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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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Trump Attracts Central American Support for Hard-Line Migration Policies
The Salvadoran president, Nayib Bukele, has courted the White House. And on Wednesday, Honduras signed an agreement to help thwart asylum seekers from entering the United States.

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:00:06 GMT


To Influence El Salvador, China Dangled Money. The U.S. Made Threats.
As part of a push into Central America, China presented itself as a deep-pocketed partner for El Salvador’s future. The Trump administration countered with words of warning.

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:00:12 GMT


U.S. Agreement With El Salvador Seeks to Divert Asylum Seekers
An agreement between the United States and El Salvador will prevent migrants from crossing the southwestern border by requiring them to seek protection in El Salvador first.

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:44:59 GMT


‘Ahora tengo miedo a diario’: los obreros salvadoreños en Washington enfrentan la deportación
Cientos de miles de trabajadores de la construcción salvadoreños corren el riesgo de ser deportados, lo cual generaría graves repercusiones económicas, advierten contratistas y dirigentes sindicales.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:00:01 GMT


Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump
Tens of thousands of workers in and around the capital were here legally because of adversity in their homeland. Now they are fighting to stay.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:00:11 GMT


Évelyn Hernández, joven salvadoreña acusada de homicidio por la muerte de su bebé, fue absuelta
Defensores de derechos humanos dijeron que era una victoria para las mujeres desfavorecidas que a menudo son acusadas por la aplicación de una de las leyes antiaborto más estrictas del mundo.

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:28:28 GMT


Salvadoran Woman Cleared of Homicide Charges After Stillbirth
The decision in the case of Evelyn Hernández Cruz was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, which say a strict abortion ban has led to overzealous prosecution of women who lose their babies.

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:33:33 GMT


Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Contentious, Despite U.S. Assurances
A deal requiring Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants is deeply unpopular in the country. On a visit, a top Trump administration official pushed the deal’s merits and gave some new details.

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:31:46 GMT


More Than 2,000 Migrants Were Targeted in Raids. 35 Were Arrested.
President Trump had touted the raids as a show of force in response to an influx of Central American parents and children across the southwestern border.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:00:08 GMT


A Day After It Was Filed, New Trump Asylum Policy Gets Hit in Court
The American Civil Liberties Union challenged new rules that would prevent people from claiming asylum unless they applied in another country first.

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:57:44 GMT

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South African Airways in talks with potential partners
LONDON- South Africa’s embattled state-owned airline is open to outside investment and in talks with a number of potential partners, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. ,

The economy of the African continent’s most industrialized nation has come under ever growing pressure as the government grapples with lacklustre growth, high unemployment and a heavy debt burden, especially from state-owned enterprises such as South African Airways (SAA) and power firm Eskom.

“South African Airways is one of those state-owned enterprises that has relied on lots of state bailouts,” Ramaphosa told the FT Africa conference in London.

“We are on record as saying we are open to the participation of the private sector. As we speak now, we’re talking to a few interested parties when it comes to SAA.”

 

In September, the cash-strapped national airline said a government cash injection of 5.5 billion rand ($372 million) had been approved for the 2019/20 financial year but that it still needed more money.

Ramaphosa also said his government realized it had to pursue prudent fiscal policies in order to grow the economy, create jobs and attract investment.

“At a time when our fiscus is under great pressure, we are committed to ensuring debt sustainability, improving the composition of spending and reducing risks arising from contingent liabilities, especially of our state-owned enterprises.”

The government is due to publish a number of key papers and decisions in the coming days: a special paper laying out how to rescue Eskom and who will be the utility’s new chief executive as well as the country’s long-term energy plan, the so-called the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Asked if he thought the government was doing enough to maintain its investment grade rating with Moody’s, Ramaphosa said he expected “Moody’s and others will be very happy.”

Moody’s is the last of the top three ratings firms to still rank Pretoria’s debt at investment grade - Baa3 with a stable outlook - and has not made a widely expected downgrade,REUTERS.

