Tag: international

Black Press attacked for efforts to strengthen ties with Africa

Black Press attacked for efforts to strengthen ties with Africa

| February 19, 2014

A black media critic has launched a series of attacks on a trip to Morocco paid for by the government, implying the black press visitors were pawns.

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Malawi joins One Billion Rising movement against gender violence

Malawi joins One Billion Rising movement against gender violence

| February 14, 2014

The Girls Empowerment Network Malawi will be joining the One Billion Rising for Justice global day of action for women worldwide.

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New cardinals from Africa, Haiti to help Pope Francis serve poor

New cardinals from Africa, Haiti to help Pope Francis serve poor

| January 19, 2014

Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, the Philippines and Latin America including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso.

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Mining firm sues watchdog Global Witness over African billions

Mining firm sues watchdog Global Witness over African billions

| January 2, 2014

Lawyers have filed suit against a London-based watchdog that claims that bribery helped score mining rights in Guinea and earn profits in the multi-billions.

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Troubles best new nation of South Sudan

Troubles best new nation of South Sudan

| December 27, 2013

Leaders of South Sudan are struggling to contain an uprising within the ruling party of President Salva Kiir, who sacked his entire cabinet in July.

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Fort Wayne native sparkles on British TV channel

Fort Wayne native sparkles on British TV channel

| December 20, 2013

Alexandria Hayden, a Fort Wayne native, is a host/presenter on the Rocks TV channel based in England.

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French-African Flora Coquerel wins beauty pageant, igniting national uproar

French-African Flora Coquerel wins beauty pageant, igniting national uproar

| December 20, 2013

A radiant French teenager whose mother hails from Benin was crowned Miss France on live TV, thrilling those who acknowledge the diverse population of the European nation.

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Critic: Twenty years since Human Rights Act, work only half done

Critic: Twenty years since Human Rights Act, work only half done

| December 19, 2013

U.N. officials and countries around the world take time to reflect on the limited successes and some shortfalls in human rights records worldwide.

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Honoring Mandela

Honoring Mandela

| December 16, 2013

As the world mourns the passing of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, his close friend and political stalwart Tokyo Sexwale says much needs to be done to honor his legacy.

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Mandela, pacifist or rebel?

Mandela, pacifist or rebel?

| December 13, 2013

By Diana Cariboni MONTEVIDEO (IPS)—Perhaps it’s a false contradiction. But, today there are many who stress the pacifist message with which South Africa’s Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) emerged from prison in 1990, while few put an emphasis on his rebellion against apartheid, including armed rebellion, which landed him in prison. Mandela was a political activist and […]

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