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Running Battles Over Fundamental Rights in North Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Liberals, theocrats and soldiers in Egypt and Tunisia are fighting running battles over the powers and privileges they can enshrine in their founding political texts.

African American Leaders Deliver Agenda For Obama’s Second Term

Following a four-hour closed door meeting Monday, the leaders of four African American advocacy groups emerged looking pleased to announce a collective wish list...

Libyan Militia ‘Executed 67 Detainees’

Libyan Militia forces from the city of Misrata executed dozens of detainees following the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi a year ago this week, according to a...

NAACP Takes Voting Rights Campaign to the U.N.

The NAACP is taking to the U.N. its effort to ensure that all former convicted felons in the United States can vote. A delegation from...

How America Did Gaddafi’s Dirty Work

Buried in the filing cabinet of a Libyan intelligence chief, Human Rights Watch found evidence of collusion between Gaddafi's regime and the United States...

Hillary Clinton Visits Nigeria Today

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected in Nigeria in continuation of her seven nation Africa tour which earlier took her to Senegal,...

Tommy Smith Has No Regrets: ‘The Salute Was Worth It’

His actions led to death threats and vilification, but Tommie Smith says he has no regrets about making the Black Power salute at the...

A Year Later, Libyan Militias Still Hold Thousands of Africans

The Libyan government should take immediate steps to assume custody of all of the roughly 5,000 detainees still held by Libyan militias. The Defense...

Black America Silent While its Voting Rights are Being Threatened

An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire...

Al-Bashir’s Government Accused of Torturing Sudanese Protesters

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir's government is torturing detained protestors, human rights groups have alleged. The groups say although the protests had largely remained peaceful, the...

Texas GOP: Repeal The Voting Rights Act

The Texas Republican Party has released its official platform for 2012, and the repeal of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one...

UN Chief Calls for Suspension of Europe’s Illegal Sanctions on Zimbabwe

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay yesterday said illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe must be suspended until the conduct and outcome...

Angola Should Stop Abuse of Congolese Migrants

Angolan security forces frequently abuse irregular migrants during expulsions from Angola, including sexual violence and other degrading and inhuman treatment, Human Rights Watch said...

Sharpton and Other Media-Appointed “Black Leaders” Support Obama on Gay Marriage

Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, along with Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP, Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National...

Civilians Burned to Death in Sudan’s Blue Nile State

The landscape in southern Blue Nile state is pockmarked by bomb craters and dotted with empty villages. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled...

Civilians in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains Continue to Suffer Indiscriminate Govt Bombings

The Sudanese government forces are conducting indiscriminate bombings and abuses against civilians in the Nuba Mountains area of Southern Kordofan, Human Rights Watch said...