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Search for the Nigerian girls continues

Nigerians and Americans of all ages stood in front of Nigeria House, the Consulate General of Nigeria, in Manhattan with signs that said “Bring Back Our Girls” and “Freedom Now for Kidnapped #NigerianGirls.”

No eyes on Gaza

While millions of eyes were glued to the World Cup final in Brazil, few turned away from the game to see the ongoing exchange of bombs falling on Israel and Gaza.

Letter No. 84: Immigration reform now!

This past week, I was pleasantly surprised to receive from you and the White House a response to my personal immigration story and open letters calling for immigration reform. The letter reiterated your support for immigration reform even though it ...

Jamaica’s top cop quits

In the past month, Owen Ellington, Jamaica’s top cop, abruptly handed in his letter of retirement to authorities, years before his due date, fueling island-wide speculation that his unexpected departure was the result of pressure from Western nations, such as ...

My fight to bring back our girls continues

Join my voice with thousands of mothers in prayer for the safe return of almost 300 12- to 18-year-old schoolgirls abducted by a terrorist group April 14.

Liberians Rally in Response to Philly Fire That Took Children's Lives

A fast-moving fire Saturday “overwhelms” Liberian community in light of the deaths of three 4 year olds and an infant.

South African Strike at U.S. Car Factory Gains International Support

General Motors South Africa has shut down its plant in Port Elizabeth.

Zambian President Goes Awol, Leaving Nation Leaderless

Three weeks ago, Zambian President Michael Sata was airlifted on a plane to Israel.

Caribbean steps up fight for payment from Europe

Not surprisingly, Caribbean trade bloc leaders, who wrapped up their four-day main annual summit in the small but idyllic eastern Caribbean island of Antigua on the weekend, pressed on the accelerator regarding their demand for payment from European nations that ...

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.