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African Union summit overshadowed by current crises

African leaders meeting

Newscast Media ADDIS ABABA—At the African Union (AU) annual summit that begins
on Friday Jan. 24, the crises in South Sudan and Central African Republic may sideline
the original main theme of food security.

The banner of this year’s week-long AU summit shows Africa in its most beautiful
colors: in addition to wind turbines, filled granaries and a boomtown skyline, there is
also a train, presumably symbolizing Addis Ababa’s planned light rail project,
construction of which has brought traffic in Addis Ababa to a standstill for months,
much to the annoyance of residents. READ FULL ARTICLE>>


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The other side of Africa that is rarely depicted in the media

African skyline

Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—There is a sophisticated side of Africa that is
rarely portrayed by the media about Africa. Many still think that Africa is a backward
continent with zebras and lions running all over the place. However, that narrative is
far from the truth. Some Africans have never even seen a real life lion or elephant
other than the ones in zoos.

Another misconception is that the whole of Africa is always engaged in wars. If that
iwere true then how on earth are these cities, bridges, streets and industries being
constructed? There are a few pockets of strife here and there, but that is activity is
found in every part of the world.

Africa is rising. The cities and industries are continuously growing as you will see in
the video below. All the edifices shown were built by native Africans with the very
own hands, through their sweat and blood. These African cities rival some of the
greatest cities in the West and those in the Orient like Bangkok and Tokyo. Yet you
never see this aspect of Africa being broadcast to the world. One has to wonder why.

However, since truth can only be found at Newscast Media, we will show you a rare
side of Africa that will surprise many. This video of Mama Africa was edited by the
talented African sister Loreen Nyambok. Watch:

Mama Africa—Video by Lo Nyambok


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African Union lashes out at ICC for targeting African leaders

African Union Summit

Newscast Media ADDIS ABABA—The African Union (AU) has lashed out at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for targeting Africans on a racial basis, according to Press TV reports.

“African leaders have come to a consensus that the [ICC] process that has been conducted in Africa has a flaw,” AU Chair and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told reporters on the sidelines of the 21st AU summit in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.

“The intention was to avoid any kind of impunity … but now the process has degenerated to some kind of race hunting,” he added.

On Friday, African foreign ministers agreed to draft a proposal to request the ICC to drop crimes against humanity cases against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his compatriots at The Hague and refer them back to Kenya.

Kenyatta is accused by the ICC of crimes against humanity for violence related to the 2007 election, and he is scheduled to be tried at The Hague in July.

More than 1,000 Kenyans were killed and 600,000 forced to leave their homes following the disputed 2007 vote.

African countries also agreed to establish a joint rapid reaction force to deal with regional security emergencies. The decision is aimed at reducing the continent’s reliance on external forces and funds for defense.

The special force will be formed from voluntary contributions of troops, equipment and funds by member states.


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Gaddafi Continues To Push For A United States Of Africa

Muammar Gaddafi

Newscast Media — For years, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has attempted to convince leaders of Africa that the continent would be a lot better off with a United States Of Africa, under his leadership. In a summit held this past summer in Kampala, Uganda, Gaddafi told a small group of reporters, “I am satisfied that Africa is going along its historic and right road, one day it will become similar to the United States of America. We are approaching the formation of the African Authority, and each time we solve African problems and also move in the direction of peace and unity. We deal with problems step by step. We are continuing to do that.”

As chairman of the African Union (AU) formerly known as Organization Of African Unity (OAU) Gaddafi used his influence to fly Chiefs, Kings, Sultans, Sheiks and other tribal leaders to Libya, and convinced them to declare him ‘King of Kings’ which they did. This means if Gaddafi were to become the ruler of Africa, his sons would continue his lineage and his grandsons and so forth, giving him a sense of immortality.

Gaddafi also told traditional leaders in an address in Tripoli that once Africa becomes a single state, there would be no elections because of the corrupt nature of the election system in Africa. Many presidents in Africa don’t even bother debating the issue because it was only a few decades ago that countries fought to free themselves of colonialism, and the thought of giving up their sovereignty seems not only impractical, but they also consider the initiative in its current form as a ‘non-starter’.

The Libyan leader fancies himself to be a liberator of Africa; the continent’s wisest leader, and an intellectual in economics, politics and sociology.

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