Friday, May 22, 2015
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25-year-old convicted in Jamaican lottery scam
Written by JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press 08 May 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, convicted Williams for his role in a Jamaican ... read more >>
Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks
Written by TOM ODULA Associated Press 08 May 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. Five others were critically wounded ... read more >>
AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied
Written by Cara Anna 08 May 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 ... read more >>
3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger
Written by Haruna Umar, Associated Press 08 May 2015
GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people ... read more >>
Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram
Written by HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 01 May 2015
In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 ... read more >>
Edo National Association Worldwide hosts Council of Presidents Meeting
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 01 May 2015
Presidents from across the country gathered at LAX'S Concourse Hotel for their Council of Presidents Meeting (All photos by Prince Victor Ehue) The Nigerian based organization plans for their fall ... read more >>
New Nigerian Buharism and Democracy
Written by George Onourah, Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 01 May 2015
Rally for Chibok girls in New York (Khori Atkins/New York Amsterdam News) Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has turned a new page and heralds a new dawn with her March 28 presidential election ... read more >>
Child Slavery Active in Haiti
Written by Dinkinish O’Connor, Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times 01 May 2015
Some Haitian children work for their keep but sometimes are abused, a panel revealed In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, ... read more >>
Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote By
Written by MOHAMED OSMAN, Associated Press 01 May 2015
  President Omar al-Bashir raises his arm as his supporters cheer at his victory speech after he won the presidential election at the National Congress Party headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, ... read more >>
After rescue, a long, agonizing wait for migrants in Italy
Written by TRISHA THOMAS and KARL RITTER Associated Press 24 April 2015
Silla Zelia, 23, an asylum seeker from Ivory Coast, watches a soccer match at the Mineo center, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Sicily, Italy. The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than ... read more >>
South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants
Written by LYNSEY CHUTEL Associated Press 23 April 2015
People attend a march against xenophobic attacks in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Police officers and soldiers raided a hostel considered a hotspot for anti-immigrant ... read more >>
Nigerian opposition wins key states, shores up victory
Written by MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 16 April 2015
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, center-left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, center-right, hug and shake hands after signing a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, ... read more >>
Mining in Haiti on hold amid uncertainty and opposition
Written by BEN FOX Associated Press 16 April 2015
In this March 31, 2015 photo, Joseph Tony walks on the hill on the Morne Bossa mining site in Cap Haitien, Haiti. The 50-year-old man scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of the U.S. ... read more >>
KENYA ORDERS SOMALI REFUGEE CAMP SHELTERING THOUSANDS TO MOVE
Written by Global Information Network 16 April 2015
 The United Nations, which is sheltering over 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months.  “We have asked the UNHCR (the ... read more >>
Ethiopia's Lemma wins Vienna City Marathon after solo run
Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press 16 April 2015
Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Vienna city marathon, in Vienna Austria, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo /Ronald Zak) Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia dominated the Vienna City ... read more >>
Sudan begins voting in election al-Bashir expected to win
Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press 16 April 2015
President Omar al-Bashir prepares to cast his ballot as he runs for another term, on the first day of the presidential and legislative elections, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab ... read more >>
Critics: Biracial Miss Universe Japan, ‘Not Japanese Enough’
Written by Staff and Wire Report 16 April 2015
Ariana Miyamoto speaks on March 12, after winning the crown for Miss Universe Japan. (photo: KYODO VIA AP IMAGES/ASSOCIATED PRESS)   Ariana Miyamoto, who represented Nagasaki was crowned as Miss Japan ... read more >>
PROFIT-SEEKING CACAO FARMERS THREATEN WILDLIFE IN IVORY COAST
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 09 April 2015
  Profits from cacao farming have been so generous that farmers invaded national parks in order to carve out plantations, cutting down forests and turning animal habitats into inhospitable treeless ... read more >>
AMATEUR PILOTS FILL THE SKIES IN GHANAIAN PARAGLIDING FEST
Written by Global Information Network 09 April 2015
From Good Friday to Easter Monday, an annual ritual takes place in Ghana quite unlike the egg rolling contests found in the U.S.  People from around the world come to launch themselves into the air ... read more >>
KENYAN TROOPS DELAYED RESCUE FOR CLOSE TO 15 HOURS, SURVIVORS SAY
Written by Global Information Network 09 April 2015
  Frightened students at Garissa University in northeast Kenya, hid for what seemed like a lifetime as a small band of al Shabaab terrorists lined young people up on the floor and put a bullet in the ... read more >>
Kenya Attack Survivor Found Hiding In Closet Two Days After College Massacre
Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and TOM ODULA Associated Press 09 April 2015
Cynthia Cheroitich, 19, a survivor of the attack on Garissa University College who was found on Saturday, two days after the attack. Photograph: Andrew Njuguna/AP Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab ... read more >>
Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Written by DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press 26 March 2015
President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn ... read more >>
International Court: UN must help with the arrest of Sudan's leader
Written by MIKE CORDE Associated Press 12 March 2015
In this Jan. 6, 2014 Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi, File)     Judges at the ... read more >>
Supreme Court declines to hear ex-Somali official's case
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
In this June 23, 2011 file photo, Aziz Deria is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former top official in Somalia who was ordered to pay $21 million to Somali victims ... read more >>
Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish
Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press 05 March 2015
Rescued migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ... read more >>

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