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Haiti Violent protest ensued through out Haiti this past week. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Haiti Visuelle (@haitivisuelle) on Feb 13, 2019 at 1:36pm PST The protests began on February 7th, with civilians & government officials alike demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. Some Haitians believe he is responsible for what they consider worsening & deplorable socioeconomic conditions. “Everything is more expensive now, the country is on lockdown, you can’t go uptown or downtown to buy anything,” Frederique Gamaniel, a market vendor, told Al Jazeera. “There’s nothing more for Jovenel to do in the country … Continue reading A Week In Color 12

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Nigeria Africa’s most populous country ~200M people, is to hold presidential elections on the 16th of this month (February). There are over 70 candidates participating in the race. However, the main contenders are; candidate 76 –Nigeria’s current President-Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC), & Candidate 72; Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of People’s Democratic Party (PDP). President Muhammadu Buhari & Atiku Abubakar have run a total of 9 times between them. If you listen to the Nigerian youth- so one would think, the country’s future-, it’s clear that even they’re fed up of the current administration’s piss poor management of the … Continue reading A Week In Color 11

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Mozambique Mozambique’s 4th largest city is engulfed in floods. Tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Channel this past Sunday. Drifting slowing northeast & towards the coast, the storm hit the coast about 40km to the south of Chinde & 200km to the north of Beira; Mozambique’s largest city. Beira was hit the worst with rain. About 277 millimetres worth! recorded on Tuesday. Prayers out to the people of Mozambique. Specifically residents of Biera & anyone caught up in the unfortunate natural disaster.  Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to Harare on Monday; January 21st. As reported by last week’s In Color; … Continue reading A Week In Color 10

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Sudan On Friday 2000 mourners gathered in Burri, in support of Moawia Bashir Khalil, Who was killed by Sudanese security forces. According reports, on Thursday, 60 year-old; Khalil was shot inside his home by local authorities for hiding & protecting unarmed protestors from the local police. Moawia Bashir Khalil died from sustained gun wounds the following morning. 2,000 mourners gathered in Burri; Moawia Khalil’s neighbourhood. A suburb in Khartoum; the country’s capital. & the Sudanese police fired live rounds at them, ensuring another unplanned anti-government demonstration. Before opening fire on the mourners, some of them had already destroyed a police truck … Continue reading A Week In Color 9

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Gabon Gabon has shutdown its border crossings with Cameroon after an attempted coup d’etat on January 7th, 2019. On Monday, Soldiers stormed the country’s national radio station, seizing power & announcing the establishment of a “restoration council” in the oil-rich country. The public was being asked to rise up ! Against the Gabonese President-Dictator; Ali Bongo Ondimba. Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang, backed by two soldiers standing behind him; assault rifles in hand, appeared on national television informing the public that the coup attempt was by a group called the Patriotic Movement of the Defence and Security Forces of Gabon. Gabonese Authorities claim to have … Continue reading A Week In Color 8

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Haiti  Happy belated independence  –birthday– day to the first free black colony; Haiti !!! On January 1, 1804 some brave Haitians fought for their freedom & overthrew the French, gaining their own independence. Apparently, it’s customary for all Haitians have a bowl of Soup Joumou on January 1st. Celebrating the resilient people of Haiti & the visionary leaders who lead the way to freedom.  In Haitian diaspora news;on Monday, January 7th, at the Eastern District  New York Federal Courthouse located in downtown Brooklyn, a demonstration is to be held at 9:00 am, followed by a lawsuit at 9:30 am to protecting … Continue reading A Week In Color