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Thousands of Ghanaians in US facing deportation

Thousands of Ghanaians in US facing deportation

West African residents who escaped Ebola fear return to nothing TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK Ghanaians who have overstayed their U.S. visas are facing a new Trump Administration push to deport hundreds or thousands of Africans including those from countries stricken by the Ebola epidemic in 2014. That was the message from the […]

African leaders overlooked at G7 summit

African leaders overlooked at G7 summit

Presidents complain of lack of opportunity to discuss countries’ pressing issues TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK African leaders invited to the summit of seven developed countries looked on in frustration and dismay as the leaders of wealthy nations ignored their invited guests and their pleas for help on a score of urgent issues. […]

India bans sale of cows for slaughter

India bans sale of cows for slaughter

BY PARTH M.N. AND SHASHANK BENGALI LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS MUMBAI, India – The Indian government has issued a nationwide ban on selling cattle for slaughter, the toughest measure yet imposed to protect cows, an animal that conservative Hindus regard as sacred. Under new rules issued this week, the government ordered that no cows or buffaloes […]

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

BY CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Ariana Grande has announced her intention to return to the “incredibly brave city of Manchester” to spend time with fans and play a benefit concert to assist victims of the suicide bomb attack launched after her May 22 show in the British city. “I have been thinking of my […]

Boko Haram frees 82 kidnapped schoolgirls

Boko Haram frees 82 kidnapped schoolgirls

GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK Boko Haram militants who used kidnappings, bombings and the torching of whole villages during an eight-year insurgency in northern Nigeria last week released 82 of nearly 300 schoolgirls taken in a brazen late-night raid at a government secondary school in April 2014. The girls were released in exchange for six Boko Haram […]

Mexico second to Syria in global armed conflicts

Mexico second to Syria in global armed conflicts

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LONDON – The battle between criminal gangs and Mexican government forces made the country second only to Syria for deaths in armed conflict last year, a London-based think tank has reported. Some 23,000 people died in 2016 in Mexico’s fight with criminal cartels, while some 50,000 people died in the conflict in […]

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

Thousands could be sent home if Trump agency has its way BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – The Trump administration is recommending sending tens of thousands of Haitians back to their homeland because it believes conditions have significantly improved in the disaster-prone, poverty-stricken nation. But the move comes as more than 40,000 Haitians continue […]

CUBA gets a little cheaper

CUBA gets a little cheaper

Hotel costs are scheduled to drop for the spring and summer seasons BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS American travelers checking into Cuban hotels and dining at Havana’s more upscale private restaurants since the U.S. rapprochement with Cuba have experienced more than a bit of sticker shock. Since the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba allowed more […]

Trump’s policy on Africa still a mystery

Trump’s policy on Africa still a mystery

No clues yet about policy but theories abound diplomatic recognition, funding TRICE EDNEY WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK If U.S. President Donald Trump has an Africa policy in the works, he’s keeping the details close to his chest. So far, there is neither an assistant secretary of state for Africa nor an ambassador. The incumbent secretary, […]

Haiti song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

Haiti song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The catchy song with the frenetic beat airs the dirty secret that everyone knows but no one talks about: “The brother is shacking up with mademoiselle but mademoiselle leaves him and takes an old man.” Born in Haiti’s most notorious slum, the wildly popular hit song “Madan […]

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