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Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

| March 4, 2015
Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

(GIN)–The bad old days of the 1980s and 1990s when Burundi was widely considered a police state may be making a comeback. Some 300,000 people lost their lives in the country’s civil war from the 1990s to 2003, which broke out following the death of the country’s first democratically elected president. Human rights defenders and […]

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Prominent lawyer defending poor gunned down in Mozambique

| March 4, 2015
Prominent lawyer defending poor gunned down in Mozambique

(GIN)–As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of new-found wealth are impossible to miss. Expensive European-style bars and restaurants line the streets of central Maputo. The latest Toyota Pradas, Range Rovers and Jaguars drive down streets named Julius Nyerere, Ho Chi Minh and Kim […]

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American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria as neighbor countries seethe

| March 4, 2015
American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria as neighbor countries seethe

(GIN)–With kidnappings and violent attacks almost a daily occurrence in Nigeria, the disappearance of an American missionary appears to have stirred a new wave of outrage among the international community at the worsening conditions in the West African country, once considered a rising star and the largest economy on the continent. Phyllis Sortor, a reverend […]

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Namibia’s ‘good governance’ president tapped for leadership prize

| March 4, 2015
Namibia’s ‘good governance’ president tapped for leadership prize

(GIN)–A five million dollar prize for exemplary leadership, good governance and defending human rights has been awarded to the president of Namibia, it was announced this week. President Hifikepunye Pohamba is the first leader to capture the prize since it was awarded to Cape Verde’s former president in 2011. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, named for […]

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Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

| March 4, 2015
Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

Financial advisor: Account for your spending; model the behavior By Erica L. McCain When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the U.S. and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history, according to […]

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Business Profile: Thomas Essex Attorney at Law

| March 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Thomas Essex is a licensed attorney and the owner of Thomas Essex Attorney at Law.  His office is located at 1833 Alliger St., and his phone number is (260) 424-1756. 1.)  Describe the services that you offer We’re a law office that handles mostly criminal and family law cases.  In criminal law, we handle the […]

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A fight with sulfites

| March 4, 2015
A fight with sulfites

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Mrs. C.,34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It is known that fumes from copy machines can cause  such allergic […]

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There is no way I can live without you!

| March 4, 2015
There is no way I can live without you!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I have had the privilege to speak with people of all ages across the world. From youth ministry to hospice work, I have loved opportunities afforded to me that allowed me to meet people. As an extravert, being around people energizes me. It keeps me going. One of the common […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015
(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015
Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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