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UN experts say violence likely for foreseeable future in South Sudan

| September 1, 2015
UN experts say violence likely for foreseeable future in South Sudan

(GIN)—A U.N. panel of experts has warned that violence will likely “remain a feature of South Sudanese life for the foreseeable future” even if warring parties agree to end their conflict. The experts shared their views with the Security Council last week. They described South Sudan as an arms bazaar, with sophisticated weapons from outside […]

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Pesticide-tainted food prompts EU ban on Nigerian exports

| September 1, 2015
Pesticide-tainted food prompts EU ban on Nigerian exports

(GIN)—The European Union’s Rapid Alert System for food says it has detected excessive levels of chemical contaminants in Nigerian food exports. These include beans, melon seeds, sweet potatoes, cashew kernels, dried fish and meat, peanut chips, nutmeg, soft drinks and sesame seeds. The discovery prompted the EU to ban the import of these foods until […]

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Kenya scores big in Beijing while South Africa faces new claims of rugby racism

| September 1, 2015
Kenya scores big in Beijing while South Africa faces new claims of rugby racism

(GIN)—Kenya claimed its first overall title—topping Jamaica and the U.S.—at the just-ended World Championships in Athletics held in Beijing. Kenya led the medal standing, picking up seven gold, six silver and three bronze. Jamaica was in second place with seven gold, two silver and three bronze followed by the U.S. winning six of each. Russia, […]

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Man found shot, dead in car

| September 1, 2015
Man found shot, dead in car

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:20 a.m., Aug. 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 6000 block of Salisbury Drive on a report of an unresponsive person covered in blood, inside of a vehicle. Officers arrived and found an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Medics pronounced the man, later identified as 27 […]

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Man stabbed to death on Hanna Street

| September 1, 2015
Man stabbed to death on Hanna Street

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:52 a.m., Aug. 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3400 block of Hanna Street to assist paramedics with an unconscious person. Upon arriving, officers located an adult male inside a home suffering from apparent stab wounds. Paramedics pronounced the man, later identified as 37 […]

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Child critically injured in home vehicle accident

| September 1, 2015
Child critically injured in home vehicle accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:45 p.m., Aug. 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department was notified of a vehicle accident involving a child in the 1600 block of High Street. The child was already taken to a local hospital by family members upon contacting police. Officers responded to both the High Street location and the […]

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Young girl killed in shooting incident

| September 1, 2015
Young girl killed in shooting incident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:58 p.m., Aug. 29, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2500 block of Schaper Drive on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located a juvenile female down in the street, appearing to be in critical condition. Officers immediately began CPR on the teen until medics arrived, […]

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No pause in royal ceremony after 38 teen dancers killed in crash

| September 1, 2015
No pause in royal ceremony after 38 teen dancers killed in crash

(GIN)–Some 38 teenage girls chosen to take part in Swaziland’s traditional reed dance festival were killed instantly as the flatbed truck they were riding in crashed head-on into another vehicle. The girls were being driven to the royal homestead of Swazi King Mswati III. Some 40,000 girls take part in the eight-day ceremony, singing and […]

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Our white liberal conundrum

| September 1, 2015
Our white liberal conundrum

By Walter L. Fields NNPA Columnist One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning whites can appropriate black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of the abolitionist movement to the Niagara Movement, and subsequent founding of […]

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get up, stand up: your mama ain’t raise no fool

| September 1, 2015
get up, stand up: your mama ain’t raise no fool

© omowale-ketu oladuwa some people think great god gon’ come from the sky, take away everything, make everybody be high, but if you know what life is worth, you’ll look for yours right here on earth, so now you see the light, stand up for your rights, hey, get up, stand up… ––bob marley three […]

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