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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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‘Disobedient’ Nigerian clerics faced with suspension from Catholic Church

| June 19, 2017
‘Disobedient’ Nigerian clerics faced with suspension from Catholic Church

(GIN)—Nigerian clerics who have refused to accept a bishop appointed by the Vatican for the past four and a half years are facing suspension for disobedience to the Church. At a recent gathering in Rome, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, observed that Pope Francis seemed very sad about what […]

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Report: U.N. urges donors to recosider deep cuts to educatio for Africa

| June 19, 2017
Report: U.N. urges donors to recosider deep cuts to educatio for Africa

(GIN)—Sharp cuts in education aid to sub-Saharan African countries in the last six years have unraveled progress made in basic education, adult education and literacy programs. That was one of the findings of a new report by Global Education Monitoring and presented to UNESCO, the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural organization. Specifically, donor aid to […]

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New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

| June 19, 2017
New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

NEW HAVEN, Ind.—New Haven Chief Henry D. McKinnon said that despite the impression that is circulating on social media regarding the recent assault on 15-year-old Jason Gardner, his department has been working continuously and diligently on the case. But, as he explained, the department is proceeding cautiously to ensure that justice is served on the […]

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Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

| June 14, 2017
Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

Mrs. Nettie Ruth (Lewis) Ditaway was born on February 26, 1936 in Moundville, Alabama to Jessie James and Addie Lena (Hall) Lewis. Nettie Ruth departed this life on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. Nettie Ruth confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined Fairview A.M.E Church in Moundville, Alabama. The […]

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UK Muslim groups reject terrorism, extremism, saying ‘they hurt Islam’

UK Muslim groups reject terrorism, extremism, saying ‘they hurt Islam’

(GIN)—After a terror attack on a popular night-life spot in London that left seven dead, more than 50 wounded and 21 in the hospital in critical condition, British Muslim groups expressed both dismay and anger at the murderous assault linked to Islamist extremists. This is “an attack on all communities, including Muslim communities,” declared Mak […]

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Woman killed in traffic accident

| June 7, 2017
Woman killed in traffic accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:35 a.m., June 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Lafayette Street and Pontiac Street on the reported motor vehicle accident with injury. Once on scene officers observed two vehicles, a passenger car and a pickup truck in the intersection. The passenger contained three individuals, the driver who was trapped […]

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Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

| June 7, 2017
Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:01 a.m., April 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4900 block of Mount Vernon Park Drive on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced one man, later identified as 52-year-old Michael Joseph Pitchford Jr., deceased, and took the other […]

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Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

| June 7, 2017
Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

FRED COX, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family after struggling with kidney disease. Funeral service was 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Imani Baptist Temple, 2920 Indiana Ave. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. BENJAMIN “BEN” ARINZECHUKWU NDUBUISI, 60, […]

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