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Kenyan Runner Sets New World Record
September 21, 2018
Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kimetto by a massive one minutes and 16 seconds, clocking 2 hours, 01 minute and 39 seconds , setting a new world record and cutting his own personal best by well over a minute. The 33-year-old had won twice before in Berlin. ... read more »
Climate Summit Predicts Floods Across the Globe
September 21, 2018
The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists wrote: “Global warming is making heavy rain more frequent in many areas of the country. With human alteration of the land—like the engineering of rivers, the destruction of natural protective systems, and increased construction on floodplains—many parts of the U.S. are at greater risk of destructive floods.“ ... read more »
President’s Son Nabbed With $12 Million In Jeweled Watches
September 21, 2018
In a second bag belonging to Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president and son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, $1.5 million in cash was found, allegedly for medical treatment far from home. ... read more »
Brazil Museum Tallies Up African Antiquities Lost in Fire
September 14, 2018
The museum’s permanent African exhibit was named Kumbukumbu - a Swahili word for the memory of  people, objects and experiences. A throne from the Kingdom of Dahomey (current-day Benin) and ritual objects of Afro-Brazilian religion (Candomble) were some of the museum’s most prized possessions.  ... read more »
Nation Faced with Rising Suicides Among Young and Old
September 14, 2018
Mayosi was a world class cardiologist who focused his research on bettering the lives of Africans. In 2014, he presented the first data set tracking rheumatic heart disease in Africa, the most common cause of heart disease among schoolchildren in Africa. ... read more »
African Critics See Dark Side to China’s ‘Charitable’ Loans
September 14, 2018
At the confab, with representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, sky-high numbers were bandied about. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in funds for eight initiatives over the next three years, in areas ranging from industrial promotion, infrastructure construction and scholarships for young Africans. ... read more »
Decades-Old Case Revives African Demand For Stolen Lands
September 6, 2018
This week, a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will decide if colonial deals that redrew African borders can be declared illegal and, if so, if islands taken by the United Kingdom from the nation of Mauritius can be rejoined to Mauritius as before. ... read more »
Guerrilla War Rages Between Big Oil and Institutions Of The Art World
September 6, 2018
A growing number of museums in Europe are turning thumbs down on oil company dollars when the companies not only contribute to global warming but fund the “science” that supposedly disproves it. Oil company funding also misleads public perception of environmental devastation as in Nigeria where billions of dollars were made extracting oil while highly toxic water and soil remain.   ... read more »
Ugandan Leader Tarnished By Torture Of Reggae Pop-Star
September 6, 2018
Images of a popular reggae music star in a wheel chair holding crutches have raised questions of whether Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ordered the arrest and torture of the star-turned-parliamentarian, Bobi Wine, who attended a recent rally of the opposition in the town of Arua.  ... read more »
Land Fever Sweeps Southern Africa, Pressing Govt’s to Act
September 1, 2018
The day of reckoning is arriving in Southern Africa for the hundreds of thousands of Blacks whose lands were taken forcibly by White settlers – a crime that goes unpunished despite promises for land reform year after year. ... read more »
Kenyan Leader Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant
September 1, 2018
Mr. Kenyatta said the 'Big Four agenda' projects – boosting manufacturing industry, promoting food security, providing affordable housing and universal healthcare coverage – present major opportunities for local and foreign investors. ... read more »
Thousands of Settlers Face Eviction in Kenya to Save Trees
September 1, 2018
Some 40,000 settlers in the Maasai Mau forest in Kenya face imminent eviction by the Kenyan government which says it is protecting the forest in the name of conservation. ... read more »
UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade
August 31, 2018
Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. ... read more »
Serena Williams Catsuit Banned from French Open 
August 30, 2018
Through her abundance of success over the years, tennis icon Serena Williams has persevered through numerous bouts of backlash. She has conquered tournament after tournament, enduring hecklers early on her in her career to excessive drug tests, negative comments about her physique and now banned outfits.  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Responds to Trump’s Tweet about White South African Farmers
August 24, 2018
Cedric Richmond, D-La., the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus   WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), ... read more »
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