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Your Weekly Negritude Newsletter. Special Edition: #SudanUprising SUDAN On June 27th, the Sudanese movement protesting for the military to handover to civilian rule received a new proposal for a transition drafted by Ethiopia & the African Union (AU). Yay! Here’s to the AU actually doing work. Although, this move did happen after Sudan’s ruling generals appealed to mediators from the AU & Ethiopia to assist Sudan with unifying their efforts. The Alliance for change announced their acceptance of Ethiopia’s initial formulated proposal while the Transition Military Council (TMC) rejected it. It called for a designated transitional parliament of 300 lawmakers … Continue reading A Week In Color 21

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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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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