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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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U.N. chief cites ‘chapters of inaction’ as Rwanda marks 23rd memorial year

U.N. chief cites ‘chapters of inaction’ as Rwanda marks 23rd memorial year

| April 11, 2017

(GIN)—The poison of intolerance still exists around the world, laments U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “Even today, minorities and other groups suffer attacks and exploitation based on who they are,” said Guterres. Guterres sent his message recalling “tragic chapters of hatred, inaction and indifference” on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide […]

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Ugandan warlord no longer priority for U.S. capture

Ugandan warlord no longer priority for U.S. capture

| April 5, 2017

(GIN)—American special operations forces will no longer be searching for the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, described as a “specially designated global terrorist,” by the International Criminal Court. The Geneva-based Court issued an arrest warrant for Kony in 2005 for war crimes and crimes against humanity. A spokesman for the U.S. […]

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Ghana to review previous government’s signed contracts for gross overpayments

Ghana to review previous government’s signed contracts for gross overpayments

| April 5, 2017

(GIN)—President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is pledging to review all 42 power deals signed by the previous government of John Mahama after the discovery of an apparent overpayment of $150 million to a Dubai power producer. Ghana is burdened by a heavily indebted energy sector with a debt estimate of $2.4 billion, according to the […]

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Congolese president urged to allow vote as killings in provinces spike

Congolese president urged to allow vote as killings in provinces spike

| April 5, 2017

(GIN)—In a country that suffered 30 years under the boot of a brutal dictator, a last minute power grab by the current president, Joseph Kabila, to stay beyond the two term legal limit, has ignited a firestorm in the population. An eleventh hour deal with the opposition in December gave Kabila till the end of […]

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Pentagon gets green light to expand war in Somalia

Pentagon gets green light to expand war in Somalia

| April 5, 2017

(GIN)—Clouds are moving across Somalia’s drought-wrecked landscape – but not the kind that make grass grow and flowers bloom. Instead, military aircraft will be raining down “precision fires” after an authorization signed by President Trump that relaxes rules meant to prevent civilian casualties in the region. Military officials are also granted wider authority for conducting […]

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New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

| March 28, 2017

(GIN)—The daughter of the wealthiest man in Africa has been appointed president of the Africa Center in New York City and will soon begin fundraising for the long-empty upper Fifth Avenue building. Halima Aliko Dangote, daughter of the multi-billionaire Aliko Dangote, will hold an online press conference on March 30 as part of her major […]

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South Africa must ‘decolonize’ its schools, officials agree

South Africa must ‘decolonize’ its schools, officials agree

| March 28, 2017

(GIN)—Officials of South Africa’s Department of Basic Education told Parliament this week that it’s time to decolonize the school curriculum. Suren Govender, the chief director for curriculum, said the subject came up during a review of the schools’ progress report. “For example, the way in which history has been written suggests that (David) Livingstone discovered […]

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Profiteering mars record of black African gold mining firm

Profiteering mars record of black African gold mining firm

| March 28, 2017

(GIN)—Between the 9th and 11th centuries, the kingdom of Ghana was so rich its dogs were said to wear golden collars, and its horses, adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets. Medieval Ghana was a wealthy empire, sitting comfortably on mountains of gold. Today, despite its place as Africa’s second largest gold mining […]

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Spotlight on Dr. Emmary Butler, M.D.

Spotlight on Dr. Emmary Butler, M.D.

| March 23, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: it’s not everyday that someone contacts me to shine the spotlight on a doctor. The woman who contacted me, reads to more than 12,000 visually impaired and  homebound listeners and she said, she’s proud to be the voice of Frost Illustrated to them.  She thinks my […]

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New look for Africa on ‘corrected’ Boston school maps

New look for Africa on ‘corrected’ Boston school maps

| March 22, 2017

(GIN)—In an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” authorities in the city of Boston believe their new school map offers something closer to the geographical truth than that of traditional maps, and hope it can serve an example to schools across the nation and even the world. The school district will drop the Mercator […]

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