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  • The Gunman
    The Prone Gunman comes to the big screen
    The Gunman: Rated “R”(1 hour 55 minutes)Starring: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark RylanceDirected by: Pierre MorelTerrier (Penn) is a former Special Forces soldier, (and accomplished sniper), who is working as...
  • WFP airlifts food in South Sudan
    Japan a friend to the hungry in South Sudan
    The government of Japan has once again come through for the hungry and poor. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a US $4.2 million donation from Japan.The funds will feed the hungry in South Sudan and support humanitarian transport of...
  • Allied Force Attacks Boko Haram
    Allied Force Attacks Boko Haram
    They talked about combining forces to go after the terrorist group Boko Haram and now they are doing so. Chad and Niger have put together a combined force of troops and are now heading into the northeastern section of Nigeria. For the last couple...
  • Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto
    Kinshasa adds three giant robots to its police force
    If someone were to tell you that a major capital city’s police force was beginning to use giant solar-powered robots to help control traffic and crime you might think they were talking about Japan or South Korea or Germany. However, the...
  • ISIS Destroying Mosul
    ISIS Destroying Mosul
    In Washington D.C. recently a conference was held on terrorists and the threat of ISIS. Most of the participants were Muslim. After the conference it was leaked, reported, divulged, announced whatever you want to call it that in the spring the...
  • Oliberté Adibo boot
    Oliberté Adibo boots: comfort and style made in Africa
    The Adibo boot by Oliberté is a traditional chukka boot made in Ethiopia using locally sourced, vegetable-tanned premium leathers and rubber. The rich, variegated, brown/tan pull up leather (leather that lightens over time) uppers are lined with...
  • WFP airdrops food into South Sudan
    The real and heroic Hunger Games
    In the Hunger Games movie, a silver parachute is air dropped to the story's hero, Katniss. It saves her life for it contains humanitarian aid.That's not fiction though for starving people in South Sudan, who have food air dropped to them...
  • Ali Bongo poster
    African ambassador calls for 'peace, love, and understanding' in D.C. speech
    Recalling the Nick Lowe song from the 1970s, “What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?,” the Gabonese Ambassador to the United States argued in a recent speech that peace, love, and understanding are necessary...
  • 'Kay Kay's Alphabet Safari' by Dana Sullivan: Picture book with animals & fun
    'Kay Kay's Alphabet Safari' by Dana Sullivan: Picture book with animals & fun
    Dana Sullivan, author of "Ozzie and the Art Contest," uses his bright colors and simple words to create "Kay Kay's Alphabet Safari," a picture book that is an alphabet book but also a story. The book is simple and based on...
  • Food vouchers help Sudan
    How Finland helps war victims in Sudan
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a contribution from Finland. Over 300,000 people in refugee camps in Sudan will benefit from this donation.Cash and vouchers will be provided to the refugees, who have been displaced by conflict....
  • WFP brings aid to flood victims in MalawiWW
    Helicopters bring food to flood victims
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) continues to rush aid to flood victims in Malawi. Heavy rains last month wiped away homes and left over 120,000 displaced in the African nation.People have drowned and some have been killed by crocodiles. Malawi...
  • 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...