FAO: COVID-19 Would Affect Food Markets

Farmworkers in a crop field in Cambodia. June, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/@KhmerTimes Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Thursday said COVID-19 would impact the food markets due to the pandemic influence on worldwide on production lines. “The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt – at varying degrees – across all food sectors assessed by …

Iran Urges UN to Prevent the US From Extending Sanctions

President Hassan Rohani, Iran, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @jobcamaguan Iran’s President Hassan Rohani Wednesday urged members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to curb U.S. attempts to extend sanctions against his country. Next October, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a 2015 nuclear deal popularly known as “The Arms Embargo”, will be lifted …

Pope Francis Calls Peace and Reconciliation in United States

George Floyd’s protest in Parliament Square, London, UK. June 3, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/@Kokomothegreat George Floyd’s protest in Parliament Square, London, UK. June 3, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/@Kokomothegreat Pope Francis Wednesday called for peace and reconciliation among the people of the United States, following eight straight nights of wide-scale protess. UN Requires Governments to Help …

U.S Military Threat Against Iranian Tankers: An Act of International Piracy That Can Escalate into a War

Executive Committee of the U.S. Peace Council May 23, 2020 Iran’s daring decision to dispatch five oil tankers carrying the much-needed fuel for the struggling people of Venezuela is a definitive challenge to U.S. government’s illegal policy of unilateral economic sanctions and its naval blockade of Venezuela. Iran’s action has created a decisive test of …

US Hands Off Iranian Tankers

Iranian Oil Tanker Black First Land First (BLF) applauds Iran’s courageous decision to send five oil tankers with fuel to the revolutionary government of Venezuela in direct defiance of the US economic and naval blockade of Venezuela. We further laud the resistance of Venezuela to the US sanctions imposed on it. This encourages, which BLF …

Race and Class War in Colombia: The Root of Violence

BY CARLOS CRUZ MOSQUERA The brutal character of political and social conflicts across Latin America has sometimes led to the view that the region possesses a kind of inherent propensity for violence. The complicated nature of violence in Colombia since the middle of the 20th Century has led to interpretations that see it as random. …

Motsepe condemned for ‘Africa loves you’ comment to Trump, Mngxitama raises Botswana diamonds

Image credit: thesouthafrican.com By BO Staff Writer Patrice Motsepe, African Rainbow Minerals CEO, has told the rightwing US President Donald Trump that he is loved by Africa. Some say it’s both humiliating and embarrassing the way Motsepe expressed himself to Trump. Many have taken to social media to denounce Motsepe’s conduct. Instead of condemning US …

Honoring Patrice Lumumba

Image credit: This Is Africa By BO Staff Writer “African unity and solidarity are no longer dreams. They must be expressed in decisions” – Patrice Lumumba Full honors to Patrice Lumumba who was assassinated by U.S. and Belgium backed counter-revolutionary forces on January 17, 1961. Lumumba led the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to attaining …