'We Cannot Remain Silent' Say Prominent Africans
"In these strange moments of uncertainty and fear, the news from America has broken our hearts," said a group of African singers, artists, academics, journalists, civil society and business leaders, touched by the killing of George Floyd. They have issued a solidarity statement condemning police brutality and calling for renewed and increased relationships between Africans everywhere and African Americans. They are calling on the public to sign a Change.org petition they have posted.
Protesters outside the US Embassy in Nairobi on June 2, 2020.
Liberian Immigrant Featured By CNN At George Floyd Protest Charged With Felony
FrontPageAfrica, 5 June 2020
The Hennepin County Attorney Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota has charged Patrick Smith, 24, a vocal Liberian immigrant featured by CNN at a protest for George Floyd, in… Read more »
Protesters Rally Outside U.S. Embassy in Nairobi Over George Floyd's Death
Nairobi News, 3 June 2020
Dozens of people gathered outside the US embassy in Nairobi Tuesday to protest over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody. Read more »
Standing in Solidarity With Our Black Colleagues and the Black Community in the United States
MSF, 3 June 2020
For me, this is personal. No matter how good I am as a doctor, mother, wife, and human being, I can instantly be reduced to one simple word: black--and be judged as that alone. I… Read more »
George Floyd's Death and Systemic Racism in the US
Premium Times, 2 June 2020
You have all seen the video by now. The assassination of George Floyd was televised. With his left hand in his pocket, the embodiment of evil and the fullest expression of… Read more »
The government of the Gambia is seeking clarity over the shooting of a Gambian citizen in Atlanta, Georgia, after a car chase with police. The victim has been named as Momodou ... Read more »