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U.S. PUSHES ‘SECRET WAR’ IN SOMALIA WHILE OIL COMPANIES FISH FOR THE GOLD
Written by GIN 26 July 2013
al-Shabaab forces In a good week, reports from the Horn of Africa couldn’t be more upbeat. “Somalia is a good news story for the region,” declared Johnnie Carson, U.S. ass’t secretary of state ... read more >>
DURBAN FILM FESTIVAL OPENS TO FANFARE – BUT WHERE’S THE FILM?
Written by GIN 26 July 2013
South Africa’s world class film festival in the city of Durban had an opening film and a closing film. But somehow, along the way, the opening night film was pulled from the program. Censors, to the ... read more >>
Jamaican Athletic Program Upended
Written by Bert Wilkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 26 July 2013
  The exploits of sprinters Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the London 2012 Summer Olympics helped to ensure that the yellow, green and black flag of the small Caribbean island ... read more >>
Obama’s Promise to Africa
Written by Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 13 July 2013
President Barack Obama (Photo by Dave Goodson)   After symbolic stops at two islands—Goree, off the coast of Senegal, where he stood in the “Door of No Return,” and Robben Island, off the coast ... read more >>
SAfrica: Mandela very much alive grandson says
Written by Associated Press 13 July 2013
Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo, left, the Xhosa king who rules the Thembu tribe to which the Mandela family belongs, escorts Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to her car, after ... read more >>
Nigerian woman launches entertainment TV network
Written by MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 11 July 2013
In this photo taken on Sunday June 30, 2013, Mo Abudu, chief executive officer of EbonyLife TV, attends the launch of Africa’s first global black entertainment network in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP Photo) ... read more >>
Mandela still in hospital in serious condition
Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press 14 June 2013
Battling a lung infection, former South African President Nelson Mandela was rushed to the hospital in the early morning hours after his condition significantly deteriorated. Deborah Patta reports. (AP ... read more >>
FBI ID's Benghazi suspects but no arrests yet
Written by KIMBERLY DOZIER | Associated Press 21 May 2013
  WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing ... read more >>
Funeral Set for Grandson of Malcolm X
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
REFLECTIONS: Malcolm Lateef Shabazz, stands next to a painting of his late grandfather at the Sentinel offices. Shabazz was slain on May 9 after he was apparently beaten to death. He was 28 years ... read more >>
Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, killed
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Amersterdam News 10 May 2013
      Photo courtesy of @Malcolm71084 twitter photo   Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, killed   Special to the NNPA from the Amsterdam News   The Amsterdam News has learned, and ... read more >>
Vogue Uses Blackface in Clumsy Tribute to Black Fashion Icons
Written by Krishana Davis Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 03 May 2013
Vogue Netherlands (Courtesy Photo) The fashion community is in an uproar over Vogue Netherlands’ attempt to pay homage to Black icons in a feature with a White model in Blackface in its May 2013 issue. The ... read more >>
Report: 260,000 died in Somali famine
Written by Jason Straziuso, Associated Press 29 April 2013
 In this Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 file photo, children from southern Somalia hold their pots as they line up to receive cooked food in Mogadishu, Somalia. Officials in East Africa say a report to be released ... read more >>
Group: Sudan army supporting fugitive warlord Kony
Written by RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press 26 April 2013
In this Nov. 12, 2006, file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern ... read more >>
In Caribbean, gridlocked courts stall lives
Written by DAVID McFADDEN | Associated Press 26 April 2013
In this April 13, 2013 photo, Claudette Johnson shows a photo of her slain son Tyrone Johnson, who was 21 when he was killed, as she poses for a photo at the market in West Kingston, Jamaica. Johnson ... read more >>
Suspect in Canada terror plot denies charges
Written by Rob Gillies and Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press 24 April 2013
Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Canadian ... read more >>
After long period of quiet, Guantanamo grows tense
Written by BEN FOX Associated Press 19 April 2013
In this April 16, 2013 video frame grab reviewed by the U.S. Military, shows some of the makeshift weapons that were confiscated from prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison following a Saturday ... read more >>
Cuba gives reporters rare tour of island lockups
Written by Associated Press 11 April 2013
A prisoner looks at members of the press from his cell after the gate was opened by military guards at the Combinado del Este prison during a media tour of the prison in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April ... read more >>
China pulls 'Django Unchained' on day of premiere
Written by Didi Tang Associated Press 11 April 2013
FILE - In this undated publicity file photo released by The Weinstein Company, from left, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio star in the film, "Django Unchained," directed by Quentin Tarantino. (AP Photo/The ... read more >>
Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president of Kenya
Written by TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press 11 April 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, receives the sword of the Commander In Chief of the Kenya Armed Forces from outgoing president Mwai Kibaki, second left, at Moi International Sports Complex in Nairobi, ... read more >>
SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast
Written by Sam Kim and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press 04 April 2013
(AP Photo)   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After a series of escalating threats, North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korea's defense minister said ... read more >>
SAfrica: Mandela responds positively to treatment
Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press 29 March 2013
Nelson Mandela was back in the hospital for the third time in four months on March 28, and the 94-year-old former South African president was reported to be responding well to treatment for a chronic ... read more >>
US sends B-2s to South Korea for military drills
Written by By Hyung-Jin Kim and Sam Kim, Associated Press 29 March 2013
U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber, left, flies over near Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 28, 2013. A day after shutting down a key military hotline, Pyongyang ... read more >>
Nigeria pardons ex-governor who stole millions
Written by Jon Gambrell, Associated Press 19 March 2013
 Bayelsa State Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, centre, stands outside his house guarded by policemen in Yenagoa, Nigeria, in this file photo dated Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005. (AP Photo, File)      LAGOS, ... read more >>
Police strikes in Egypt accelerate, adding turmoil
Written by Maggie Michael, Associated Press 19 March 2013
Egyptians mourn during the funeral for Abd Alhaleem Mohanna, 23, who was killed on March 5, 2013 during clashes with riot police, in Port Said, Egypt, Friday, March 8, 2013. Egypt's police forces have ... read more >>
Half of girls in South Sudan forced to marry
Written by CHARLTON DOKI Associated Press 14 March 2013
In this picture taken Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Zali Idy, 12, poses in her bedroom in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. Zali was married in 2011. One third and more of all girls are married ... read more >>

 

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