Latest News for: African commission


‘It wasn’t tasteful.’ ‘Ill-timed.’ Commissioners on Miami’s Black History police car

The Miami Herald 04 Feb 2023
Celebrating Black History Month with an African-themed Miami police car was “ill-timed,” the City Commission’s lone Black member said Friday, a week after Memphis released video footage of police beating ... .

No. Andover kicks off Black History Month

Eagle-Tribune 04 Feb 2023
... commissioned from Elevated Thought that celebrate the contribution of an African American with local ties.

Sculpture of civil rights leader to replace Robert E. Lee at Capitol

Omaha World-Herald 04 Feb 2023
“From the beginning, we heard people voice the desire that we hire a Virginia artist and that we hire an African American artist, but that was never going to override our commitment to finding the most highly skilled sculptor for this commission ... “His presentation just really resonated with the commission.”.

Russia to Keep Supporting Africa in Decolonization Efforts - Foreign Minister

Urdu Point 03 Feb 2023
We will continue to support our African colleagues in their fair demands," Lavrov said at a meeting of the ruling United Russia party's Commission on International Cooperation and Support of Compatriots Abroad ... Relations between Russia and African countries have been actively developing in recent years.

Communities to be rewarded for planting trees to reduce carbon emissions

Joy Online 03 Feb 2023
She spoke during an institutional visit to the Commission by ten West African journalists under the 2022 Climate Change Journalism Fellowship organized by the Media Foundation for West Africa ... The cocoa producing country is second among the fifteen African countries, after Mozambique, to receive payment after signing the ERPAs.

Somalia gets hospital to provide treatment, care for security forces 03 Feb 2023
3 (Xinhua) -- The African ... Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson for Somalia Mohammed El-Amine Souef said the facility will help improve treatment and care offered to Somali security forces as they continue their offensive against al-Shabab militants.

Mayoral challengers call for swifter action on reparations

Chicago Sun-Times 03 Feb 2023
The largely inactive subcommittee was championed by Sawyer, who initially pushed for a larger commission to come up with a plan to “ensure equity, equality and parity for citizens of African descent in Chicago who are mired in poverty.” Sawyer, who wasn’t at the forum due to a scheduling issue, later defended his effort in an email.

How a UN court ruling might help Israel-Palestine (or not)

Swissinfo 03 Feb 2023
... efforts have failed? “Clearly there is very little accountability of the authorities in Israel,” says South African jurist Navanethem Pillay, chair of a UN commission that recommended the request.

Chinese Lending at 13-Year Low; US Pledges Africa Investment

Beijing News 03 Feb 2023
In Africa, Thomas-Greenfield blamed China for indebting African countries ... FILE - Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, second left, and African Union Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat, center, attend the inauguration of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan.

Dr. Julie Reddy Joins World Education Services Board of Trustees

Eagle-Tribune 03 Feb 2023
NEW YORK, Feb. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Education Services (WES) has appointed Dr. Julie Reddy, former Chief Executive Officer of the South African Qualifications Authority, to its Board of Trustees ... In 2022, South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education appointed her Deputy Chair of the South African National Commission for UNESCO ... Reddy ... T ... .

Despite public pushback, Board of Ed accepts draft history standards for first review

Victoria Advocate 03 Feb 2023
Additional remarks by Brown that the standards honored recommendations issued by the African American History Education Commission, however, stoked pushback from former commission members in attendance. One member, Makya Little, told the Mercury no one on the commission knew Brown.

Reaching the Last Mile & Speak Up Africa launch initiative to mobilize youth leaders in support ...

Business Ghana 03 Feb 2023
By partnering with Reaching the Last Mile, we can ignite collective action and harness the power of African youth, often overlooked during discussions and decision-making processes, to transform engagement into tangible action so that nobody, anywhere, lives at risk of NTDS ... Mama Gueye, Health Commission President at Kaolack City Hall.

South Sudan: Rights Abuses Overshadow Pope’s Visit

Human Rights Watch 03 Feb 2023
South Sudanese authorities and the African Union Commission have also failed to move ahead with the creation of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan proposed in the 2015 peace deal and 2018 R-ARCSS to prosecute the most serious violations, or even to provide a clear timeline for the court’s establishment.

Black Reparations Inspiring a Multicolored Pandora's Box of Intersectional Demands

Black Hills Pioneer 02 Feb 2023
The Caribbean CARICOM Reparations Commission and the National African American Reparations Commission both have promulgated 10-point platforms, listing demands such as affordable housing, substantial land tracts, creation of an African Holocaust Institute, psychological rehabilitation, and technology transfers, among others.