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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

June 2, 2017

By Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez Associated Press PANAMA CITY — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter…

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Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area

May 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Emergency personnel collect bodies following an attack by suicide bombers at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Witnesses and soldiers say a number of people have been killed as Nigerian troops battled Boko Haram suicide bombers and fighters to repel an attack on the outskirts of northeastern Maiduguri city. (AP…

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20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

May 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTOP: A sign warns travelers of the dangers ahead on the road to Bambari, Central African Republic. According to a Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday, May 2, 2017, armed groups targeting civilians have killed at least 45 people and displaced 11,000 in the past three months. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File) By Cassandra Vinograd Associated…

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UN: 300,000 children migrating solo, up nearly fivefold

May 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A child from Mali, left,  and other immigrants gather at Mitiga gathering point of anti immigration department in Tripoli after the coastguard rescued them off the Libyan coast, Thursday, April 13, 2017.  At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday,…

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Tipoff leads SWAT team to upscale Lagos pad with bundles of U. S. cash

May 19, 2017

TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN Neatly-bound bundles of fresh U.S. dollars, Nigerian naira and British pounds totaling over $50 million were recovered by an anti-graft “swat team” in a raid at the Osborne Towers, a luxury building in an upscale section of Lagos. The raid was orchestrated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting on a new…

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Priyanka Chopra dismayed by child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe

May 12, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Priyanka Chopra  (Photo: lev radin / shutterstock) associated press JOHANNESBURG — Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is dismayed by the level of sexual violence against children in Zimbabwe, with government officials there telling her many young girls are “asking for it.” Chopra spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday after visiting the southern…

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Nigerian official says 83 Chibok girls have been released

May 12, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Freed Chibok school girls sit during a meeting with Nigeria Vice President ,Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja,, Nigeria, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago were freed Thursday in a swap for detained leaders of the Islamic extremist group — the first release…

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Washington’s hottest ticket? African-American history museum

May 5, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture By Beth J. Harpaz associated press The hottest ticket in Washington, D.C., right now? It’s for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, where thousands of tickets are snapped up each month within minutes of being released, a full seven months…

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April Ryan named NABJ’s 2017 Journalist of the Year

May 5, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  April Ryan  (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com) Black PR Wire Washington, D.C. — April Ryan has been selected as the 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a Black journalist who has a distinguished body of work that has extraordinary depth, scope and significance…

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America’s current civil rights climate the most dangerous in decades, activists, lawmakers say

April 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is joined by members of the Congressional Black Caucus at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, 2008.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) By Jane Kennedy TriceEdneyWire.com In a wide-ranging discussion among lawmakers, activists, policy experts and former Obama administration officials about the state of civil rights in the Trump administration, on…

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