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:22:44 GMT


French national killed in Tunisia knife attack-Interior Ministry
TUNIS - An attacker killed a French citizen and wounded a soldier with a knife in northern Tunisia on Monday, state media quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.,

Interior Ministry spokesman Khaled Hayouni was quoted on state news agency TAP as saying police knew the identity of the assailant, a 28-year-old man with a criminal record, but he did not suggest a motive for the killing.

The attack took place in Jarzouna, a town connected by bridge to the port city of Bizerte, the day after Tunisia held a presidential election.

The attacker assaulted the uniformed soldier and then the French citizen, who died before reaching hospital, it quoted Hayouni as saying. Reuters could not immediately reach Hayouni for comment.

Jihadist militant groups have repeatedly attempted to target security services and foreign tourists in Tunisia in recent years.

Two attacks in 2015 in the cities of Tunis and Sousse killed scores of foreign tourists, but Western diplomats say Tunisian security services are now better equipped to deal with militant threats,REUTERS.

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:17:55 GMT


Saied supporters hail revival of Tunisia's 2011 revolution after poll
TUNIS - Supporters of retired law professor Kais Saied celebrated into Monday morning after exit polls indicated he won Tunisia’s presidential election, a victory they hailed as a revival of the 2011 revolution that brought democracy. ,

Formal results from Sunday’s presidential election were expected to be released later on Monday. Saied’s opponent, the media mogul Nabil Karoui who spent much of the election campaign period in detention, could launch an appeal if he loses.

Big crowds waving Tunisian flags and chanting many of the old songs and slogans from the 2011 uprising filled the central Habib Bourguiba Avenue until the early hours of Monday.

“What I have done is a new revolution,” Saied told a separate crowd of supporters gathering at his home in the Mnihla district on the outskirts of Tunis. “I tell Tunisians that you have impressed the world.”

Saied’s victory, if confirmed by the official results, is a sharp rebuke to a governing elite that has failed to halt a decline in living standards since the revolution, or to weed out pervasive corruption, nepotism and cronyism.

A political outsider backed by both leftists and Islamists, Saied spent virtually nothing on his campaign but has called for remaking Tunisian politics by introducing an experimental form of direct democracy.

Olfa Radouan, a 53-year-old woman who brought her husband and two children to celebrate Saied’s victory in Bourguiba street, said she understood that he would face big challenges.REUTERS.

 

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:11:52 GMT


Nobel honors the scientists that have revolutionised mobile phones
“So it’s really a hard job to make a new good battery. Yet, that is exactly what our three laureates have done. They have taken on this challenge and their discoveries have led to the development of the phenomenal, fantastic lithium-ion battery. So what is this all about then? Well, as you can see the name reveals it, this is about lithium, and to the left here you have a small piece of the periodic table and you can see that lithium in the red box has atomic number 3 and it’s a very small element and it’s actually the lightest metal we have,” announced Olof Ramstrong, member of Nobel Committee for Chemistry.,

hree scientists won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday (October 9) for developing and refining rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel free revolutions possible.

“I think the significance is in our everyday applications that we are going to mobile technologies and we are also moving away from fossil fuels with this technology,” said Peter Somfai, a professor of organic chemistry and a member of the Nobel committee for chemistry.africanews

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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:55:39 GMT


#NoBraDay Nothing naughty, a bold statement for breast cancer awareness
There might be some pictures of naughty breasts cropping up on your time line, some for the the wrong reasons but what the world is trying to talk about this month is the advent of breast cancer. The hashtag blazing on social media #NoBraDay is just for that purpose, don’t get it confused.,

At least 2.1 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually of which an estimated 627,000 die from it,and that is approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women according to the World Health Organization

The risks of getting cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast. Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancer, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or round. Other possible symptoms of breast cancer include: swelling of all or part of a breast, skin dimpling,breast or nipple pain,nipple retraction (turning inward), nipple or breast skin that is red, dry, flaking or thickened, nipple discharge (other than breast milk) and swollen lymph nodes reports American Cancer Society africanews

Breast cancer risk doubles each decade until menopause, after which the increase slows. However, breast cancer is more common after the menopause. Due improved medical care across the world, the cases of breast cancer diagnosed early are giving an 80 to 90 percent survival rate in most countries according to World Cancer Research Fund

