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Sunday, 10 January

22:11

IF ‘AKON’ [ONE MAN] CAN PROVIDE ELECTRICITY FOR 600M, THEN WTF HAVE ALL THE CHARITIES BEING DOING? ULTRA KULTURE

AKON United‘I don’t think charities in Africa work’

US-based rap star Akon, and his two co-founders, Thione Niang, a Sengalese political activist and Samba Bathily, a Malian entrepreneur and CEO of the solar energy company Solektra International, believe that what rural African communities need is not overseas charity but affordable renewable energy delivered by fully trained African professionals managing for-profit projects that bring longevity, generate jobs and build new self-sustaining economies. They think this initiative could mark the beginning of an African energy renaissance in which the continent becomes the focal point of a global solar power industry.

“One thing I’ve realised about Africa is that only the organisations that involve Africans themselves are successful. A lot of corporations that come with their own policies and try and implement them in Africa fail horribly. The advantage we had...

07:12

Brutal Repression by Evo Morales Against Bolivian General Strike Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Brutal Repression by Evo Morales Against Bolivian General Strike: The country is Bolivia and the government that of President Evo Morales and Vice President �lvaro Garc�a Linera, leaders of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS – Movement Towards Socialism), who claim to be leading a “cultural and democratic revolution.” On May 6, the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) labor federation launched the most important workers’ mobilization since Morales’ 2005 election as the first indigenous president of South America’s poorest nation. One of the sharpest class conflicts of recent years, the confrontation highlights the stark fact that the “Indianist” capitalist regime is counterposed to the basic needs and hard-won rights of the country’s indigenous worker and peasant majority.

06:13

VA and HUD ‘Fulfilling a Commitment’ to End Native Veteran Homelessness Indian Country Headline News

The Departments of Housing and Urban Development and the Veterans Affairs announced an award of nearly $6 million in HU...

05:24

Violence erupts at Cologne Pegida demo - The Local Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Violence erupts at Cologne Pegida demo - The Local: Police estimate that around 800 hooligans were among the 1,700 who took part in the Pegida march.

A Pegida spokesman urged "all participants to go home".

"The event is officially over," he said.

Earlier, chanting "expulsion", supporters of Pegida waved banners and signs bearing slogans like "Rapefugees not welcome".

They also took aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of allowing migrants to run rampage in Germany through her liberal stance towards those fleeing war.

"Merkel has become a danger to our country. Merkel must go," a member of Pegida told the crowd, which repeated the call.

Witnesses have described the perpetrators of the assaults in Cologne on the night of December 31 as people with "North African or Arab" appearance.

04:55

Corporate Developers Seize Indigenous Lands in Brazil and Hire Hit Men to Murder Residents Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Corporate Developers Seize Indigenous Lands in Brazil and Hire Hit Men to Murder Residents: In addition to this, there has been a steady flow of people forced to move to small territories after being displaced by economic development projects, as in the case of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, where the majority of the population - over 40,000 people - live concentrated on small reservations. These are communities that are exposed to assassinations by hired hit men, lack education and basic necessities, and endure deplorable health conditions. Infant mortality rates in the community are high and rising: According to official statistics, last year 785 children between the ages of 0 and 5 died.

"We, the Guaran�, principally from Mato Grosso do Sul, have been the greatest victims of massacres and violence," the Guaran� Kaiow� indigenous leader Araqueraju told Truthout. "They have killed many of our leaders, they have spilled much blood because we are fighting for the respect for and demarcation of what is left of our territories that the government does not want to recognize."

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