Sean Blackmon, activist, organizer and broadcaster, currently serving as co-host of Radio Sputnik's "By Any Means Necessary"; Jacqueline Luqman, Black Alliance for Peace Mid-Atlantic Region Co-Coordinator, co-host of Radio Sputnik's "By Any Means Necessary" and host of "Luqman Nation" on the Black Power Media YouTube channel; Kamau Franklin, former practicing attorney, first program director of New York City Police-Watch and co-founder of Black Power Media; executive director of Community Movement Builders and co-founder and host at Black Power Media; and Karanja Gaçuça, a U.S.-based Kenyan journalist, publisher of thebriefscoop.com and executive editor of panafricmedia.org; discussed the power of story at the first-ever African Peoples’ Forum.
Journalist and activist Elias Amare, U.S./Africa Bridge Building Project Director Imani Countess, American Ethiopian Public Affairs Committee (AEPAC) organizer Elias Hiruy, and medical doctor and #NoMore Movement co-founder Simon Tesfamariam discussed economic development as a human right at the first-ever African Peoples' Forum. This was organized to counter the Biden administration's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
Hundreds of people of African descent convened this past weekend at two events that aimed to be the people's opposition to the Biden administration's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which is taking place this week amid a military buildup to enforce the summit's security in Washington, D.C.
Dismissing the Africa Union-led peace negotiations, the Tigray People's Liberation Front called for Western intervention in Ethiopia before resuming a war with the Ethiopian state on August 24. This ended a five-month truce with Ethiopia’s federal government, weeks after envoys from the United States and European Union visited its base. Pavan Kulkarni reports for People's Dispatch.
Framed by Republican-oriented media as a backlash against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s “woke” politics, the boos of a Somali crowd in Minneapolis expressed growing anger over the Democratic congresswoman’s role in U.S. meddling in the Horn of Africa. Ann Garrison reports.
In the last few months, the left media outlets from various camps, in their sincere attempts to demonstrate solidarity and spotlight conflict in the Horn of Africa and internal developments in Ethiopia, got it wrong. They have been uncritically centering active ideological players on two opposing camps, writes blogger Filmon Zerai.