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Obituaries: July 5-11, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: July 5-11, 2017 Edition

| July 5, 2017

RHONDA KAY (PICKETT) PRICE was born on February 15, 1957 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, she made her transition and departed this life at the age of 60. At a young age she confessed her faith in Christ and was baptized at Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a […]

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A little touch is never too much

A little touch is never too much

| June 29, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the work “touch.” Luckily, I was familiar with the word when my mom was making a cake or pie. She never used measuring spoons. She would just add a touch of this […]

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Botswana’s former president, statesman, Sir Ketumile Masire, passes

Botswana’s former president, statesman, Sir Ketumile Masire, passes

| June 29, 2017

(GIN)—Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91. Sir Ketumile, often known as Quett, who led the country from 1980 to 1998, is credited with being the architect of the country’s famed stability, reports the AFP news agency. He was also involved in peace […]

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International team to investigate reports of deadly violence in Congo

International team to investigate reports of deadly violence in Congo

| June 29, 2017

(GIN)—The U.N.’s main human rights body has approved a resolution to send a team of experts “to establish the truth” about reports of thousands of deaths and the destruction of entire villages by government-backed soldiers in Congo’s central Kasai region. U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein had lobbied for the resolution at a meeting of […]

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With few riches left to plunder, Angola’s old guard moves on

With few riches left to plunder, Angola’s old guard moves on

| June 29, 2017

(GIN)—Africa’s oil giants are tightening their belts as the sale price of “King Oil,” buffeted by cheaper fracked gas, solar and other renewables, hits new lows. The promises of prosperity have faded in Ghana, Uganda, and Nigeria, among other oil producers. Perhaps the saddest scenario can be found in Angola—whose capital Luanda was not long […]

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Zuma’s mining charter—a step up or two steps back for black empowerment

Zuma’s mining charter—a step up or two steps back for black empowerment

| June 29, 2017

(GIN)—BEE. The initials stand for Black Economic Empowerment and the prospect thrilled many South Africans who had seen the wealth of their nation drained away during years of oppressive white rule. Under the codes of BEE, set forth in 2007, the government pledged to redress apartheid’s economic disparities to ensure broader and meaningful participation for […]

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Ugandans embrace South Sudanese fleeing horrific war at home

Ugandans embrace South Sudanese fleeing horrific war at home

| June 19, 2017

(GIN)—Refugees pouring across the Ugandan border from South Sudan are finding an open-door policy from Ugandan officials, in part out of a sense of pan-Africanism and the realization that the borders could not be controlled no matter what kind of wall could be built there. This is Africa’s biggest human exodus since the Rwandan genocide […]

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‘Disobedient’ Nigerian clerics faced with suspension from Catholic Church

‘Disobedient’ Nigerian clerics faced with suspension from Catholic Church

| June 19, 2017

(GIN)—Nigerian clerics who have refused to accept a bishop appointed by the Vatican for the past four and a half years are facing suspension for disobedience to the Church. At a recent gathering in Rome, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, observed that Pope Francis seemed very sad about what […]

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Report: U.N. urges donors to recosider deep cuts to educatio for Africa

Report: U.N. urges donors to recosider deep cuts to educatio for Africa

| June 19, 2017

(GIN)—Sharp cuts in education aid to sub-Saharan African countries in the last six years have unraveled progress made in basic education, adult education and literacy programs. That was one of the findings of a new report by Global Education Monitoring and presented to UNESCO, the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural organization. Specifically, donor aid to […]

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Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

| June 19, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) NORRISTOWN—Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case. “The legacy remains intact,” said Andrew Wyatt, the longtime spokesman for the legendary entertainer. “For Gloria Allred and all those other lawyers, […]

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