Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion
Written by Deb Riechmann Associated Press 09 October 2014
(AP Photo: A teacher uses a thermometer to test the temperture of students checking for possible Ebola fever at a primary school in Lagos, Nigeria)   WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola's economic toll could ... read more >>
VIOLENCE ON THE RISE IN FORMER HUTU-TUTSI BATTLEGROUND
Written by Global Information Network 07 October 2014
(Courtesy photo: President Pierre Nkurunziza and Secretary of State John Kerry)  (GIN) – Fears are growing that the Central African nation of Burundi is sliding back into a battlefield as the country ... read more >>
Nurse in Spain gets Ebola, Raising Global Concern
Written by MIKE STOBBE Associated Press 07 October 2014
(AP Photo: President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive updates on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa) NEW YORK (AP) — In a case underscoring ... read more >>
OIL BARONS JUMP ON NEW FINDS IN AFRICA, IGNORING CLIMATE JUSTICE CALLS
Written by Global Information Network 01 October 2014
  Sep. 30 (GIN) – U.S. and UK oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep ... read more >>
Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
Written by David Warren and Laura Neergaard 01 October 2014
        DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of ... read more >>
US Warns That Ebola Could Infect 1.4 million
Written by MIKE STOBBE and MARIA CHENG Associated Press 24 September 2014
(A local Liberian artist paints a mural forming part of the country's fight against the deadly Ebola virus AP photo)   NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case ... read more >>
Details of the mission against militants in Syria
Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press 24 September 2014
(Map shows locations of US coalition air strikes in Syria targeting the Islamic state or ISIL)   WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State ... read more >>
Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq
Written by SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press 23 September 2014
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large ... read more >>
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press 23 September 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war ... read more >>
What South Africa Taught Me
Written by Ashley Nash, Contributing Writer 18 September 2014
  Bo-Kaap, known as a historical hub of Cape Malay culture.  “I never knew what to expect before coming, but I know now that I couldn’t have ever fathomed what this trip gave me: a stronger love ... read more >>
Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy
Written by Mohamm ed Saeed and Hamza Hendawi Associated Press 22 May 2014
Outrage growing as doctor gets death sentence for violating Shariah law that forbids women from marrying non-Muslim men A pregnant Sudanese woman who married a Christian man was sentenced to death on ... read more >>
Islamic extremist threatens to sell 200 kidnapped girls
Written by Associated Press 08 May 2014
Nigerian mothers  Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader threatened, in a videotaped statement seen on Monday May 5, to sell the more than 200 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote ... read more >>
Africa University names Furusa as new vice chancellor
Written by Maidstone Mulenga 10 April 2014
   Africa University, the top United Methodist-related institution in Africa, is getting a new vice chancellor, effective July 1 this year. Dr. Munashe Furusa, currently serving as dean of the College ... read more >>
Black Staffers Battle Racism and Discrimination at World Bank
Written by Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 13 February 2014
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (Courtesy photo)   For more than seven years, Yonas Biru has been fighting the World Bank.   The Ethiopian native and Silver Spring, Md., resident said he’s ... read more >>
South Africa: Platinum miners reject 9% hike
Written by Associated Press 31 January 2014
Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa, center, sings and dances with mine workers outside the Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. One of South Africa's ... read more >>
Senators defect from Nigerian president's party
Written by Associated Press 31 January 2014
Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian president, is facing a Boko Haram insurgency and a crisis within his party. (Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP) Nigeria's leading opposition coalition says it has won over ... read more >>
French struggle to stop C. African Republic mobs
Written by JEROME DELAY Associated Press 31 January 2014
Looters take down the metal roofs from the mosque at the Place de la Reconciliation in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014. Fighting between rival Muslim ... read more >>
Past and Present Converge at Mandela’s Burial
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 19 December 2013
Even soldiers could not hold back tears at Mandela’s funeral (NNPA photo by George E. Curry) With a rich mixture of ceremonial military pomp and ancient tribal customs, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ... read more >>
Mandela’s Legacy, Unmatched Resolve
Written by by Eric Kyle Henry Lee 12 December 2013
December 5th marked the passing of one of history’s greatest leaders, Nelson Mandela. The shocking news reverberated across the world, leading millions to reflect upon and honor the life of this storied ... read more >>
Nelson Mandela Celebrated during International Memorial
Written by Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 12 December 2013
    President Barak Obama and Winnie Mandela at Nelson Mandela memorial 2013 President and First Lady Obama joined former presidentsGeorge W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter December 10 in Johannesburg ... read more >>
Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
Written by MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press 06 December 2013
In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene poses for a portrait inside a decompression chamber after being rescued from three days underwater (AP Photo) Entombed at the ... read more >>
WFP feeds 3M after typhoon; aid in Kenya camps cut
Written by Jason Straziuso, Associated Press 23 November 2013
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- After early delays caused by massive infrastructure damage, the World Food Program is now providing food to 3 million typhoon victims in the Philippines, but the needs there and ... read more >>
Caribbean Nations United for Reparations
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 24 October 2013
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves Makes the case for reparations (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) In a move that has implications for Blacks throughout the U.S., more than a dozen Caribbean nations have ... read more >>
Opponents of Dutch 'Black Pete' speak out
Written by Toby Sterling Associated Press 17 October 2013
The "Black Pete" tradition in the Netherlands is under fire from opponents who believe the figure is a racist caricature and who asked Amsterdam officials on Thursday October 17 to revoke the permit ... read more >>

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