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Desperate Gambian leader could find all exits now closed

| January 18, 2017
Desperate Gambian leader could find all exits now closed

(GIN)—Gambian President Yahya Jammeh hardened his position this week in defiance of December’s election results that put opposition candidate, Adama Barrow, squarely over the top. Now, as military loyalists peel off or are jailed, it appears he may have played his last card. For weeks, diplomatic overtures by various pan-African institutions offering a dignified departure […]

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New U.S. administration pivots toward Africa, worrying experts

| January 18, 2017
New U.S. administration pivots toward Africa, worrying experts

(GIN)—Longtime Africa specialists who have looked at a four-page list of Africa-related questions from the Trump transition staff say they’re seeing an American retreat from development and humanitarian goals while business opportunities will be getting an extra push. The four-page list has been making the rounds at the State Department and Pentagon, the New York […]

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Income inequality soars in South Africa, worldwide

| January 18, 2017
Income inequality soars in South Africa, worldwide

(GIN)—Global inequality has grown to unacceptable proportions, a new study has found,  as just eight men now own the same wealth as half of the world. According to the international advocacy group Oxfam, 62 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet—particularly in India and China. In South Africa, three billionaires […]

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Obituaries: January 18-24 Edition

| January 18, 2017
Obituaries: January 18-24 Edition

Dorothy A. Johnson, 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at the Hospice Home. Born in Jeffersonville, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Retha and Columbus Stephens Jr. She united with Turner Chapel AME Church under the leadership of the Rev. H.D. Saunders. She retired from Lutheran Hospital after 30 years of service. […]

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Man serious after shooting

| January 18, 2017
Man serious after shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:03 p.m., Dec. 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot on Adams Street just north of Drexel Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition on the scene, and was […]

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Man found dead at local inn

| January 18, 2017
Man found dead at local inn

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:55 a.m., Jan. 10, Fort Wayne police responded to the Country Hearth Inn and Suites, 2908 Goshen Road, on a report that a male had been shot in one of the rooms there. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive male down in room 121. Medic and fire personnel determined the male […]

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Woman found shot to death in alley

| January 18, 2017
Woman found shot to death in alley

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:19 p.m., Jan. 11, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots in the 2100 block of Sherman Boulevard. A caller also reported seeing a person lying in the alley in rear of a home. Officers arrived and located a woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was initially […]

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Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

| January 12, 2017
Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

Larry James Reese, 61 a native of Fort Wayne, Indi., went to the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at Hospice Home. Born on Oct. 1, 1955, ,he was a son of the late Albert Reese, Sr. and Minnie Lee Reese-Stevenson. He accepted Christ at an early age at Jerusalem Baptist Church, and later moved […]

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Military unrest in Ivory Coast threatens stable nation

| January 11, 2017
Military unrest in Ivory Coast threatens stable nation

(GIN)—The relatively peaceful nation of Ivory Coast saw painful images of a recent past as military police launched a mutiny over low salaries and working conditions. Not long ago, the country was in chaos as former President Laurent Gbagbo rejected election returns that favored the opposition led by Alassane Ouattara. President Ouattara, who assumed office […]

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New Ghanaian leader slips up at swearing-in

| January 11, 2017
New Ghanaian leader slips up at swearing-in

(GIN)—Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo was prepared for smooth sailing at his inauguration last Saturday until he delivered a speech that set off alarm bells and caused howls among social media users. Prepared by speech writers, the new leader’s address contained word-for-word passages from speeches by former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. […]

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