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Nigeria to shut down national airport, citing runway ‘overuse’

| January 5, 2017
Nigeria to shut down national airport, citing runway ‘overuse’

(GIN)—Aviation officials have ordered the shutdown of the nation’s nearly-new international airport at Abuja, the capital, after severe problems on the facility’s single runway were reported. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, named after Nigeria’s first president, offered direct flights to capitals of Africa and Europe. However, runway problems developed due to “overuse,” according to the […]

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MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

| January 5, 2017
MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

Celebration to honor legacy of Dr. King, President Obama, Prophet Cedric Walker By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

| January 5, 2017
Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:03 p.m., Dec. 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot on Adams Street just north of Drexel Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition on the scene, and was […]

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32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

| January 4, 2017
32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, and ethnic and cultural diversity. […]

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Stage set for 32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, guest speaker Troy Patterson Thomas, Breakfast With The Clergy

| January 4, 2017
Stage set for 32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, guest speaker Troy Patterson Thomas, Breakfast With The Clergy

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity. The […]

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Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

| January 4, 2017
Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

Alice Mae Minniefield, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at New Haven Genesis Healthcare at 4:05 am. She was born August 16, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late Eugene and Claudia (Buggs) Blevins. She retired in 2000, after 38 years, from the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center as a recreational […]

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Diplomacy ends deadlock in Congo—leaves presient in place for now

| January 3, 2017
Diplomacy ends deadlock in Congo—leaves presient in place for now

(GIN)—Difficult negotiations appear to have finally succeeded in bridging the differences between President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and opposition parties who wanted the president to abide by the constitution and step down, having served the two terms he is legally allowed. President Kabila had sought to stay until 2018 but will […]

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Nigerian telecom tycoon hits high water mark among African billionaires

| January 3, 2017
Nigerian telecom tycoon hits high water mark among African billionaires

(GIN)—Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga may not be the most well-known billionaire in the world but he was Africa’s biggest winner in 2016—increasing his net worth by $2.7 billion to total $5.8 billion over the past year. It was the largest increase among billionaires at a time when declining oil prices and devaluations were nibbling away […]

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Israel lashes out at African allies for anti-settlement vote

| January 3, 2017
Israel lashes out at African allies for anti-settlement vote

(GIN)—Israel lashed out at its African and other allies this week, suspending aid and other relationships in retaliation for their votes on a U.N. resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Senegal and Angola were the primary targets of Israeli fury. The two countries are non-permanent members of the U.N. […]

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Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

| January 1, 2017
Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lima Road and Progress Road on multiple reports of a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles in the intersection—both with heavy damage. A victim was pinned in the front passenger seat requiring firefighters to utilize […]

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