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Milton Allimadi publishes and edits The Black Star News which he co-founded in 1997 with seed funding from Bill and Camille Cosby. He previously was deputy editor of The City Sun and prior to that a Metro Desk news stringer for The New York Times. He's a graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia. Allimadi is a member of a weekly reporters roundtable on WLIB every Sunday at 9.30PM and has been a frequent guest commentator on Errol Louis's Inside City Hall show on NY1 News and on Voice of America's "Straight Talk Africa" with Shaka Ssali. He runs a free weekly journalism workshop for local residents in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, every Monday.

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Shunning Obama's Warning, Gen. Museveni's Uganda Regime Strips Female Opposition Leader Naked And Escalates Repression

(2) Comments | Posted October 25, 2015 | 5:43 PM

After 30 years in power there is no indication that Uganda's dictator of 30 years, Gen. Yoweri Museveni, plans to heed President Obama's warning for rulers not to cling to power when he addressed the African Union (AU) gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, in July; with recruitment...

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Pope Francis Should Have Taught Tolerance to UN's Kutesa, a Supporter of Uganda's anti-LGBT Law

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 11:13 AM

When Pope Francis met with Sam Kutesa, the outgoing President of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday in New York, the pontiff should've taught the Ugandan foreign minister the meaning and importance of tolerance.

Responding to a question by a journalist about the sexual orientation of...

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President Obama's Visit And Africa's Second Uhuru

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 3:08 PM

[Open Letter To President Obama]

Dear Mr. President,

Your trip to Africa this week presents a legacy-defining opportunity.

President George W. Bush is remembered for the billions of dollars he made available to fight HIV/Aids; a program which has continued under your administration.

Bill Clinton, while...

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Stop Angola's Dictator Dos Santos From Silencing Rafael Marques, Crusading Reporter Who Exposed 'Blood Diamonds'

(4) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 7:19 AM

The Angolan regime of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos must be stopped from silencing Rafael Marques de Morais, perhaps Africa's most fearless and effective anti-corruption reporter.

Marques' fight against regime-corruption and embezzlement of funds inspires reporters in other African countries bedeviled by state corruption, including Nigeria, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya,...

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In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

(30) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 8:44 AM

Goodluck Jonathan's quick concession statement after losing the Nigerian presidential election of March 29 to challenger Muhammadu Buhari could mark a watershed moment for the country and the entire African continent.

"As I have always affirmed, nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian. The unity, stability and progress...

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Africa Last Colony: Sahwaris Want Barack Obama's Help

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Last month I watched President Obama's announcement of plans to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba on CNN while I was in a refugee camp in the Sahara Desert. Some of the locals, Western Saharan refugees in Algeria, erupted in celebration, "Viva Cuba!," "Viva Castro!" and "Viva Obama" they chanted.


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U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Dear President Obama:

I commend you for launching the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit which you'll host from August 4 to 6, bringing dozens of African presidents together to Washington for the first time to meet top American officials and business executives.

The summit gives the African continent the high-level visibility it...

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Waiting on John Kerry: Attacks on LGBT Community Increase 20-Fold as Uganda's Foreign Minister Eyes Top UN Job

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 4:16 PM

Dear Secretary John Kerry,

Since I first wrote my Open Letter to you on April 30, a total of 6,992 people have now signed the Petition on calling on you to revoke the U.S. visa of Uganda's foreign affairs minister Mr. Sam Kutesa to prevent him from...

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Why Uganda's Sam Kutesa Must Not Be Allowed to Become UN General Assembly President

(7) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 10:48 AM

Hon. Secretary of State John Kerry:

Dear Secretary Kerry,

As you know, Uganda's foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa could become President of the United Nations General Assembly in June unless the world comes to its senses.

Mr. Kutesa is reputedly one of Uganda's most corrupt and wealthiest politicians.

The United...

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