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Who’s the UK’s New Foreign Secretary? Local Mags Say He’s a Racist
July 19, 2016
Nonstop media coverage of the UK’s exit from the European Community may have been confounding to many Americans but the latest development in Great Britain’s power shuffle seems more ominous. ... read more »
African Union Unveils New Pan-African Passport
July 19, 2016
National leaders at the African Union summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, last week were presented with a prototype of the long-awaited Pan-African passport. ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Urges United Nations to Ensure Effective Response to Cholera in Haiti
July 7, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee and a strong advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S. Congress, sent a letter yesterday to the Honorable Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, urging him to ensure that the UN’s response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti is sufficient to ensure justice for the people of Haiti and maintain the credibility and leadership of the UN. ... read more »
Chartering a new path to Cuba
June 30, 2016
With all of its richness - art, culture, education, and healthcare - Cuba needs help with its infrastructure ... read more »
The world watched as Ali’s goodbye created memorable moments
June 15, 2016
The more than three-hour memorial capped nearly a full day of mourning in Louisville for Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion of the world who died last week at 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease ... read more »
Watson Keynotes Leadership Academy Graduation
June 9, 2016
Discussions were of current terrorist threats in Nigeria and Cameroon, education and democratic disposition within the states of Nigeria and the Central African Republic ... read more »
Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest of All-Time’ dies at 74
June 3, 2016
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer of all-time, died Friday in Phoenix, Arizona at age 74. Bob Gunnell, a spokesperson for the family said Ali had be hospitalized since Thursday dealing with respiratory issues. ... read more »
Black woman who defied Swedish neo-Nazis inspired by Mandela
May 14, 2016
A Black woman who stood up to 300 neo-Nazis in Sweden hopes her gesture will draw attention to the fight against racism in the Scandinavian country. ... read more »
Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors
May 4, 2016
It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland. But Ozolua feels just as troubled when the plight of survivors dealing with the aftermath of the attacks goes unheard. The princess, a member of Benin Empire in southern Nigeria, doesn't want those victims to be forgotten. ... read more »
Local Artist’s Monument To Rival Statue of Liberty
March 18, 2016
Nijel Binns' Mother of Humanity® Monument waiting to call an African nation home ... read more »
Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill
February 19, 2016
Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers. Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp in northeast Nigeria and blew themselves up, killing 58 people. ... read more »
Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder
February 10, 2016
Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis. The singer-turned-politician had urged Haitians to set aside deep divisions at his May 2011 inauguration. But his hostile relations with Parliament resulted in gridlock. ... read more »
Haiti’s president departs to make way for interim government
February 10, 2016
President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging. ... read more »
TROUBLE AHEAD FOR NIGERIA AS OIL PROFITS PLUMMET
February 10, 2016
Tumbling oil prices have been a gift to some but they’ve blown a huge hole in Nigeria’s balance sheet which some fear may set the once promising African economy into a tail spin. What could be worse than finding you have a trillion dollar budget gap and an insurgent group that threatens to hit whatever oil wells remain? ... read more »
South Africa’s Desmond Tutu defends reconciliation process
February 10, 2016
Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has defended the reconciliation policy that ended white minority rule in South Africa, saying the country has social and economic problems largely because of later mismanagement. ... read more »


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