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New Ghanaian leader slips up at swearing-in

New Ghanaian leader slips up at swearing-in

| January 11, 2017

(GIN)—Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo was prepared for smooth sailing at his inauguration last Saturday until he delivered a speech that set off alarm bells and caused howls among social media users. Prepared by speech writers, the new leader’s address contained word-for-word passages from speeches by former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. […]

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Ugandan senior offiials caught in ‘golden handshake’

Ugandan senior offiials caught in ‘golden handshake’

| January 11, 2017

(GIN)—Close to 50 government employees are facing a public grilling after recent revelations that they took home thousands of Ugandan shillings from a multi-million dollar oil tax settlement that was owed to the National Treasury. According to critics, this was a sign of the “resource curse,” in which free-flowing petro-dollars lead to corruption and unrest. […]

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Somali American makes dbut as Minnesota state rep

Somali American makes dbut as Minnesota state rep

| January 11, 2017

(GIN)—She’s an“intersectional feminist,” a mom, a refugee, an immigrant and a resident of Minneapolis. Besides that, Ilhan Omar is a history maker and the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States. Omar was sworn into the Minnesota House of Representatives on Jan. 3, just days after an 8,500-mile journey that retraced her path from her […]

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Beware of community thief

Beware of community thief

| January 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police want to warn citizens of a theft that continues to be perpetrated by a male theft suspect. The suspect will approach victims under the pretense that he needs to use their phone, has been locked out of his house or is looking for his grandmother’s home. He also will indicate that […]

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Nigeria to shut down national airport, citing runway ‘overuse’

Nigeria to shut down national airport, citing runway ‘overuse’

| January 5, 2017

(GIN)—Aviation officials have ordered the shutdown of the nation’s nearly-new international airport at Abuja, the capital, after severe problems on the facility’s single runway were reported. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, named after Nigeria’s first president, offered direct flights to capitals of Africa and Europe. However, runway problems developed due to “overuse,” according to the […]

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MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

| January 5, 2017

Celebration to honor legacy of Dr. King, President Obama, Prophet Cedric Walker By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

| January 5, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:03 p.m., Dec. 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot on Adams Street just north of Drexel Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition on the scene, and was […]

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32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

| January 4, 2017

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, and ethnic and cultural diversity. […]

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Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

| January 4, 2017

Alice Mae Minniefield, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at New Haven Genesis Healthcare at 4:05 am. She was born August 16, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late Eugene and Claudia (Buggs) Blevins. She retired in 2000, after 38 years, from the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center as a recreational […]

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Diplomacy ends deadlock in Congo—leaves presient in place for now

Diplomacy ends deadlock in Congo—leaves presient in place for now

| January 3, 2017

(GIN)—Difficult negotiations appear to have finally succeeded in bridging the differences between President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and opposition parties who wanted the president to abide by the constitution and step down, having served the two terms he is legally allowed. President Kabila had sought to stay until 2018 but will […]

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