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On eve of highly-watched Africa Cup, mass confusion

On eve of highly-watched Africa Cup, mass confusion

| January 5, 2015

(GIN)–With days to spare before the opening of the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament, it might be reasonable to ask “who’s on first?” The host of the games, Equatorial Guinea, just dismissed its coach two weeks before it faces Congo Brazzaville in the tournament opener. The Equatorial Guinea Football Federation fired Spanish coach Andoni Goikoetxea […]

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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Mrs. King and financial liberation

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Mrs. King and financial liberation

| January 2, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley I recently had a very interesting conversation with Mrs. King, a Central High School graduate and retiree from the Indiana State Development Center, commonly known as State School. This is what she had to say: ERIC HACKLEY: Mrs. King many of us folks with a history in Fort Wayne know about […]

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Local club makes mark at Junior Showmanship Nationals dog show in Atlanta

Local club makes mark at Junior Showmanship Nationals dog show in Atlanta

| January 1, 2015

Family Affair Bully Club competed at the 2014 Junior Showmanship Nationals in College Park, Ga.

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China-HBCU exchange program launched

China-HBCU exchange program launched

| December 31, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined Perfect World, the China Education  Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange […]

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Uganda, fueling brain drain, sends MDs to Trinidad

Uganda, fueling brain drain, sends MDs to Trinidad

| December 31, 2014

(GIN)—For a country with less than 3,000 practicing doctors to treat 34.9 million people, Uganda’s decision to send some 300 doctors to Trinidad and Tobago has raised the temperatures of the some of the local parliamentarians to the boiling point. According to Henry Oryem, state minister for foreign affairs, Uganda’s offer of medical professionals will […]

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A bittersweet toast to all journalist in jail

A bittersweet toast to all journalist in jail

| December 31, 2014

(GIN)—Of the thousands of relentless scribes who dig for a story, dodge bullets, follow paper trails, shine a light in the darkness, some 220 news writers around the world will spend New Year’s this year in a faraway jail. This month, Kenyan writer Janet Otieno-Prosper dedicated her essay in the Africa Review to remembering the […]

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‘Iron Lady’ of Ivory Coast goes to trial

‘Iron Lady’ of Ivory Coast goes to trial

| December 31, 2014

(GIN)—Simone Gbagbo, wife of Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, is facing a court of her peers in Ivory Coast this week. She faces charges of aiding her husband President Laurent Gbagbo cling to power after his defeat at the polls as certified by international observers. Unlike her husband, Mrs. Gbagbo was not transferred to The […]

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Race in the Un-United States of America

Race in the Un-United States of America

| December 22, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The understandable attention being focused on differing attitudes among whites and blacks toward law enforcement authorities in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers for killing unarmed blacks ignores a larger and more troubling trend—blacks and whites view […]

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Wayne Township Trustee office provides holiday cheer celebration for youth, families

Wayne Township Trustee office provides holiday cheer celebration for youth, families

| December 20, 2014

By SuzAnne Runge Courtesy of the Wayne Township Trustee Office FORT WAYNE—On Dec. 13, the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office threw their annual Holiday Celebration at the Roller Dome South at 4540 Bluffton Road. This was the third time in as many years that Trustee Richard Stevenson’s office hosted the free event to celebrate the season, […]

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Spotlight on Jonathan C. Ray how he became who he is today (part two of two)

Spotlight on Jonathan C. Ray how he became who he is today (part two of two)

| December 13, 2014

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? We made it through another year and that pleases me because we can continue on our journey of love together and soak in some joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we feel the beauty.  On that note, let’s learn more about Jonathan Ray: “Hello, Frost Illustrated […]

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