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Obituaries: July 5-11, 2017 Edition

| July 5, 2017
Obituaries: July 5-11, 2017 Edition

RHONDA KAY (PICKETT) PRICE was born on February 15, 1957 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, she made her transition and departed this life at the age of 60. At a young age she confessed her faith in Christ and was baptized at Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a […]

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A little touch is never too much

| June 29, 2017
A little touch is never too much

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the work “touch.” Luckily, I was familiar with the word when my mom was making a cake or pie. She never used measuring spoons. She would just add a touch of this […]

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Brake before you break!

| June 29, 2017
Brake before you break!

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Hit the brakes! That’s what we sometimes need to do when life becomes overwhelming and you feel close to your breaking point. Taking a rest from your daily routine can be what is needed to sustain us through the hustle and bustle of life. In the Bible, we even […]

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Botswana’s former president, statesman, Sir Ketumile Masire, passes

| June 29, 2017
Botswana’s former president, statesman, Sir Ketumile Masire, passes

(GIN)—Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91. Sir Ketumile, often known as Quett, who led the country from 1980 to 1998, is credited with being the architect of the country’s famed stability, reports the AFP news agency. He was also involved in peace […]

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International team to investigate reports of deadly violence in Congo

| June 29, 2017
International team to investigate reports of deadly violence in Congo

(GIN)—The U.N.’s main human rights body has approved a resolution to send a team of experts “to establish the truth” about reports of thousands of deaths and the destruction of entire villages by government-backed soldiers in Congo’s central Kasai region. U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein had lobbied for the resolution at a meeting of […]

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With few riches left to plunder, Angola’s old guard moves on

| June 29, 2017
With few riches left to plunder, Angola’s old guard moves on

(GIN)—Africa’s oil giants are tightening their belts as the sale price of “King Oil,” buffeted by cheaper fracked gas, solar and other renewables, hits new lows. The promises of prosperity have faded in Ghana, Uganda, and Nigeria, among other oil producers. Perhaps the saddest scenario can be found in Angola—whose capital Luanda was not long […]

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Zuma’s mining charter—a step up or two steps back for black empowerment

| June 29, 2017
Zuma’s mining charter—a step up or two steps back for black empowerment

(GIN)—BEE. The initials stand for Black Economic Empowerment and the prospect thrilled many South Africans who had seen the wealth of their nation drained away during years of oppressive white rule. Under the codes of BEE, set forth in 2007, the government pledged to redress apartheid’s economic disparities to ensure broader and meaningful participation for […]

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Obituaries: June 28-July 4, 2017 Edition

| June 28, 2017
Obituaries: June 28-July 4, 2017 Edition

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Namibian freedom fighters, founder of SWAPO passes

| June 19, 2017
Namibian freedom fighters, founder of SWAPO passes

(GIN)—Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, former Robben Island prisoner, hero and icon of Namibia’s struggle for self-determination, passed away June 9. He was 93 years old. He was a man of strong beliefs and convictions, the African National Congress said. “Comrade Toivo dedicated his life to the fight against oppression by the then South Africa […]

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Ugandans embrace South Sudanese fleeing horrific war at home

| June 19, 2017
Ugandans embrace South Sudanese fleeing horrific war at home

(GIN)—Refugees pouring across the Ugandan border from South Sudan are finding an open-door policy from Ugandan officials, in part out of a sense of pan-Africanism and the realization that the borders could not be controlled no matter what kind of wall could be built there. This is Africa’s biggest human exodus since the Rwandan genocide […]

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