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America’s black president and its white supremacy: Neil Macdonald

A woman holds a picture of Alfred Olango as she listens to speeches during a rally and march on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of the Ugandan immigrant in El Cajon, Calif. (Mike Blake/Reuters) ​Mention white supremacy in America the next time the conversation turns to the U.S. presidential election, and watch what happens. Heads avert, a few ...

The ancient tragedy John Kerry used to explain Syria

BY KALAHAN DENG In a Wednesday session on Syria at the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry deployed a curious historical reference. “Those who believe this crisis couldn’t get worse are dead wrong, as are those who believe that a military victory is possible,” Kerry intoned at the special session, after urging a cessation of hostilities. ...

The leader of Germany’s anti-immigrant movement has become a migrant himself

BY KALAHAN DENG Lutz Bachmann has frequently been criticized for not sticking to his own principles. He’s a convicted criminal. But one of his main messages as leader of Germany’s anti-immigration movement Pegida — the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West — is to deport criminal foreigners as part of a “zero-tolerance policy.” Bachmann’s criminal record includes theft, physical ...

A ferocious assault on Aleppo suggests the U.S. may be wrong on Syria

BY KALAHAN DENG Syrian and Russian warplanes launched a ferocious assault against rebel-held Aleppo on Friday, burying any hopes that a U.S.-backed cease-fire could be salvaged and calling into question whether the deal would ever have worked. Waves upon waves of planes relentlessly struck neighborhoods in the rebel-held east of the city on the first day of a new offensive ...

Unstoppable Young Football Player in Vancouver, Canada

By/ Sam Nan   As an Australian reporter, I am amazed to see this young football player in Vancouver, Canada, who is also being watched closely by many football fans as a promising star in this sport with his distinguishable talents and skills when playing football.  This young player named Gob Kalahan Deng started playing football almost 5 years ago with ...

Eritrea denies training Saudi-backed Yemeni militants

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG I kept stating that Eritrea is the most dangerous country in the Horn of Africa in term of its involvement with terrorist activities and destabilisation of some countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia,  Kenya . even South Sudan. This latest report from ADDIS ABABA indicated that the Eritrean government has dismissed recent reports alleging that Saudi Arabia has ...

Fearless young Zimbabweans face up to world’s oldest leader

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Zimbabwe has known only one leader since independence. First as prime minister, then president, there has only been Robert Mugabe at the top for the last 36 years. There have been challenges, opposition and violence, but the 92-year-old leader has always known how to deal with dissent and stay in power, frequently using brutal tactics. But ...

‘Our work was to kill’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The man who publicly accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of running a hit squad and personally killing people won’t be given state protection.Senate President Koko Pimentel announced on his verified Facebook page that Edgar Matobato won’t be put in protective custody because his life has not been threatened. “I’ve denied the request for protective custody of ...

Vladimir Putin’s opponents run in Russian elections

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG As millions of Russians vote in parliamentary elections this weekend, one of the stand-out features of the campaign has been the presence of the opposition. In past votes, most opposition candidates have been blocked or excluded. But in this election, taking place on Sunday, hundreds of Kremlin critics have been allowed to run for office. Some ...

Man who shot at George Zimmerman convicted of attempted murder

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A Florida man was found guilty Friday of attempted second-degree murder, stemming from a 2015 road rage incident involving George Zimmerman, a court spokeswoman said. Matthew Apperson, 27, also was found guilty of shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm, Michelle Kennedy, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial Circuit, said. A jury deliberated for ...

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