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June 8, 2011. The Consul General for Angola moved from her job in New York to a consular position in Houston. Dr Chika Onyeani, above, gave a speech in recognition of the great work she has been doing in African communities. Dr Chika Onyeani publishes African Sun Times, and is a prolific writer of intellectual works.

Pictures of dancers above right and on Aug Daily Updates. Also on Aug Daily Updates, picture of the Consul General Mrs Julia Machado Esq with Princess Tosin Mustapha and Dr Susanna.
The Republic of Angola
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The Portuguese colonized Angola, and left in 1975, and a civil war started which ended in 2002. Angola has a lot of oil, a lot of minerals and a lot of poverty. They banned Islam in 2013.

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Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:00:40 GMT

How to Really Help Children Abroad
For Americans who volunteer to serve the poor in foreign orphanages, there are many better ways in which to do good than working directly with the children.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:00:04 GMT

Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI Are Made Saints
Pope Francis canonized the Salvadoran archbishop killed in 1980 by a right-wing death squad and the pope credited with leading the modernization of the church.

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:26:50 GMT

Óscar Romero, Archbishop Killed While Saying Mass, Will Be Named a Saint on Sunday
He was one of the most prominent church leaders in Latin America when he was killed in 1980. He’ll be canonized with Pope Paul VI and four others.

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:57:58 GMT

Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Ending Some Immigrant Protections
The decision temporarily relieves more than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan from the threat of deportation.

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 05:27:16 GMT

U.S. Weighed Penalizing El Salvador Over Support for China, Then Backed Off
The White House wanted to cut aid to El Salvador after it severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China. But that could have jeopardized efforts to curb illegal immigration.

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China Tells Taiwan to ‘Go Fish’
The island suffers while the mainland reels in prosperity.

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White House Criticizes China Over El Salvador Recognition
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El Salvador Recognizes China in Blow to Taiwan
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Head of Libyan oil firm says Opec, non-OPEC producers need to cooperate
TRIPOLI - It is important for OPEC and non-OPEC producers to cooperate to maintain oil market stability, the head of Libyan state oil firm NOC said in a statement on Thursday. ,

Mustafa Sanalla issued the statement after meeting Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Fali.



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:09:44 GMT

Morocco inaugurates Africa's fastest train
Morocco inaugurated Africa's fastest train today - which will halve travelling time between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and Tangier. ,

King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron boarded the train for the inaugural trip from Tangier to the capital Rabat.

Here are the top stats for the train spotters among you:

  • The train is planned to run at 320km (198 miles) per hour
  • It will more than halve the 200km (124 miles) Casablanca-Tangier journey to around two hours
  • It is about twice as fast as South Africa's high-speed Gautrain linking Johannesburg's international airport to the city's financial district Sandton
  • It cost 22.9 billion dirhams ($2.4bn; £1.8bn), according to state news agency MAP
  • The line took seven years to build



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:08:08 GMT

Seven peacekeepers killed in clashes near Ebola-hit part of east Congo
GOMA, DR Congo - At least seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed in clashes with militias in an area that is at the center of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s worst Ebola epidemic, United Nations and diplomatic sources said on Thursday. ,

“Our peacekeeping colleagues tell us that six peacekeepers from Malawi and one from Tanzania who are part of the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the DRC ... were killed yesterday, in Beni territory, in North Kivu,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.


Eastern Congo has been plagued by banditry and armed insurrections for more than two decades since the fall of military ruler Mobutu Sese Seko, but the past year has seen a surge in violence around North Kivu.


Beni and the surrounding villages are also suffering an Ebola epidemic that has infected over 300 people and killed two-thirds of them.


This makes it the third worst outbreak ever, after a 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, when 28,000 people were infected, and in Uganda in 2000, when there were 425 cases.


Repeated armed attacks by at least two rebel groups are hampering international efforts to contain the virus, by preventing medical workers getting to Ebola victims.


A U.N. spokesman said that Secretary General Antonio Guterres “calls on all armed groups to stop their destabilizing activities, which continue to add to the suffering of the population and complicate the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak”.



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:06:17 GMT

At least 42 feared dead in Zimbabwe bus fire
HARARE - Police in Zimbabwe pulled the charred remains of passengers from a bus that caught fire overnight in the south of the country and said at least 42 people were feared dead and more than 20 were taken to hospital with injuries, state broadcaster ZEC said. ,

The bus was traveling from Bulawayo city to the border town of Beitbridge when it caught fire around midnight after a suspected gas tank leak. A picture on the broadcaster’s website showed the bus’s incinerated shell.


Last week 50 people were killed when two buses collided. It was not immediately possible to reach a police spokeswoman for comment.



