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The Failure Of The Liberian Runoff Election

Wherever there is oil the level of transparency diminishes. Winston Tubman is doomed to face the financial might of Chevron and the military might of the US Department of Defense. If Mrs, Sirleaf-Johnson rigged the first election there is no reason why she not be expected to rig the runoff. Hence, the boycott.
What future for Africa when it continues to cosy up to international bullies for short-term cash advantages?

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Obama Supports Lynching Africans in Libya

Barack Hussein Obama, son of an African and the first Black President in the White House has supported the lynching of untold thousands of Africans and Black Libyans by the racist para-militaries who now rule Libya.

Bodies of black men hanging from highways. Bound and tortured bodies of Africans dumped along the roadsides. Am I talking about Libya or Louisiana?

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Flawed High Court Ruling Against Political Prisoner Victoire Ingabire.

“I am a political prisoner (…) don’t be afraid, nothing will stop the ongoing political change”, Ingabire told the High Court today after the presiding judge ordered the hearing to proceed.
After three days of deliberations the High Court revealed its decision on Ingabire defence submissions on the non-retroactivity of the criminal law … “the defense procedural submissions on jurisdiction are baseless and the hearings must proceed without any further delay”, said the presiding judge.

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Museveni’s Casino: Anne Mugisha on Uganda’s 2011 election

“We knew exactly what was going to happen in this election. We complained about the registers, we complained about the inflated numbers of people on the registers, we complained about the use of state resources in the election, but we still agreed to go in and participate. So that’s like walking into a casino, knowing that the guy who owns it has to make a profit. Sometimes a few lucky people make some money. But most of the time people lose. So this time around I lost. A few of our opposition people did scrape through, but the casino is owned by the ruling party and President Museveni and they would definitely be looking to make a profit. So that’s how I see this election, like a trip to the casino.”

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Prof. Peter Erlinder Speaks on Rwanda Genocide

Professor Peter Erlinder is an international criminal defence attorney, human rights lawyer. and former prisoner in Rwanda, who is still wanted by the Rwandan government of President Paul Kagame, for disputing its official history of the Rwanda Genocide. In January, he began a speaking tour of the US, which coincided with DePaul University’s Journal of Social Justice’s publication of a selection of original UN documents and evidence supporting his analysis of what actually happened at the time of the epic massacres now widely known as the Rwanda Genocide.
When Professor Erlinder was in New York City to speak at several universities, and the Brecht Forum, I interviewed him about how the US manipulates the international criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Criminal Tribunal (on Rwanda (ICTR), and how this affects the people of East/Central Africa, in particular.

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Concha Buika

The recording artist and singer, Concha Buika, is a unique phenomenon in the contemporary, globalised music milieu. She was born in Spain, on the island of Mallorca. Her parents were political refugees from the former Spanish colony of Guinea Equatoreal.
The Buika family was the only African family in the neighborhood where they lived. It was with the local Gitano community that Concha found a second home. Strange as it may seem, learning to sing flamenco and absorbing the outsider culture of the Gitanos was what helped her to find a path to self-acceptance.

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Museveni Regime Denies Kato’s Murder was Homophobic

How can Ugandan Deputy Police Spokesperson Vincent Sekate, before doing an investigation, be so very sure that David Kato’s murder had nothing to do with his being openly gay, or with his work as advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda?
And why does the US keep throwing money and weaponry behind the regime that Sekate speaks for, that of Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda for the past 25 years? Why did my California Senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, co-sponsor a bill to further arm and empower the Museveni regime?

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Erlinder on Tour: Documents Prove U.S. Complicity in Rwanda Genocide and Congo Wars

American Law Professor Peter Erlinder is set to begin a speaking tour to present his 70-page compilation of original UN documents and evidence, as well as his analysis of what actually happened in Rwanda between 1993 and 1995.

Erlinder says that the U.S., its allies, and the Rwandan government are collaborators in an ongoing coverup of the truth at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has the story.

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Anniversary: Obama’s Invasion of Congo on Inauguration Day

Two years ago, on January 20, 2009, Barack Obama, the U.S.A.’s first African American president, invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo, the heart of Africa, on his Inauguration Day.

Most Americans, including those who campaigned hardest for Obama, would have a hard time making sense of this, or of the military forces involved. Most would not recognize the acronyms of the Rwandan Defense Force (RDF), the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), the Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF), or the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).