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Development Bank joins funders for African ‘smart cities’

| January 27, 2015
Development Bank joins funders for African ‘smart cities’

(GIN)–Financing is being arranged for a multi-million dollar ‘smart city’ in Diamniado, Senegal, by the African Development Bank. Similar investments are taking place in the Ivory Coast and other West African states. The smart city, located on a 25 hectare site, will have broadband infrastructure, smart buildings, data centers and an ICT training facility. The […]

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Less than year in office, Malawi prez faces calls for ouster

| January 27, 2015
Less than year in office, Malawi prez faces calls for ouster

(GIN)–Barely eight months into his term in office, Malawian President Peter Mutharika and his government are facing furious calls for their resignation in what some fear could be a reprise of the riots against former President Bingu wa Mutharika, the brother of the current head of state. A coalition of 20 leading NGOs has announced […]

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Tires burn in streets of Kinshasa over election delay

| January 27, 2015
Tires burn in streets of Kinshasa over election delay

(GIN)–Plans by current  Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to hold a national census that critics say could delay elections for years prompted a rock-throwing melee in the capital city. National elections are due in 2016. Witnesses said security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at the protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo’s […]

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‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

| January 27, 2015
‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is scheduled to present the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine,” chronicling Dr. Clayborne Carson’s play about Dr. King as it was presented in Palestine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Downtown Allen County Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. Dr. Carson is […]

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Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

| January 27, 2015
Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

By Roger K. Clendening Special to the NNPA from The Denver Weekly COLORADO SPRINGS–An explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office produced some shock and awe but no injuries or fear as local civil rights stalwarts vowed to continue their work. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported late Jan. 7 that no arrest […]

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Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

| January 27, 2015
Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

By Nathan Hardin Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer PEMBROKE–Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke on Jan. 16  by saying a civil rights movement is of greater need in the state now than it was nearly five decades ago. “One of the […]

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Fort Wayne Youththeatre to present premier of ‘The Kid From Kokomo’

| January 27, 2015
Fort Wayne Youththeatre to present premier of ‘The Kid From Kokomo’

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present an “original Youtheatre Premier” of local playwright Gregory Stieber’s “The Kid From Kokomo: The Ryan White Story,” Feb. 6 through Feb. 9 at Parkview Physician’s Arts Lab Black Box Theatre, at the Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St. In 1985 Hoosier middle schooler […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 27, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

After hours joint busted FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:30 a.m., Jan. 18, the Fort Wayne Police Department served a search warrant on and shut down an illegal after-hours club which had been operated in a residence at 415 E. Leith St. on the city’s southeast side. Rodney C. Brooks, 40, was arrested on charges of maintaining […]

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France’s history of violence

| January 27, 2015
France’s history of violence

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The murders were brutal and indefensible, and whether coordinated or not with any terrorist organizations, were acts of terror. Yet, there is something very disturbing […]

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‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

| January 27, 2015
‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

  Fort Wayne native Caroline Brewer discusses healing power of love FORT WAYNE—What is the key to curing America’s reading crisis and helping two-thirds of America’s children become proficient readers?  A four-letter word, says Fort Wayne native and author Caroline Brewer. That word is LOVE. This insight comes from her new book, “Parent Power: How […]

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