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Obituaries: December 21-27, 2-16 Edition

| December 21, 2016
Obituaries: December 21-27, 2-16 Edition

William Easterly IV, 73, departed this life at home with family at his side on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

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Tornado-like winds abort Zuma’s Reconciliation Day address

| December 20, 2016
Tornado-like winds abort Zuma’s Reconciliation Day address

(GIN)—President Jacob Zuma, at the annual Reconciliation Day event in Gopane, region of the North West, had to be rushed out of the venue as tornado-like winds lifted the stage and tent into the air in one terrifying moment. The president had just begun to deliver a prepared address about the history of National Reconciliation […]

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Multinational sting nabs top Israeli suspect in Guinea mining scandal

| December 20, 2016
Multinational sting nabs top Israeli suspect in Guinea mining scandal

(GIN)—Israeli police this week raided the Israeli home and offices of one of the world’s wealthiest men alleged to have corrupted government officials in Guinea to obtain the country’s lucrative iron ore rights. The minerals, if owned by Guinea, would have made it one of the richest countries in the world. Beny Steinmetz, who made […]

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Facing ‘trial of strength in the streets,’ crisis grows for Congo’s Kabila

| December 20, 2016
Facing ‘trial of strength in the streets,’ crisis grows for Congo’s Kabila

(GIN)—Congolese President Joseph Kabila is facing a “trial of strength in the streets” if he stays in office beyond the constitutionally-mandated deadline of this week, say critics of the two-term leader who appears to be digging in for the long term. Popular opposition leader Moise Katumbi has called on Kabila to step down before he […]

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I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

| December 19, 2016
I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc., is scheduled to host its I Am Garvey Umoja an Economic Development Banquet and I Am Garvey Black Wall Street Initiative forum from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 26 at Lacy’s Bar and Grill, 2650 Coliseum Blvd. South. Scheduled guest speakers for the event which is designed to celebrate […]

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Help yourself, family quit smoking

| December 19, 2016
Help yourself, family quit smoking

The new year is fast approaching, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. If you’re a tobacco user, the best thing you can do is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision to quit in 2017 can dramatically reduce your risk […]

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Man apprehended after armed standoff on Columbia Avenue

| December 16, 2016
Man apprehended after armed standoff on Columbia Avenue

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:43 p.m., Dec. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a house in the 1100 block of Columbia Avenue on a reported disturbance. A woman called 911 requesting assistance from police. As officers arrived, the womsn exited the house and an adult male began yelling at police. The man […]

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Unfinished Nigerian chapel collapses with heavy fatalities

| December 14, 2016
Unfinished Nigerian chapel collapses with heavy fatalities

(GIN)—Newly-installed steel girders supporting a megachurch filled with Nigerian parishioners snapped abruptly during a Saturday church service, trapping hundreds and leaving a trail of tragedy for close to 200 congregants who lost their lives, according to local sources. Mortuaries in the southern Nigerian city of Uyo were overflowing after the incident, Etete Peters, medical director […]

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Comeback by defeated Gambian leader widely opposed

| December 14, 2016
Comeback by defeated Gambian leader widely opposed

(GIN)—A new constitutional crisis has erupted in Gambia after a change in heart by Yahya Jammeh, the national president defeated in a recent election whose outcome he now refuses to respect. Jammeh initially promised a peaceful transition to the winner, Adama Barrow, but unexpectedly made a U turn and announced on national TV his “total […]

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Ghana picks new leader who promises jobs, jobs, jobs

| December 14, 2016
Ghana picks new leader who promises jobs, jobs, jobs

(GIN)—In a surprise upset for incumbent President John Dramani Mahama, voters turned out strongly for opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, whose campaign for the presidency gave hope to thousands of jobless Ghanaians. Mr. Akufo-Addo earned 54 percent of the vote, while Mr Mahama took 44%. It was the first time in Ghana that an opposition candidate […]

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