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  • Annual Tobago jazz fest to feature musical superstars
    Annual Tobago jazz fest to feature musical superstars
    Memo to music fans heading to the Caribbean island of Tobago for the upcoming jazz fest there: Leave some room in your closet for a bunch of new tee-shirts proclaiming your love for spots like Speyside, Signal Hill, Scarborough, Castara and Pigeon...
  • Official U.S. Postal Service Kwanzaa 2001 stamp
    Kwanzaa and fragmented perceptions of evolving African Culture
    Within the span of a few short decades, Kwanzaa has grown from little-known observance among a handful of black nationalists in Los Angeles during the 60s into being recognized as a mainstream international holiday. Although Kwanzaa’s...
  • New Hampshire twins: 'Home Alone' nightmare, twin 9-yr-olds left home for months
    New Hampshire twins: 'Home Alone' nightmare, twin 9-yr-olds left home for months
    New Hampshire twins, left home and mostly alone in a New Hampshire apartment for months, had to be temporarily placed in protective custody and transferred to foster care. The twin 9-year-old boys were left under the charge of an uncle while the...
  • Heavy floods stirke Malawi
    Heavy floods strike Malawi, food aid needed
    Massive flooding has struck the African nation of Malawi and humanitarian aid is urgently needed. Reports say 54 people have been killed and hundreds remain missing.The President of Malawi has declared an emergency in 15 of 28 districts that have...
  • A Ugandan Christmas
    Toddlers explore Uganda & enjoy Christmas abroad
    There weren't any stockings or presents under the tree - no mention of a visit from Santa or his reindeer. Christmas was different this year.I stood in an outdoor shower that morning, soaking in the scenery. And though the vastness of the lush...
  • Ugandan car crash shakes American visitors
    Ugandan car crash shakes American visitors
    Disbelief, heartache and gratitude fill my soul as I recall that surreal day. It was just one month ago in Uganda when a tragedy nearly struck my young family.It was another beautiful day in "The Pearl of Africa". The sun shone brightly...
  • African funeral goers beer poisoned with crocodile bile
    Crocodile bile poisoned beer blamed for several dead at African funeral
    Crocodile bile laced beer is blamed for more than 50 deaths of funeral-goers in Chitima, Mozambique over the weekend. Nearly 200 other victims remain hospitalized from beer that was allegedly poisoned during the funeral.Authorities believe the...
  • Can something be done?
    'Bring Back Our Girls' still missing as Boko Haram pillages again
    According to Ify Elueze through Change.org in two days there will be a strange similarity that has happened in Nigeria. It will be 273 days since 273 young secondary school girls were taken from the safety of their boarding school and families (...
  • Western Sahara
    Former UN legal counsel criticizes Moroccan oil deal in Western Sahara
    The situation in Western Sahara has long been a contentious one, though it is one that has flown under the radar of much of the world. However, it finds itself in international news this week after Morocco signed an oil deal with Kosmos energy to...
  • Promise in Africa
    Colorado nonprofit aids needy students in Africa
    A nonprofit founded by Father Evan Armatas, parish priest at St. Spyridons Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colo., is building a growing network of schools in Africa. Over the 12 years of existence of the St. Nektarios Education Fund, Father...
  • War and hunger afflict South Sudan
    UK makes holiday gift to Sudan
    The United Kingdom made a holiday gift to Sudan this week. A total of GBP 11.2 million (US $ 17.7 million) was donated by the UK's Department for International Development to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).The funds will be used by WFP to...
  • Overland journey to Iringa, Southern Highlands of Tanzania
    Overland journey to Iringa, Southern Highlands of Tanzania
    Iringa in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands was our last stop on our overland adventure before crossing into Malawi.After leavingKipepeo Beach Village, south of Dar Es Salaam we were back on the road for a two-day journey to the country Malawi....
  • Food aid at risk for Somalia
    Somalia facing a new year of tragedy
    There is alarming news coming from Somalia. The East African nation, which just three years ago suffered a famine, is in danger of a new hunger emergency.With over a million people needing life-saving food, funding for humanitarian aid is low. The...
  • White rhino
    Northern white rhino dies at San Diego Safari Zoo leaving only five in existence
    The northern white rhinoceros is close to extinction and after the death of one rhino at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday, there are only five left. All of the rhinos are in captivity.Angalifu was 44-years-old when he died of old age at the...
  • Fonio a key crop to ending hunger
    Ancient grain fights hunger during climate change
    What has caused tremendous hunger and suffering in the Sahel region of Africa? Drought. With drastic climate change taking place, droughts are creating food shortages in this region.There is a crop that has tremendous resistance to drought. It is...