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MORE AFRICAN NATIONS DISCARD TERM LIMITS AND LET LEADERS ‘RULE FOR LIFE’

Absent any influence from the White House towards democratic reforms, a number of African leaders are quietly tweaking their laws to ensure a lock on the presidency for decades to come. Fifteen of Africa’s 54 heads of state hold or have held power for more than 20 years. Yet Africa has the world’s youngest population where the median age is 19.4 years. The past few years have seen presidential term limits e ...

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MAJOR UNREST TESTS SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT ONLY THREE MONTHS IN OFFICE

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his appearance at the Commonwealth leaders’ summit in London after rising citizen anger at corruption and poor public service at home exploded into violence. South African police fired rubber bullets at protestors while shops were looted, roads were blocked and vehicles set on fire. Some 23 people were arrested and one man reportedly died in the melee in Mah ...

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OBAMA TO DELIVER 16TH MANDELA LECTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Former president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July. Obama met with Mandela in 2005 and eulogized him at his death five years ago, saying “(Mandela) makes me want to be a better man.” The lecture marks 100 years since the birth of the anti-apartheid icon. Under the title “Renewing the Mandela Legacy & Promoting Active Ci ...

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2018 Toyota Prius C

I got a 2018 Toyota Prius C on short notice to come here. The point is that I had to learn this car literally on the fly, or in this case on the road. ...

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RWANDANS ‘REMEMBER, RENEW AND UNITE’ ON ANNIVERSARY OF GENOCIDE

Rwandans at home and abroad marked the April 1994 Genocide that took the lives of more than a million Rwandans in just 100 days. In Kenya, hundreds of Rwandan citizens held a procession in Nairobi. Ambassador James Kimonyo said the walk offered a time to reflect on what happened in 1994, why it happened and what they should do to ensure that the incident does not happen again. Marking the anniversary in Nig ...

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LGBT ACTIVISTS PLAN FIRST-EVER PRIDE MARCH IN SWAZILAND

LGBT activists in Swaziland are taking hopeful steps towards official recognition in the conservative nation of Swaziland, where male homosexuality is outlawed and members of the government have denounced it as “satanic.” The activists hope to win over some hearts and minds by holding a Pride march and festival in June. If the application by The Rock of Hope for the march and festival is approved, the histo ...

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PRESIDENTIAL RACE TAKES AN UNEXPECTED TWIST IN NIGERIA

Next year’s race for the presidency in Nigeria just got a lot more interesting as a crusading journalist – an upstart known for exposing the millions and billions stolen by a national “loot-ocracy” – announced his candidacy for the nation’s top job. As news spread that the journalist, Omoyele Sowore, was testing the waters for national office, President Muhammadu Buhari, age 75, reminded Nigerians that he t ...

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IN SOUTH AFRICA, PAIN AND SHOCK AT PASSING OF WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA

Tributes to anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela Mandela filled the South African radio air waves this week as news of her untimely passing reached the far corners of the nation and the continent. Heart-rending classics from the American songbook - from The Song for Mama by Boyz to Men to Donny Hathaway’s A Song for You – expressed the somber mood in the nation while social media filled with remembrances b ...

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LIBERIANS IN THE U.S. FACING MASS DEPORTATION

Liberians living in America since a devastating civil war that took 250,000 lives are now in the crosshairs of the current Trump administration which is threatening to lift their protected status and deport them. Some five thousand people nationally are protected from deportation under the Deferred Enforced Departure or DED program which has been in effect since 1991. But the total number of Liberians in th ...

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CUBAN MDs HEAD TO KENYA TO TEACH AND LEARN

Following a health agreement signed last year, 100 Cuban doctors will travel to Kenya to fill gaps in specialty care at Kenyan hospitals. Fifty Kenyan doctors will be sent to Cuba for specialized training. Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki said the visiting personnel would include critical care physicians - family physicians, physicists, oncologists and surgeons dealing with plastic reconst ...

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