Tag: egypt

Suez Canal reopens to fanfare but not shared by all

Suez Canal reopens to fanfare but not shared by all

| August 4, 2015

(GIN)—Ships at sea around the world will blast their horns on Aug. 6 to mark the reopening of the world-famous centenarian waterway in Egypt, local officials there say. “Food will arrive faster. Medicine will arrive faster. Petroleum products will arrive faster,” proclaimed Suez Canal Authority head Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussein Mameesh. “Egypt is serving the […]

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U.S. presidents barely know Africa, reporter finds

U.S. presidents barely know Africa, reporter finds

| July 28, 2015

(GIN)—Somebody had to do it. With President Obama reported to be breaking a record in visits to African countries, someone had to ask: “How many presidents have visited Africa while in office? And where exactly have they gone?” A Washington Post blogger popped the question. And, the answers were pitiful. Before Obama’s current trip, American […]

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Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

| April 28, 2015

(GIN)–Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration. Muhammadu Buhari pledged to pursue the claim of former Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended last year by former president Goodluck Jonathan after […]

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In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach. One group of Christians is on their knees and shot to death. Another group is beheaded. The video bore the […]

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‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

| March 24, 2015

Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan joins ancestors at 96 By Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm […]

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Does America need a dose of Sharia law?

| July 3, 2013

Okay. I’m no expert, so please ignore some of my oversimplifications when it comes to analysis, but here goes: Apparently (I like that word—it suits my non-committal way of looking at the world), the West and the East, once again, are involved in some huge religious war. (Those of you who are of a spiritual as opposed to a legalistic, religious bent may well not even worry about this.) The Christian and Muslim world views have collided on the highway of extremism.

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