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Pricey upgrades to South African leader’s villa will be repaid

| February 9, 2016
Pricey upgrades to South African leader’s villa will be repaid

(GIN)—A protracted battle over pricey upgrades to the country estate of President Jacob Zuma—charged to the national treasury—appears close to settlement. In an about-face, President Zuma has agreed to pay back state money for some of the upgrades. The president was scheduled to appear this week before South Africa’s Constitutional Court on the issue. Two […]

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South African union shaken by member flight

| February 9, 2016
South African union shaken by member flight

(GIN)—An ill wind of layoffs, company closings and unpopular labor reforms are taking a toll on South Africa’s once powerful labor movement. Membership in the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has slumped from a peak of 2.19 million four years ago to 1.8 million, following the expulsion of its largest affiliate, the National […]

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Zika sighting—a new tourist industry in Uganda

| February 9, 2016
Zika sighting—a new tourist industry in Uganda

(GIN)—The unspoiled Zika forest, located on the edge of Lake Victoria, home to birds, leopards, rabbits, pythons and other wildlife, is suddenly abuzz with curious western journalists and others eager to visit the birthplace of the mosquito which has been linked to an alarming condition among newborns in Brazil. “People have been calling me and […]

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Red flag raised in Ethiopia as food shortages mount

| February 9, 2016
Red flag raised in Ethiopia as food shortages mount

(GIN)—Surely, Ethiopia would rather be known for something other than the cyclical hunger-producing droughts spurred in part by regular episodes of El Niño. Ethiopia is the world’s fastest growing economy. Ethiopia has been doing very well over the last 15 years or so. Millions of people have been lifted out of poverty as the economy […]

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All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

| February 9, 2016
All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

By Melanie L. Campbell NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist At the time of this writing, in just over a week, Iowa, which has a 3.4 percent black population and New Hampshire, which is less than two percent black, will hold their presidential caucus and primary. From there, the primary battles move to states with larger […]

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While we throw water on Satan’s fire

| February 9, 2016
While we throw water on Satan’s fire

By The Door Keeper Jackie Wall Approved by Bishop Joe Swanson Praise Yahshua. Hello once again from all here at our Father’s House of Yahweh in Fort Wayne, Ind. We pray this finds you all in good health, prosperity, and the desire to find and know the truth.  I venture to say that upwards of […]

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Commissioners presents first County Civil Service Awards

| February 8, 2016
Commissioners presents first County Civil Service Awards

Employees in Purchasing & Health Departments are initial recipients FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Board of Commissioners recently handed out the first of its County Civil Service Awards to two employees for their dedication to the county and its constituents. Mary Stone, senior buyer in the County Purchasing Department, and Mark Heber, assistant director in the […]

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Make a plan to quit smoking

| February 8, 2016
Make a plan to quit smoking

By Patricia Turner Special to Frost Illustrated Every New Year’s Day, people all over the world make resolutions to improve their health and lifestyle. If you’re a smoker, the best thing you can do is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the No. 1 cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision […]

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Former cop Daniel Holtzclaw sentenced to 263 years

| February 8, 2016
Former cop Daniel Holtzclaw sentenced to 263 years

Officer ‘violated his badge’ by committing sexual assaults By Attorney Benjamin L. Crump NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist “Wrong is wrong: justice needs to be served,” is a statement that my client Jannie Ligons made when she was interviewed shortly after Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of rape, forcible oral sodomy and other charges against […]

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Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

| February 8, 2016
Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

1 Samuel 8 describes our predicament By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Does it really matter who wins the presidency? How can it matter to black folks, considering the way we “play” politics? We have no power, no leverage, and little or no influence in the political arena, and even worse it seems we […]

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