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Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Agreement will enhance research, funding opportunities SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) Provost Marcella David and Siaya County, Kenya Governor Cornell Rasanga Amoth signed a memorandum of understanding last week that will open the door to enhancing educational and research opportunities between the university and the African county. It also will provide […]

Kenya to restore gravesite of Obama’s dad

Kenya to restore gravesite of Obama’s dad

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Preparing for the July visit of President Barack Obama, officials of Siaya County in Kenya are proposing to spend 1 million shillings or just over $10,000 on the restoration, maintenance and care of the grave. Governor Cornel Rasanga gave the Department of Tourism the go-ahead to implement the project before Air […]

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president

Secretary of State and Kenyatta discuss counterterrorism and security BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS JOHANNESBURG — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday sought to rebuild America’s frayed relationship with Kenya, which went into decline after the 2013 election of a president who had been charged with crimes against humanity in the International […]

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake

In Nepal, experts had long feared that weak buildings would bring mass casualties in the event of a major quake. BY SHELBY GRAD AND RONG-GONG LIN II LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES—A huge earthquake like the one in Nepal could happen in California. Like Nepal, California is at the intersection of huge pieces of the […]

The latest on the tragedy in Nepal

The latest on the tragedy in Nepal

LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Here’s the latest on what happened and the situation on the ground in Nepal. Q: How many people have died so far? A: As of Wednesday, more than 5,200 people had died in the quake, according to authorities in Nepal. Thousands more were injured in that country alone. In addition, the quake […]

Remembering the girls

Remembering the girls

On the one-year anniversary of the Boko Haram kidnappings of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, center, greets Saa, second from left, and Patience, right, survivors who escaped and want to ensure that their classmates are not forgotten on April 15 in Washington, D.C. Wilson said she’s working on a bill that would […]

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

President required to inform Congress 45 days before directive takes effect BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the United States is removing its Caribbean neighbor from a list of terrorist nations in another sign of warming relations between the two countries. President Barack Obama sent […]

Buhari claims historic  win in Nigeria election

Buhari claims historic win in Nigeria election

BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS In a historic breakthrough for Nigerian democracy, President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat Tuesday in a hard-fought presidential election, signaling that he will peacefully turn over power to his victorious rival, Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan, 57, the first sitting leader to be defeated at the ballot box, was hailed […]

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

President Obama’s full plate this week includes slowing down troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, fighting the GOP budget, and selling a nuclear deal with Iran. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Here’s a partial list of issues President Obama is grappling with this week. Troop pullout slows President Barack Obama has made the steady withdrawal of […]

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

‘It’s a very bad deal’ President Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a frosty meeting in the White House in October 2014. In Tuesday’s speech to Congress, Netanyahu vociferously attacked Obama’s negotiations with Iran. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/MCT)