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LEGENDS: President Barack Obama
August 24, 2016
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008 and won a second term in 2012. ... read more »
West Alumni Makes It To Olympics
August 18, 2016
Alex Amankwah represented Ghana in the first round of the 800 meters ... read more »
Dr. Sebi dies in custody of Honduran jailers
August 17, 2016
Accompanying the initial shock of his death were waves of speculation about the circumstance of his death ... read more »
South Africa’s ruling party suffers biggest election setback
August 12, 2016
South Africa's ruling party has suffered its worst election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with the African National Congress losing the capital, Pretoria, and its surrounding Tshwane metropolitan area. But it held a slight lead in the country's biggest city, Johannesburg, with 99 percent of votes counted last Saturday. ... read more »
UK Black Lives Matter protesters block Heathrow airport road
August 11, 2016
London's Metropolitan Police said officers arrested 10 people blocking a road leading from a main highway to Heathrow ... read more »
Effort under way to allow Uganda president to rule for life
August 10, 2016
A presidential spokesman in Uganda says some ruling party officials want to remove the age limit on the presidency so long-time President Yoweri Museveni can run again. Museveni, who took power by force in 1986, was re-elected in a disputed election in February. His current term expires in 2021. ... read more »
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 »
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