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:03:25 GMT

Female champion becomes Ethiopia's athletics boss
Derartu Tulu, the first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal, has been appointed as interim president of Ethiopia’s Athletics Federation - replacing legendary athlete Haile Gebrselassie.,

His unexpected resignation on Monday came after protests over poor training facilities in Oromia region, home to many of Ethiopia's notable athletes.


He had campaigned vigorously over the last two years to bring change, saying the federation should be allowed to be led by sports personalities.


But recently he said that his presidency had been undermined, preventing him from enforcing some of the federation's law and regulations.


President of Oromia Athletics Federation, Dagnachew Shiferaw, told the BBC: ‘‘Haile didn’t provide what he promised when he came to power. And athletes question this."


Some in the athletics community are concerned that his resignation will be damaging for Ethiopian athletics.


One athletics expert told the BBC: ‘‘While huge competitions such as Doha Athletics Championship and Olympics are ahead, his resignation is damaging.’’


Haile had nominated Derartu as his replacement - and the federation's executive committee appointed her as interim president until an urgent congress meeting can be held in the coming months.



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:01:19 GMT

Kenyan Catholic priest killed in South Sudan
A Kenyan Catholic priest has been killed by armed men in South Sudan. The East African Jesuits said in a Facebook post that 62-year-old Victor-Luke Odhiambo was in the TV room a church residence in Cueibet in Gok State when they attacked in the early hours of Thursday morning.,

Father Odhiambo was the principle of Mazzolari Teachers College in Cueibet.

The authorities in Gok said on Friday that three people had been arrested in connection with the killing, local Radio Tamazuj news website reports.


The motive behind the killing is still not known.


The East African Jesuits said the cleric had been working in South Sudan for about 10 years.



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:58:51 GMT

Gabon amends constitution for ill president
Gabon's constitutional court has intervened to avert a political crisis brought about by the ill health of President Ali Bongo. ,

There have been no government meetings since he was taken to hospital in Saudi Arabia last month.


The court has amended the constitution to allow the vice-president or prime minister to run cabinet meetings if the president is temporarily unavailable - a move the opposition says is illegal.


Amid speculation that the president had suffered a stroke and some even questioning whether he was still alive, Mr Bongo's office finally admitted on Sunday that he was recovering from surgery.


In 2009 Ali Bongo succeeded his father Omar Bongo who had been president for more than 40 years.



Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:54:13 GMT

Danakali, other miners says Eritrea sanctions lifting a boost
LONDON - Danakali and other miners said a U.N. decision to lift sanctions on Eritrea should enhance international trade opportunities and give an economic boost, although widespread wariness about investing in mining was likely to linger. ,

The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

“This significant step should have a positive impact on foreign investment and enhance international trade opportunities, leading to improved economic outcomes for the people of Eritrea,” Danakali Executive Chairman Seamus Cornelius said in an emailed statement.

He congratulated the Eritrean people for “their exceptional resilience and determination over many years”.

Danakali, which has worked in Eritrea since 2009, finalised a deal to sell its potash and also listed in London in July, barely a month after Ethiopia under new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a rapprochement with Eritrea to end decades of hostility.

Miners said even before the sanctions lifting announced on Wednesday, sentiment towards the region had improved.

Junior explorer Altus Strategies, which has been working on copper and gold projects in Ethiopia since 2010, said mining interest in both Ethiopia and Eritrea had increased and it had sent a team to assess opportunities in Eritrea. Reuters


Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:17:46 GMT

Mediclinic H1 core profit down 8 percent on weak Swiss performance, shares fall
JOHANNESBURG - Mediclinic International Plc reported an 8 percent decline in half-year core profit on Thursday, reflecting a disappointing performance from its Swiss operation Hirslanden due to regulatory changes in the country’s healthcare market. ,

A constituent of London’s FTSE 100 index with a secondary listing in Johannesburg, Mediclinic has faced stricter regulations this year in Switzerland that have hobbled growth. These include tariff reductions for outpatients and less favourable insurance mix.


The private healthcare group reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 213 million pounds ($277 million) for the six months to September 30, down from 232 million a year earlier. Reuters




Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:16:15 GMT

South Africa's Woolworths posts 2.7 pct rise in 20-week sales
JOHANNESBURG - South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd reported a 2.7 percent rise in sales for the 20 weeks ended Nov. 12, helped by its local food and Australian businesses. ,

Food sales climbed 7.2 percent from a year earlier, with volume driven by low inflation and aggressive promotion. Comparable store sales increased by 5 percent.


Sales at the local fashion, beauty and home business, which has been under pressure recently from constrained economic conditions, declined by 3.3 percent.


Compounding problems for the department store chain operator, its offerings and positioning in womenswear, particularly in the relaunched sub-brand, EDITION, did not resonate with its core customers. Reuters


Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:14:02 GMT