"I remain concerned by the continued detention of journalist, human rights activist, and founder of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore. Mr. Sowore was arrested on August 3rd ahead of a planned demonstration against the government.
"I would like to commend King Mohammed VI for pardoning Hajar Raissouni, her fiancé, and Dr. Jamal Belkeziz for an alledged abortion allegation that Ms. Raissouni denied having.
“We – the nation, the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland, and the United States Congress - have all suffered a tremendous loss. As a lifelong advocate for justice, equality, and the truth, Elijah Cummings was the true definition of a leader and his commitment to civility and humanity were invaluable in times such as these.
“I would like to congratulate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. This honor is well deserved for Africa’s youngest leader in his commitment to peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and throughout the Horn of Africa. His display of courage by signing a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea last year—ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts—was
“I’m encouraged by the release of Maurice Kamto and dozens of supporters yesterday in Cameroon after months of detainment. The rule of law must be adhered to regarding the civil liberties of all Cameroonian citizens including the right to free speech and assembly without the threat of being detained.
The law in question, Section 484(r) of the Higher Education Act, suspends federal college aid from FAFSA for any person who is convicted of a drug offense. The law has discouraged thousands from even applying for aid and has denied aid from many as well.
“The whistleblower’s complaint, coupled with the call summary released by the White House, justify this week’s call for the opening of an impeachment inquiry.
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"The sacrifice of four brave soldiers in Niger this month has raised important questions from Congress about the extent of U.S. military presence and engagement across Africa. To date, we have seen only bits and pieces of this administration’s thinking on Africa.
"On Oct. 4, four American families tragically lost their loved ones when U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in an ambush while conducting a joint patrol in Niger.
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