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Building $50M reparations office returns to San Francisco supervisors' agenda

Longview News-Journal 09 Jun 2023
The ordinance, proposed to the board’s Budget and Finance Committee earlier this year, would appropriate $50 million from the city’s general fund to the Human Rights Commission for establishing the Office of Reparations to implement approved recommendations from the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee.

Inspiring others to celebrate Juneteenth

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun 09 Jun 2023
“That was not the case.” ... Panelists will include Mayor Amy Perschbacher and Commissioner Maureen Eke, two members of Mount Pleasant’s city commission. Eke, a faculty member in CMU’s English department and an expert in the African diaspora and will share her insights about the historical and cultural nature of the event, Murry said ... ....

Senegal: Amnesty International calls for independent enquiry into deadly crackdown on protests

Amnesty 09 Jun 2023
and mobile Internet being suspended ... Bloody repression ... According to his brother Issa. ... Amnesty International recalls that the Guidelines of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) stipulate that officers deployed in connection with demonstrations must wear visible individual identification markings while in operation ... .

California’s reparations scheme is bad policy and worse politics

Economist 08 Jun 2023
In 2020, when Donald Trump had reawoken the left and George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, was murdered by a policeman, the idea of reparations—paying money to the descendants of slaves—became almost mainstream ... A few years later, those commissions are coming back with recommendations.\nCash reparations for slavery are not popular.

Why the fourth India-Africa forum summit should happen during Delhi’s G20 presidency

Capital Ethiopia 08 Jun 2023
The first two summits were held under the Banjul formula with 15 African countries and the AU Commission participating ... The Democratic Republic of Congo is the current chair of the Economic Community for Central African States and the 15-member Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) is chaired by Guinea-Bissau.

African Border Day: Lands Minister calls for proper management of land borders

Joy Online 08 Jun 2023
Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday to commemorate the 13th African Border Day, Mr Jinapor emphasised the relevance of land borders to the socio-economic development of every nation and called for effective coordination of boundaries to avert potential litigations.

Akufo-Addo, other African and Caribbean leaders to headline Afreximbank’s 2023 Annual Meetings

B & FT Online 08 Jun 2023
... for Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Minerals, African Union Commission; Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Executive Chairman-Econet Global and Cassava Technologies; Arnold Ekpe, Former Group CEO-Ecobank and Chairman, the Business Council of Africa and Baobab; Dr.

‘Digital ID to reduce fraud, increase transparency’

The Point 08 Jun 2023
The 3-day workshop, attended by 32 African countries, was organised in collaboration with United Nations and Economic Commission for Africa. The Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa aims to advance and integrate an inclusive African digital society ... in the African continent.

African nations urged to accelerate AFCFTA implementation

Mmegi Online 08 Jun 2023
African Union Commission (AUC) deputy chairperson Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa has bemoaned the pace at which the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) is currently going ... She implored the African countries to speed up free trading within the continent.

ATMIS reaffirms smooth transfer of security duties to Somali forces 08 Jun 2023
Mohammed El-Amine Souef, the special representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia and head of ATMIS, said the transfer of security duties will be done in line with the Somalia Transition Plan, which outlines the process toward the gradual handover ...

Burhan’s envoy attempts to shore up ties with neighbours after RSF outreach

The Arab Weekly 08 Jun 2023
Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union Commission, has however defended the initiative, saying that “inclusive dialogue is vital for transitioning Sudan back to civilian rule, rebuilding public services, addressing the urgent needs of the population and preparing the country for democratic, free and fair elections.” On RSF tracks.

Positec bolsters Leadership Team with addition of global brands veteran Sid Levy, Jr.

Victoria Advocate 08 Jun 2023
In the community Levy has served the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg area as a board member for MeckEd Community Organization, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, the CPCC Foundation, the Charlotte Chapter of the 100 Black Men, the Charlotte Sports Commission and the Georgetown University African American Advisory Board ... ....

Pastors can help

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 08 Jun 2023
Pastors can help. Editor, The Commercial. ... Now is the time for the church to take a stand to address this spiritual battle ... The 400 Years of African American History Federal Commission has placed our work as Pine Bluff pastors on their national website at, which catalyzes these questions ... The Rev ... Even the success of Rev ... Rev. Jesse C ... .

Opening Date Set for African American Archives

The Post and Courier 07 Jun 2023
Final touches on exhibits are underway at The African American Archives of Williamsburg ... Williams Rush African American Museum ... Swails was the first African American commissioned as a combat officer in the United States military, and after the Civil War became the mayor of Kingstree ... “Sixty-five percent of this county is African American.

Urbana church to be considered for landmark status

The News-Gazette 07 Jun 2023
The Urbana Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m ... was built in 1909 for the congregation of First Christian Church and was designed by well-known Urbana architect Joseph Royer, according to a memo to the commission from city planner Marcus Ricci.

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