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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:51:25 GMT


Uganda government denies report of re-introduction of anti-gay bill
The government of Ugandan has denied reports that there are plans to re-introduce the anti-gay bill to parliament after a court ruling prohibiting it.,

According to the report by the Observer The bill was first introduced in 2009 drawing worldwide condemnation for gay rights activists because of the tough penalties including death for aggravated homosexuality, defilement and knowingly spreading HIV/Aids. Uganda’s constitutional court banned the law based on the fact that it was passed in parliament without a quorum. Africanews

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Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:35:52 GMT


Guinea's Nimba iron ore project gets green light to export via Liberia
CONAKRY - Guinea and Liberia signed a deal on Friday to allow several mines in Guinea, including the giant Nimba iron ore project, to export through Liberia, officials from the West African countries said. ,

The logistics of transporting tonnes of raw materials to port from mining sites in remote parts of Guinea has been a major hurdle for prospective developers of the country’s vast mineral wealth.

The agreement, which builds on an initial memorandum of understanding signed six years ago, is a victory for U.S.-Canadian investor Robert Friedland’s HPX, which last month acquired Nimba, a high-grade deposit in southeast Guinea.

“The mining projects in question are near the border with Liberia and cannot be profitable if they export through Guinea’s coast,” Guinea’s mines Minister Abdoulaye Magassouba told Reuters.

A graphite project owned by SRG Mining and a Zali Mining project would also be able to export through Liberia under the deal, Magassouba said.

 

The authorisation to export via Liberia applies to the first 5 million tonnes produced at the mines, Magassouba said, beyond which the government will evaluate the feasibility of exporting via a 650-kilometre railway to the Guinean coast.

The “Transguineen” railway is to be built by the eventual owner of the much larger Simandou iron ore project, which the government insists must export through a Guinean port. Fortescue and SMB-Winning have bid to develop the mine.Reuters

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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:09:20 GMT


South Africa's Zuma to face corruption trial after court denies stay of prosecution
JOHANNESBURG - South African former President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal after court denied him a permanent stay of prosecution on Friday. ,

The ruling by Judge Jerome Mnguni in the Pietermaritzburg High Court paves way for Zuma’s trial to start on Oct. 15.

 

Zuma, who was in office from 2009-2018, had applied for a permanent stay of prosecution from 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a deal to buy 30 billion rand of European military hardware for South Africa’s armed forces in the late 1990s.

The 77-year-old has denied any wrongdoing and has said he is the victim of a politically motivated witch-hunt.Reuters

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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:06:56 GMT


Burkinabes flee their homes en masse as violence spirals -U.N.
OUAGADOUGOU - The number of people forced to flee their homes in two regions of Burkina Faso besieged by ethnic and jihadist violence has increased more than six-fold since January to around 500,000, the United Nations and aid groups said on Friday. ,

Attacks by Islamist militants as well as clashes between herding and farming communities have surged this year, killing hundreds of civilians and soldiers.

Once a pocket of relative calm in the Sahel, a semi-arid belt beneath the Sahara, Burkina has suffered a homegrown insurgency for the past three years, which has been amplified by a spillover of jihadist violence from its chaotic neighbour Mali.

 

In a statement at the end of a visit to Burkina, 11 U.N. aid agencies and non-governmental organisations, said that the insecurity had also crippled the health and education sectors.

“The mission was taken aback by the severity and urgency of the humanitarian crisis,” said Margot van der Velden, the director of emergencies for the U.N. World Food Programme.Reuters

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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:04:52 GMT


Moroccan king urges more loans for graduates and entrepreneurs
RABAT- King Mohammed VI said on Friday Morocco’s banking and financial sector should make it easier for young entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises to access loans. ,

He urged the government, Central Bank and commercial banks to develop a programme for that purpose, and decried the “limited financial support” for graduates and for creating small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

King Mohammed is the ultimate voice of authority in Morocco with wide powers to influence policy. In July he said there should be a new development model to curb inequality and fight poverty.

Morocco has one of the most advanced banking systems in Africa and its banks have invested heavily around the continent in recent years.Reuters

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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:02:14 GMT