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.
Paul Sankara, consultant, activist and brother of assassinated Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara; Eugene Puryear, community organizer and host at BreakThrough News; Erica Caines, a Black Alliance for Peace Coordinating Committee member, co-editor of Hood Communist and founder of Liberation Through Reading; and Nebiyu Asfaw, co-founder of both the Ethiopian American Development Council and the #NoMore Movement discussed connecting African peoples' struggles across the continents 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.
Ethiopian Advocacy Organizations Worldwide (EAOW) passed a resolution September 2 calling for peace in light of Western support for the Tigray People's Liberation Front, reports People's Dispatch.
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.