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Your Black News Headlines: 12/18/2008

December 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Your Black Global: Dr. Susan Rice Reportedly Next U.S. Ambassador To UN

November 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Several news agencies are reporting that former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under Bill Clinton, Dr. Susan Rice (no relations to the other Dr. Rice), is a top contender for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, under the next administration. This is somewhat ironic because Dr. Susan Rice, like the present Secretary of state, shares some foreign policy views that pose a threat to Obama’s message of dialogue, negotiation, and diplomacy — even with regard to the UN. In a 2008 Washington Post Op-Ed, Dr. Rice suggested that:

The United States, preferably with NATO involvement and African political support, would strike Sudanese airfields, aircraft and other military assets. It could blockade Port Sudan, through which Sudan’s oil exports flow. Then U.N. troops would deploy — by force, if necessary, with U.S. and NATO backing.

If the United States fails to gain U.N. support, we should act without it. Impossible? No.

Dr. Rice’s rhetoric is very much regrettable at a time when Africom poses a lethal threat to Africa’s sovereignty. The implications of her statements are sobering, and frightening. A selection of Dr. Rice, as Ambassador, is simply a further reminder of the work ahead of those who value the humanity of African brothers and sisters:

Your Black World Headlines: 11/13/2008

November 13, 2008 Leave a comment

Your Black World Headlines: 11/11/2008

November 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Your Black News: Another Darfur War Looming In Sudan?

October 23, 2008 Leave a comment

A disputed region in Sudan could turn into another conflict to rival that in Darfur, a think-tank has warned.

The International Crisis Group said the main political parties and the international community needed to deal with the crisis before polls in 2009.

“South Kordofan is a Sudan in miniature, with heavily armed African and Arab tribes living side by side,” ICG’s Fouad Hikmat told the BBC.

The state was bitterly contested during the north-south war that ended in 2005.

A peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the southern rebel movement ended one of Africa’s longest and bloodiest conflicts, with the two parties supposed to share power and the country’s oil wealth.

But the situation in Southern Kordofan, which lies to the north of the border of South Sudan and borders Darfur, could be the domino that tips over the peace in the south, and possibly, the entire country, the ICG says.

In a report entitled Sudan’s Southern Kordofan: The Next Darfur? it says the main northern and southern political parties – President Omar al-Bashir’s NCP and the ex-rebel SPLM – have been “dangerously engaged in ethnic polarisation” in advance of elections [...]

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Your Black World Headlines: 10/14/2008

October 14, 2008 Leave a comment
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