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Remembering the Great War

It’s hard to fathom—and in some ways it’s very disturbing—that in this generation, where Americans have been deep in the throes of numerous global military conflicts, we have also reached the 100th anniversary of World War I. Also known as ...

Mugabe orders Caucasian farmers to evacuate Zimbabwe Again

Echoing similar sentiments from a decade ago, on July 2, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe demanded that the remaining European “landowners” rightfully return “their property” to his nation’s indigenous inhabitants.

Progressive Alliance Movement host Seminar

With Israeli warplanes pounding the Gaza Strip, there is little chance that the strife in Africa will command the headlines in the U.S. As ever, the crisis in the Middle East always trumps the turmoil in Africa, unless there is ...

Nigeria’s finance minister addresses UK Parliament, announcing enhanced counter-terror efforts

On July 2, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s coordinating minister for the economy and minister of finance, addressed the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the recently launched Safe Schools Initiative, a component of the government of Nigeria’s large-scale intervention program ...

African Union Summit Hears Call to Review Relationship with the West

Jun. 30 (GIN) – At a summit last week of African heads of state, the president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea strongly rebuked western countries for “interfering” in Africa, and urged leaders to end economic dependence on the West.

Black South Africans Get New Chance to Seek Redress for Stolen Land

Jun. 30 (GIN) - South Africa will restart the claims process that provides compensation to black families who were illegally removed from their land during white rule. The window for those claims had been shut 16 years ago.

Nigerian Comic Turns on Fans Over Offending Rape Joke

Jun. 30 (GIN) – A popular Nigerian comic is losing fans fast as he goes on the attack over a rape joke that fell flat.

Child Marriage - Nigeria's Other Scourge

Jun. 30 (GIN) – Nearly 300 school-age girls are still in the hands of Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, but they’re not the only group of young women yanked from school against their will and made to work at ...

Caribbean leaders to meet. reparations on agenda

Plans by Caribbean community leaders to make Europe pay for reparations for the African slave trade, stalled free trade talks with Canada and a progress report on the overhaul of the 15-nation integration movement will be among key agenda items ...

More kidnappings and bombings in Nigeria; NY activists respond

Just at press time, details were announced of an explosion in a shopping mall in Emmab Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja. At least 20 people were killed. This cycle of violence continues as citizens continue to rally and fight back ...

Carib school wins award for best space experiment

You wouldn’t normally expect to hear a conversation about “ionization in the earth’s atmosphere” happening among a group of 12- to 14-year-old youngsters. However, that conversation is exactly what led enterprising youth from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago ...

Suspended US democracy project back on track

A U.S. government-funded leadership and democracy project that was suspended several weeks ago has restarted following assurances to the contrary, outgoing American Ambassador Brent Hardt said.

Botswana's Okavango Delta a 'world heritage site'

The Okavango Delta – Africa’s last-remaining wetland wilderness - has been listed as the 1000th World Heritage site by Unesco, the United Nations cultural body.

Kenyan round-up of refugees nets 300 children

Kenya is rounding up and detaining Somali refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers, separating parents from young children.

SMITH & WESSON OFF THE HOOK FOR ARMS TO AFRICA BRIBE DEAL

Smith & Wesson’s Vice President of Sales was one of a group of arms dealers in a congratulatory mood after winding up what they thought was a major weapons sale to an African leader.