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Timber smuggling could eliminate Senegales forests in two years

Timber smuggling could eliminate Senegales forests in two years

(GIN)—Illegal timber smuggling is devastating the lush Casamance region of Senegal and could strip it completely within two years That’s the predication of Senegalese environmentalist and former minister Haidar El Ali. Casamance in southern Senegal contains the country’s last remaining forests, an area of 74,000 acres that could be depleted by 2018 as smugglers feed […]

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After 20 years on the run, Chad’s ex-ruler gets life sentence for crimes

After 20 years on the run, Chad’s ex-ruler gets life sentence for crimes

(GIN)—Former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, who escaped punishment for high crimes including the murder of thousands, was sentenced this week to life behind bars, ending a long journey for justice by his victims and victims’ relatives who filled the court. The African Union-backed court convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during […]

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Anti-Mugabe movement takes on new life not seen in decades

Anti-Mugabe movement takes on new life not seen in decades

(GIN)—A “Million Men” march in support of President Robert Mugabe that drew thousands in support of the aging leader failed to diminish the impact of an opposition rally last month that brought out thousands of citizens concerned with the country’s troubled economy. Despite his advanced age, President Mugabe has vowed to run for another term […]

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As western nations drag feet, African children drown

As western nations drag feet, African children drown

(GIN)—There’s no telling when the tidal wave of migrants embarking from Libya to hoped-for safe shores in Europe will end or even decrease. In miserable camps on the Libya coastline, tens of thousands of migrants, most of them from sub-Saharan Africa and the Horn of Africa, are said to be massed, waiting for the chance […]

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Ask Alma: My friend is cheating on his GF with my BFF

| May 28, 2016
Ask Alma: My friend is cheating on his GF with my BFF

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, A male friend of mine moved to my city for a six-month work assignment. To welcome him to the area, I took him to dinner and introduced him to my local friends. Well, I just learned that he has been having a sexual relationship with a […]

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School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

| May 28, 2016
School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) Two separate counterfeit bill cases have gained national attention after the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Police Department and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office opened investigations involving two young, African American students. The first incident involved 13-year-old Danesiah Neal, an eighth grade African […]

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Woman critical after collision

| May 27, 2016
Woman critical after collision

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Creighton Avenue and Anthony Boulevard after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting a two-vehicle accident with several injuries. On arrival officers observed two motor vehicles, a Mercury Tracer and a Pontiac van that were involved in the crash. The Mercury Tracer contained six and possibly seven occupants. […]

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I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

| May 27, 2016
I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice “click bait” that poses questions like, “What has happened to these childhood stars?” or offers, “Secrets of the Mayans revealed.” Well, the […]

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Make veterans’ needs focus of American Legion Post 148

| May 27, 2016
Make veterans’ needs focus of American Legion Post 148

American Legion Charles C. Anderson Post 148  is scheduled to hold an election of 2016-207 post officers from noon to 6 p.m., June 4. Post 148 is a hidden community resource, focused on veterans’ family and children needs. Our number one priority is veterans first, making sure their needs are met and supporting every effort […]

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What house do you want to live in forever? Praise Yahshua!

| May 27, 2016
What house do you want to live in forever? Praise Yahshua!

By Brother Jackie Wall With the authority and approval Bishop Joe Swanson Greetings of good faith, health and prosperity  to you all in the name of our Saviour Yahshua Messiah. Almost all of this world’s people are laboring under false doctrine.  Before you decide that I am knitpicking , let’s look at what took place […]

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