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GUYANA: Commonwealth backs judicial process to end Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

The flags of several Commonwealth member states fly high in Rwanda. [Photo: Office of the President/ June 25, 2022]

 NEWSROOM GUYANA – 25 June 2022
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In a significant move, the 54-nation Commonwealth, which includes the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, have backed the legal route at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to bring a “peaceful and definitive” end to the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.       

Communique issued in Kigali, Rwanda        

In a communique issued in Kigali, Rwanda at the end of their summit, the heads of government of the Commonwealth expressed their “full commitment” to the ongoing judicial process to bring an end to the long-standing controversy.          Continue reading

REFUGEES: No room for today’s ‘tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free’ — By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The number of free African Americans increased from around 60,000 in 1790 following the Revolutionary War to about 300,000 in 1830 and European Americans feared they would help the still enslaved to escape or revolt and believed anyhow that they were an inferior race who would be better off elsewhere. The American Colonization Society and others came up with this solution: send them to Africa.

African Americans, in general, objected strongly, with some pointing out that they had lived in the United States for generations and were “no more African than white Americans were European,” as Wikipedia puts it. Shame upon the guilty wretches that dare propose and all that countenance such a proposition,” abolitionist and scholar Frederick Douglass declared. “We live here—have lived here—have a right to live here and mean to live here,”

Still, 4,571 African Americans were relocated between 1820 and 1843 to West Africa, in a collection of settlements with names such as Mississippi in Africa, Kentucky in Africa and Republic of Maryland that formed the nation of Liberia by 1857. Because of diseases, only 1,819 survived. Continue reading

Guyana’s new government and African allies renew historical ties

Guyana’s new government and African allies renew historical ties

Published on Monday September 28, 2015

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Granger meets Kikwete

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

NEW YORK, USA — On the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Guyana’s new president, David Granger, is holding a number of bilateral talks with other heads of states, especially from Africa. On Friday, Granger met with Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete. On Saturday, (September 26), he held bilateral talks with the vice president of Angola, Manuel Vicente, and on Sunday (September 27) he was due to meet Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, in an effort to renew ties with traditional African allies.  Continue reading

Africa: Beware of China’s $$$ – NYT commentary

Beware of China’s $$$ – NYT commentary

MAY 23, 2014 | BY  | By Howard W. French
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Africa: political map

“The problem (though not limited to China) is relying on shady arrangements made at the very top of the political system, often in the president’s office itself. Contracts are greased with monetary bribes and other enticements like expense-paid shopping trips to China and scholarships there for elite children.”

(Taken from the New York Times)

NAIROBI, Kenya — For nearly a decade, as China made a historic push for business opportunities and expanded influence in Africa, most of the continent’s leaders were so thrilled at having a deep-pocketed partner willing to make big investments and start huge new projects that they rarely paused to consider whether they were getting a sound deal.     Continue reading

PPP’s media attacks draw press body’s ire

PPP’s media attacks draw press body’s ire

Monday October 10, 2011 –  Demerara Waves

The Guyana Press Association (GPA) has taken umbrage at the haranguing of private media operatives the PPP has embarked on at its election campaign rallies following a blistering salvo from President Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday.

The GPA in a statement said it has once again noticed the attacks on the media from Jagdeo who at the Kitty rally described media operatives as “vultures and carrion crows” who should all be “thrown into jail” for going after him and his government.”   Continue reading

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