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 >>
Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
Written by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH Associated Press 05 March 2015
Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo, celebrates with Ebola health workers as she leaves the Chinese Ebola treatment center were she was treated for Ebola virus infection on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, ... read more >>
Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
Written by KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 05 March 2015
Nigerian girls who fled Boko Haram to Chad gather in a school set up by UNICEF at the Baga Solo refugee camp in Chad, Wednesday March 4, 2015. The camp, jointly run by the Chadian government and UNHCR, ... read more >>
Expose Haunts Banking Giant that Helped Hide African Billions
Written by Global Information Network 19 February 2015
In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires’ bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge sums of its clients’ ... read more >>
Nigeria postpones elections to March 28, cites uprising
Written by Associated Press By BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAUL 12 February 2015
Protestors hold banners during a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, against the possible postponement of the Nigerian elections. Civil rights groups staged a small protest Saturday against ... read more >>
2,000 civilians killed in Nigeria by Boko Haram
Written by Associated Press 15 January 2015
File photo from 2013, shows burnt buildings in Baga after a standoff between Boko Haram militants and Joint Task Force.  Amnesty International called Boko Haram’s recent attacks “the “deadliest ... read more >>
Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press 25 December 2014
In this Dec. 17, 2014 pool photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance ... read more >>
President Barack Obama’s grandmother Mama Sarah Obama honored, advocates education during U.S. visit
Written by Charlene Muhammad, Contributing Writer 27 November 2014
(l-r)  Kathy Calvin (President & CEO, United Nations Foundation), First Lady Gertrude Mutharika of the Republic of Malawi, and First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba of Namibia discuss Government's Role ... read more >>
Experimental ‘ZMAPP’ Drug Fails to Save Ebola Doctor from Sierra Leone
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2014
Dr. Martin Salia (GIN) – One of the promising new drugs being tested against the deadly Ebola virus failed this week to save a surgeon from Sierra Leone, flown in for treatment at a Nebraska hospital. Dr. ... read more >>
Maasai Homeland to be Sold to Dubai Royal Family for Hunting Reserve
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2014
(GIN) – Some 40,000 Maasai shepherds will lose their ancestral lands in a deal brokered by the government of Tanzania with the Royal Family of Dubai. The Maasai have been told to leave their historic ... read more >>
Troubling, Misleading Leaks ‘Inflame’ Volatile Conditions in Ferguson, Mo.
Written by Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 November 2014
Months after the killing of Black teen Mike Brown, protests and demands have continued. In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by White police officer Darren ... read more >>
VIDEO: Her Excellency Dr. Dlamini Zuma visits Sentinel
Written by Aaron Brumfield 10 October 2014
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