Author Archive: Global Information Network

GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK distributes news and feature articles on Africa and the developing world to mainstream, alternative, ethnic and minority-owned outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to increase the perspectives available to readers in North America and to bring into their view information about global issues that are overlooked or under-reported by mainstream media.

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Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

| November 15, 2016

(GIN)—After a closely-watched trial, three young Somali-Americans may enter a “deradicalization” program after being found guilty of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State. Two of the young men have already received lighter sentences for cooperating with the government. The harshest sentence of 10 years went to Zacharia Abdurahman who pleaded guilty but did […]

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Clashes in run-up to Ghana elections bring U.S. sanctions threat

Clashes in run-up to Ghana elections bring U.S. sanctions threat

| November 15, 2016

(GIN)—The U.S. Embassy in Ghana has urged the leadership of political parties to call their members to order following a recent spate of partisan clashes. Persons found guilty of inciting political violence before the polls would face some form of sanctions as violence has no place in the conduct of elections, said U.S. embassy officials. […]

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On African Information Day—getting the story right!

On African Information Day—getting the story right!

| November 15, 2016

(GIN)—Media practitioners from around the continent met this month in Kigali, Rwanda, to celebrate African Information Day. Among the activities was the National Media Dialogue, the launch of the Media Barometer, a tool to self-assess the respect for freedom of expression and information and the state of the media in a specific country, the Development […]

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After suprise election upset, Africans assess changes U.S. landscape

After suprise election upset, Africans assess changes U.S. landscape

| November 15, 2016

(GIN)—Africans were tweeting and messaging about the surprise outcome of U.S. elections last week that left many in the developing world worried for the future. Kenyan-American and distinguished professor Makau Mutua was “quarterbacking” as a “day after” couch potato who second guesses why his team lost. “Hillary Clinton was defeated by “white-lash,” as opposed to […]

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East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the New York City Marathon Sunday, with Keitany becoming the first woman to win three straight titles in more than three decades. The 19-year-old Ghebreslassie—the youngest-ever male winner in the contest—finished his first race in New York with a time of 2:07:51, capping what amounted to a […]

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African states rebuff U.N. appointee for gay rights

African states rebuff U.N. appointee for gay rights

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—The appointment of international law professor Vitit Muntarborn could be stalled or dead in the water after a majority of African countries voted to reject the U.N.’s pick for a monitor of LGBT rights on the continent. The African countries drafted a resolution calling for the new U.N. investigator to be suspended from his job. […]

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World confab on rising temperatures begins calls for focus on Africa!

World confab on rising temperatures begins calls for focus on Africa!

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—Marrakesh, home to mosques, palaces and gardens, will be going green for COP 22, the international follow-up to last year’s historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. World leaders will be gathering there for the next 11 days to advance the landmark agreement, where an unprecedented number of countries agreed to limit the increase in average […]

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Gambian soccer world grieves loss of team champion, drowned in risky sea crossing

Gambian soccer world grieves loss of team champion, drowned in risky sea crossing

| November 1, 2016

(GIN)—National goalkeeper Fatim Jawara-Jawara has died in a tragic boat accident while trying to reach Europe with other African migrants. Jawara was taking the dangerous route to Europe from Libya last week, with the hopes of reaching Lampedusa, south of Italy when the boat capsized. Her death was confirmed by the Gambia Football Federation after […]

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Kenyan health officials lose millions earmarked for maternity care

Kenyan health officials lose millions earmarked for maternity care

| November 1, 2016

(GIN)—Dizzying amounts of taxpayers’ money have gone missing from Kenya’s Ministry of Health including 800 million shillings (close to $8 million U.S.) designated for free maternity care for poor mothers to be. The scandal has stunned even the most jaded media pundits who have seen the theft of public monies throughout their careers. “This is […]

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Morrocan youth on strike after fishmonger crushed to death in truck

Morrocan youth on strike after fishmonger crushed to death in truck

| November 1, 2016

(GIN)—The gruesome death of a Moroccan fish vendor crushed to death inside the compactor of a late-night garbage truck sparked outrage across Morocco with protests over the past weekend in more than 20 cities. Students on Monday boycotted their classes and filled the streets to denounce the abuse. The vendor, Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was crushed […]

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