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Officials exit Haiti gov’t over president’s remarks to woman
August 13, 2015
A hostile comment made by Haitian President Michel Martelly at a campaign rally has set off an uproar in his coalition government, leading a politically allied party to announce the resignation of three officials from his administration last Wednesday. ... read more »
SIERRA LEONE CELEBRATES AS BAN ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS IS LIFTED
August 12, 2015
President Ernest Bai Koroma lifted the ban on Friday, giving the green light to a wide range of activities including sporting events, nightclubs, eating at restaurants after 9 p.m., football/soccer and watching the games on makeshift cinemas around the city. ... read more »
PRESSURE BUILDS ON GERMANY TO ACKNOWLEDGE GENOCIDE IN NAMIBIA
August 12, 2015
Dr. Norbert Lammert, Speaker of the German Parliament, said the Herero and Nama peoples had been systematically targeted for massacre by Germany imperial troops. ... read more »
NIGERIAN LEADER LAUNCHES CLEAN-UP OF NATION’S ‘OPEN SORES’
August 12, 2015
As oil minister during military rule in the 1970s, President Muhammadu Buhari oversaw the birth of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC). Now, as democratically elected president, ... read more »
SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S DAY HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR MORE CHANGE
August 12, 2015
Recognition of the indispensable role played by women in defeating apartheid was the focus of countless speeches, film showings and even fashion shows as the country paused this week for National Women’s Day, ... read more »
Obama praises Nigerian leader for pursuing safety, security
July 23, 2015
President Barack Obama welcomed Nigeria's new president to the Oval Office on Monday and praised him for working to bring "safety, security and peace" to a nation challenged by economic strains, a history of corruption and violence unleashed by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. ... read more »
Nigeria’s New Prez Sworn In Amid ‘Catastrophic Expectations’
June 11, 2015
Muhammadu Buhari (Courtesy Photo) Muhammadu Buhari, his hand on the Holy Book, was sworn in as president of Nigeria at an open-air ceremony this past Friday in the capital city of Abuja. ... read more »
Convicted South African ‘Blade Runner’ to be Granted Early Release
June 10, 2015
(courtesy photo)   Oscar Pistorius, an Olympic and Paralympic champion convicted of killing his girlfriend during a sleepover, is scheduled for release 10 months into his five year prison sentence, ... read more »
Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances
June 4, 2015
Incumbent President Omar al-Bashir, who was recently re-elected in a landslide that extended his 25-year-old rule, speaks after being sworn in at the Sudanese National Assembly in Khartoum, ... read more »
Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors
May 29, 2015
This coastal view of Havana, Cuba shows the United States Interests Section diplomatic mission, the third tall building from the right, on Sunday, May 24, 2015. ... read more »
Nigeria’s new president pledges fight against Boko Haram
May 29, 2015
New Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, salutes his supporters during his Inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, May 29, 2015. Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises at the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, ... read more »
Ex-Haiti prime minister submits papers to run for president
May 22, 2015
In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe speaks during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington. ... read more »
25-year-old convicted in Jamaican lottery scam
May 8, 2015
This April 27, 2015 booking photo provided by Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office shows Sanjay Williams. A federal jury in North Dakota on Thursday, May 7, 2015, ... read more »
Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks
May 8, 2015
Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya’s northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday. ... read more »
AP Interview: Uganda’s president says he’s the one bullied
May 8, 2015
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it’s nearly anarchy, the country’s president joked, stepping carefully around what’s an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, ... read more »
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