Politics

UPAC, Citizens Groups To Convene Inaugural African Community Candidates Forum In Maryland, February 23, 2018

By Victor Gotevbe United People for African Congress (UPAC) – the umbrella organization for African Born Americans , will on Friday, February 23 hold its inaugural edition of the African Community Candidates Forum in partnership with dozens of citizens groups across Prince George’s County as part of activities to celebrate Black History Month. Prince George’s […]

Japan, China Optimistic For Strenghtened Ties

The Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Sunday, expressed optimism for improved relations with China during talks in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Japan is making efforts to strengthen its relations with China dogged by history and a territorial dispute, reports Washington Post. Concerns about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program also featured prominently in […]

Graft: Prince Alwaleed, Other Billionaires Held Since November 2017 Freed In Saudi Arabia After Plea Bargain

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and several other most prominent businessmen in Saudi Arabia were Weekend, freed from detention, clearing out the Ritz-Carlton hotel that served as a jail for the country’s elite during a controversial crackdown on corruption. Alwaleed, the billionaire chairman of Riyadh’s Kingdom Holding Co. who owns stakes in Citigroup Inc. and Twitter […]

National Endowment For Democracy Elects Andrew H. Card As New Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Andrew H. Card Jr., former White House chief of staff to President George W. Bush, has been elected the new chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) according to a Press Statement from NED. Card succeeds Judy Shelton, who has been nominated to serve as U.S. director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). […]

Treat The U.S. President Fairly, Trump Charges New York Times’s New Publisher In Twitter Congratulatory Message

United States President Donald Trump, Tuesday, offered his congratulations to the new publisher of The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, charging the paper’s new leadership to treat the U.S. President fairly. President Trump in his usual characteristics tweeted, “The Failing New York Times has a new publisher, A.G. Sulzberger. Congratulations! Here is a last chance […]

Int’l Anti-Corruption Day: U.S., UK Host Global Forum On Asset Recovery For Nigeria, Ukraine, 2 Others

By Ikenna Asomba As part of activities marking the International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, as well as the United States government-wide effort to combat corruption and facilitate asset recovery, the United States is co-hosting with the United Kingdom the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. […]

Rejecting Devt Aid: How Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Shocked French President Macron

Shortly after the November 29-30 African Union-Europian Union summit in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital, French President Emmanuel Macron visited several African states, including Ghana. But contrary to other African heads of state, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has a clear vision of how to make his country independent from development aid, reports EURACTIV. […]