Mueller Team Questions Trump Friend Tom Barrack

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White House Releases Photos Of Pompeo Shaking Hands With Kim

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Would America Vote For Oprah For President?

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Oklahoma Artist Ebony Iman Dallas Traces History, Heritage ‘Through Abahay’s Eyes’

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Superpowers In The Horn

By Neamin Ashenafi

At a time of political upheavals, mass protests and violence taking place even after the state of emergency was ratified by lawmakers, the world’s superpowers seem more interested in the Horn of Africa more than ever. Continue reading “Superpowers In The Horn”

China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base

On the days before and after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first official trip to Africa, one issue has risen as the main concern among American officials: China’s ascendant role in the African continent. Continue reading “China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base”

Africa Should Avoid Forfeiting Sovereignty To China Over Loans: Tillerson

ADDIS ABABA – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China, the continent’s biggest trading partner. Continue reading “Africa Should Avoid Forfeiting Sovereignty To China Over Loans: Tillerson”

Trump’s Comments On Africa Cast Pall Over Tillerson’s Long-Awaited Trip

By Paul Schemm

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday at the start of a week-long trip that comes amid a sense on the continent that President Trump’s administration is simply uninterested in Africa. Continue reading “Trump’s Comments On Africa Cast Pall Over Tillerson’s Long-Awaited Trip”

US General Warns Of ‘Significant Consequences’ For Military If China Takes Control Of Key Port In Africa

The port in Djibouti, where the Pentagon has a military base, has been seized from its former operators – and US lawmakers worry it will be turned over to Beijing Continue reading “US General Warns Of ‘Significant Consequences’ For Military If China Takes Control Of Key Port In Africa”

Can The Trump Administration Stop China From Taking Over A Key African Port?

By Josh Rogin

On his Africa tour this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will argue the United States is a better partner for Africa than is China, which is rapidly expanding its influence and power in Africa. Continue reading “Can The Trump Administration Stop China From Taking Over A Key African Port?”

Michelle Obama Portrait Puts Black Baltimore Artist In The Spotlight

The commission of a lifetime for Amy Sherald has kickstarted a conversation about art, politics, and culture Continue reading “Michelle Obama Portrait Puts Black Baltimore Artist In The Spotlight”

‘New World Order’ Is Falling Apart

By Wayne Madsen

One of the more welcomed outcomes of the paring back of the U.S. State Department bureaucracy is the elimination of scores of “status quo enthusiasts.” Since the end of World War II, the State Department’s ranks have been populated by foreign service officers and career diplomats who have championed the international status quo. Continue reading “‘New World Order’ Is Falling Apart”

UN Votes 128-9 To Reject US Decision On Jerusalem

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted by a decisive vote of 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, a motion rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, after President Donald Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that back the measure. Continue reading “UN Votes 128-9 To Reject US Decision On Jerusalem”

UN General Assembly Rejects Trump’s Jerusalem Move

A resounding majority of United Nations member states has defied unprecedented threats by the US to approve a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue reading “UN General Assembly Rejects Trump’s Jerusalem Move”

Somalis Faced ‘Inhumane’ Abuse On US Deportation Flight

More than 90 Somali men and women were subjected to “inhumane conditions and egregious abuse” on a failed deportation flight that lasted nearly 48 hours and was eventually forced to return to the United States earlier this month, according to a class-action lawsuit filed this week. Continue reading “Somalis Faced ‘Inhumane’ Abuse On US Deportation Flight”

BAD INTEL, BAD JUDGMENT: On the Eve of Congressional Hearings, New Evidence About Alleged U.S. Massacre in Somalia

A series of incidents involving Special Operations Forces in Africa raises questions about oversight, effectiveness, and whether a coherent strategy exists at all. Continue reading “BAD INTEL, BAD JUDGMENT: On the Eve of Congressional Hearings, New Evidence About Alleged U.S. Massacre in Somalia”

OUT OF CONTROL: Strong Evidence That U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians In Somalia

An investigation by The Daily Beast on the ground in Somalia appears to confirm that American soldiers were involved directly in the deaths of 10 innocent civilians. Continue reading “OUT OF CONTROL: Strong Evidence That U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians In Somalia”

THE GOLD STAR BROTHER: Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew

Former Navy SEAL John Owens opens up about the brother he lost and Ryan’s secret mission in Somalia that posthumously earned him the Silver Star. Continue reading “THE GOLD STAR BROTHER: Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew”

Exclusive: Inside The Secret Mission That Got A Navy SEAL Killed In Africa

An exclusive investigation into the fatal final days of SEAL Team 6 member Kyle Milliken in Somalia. Continue reading “Exclusive: Inside The Secret Mission That Got A Navy SEAL Killed In Africa”