January 29, 2015

TRANSFER OF DOMINIC ONGWEN TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

    STATEMENT BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF STATE The United States welcomes the transfer of Dominic Ongwen by Central African authorities to the International Criminal Court (ICC) today. This transfer took place as a result of close cooperation and consultation by the governments of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) and Uganda, the African Union […]

FULL TEXT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S 2015 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

      Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. […]

$899 FARE TO ABUJA FROM TURKISH AIRLINES FROM WASHINGTON, BOSTON, LOS ANGELES, HOUSTON, CHICAGO, NEW YORK

      Turkish Airlines has announced a fare of $899.00 round-trip including taxes from different destinations in the U.S. to Abuja, Nigeria, including cities such as Washington, DC., Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, New York.  The tickets must be purchased from now until February 28, 2015 and traveling period is March 03, to May […]

GHANAIAN COCAINE BARONESS SENTENCED TO ALMOST 9 YEARS IN JAIL IN THE U.K.

      Ghanaian drug ‘baroness’, Nayele Ametefe, who was standing trial for transporting cocaine into the UK, has been sentenced to eight years and eight months jail term. The Isleworth Crown Court in the UK passed the judgement Tuesday afternoon. The 32-year-old is believed to have used the VVIP Lounge of Ghana’s only international […]

AFRICAN UNION AND KENYA SENDING 170 HEALTH WORKERS TO EBOLA AFFECTED COUNTRIES

      Nairobi, Kenya 8 January 2015- The general consensus among African leaders who addressed the official opening of the pre deployment training of 170 Kenyan health workers today, is that through solidarity, the continent will defeat the Ebola virus disease, that has so far claimed thousands of lives, mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone […]

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING A MAN

      A woman was arrested for allegedly raping a man in Bolobedu, Limpopo police said on Wednesday. The South African woman, 46, allegedly raped a 26-year-old man on Tuesday, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said. She asked him to do some chores for her when he walked past her house. “She lured him into the […]

CULTIVATING MEDIA COVERAGE TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

      [FUNdraising Good Times]   Will 2015 be the year your nonprofit is highlighted in news stories and feature pieces? Will those who could benefit from the work of your organization read about you in the newspaper, see a story on TV, or listen to an interview on the radio? The media could […]

NIGERIAN INEC RELEASE LIST OF 2015 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the list of presidential candidates for the 2015 Nigerian Presidential election The list includes: 1. President Goodluck Jonathan  – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2. General Muhammadu Buhari  – All Progressives Congress (APC) 3. Prof. Comfort Oluremi Sonaiya  – Kowa Party; 4. Ambrose Albert  – […]

CHRIS ROCK AND WIFE DIVORCING – SAD

      Another great black couple is divorcing.   Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock are divorcing after 19 years of marriage. In a statement obtained by People, Malaak says, “After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways.” The comedian’s lawyer, Robert S. Cohen, confirmed the […]

DR. BARRYL BIEKMAN’S SPEECH AT THE LAUNCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT

      On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the United Nations held a special event at UN Headquarters in New York City to officially launch the International Decade for People of African Descent.  The ten-year observance, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2024, has been billed by the UN as an opportunity to concentrate […]