Was the Capitol Hill Takeover a Sign?

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, pro-Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building and interrupted the electoral vote count for President-elect Joe Biden. The mob vandalized the building and assaulted police officers, leading to the deaths of five people. Members of the Senate and House were evacuated, and a 6 p.m. curfew was enacted across…

Words From The Wise: President Uhuru Kenyatta

“Indeed, I’ve noticed in the conversations in Western countries and their counterparts in Asia and the Middle East a return to competition over Africa. In some cases weaponizing divisions, pursuing proxy actions, and behaving like Africa is for the taking. Well, I want to tell you it is not!” – President Uhuru Kenyatta 2nacheki TV…

Free Inter-African Trade Update

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)—originally set to begin in July but postponed because of COVID-19—will now start January 1st, 2021. The following update comes from Africa News. AfCFTA has been signed and ratified by all 55 African Union states except Eritrea, and its plan will increase intra-trade on the continent by 6% by…

President Trump Withdraws U.S. Troops From Somalia

Dr. Mumbi Seraki never disappoints when it comes to highlighting events happening on the African continent. The following information is from NPR.org. Before the Biden administration takes office on January 20th, the Trump administration will withdraw United States troops from Somalia in early 2021. Roughly 700 soldiers stationed in the country will be reassigned to…

Egyptian President Calls Out Western Media

Many, myself included, have been very critical of the African continent. So much so that Egypt’s President recently spoke out against it. The following information is from Africa News. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi recently met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the major regional crisis and the state of human rights affairs. During…

Russia’s Military Base in Sudan

In a previous post, I highlighted China’s Liberation Army’s Navy’s (PLAN) military base, located in Djibouti. Well, I’ve come across more backward politics coming out of the continent. The following information is from Al-monitor. Russia plans on building a military base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast, located near the city of Port Sudan. According to…

Charlotte’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The City of Charlotte recently held a press conference discussing the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and I had to give an overview for those who are inside and outside of the Queen City. The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a shared vision to guide the city’s growth over the next 20 years. This community-driven Plan…

Joe Biden’s First Move: Mask Mandate

Greetings Folks, Our 46th President already has his first order of business once he takes office. The following information comes from The Hill. Once President-Elect Joe Biden takes office, he plans on calling governors around the country to enact mask mandates in their states. If those governors resist, he will pressure mayors to enact mandates…

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Greetings Everyone, I’m not sure how I missed the controversy surrounding the dam that’s under construction on Africa’s Blue Nile River, but I’ve caught up to speed. Formerly known as the Millennium Dam, The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is currently being built in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, on the Blue Nile River. The…

Liberia Asks the United States for Help?

Greetings All, Independent Media Personality Dr. Mumbi Seraki has been unapologetic about calling out puppet leadership throughout the African continent. And a recent story coming out of Liberia justifies everything that’s been said. The following information is from DW. Four Liberian tax officials, three who worked for the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and one who…

Final Round

I just finished watching the final round of the 2020 Presidential Debate, and I must say that it was a lot better than the first. This was an actual debate and not a roast session. However, between group chats and political banter with family members, I was unable to get every point made. But I…

North Carolina’s Presidential Polls Are Heating Up

Being a North Carolinian, by way of the Queen City (Charlotte), I wondered about our behavior in this year’s election. Well, upon doing some research, I’ve found out that North Carolina is about that action. The election polls are heating up, and the numbers here in the state show that this race is going to…