanda in March 2019

Africa

On May 18, 2021, on the sidelines of an African economic summit organized by French President Emmanuel Macron,  Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame, talking to French media, rejected the 2010 UN Mapping Report. The report reports documents the systematic massacres and acts of genocide commited in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)  by the Rwandan army and its created, armed and funded militias. Paul Kagame's statements received worldwide condemnations and indignations. Congolese leaders were initially silent. Following massive popular and media pressure,  DRC  President Felix Tshiskedi reacted with brief, but even more controversial,  statements. His statements have created indignations, condamnations and great dismay in  DRC and around the World.  Following his statetments,  activists, journalists, politicians, and others,  on social media and other channels,  have been wondering how a country like the DRC can have such an apparently "incompetent",  "ignorant", and "opportunist" leader. 

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General Paul Kagame's Speech Attacking BBC in December 2014 over Human Rights Abuses Reports

Africa

 Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has cancelled the CommonWealth summit that was planned in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2021. The decision was communicated in a Circular Letter dated on May 7, 2021,  a copy of which was obtained by AfroAmerica Network.  The official reasons of the cancellation are the prevailing risks of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CommonWealth Secretary-General refers to  assessments by health institutions, including the World Health Organization. 

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Front row, from left: Gen Dan Munyuza, Jean Bosco Kazura and Fred Ibingira in a meeting in early April 2021

Africa

 In mid January 2021,  sources within the Rwandan Department of Military Intelligence (DMI) confirmed to an AfroAmerica Network correspondent in Kigali that the military leaders supporting  Ms. Ange Kagame, have asked General Paul Kagame to impose a country lockdown to be able to better watch the movement of unreliable top military leaders. The decision was made due to the deteriorating health conditions of General Paul Kagame and the infighting among his closest aides and his family on his succession, when and just in case he becomes incapacitated (see here  Rwanda: As Rwandan Dictator Paul Kagame's Health Deteriorates, Rwandan Government Allegedly Uses COVID-19 to Impose a Lockdown Aimed at Keeping Top Military Leaders Suspected of Planning a Coup Under Close watch).  AfroAmerica Network sources have now learned that more officers, under such a watch,  have been arrested as they tried to coordinate their plot activities or flee the country: those recently arrested under the COVID-19 lockdown provisions include Gen Fred Ibingira, Rwanda Defence Force Chief of Staff  of the Reserve Force and Retired Lt Gen  Charles Muhire and other mid-ranking officers.

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French President Emmanuel Macron Receives Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Paris on May 17, 2021

Europe

On May 26-27, 2021, French President Emmanuel Macron visited Rwanda. During the visit,  Emmanuel Macron said that France bore overwhelming responsibilities  in 1990-1994 Rwandan civil war.  Falling short of fully admitting responsiblities, questions were raised on why the sudden visit to Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame, after more than 25 years of overt diplomatic and economic conflicts.   Hence a lingering question remained: why the sudden drive to improve the diplomatic relations after so many years of conflict? AfroAmerica Network sources close to the Rwandan and Mozambican governments have provided some information on the reason behind the rapprochement:  the on-going civil war in Mozambique.

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French President Emmanuel Macron Receives Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Paris on May 17, 2021

Europe

On May 18, 2021, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a France-Africa Economic Summit and  International Conference on Sudan in Paris, France. Several African heads of state attended, including Rwandan dictator General Paul Kagame.  In preparation for the summit, Rwanda and France  have been working to  renew  diplomatic ties, after years of diplomatic conflicts, with the governments of the two countries  blaming each other for the 1990s Rwandan  ethnic massacres, genocides,  and civil wars.   On the sidelines,Rwandan Dictator Paul Kagame  told the French media why he holds the grip on his country,  and why no one has the right to criticize him for appaulling human rights violations, including systematic massacres and invasions and looting of other countries. He specifically warned the United States of America and the European Union, to stay away from criticising his government. 

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Ms Louise Mushikiwabo

Europe

Rwandan Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of International Community of La Francophonie, is  facing strong criticisms from governments of member states over alleged mismanagement. The criticisms have become louder as  the IX Francophonie Games are planned in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between August 19-28, 2022. 

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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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