Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and at And look for his new novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky.
Bill Fletcher Jr.

COMMENTARY: The Congressional Black Caucus needs to get to work on the Western Sahara

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …the conflict in the Western Sahara is an inner-African struggle… it represents a struggle over the future of Africa not only because it may explode once again but because it calls into question the terms under which peace and justice can truly emerge on a continent divided as it has been by boundaries originally established by European colonial powers. […read more]


South Africa: AU Summit Kicks Off in SA

  PRETORIA, South Africa ( — Delegates from African countries are gathering at the International Relations and Cooperation Department offices in Pretoria as the African Union (AU) Summit gets underway there on Sunday. The summit, which is being held under the theme: “Year of Women’s Read More


Africans Demand UN Delay Kenya Leader’s Trial

PETER JAMES SPIELMANN, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The African Union demanded that the Security Council vote Friday to shelve the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya’s president on crimes against humanity charges for a year. Diplomats say the draft resolution asking for the delay Read More


Zimbabwe: AU Calls Zim Summit After Pleas From MDCs

[] The African Union will convene a summit on the Zimbabwe election on Friday, after the continental leadership bloc was petitioned by the MDC formations. This was revealed by Robert Mugabe at a rally in Marondera on Monday, where he vowed that the elections will Read More


Ethiopian Troops Leave Somali Town, Leaving Gap

[Las Vegas Sun] A military spokesman in Somalia says that government forces will help to replace Ethiopian troops who vacated a Somali town in recent days. The pull-out by Ethiopian troops from the town of Baidoa on Sunday and Monday increases the pressure on African Read More


Zimbabwe on Path to Regain International Acceptance

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief HARARE, Zimbabwe (NNPA) – With several low-key, but unmistakable gestures, the United States has signaled that it is moving toward normalizing relations with Zimbabwe, the former White minority-rule nation once known as Rhodesia. In March, former United Nations Ambassador Read More