Monthly Archives: March 2023

Africa’s Transformative Global Political Economy: Challenges and Opportunities

Africa Day 2023

Event Title: Africa Day 2023 Event Date: March 31st, 2022. Event Time and Duration: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM. 11:30 am – 5:00 pm (Luncheon and Academic Workshop – Venue: Campus Center Rm 3540), 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Gala Reception – Venue – Edward M. Kennedy – UMassBoston

What to expect following Trump’s indictment

Associated Press – Mar 31, 2023

(31 Mar 2023) In the first criminal case against a former president, Donald Trump has been indicted on charges involving payments made during the 2016 campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter. (March 31)

Putin’s Influencer in Africa

Journeyman Pictures – Mar 31, 2023

Who is really Nathalie Yamb, the pro-Putin influencer spreading the Kremlin’s agenda on her popular social media posts? What are the links between Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner, and Afric, Russia’s anti-Western soft power tool? Their goal: ending the influence of former colonial powers like France in Africa. Even if that means replacing it with the Russians’.

Lukashenko: Russia may deploy long-range nukes in Belarus | DW News

DW News – Mar 31, 2023




Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has warned the West that Russia may deploy long-range nuclear weapons in his country. He made the claim during his state of the nation address. Moscow has already announced plans to deploy short-range tactical nuclear warheads in Belarus, a decision the West has denounced. The deployment of longer-range strategic weapons in Belarus would mark a major escalation. Lukashenko also used his address to call for an immediate, unconditional ceasefire in Ukraine.

The West is an ‘existential’ threat to the Russia, says Sergei Lavrov

euronews – Mar 31, 2023


The Kremlin’s new 42-page foreign policy doctrine sets out the changes to Moscow’s view of the world and states that the West is trying to weaken Russia in “every possible way”.

Drought brings life-threatening food shortages for refugees in Ethiopia

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency – Mar 31, 2023

Five failed rainy seasons, rising prices, and a funding shortfall are pushing refugees in the Horn of Africa to the brink.

Deadly fungus spreading across the U.S.

CGTN America – Mar 31, 2023

Health officials in the U.S. are warning the public about a deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading in care facilities across the country. According to a new study, screened cases of Candida auris tripled from 2020 to 2021, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling the fungus an “urgent threat” in part due to its high death rate. CGTN’s Toni Waterman reports.

Top U.S. & World Headlines — March 31, 2023

Democracy Now! – Mar 31, 2023


Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on over 1,500 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream at Mondays to Fridays 8-9 a.m

Billionaires are not above the law.

Bernie Sanders – Mar 31, 2023

I happen to believe that billionaires who wage illegal union busting campaigns are not above the law.

GLOBALink | Boao forum a stage for cooperation, exchanges: int’l journalists

New China TV – Mar 31, 2023


First-time journalists at the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference share their missions and impressions at the forum. Find out what they have to say.