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Press freedom still a distant right in Africa

Press freedom still a distant right in Africa

(GIN)—At a U.N. sponsored conference in Helsinki last week, Unesco’s director general, Irina Bokova, described World Press Freedom Day as “one of the most inspiring moments on the global calendar…  a moment to shine light on the right to access and share information, and a moment to stand with all journalists to defend their safety.” […]

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Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

(GIN)—Banks that saw dollar signs in the developing economies of Africa are being blamed for a looming fiscal crash in Mozambique over so-called “tuna bonds.” Emblematic of the easy lending by western banks, 24 fishing boats meant to be a modern tuna fleet are gathering rust in the port of Maputo. The boats were paid […]

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Ethiopia plans to export more coffee, local vendors object

Ethiopia plans to export more coffee, local vendors object

(GIN)—Strike while the iron is hot and for Ethiopia, that means sell—coffee beans in this case—while the market for good coffee is booming around the world. Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, would like to become the second largest coffee producer in the world. But, farmers have been doing well locally and prices at home are […]

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U.S. delegation among foreign nations saluting winner of dubious poll

U.S. delegation among foreign nations saluting winner of dubious poll

(GIN)—After the disputed re-election of the longest-serving ruler of Equatorial Guinea, opposition leaders and local organizations decried it as “not credible.” According to the election results supervised by a minister of his own party, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo swept the polls with 94 percent of the vote. But, most known members of the opposition […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

| May 10, 2016
Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

By Eric D. Hackley Sometimes it is necessary to go far, far away to a distant land—or to South Bend—to gain insight, wisdom and intellectual perspective as to how to link early American history to today’s life challenges, experiences and behavioral conditioning.   Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, listen to and explore the vision and […]

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Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

| May 9, 2016
Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS—The City of Minneapolis is mourning another one its champions—this time along with Fort  Wayne, who lost a native son. Spiritual leader, youth advocate and community champion Elder Bobby  Louis “Main” Williams, 53, died Monday, April 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Born July 26, 1962 in Fort Wayne to Johnnie Williams Jr. and Velma Woods Williams, […]

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DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

| May 9, 2016
DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up […]

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’68 Northrop girls inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

| May 9, 2016
’68 Northrop girls inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

By Vicki Wade FORT WAYNE—The 1986 Northrop Girls Basketball Team was inducted Into The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 30. The team went 29-0 and won Northrop’s first Girls Basketball State Championship. The team consisted of: • Coach David Riley, coach • Christa Cook, guard • Kristen Dierdorf, guard • Cindi Westendorf, guard […]

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Fairy Tale Fest, Kickstart for Kids set for Arts United Campus

| May 9, 2016
Fairy Tale Fest, Kickstart for Kids set for Arts United Campus

Kickstart Festival continues to grow FORT WAYNE—The Kickstart Festival Planning Committee is scheduled to present Kickstart Festival 2016 in May in Fort Wayne. The Kickstart Festival is a month-long celebration of bikes, music, art and theatre, ushering in a summer filled with activity in our community.  Responding to an increasing interest and demand for events […]

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Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

| May 9, 2016
Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

Ballot set for Nov. 8 Allen County elections Stutzman defeated in U.S. Senate primary; unorthodox candidate wins for Democrats in 3rd District House race   INDIANA—As expected, Indiana’s May 3 Primary Election proved crucial for some in this year’s heated presidential contest. For Senator Ted Cruz, the Hoosier contest was a do or die affair […]

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