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Obama to Delay Immigration Policy Shift Until After Nov. Elections
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Obama to Delay Immigration Policy Shift Until After Nov. Elections

President Barack Obama will delay action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, news reports said Saturday, a decision aimed at helping some embattled Democrats avoid the highly-politicized issue in their re-election campaigns.

Another American dies fighting for ISIS
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Another American dies fighting for ISIS

It is difficult for Goth Ali to believe the man he sees in shaky and grainy social media videos is the same one he has known for almost a decade – Abdirahmaan Muhumed.

Detroit: Theodore Wafer jailed for 17 years
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Detroit: Theodore Wafer jailed for 17 years

Theodore Wafer was convicted of the second-degree murder of Renisha McBride, 19, an unarmed Detroit woman who banged on his door at night. He has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Before sentencing, he apologised to her family and said: “I will carry that guilt and sorrow forever.” The case raised the issue of […]

Detroit on track to exit bankruptcy in record time
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Detroit on track to exit bankruptcy in record time

It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom, but the path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.

Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police wear cameras
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police wear cameras

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The death of Michael Brown, 18, led to weeks of often violent protests between local residents and the police. Differing accounts of what happened before Mr Brown was shot led to calls for […]

Riots erupt after vigil for Michael Brown
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Riots erupt after vigil for Michael Brown

Rioting over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer has erupted in Missouri, police say. People looted shops, vandalised cars and stores, and set a building alight on Sunday as police tried to block off access to several areas of St Louis. Police say Michael Brown, 18, was shot on Saturday […]

GROWING VOTING RIGHTS DISCRIMINATION SINCE US SUPREME COURT GUTTED VOTING RIGHTS ACT
By August 7, 2014 Read More →

GROWING VOTING RIGHTS DISCRIMINATION SINCE US SUPREME COURT GUTTED VOTING RIGHTS ACT

The National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR), in a move timed to coincide with the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Voting rights Act of 1965 (VRA) released a new report1 showing increased patterns of voting rights discrimination since the US Supreme Court gutted enforcement provisions in the Shelby County v. Holder decision in June 2013.

Human Rights Low on U.S-Africa Policy Summit
By August 3, 2014 Read More →

Human Rights Low on U.S-Africa Policy Summit

WASHINGTON – As the White House prepares to host more than 40 African heads of state for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, civil society actors from the U.S., Africa and the international community are urging the Barack Obama administration to use the summit as an opportunity to more thoroughly address some of Africa’s most pressing human rights violations.

Security, Economics Focus of US-Africa Summit
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Security, Economics Focus of US-Africa Summit

Over 50 African heads of state are expected at the summit of U-S and Africa leaders this week (August 4 – 6). Not invited are the presidents of four countries with a record of human rights violations – Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Sudan and Central African Republic.

African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit

A senior official of the African Union said next month’s US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership.