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Victoire Ingabire at the African Court on Human and People’s Rights

By Ann Garrison KPFA Weekend News, 10.26.2014  Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire has filed an appeal to the African Court of Human and People’s Rights in Arusha, Tanzania. The Womens International Network for Democracy and Peace demonstrated in Brussels for the freedom of Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza in December 2013, after the Rwandan…

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Will the BBC’s ‘Rwanda: The Untold Story’ Stop Obama from Sending the Marines into DRC?

By Ann Garrison KPFA Weekend News, 10.25.2014 “Rwanda: The Untold Story,” a controversial BBC documentary first aired in the UK on October 1st, undermines the rationale for military action against the FDLR  fighters in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu Provinces. The FDLR has been described as the militia that committed the…

America’s Weaponization of Ebola and Other Viruses

By Wayne Madsen President Barack Obama has received a torrent of criticism for dispatching U.S. troops and National Guardsmen to the Ebola-ravaged West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to help control the spread of the highly-lethal Ebola-Zaire hemorrhagic virus. While Cuba has sent qualified doctors to the stricken region, Obama has responded…

From the Simbas to Ebola: Homage to Havana

“Cuba’s role in Africa effectively challenges the belief that the West has inherently better values and political institutions than communist countries.” By Mandisi Majavu Cuba’s contribution to the development of post-independent Africa has always been based on solidarity, liberty and anti-white supremacy. By this principled stand, Cuba builds on and sustains the spirit of the…