Africa

World Scrabble title scooped by Nigerian in first for Africa

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — No one disputes the enormous gifts that Africans bring to the global table. But scrabble? In fact, a Nigerian college graduate is just the latest African winner of the brainiac’s board game apparently loved around the world. Wellington Jigher joins Elisee Poka from the Ivory Coast[Read More…]

African man who died shielding girl from terrorist gunfire in Paris called ‘a hero’

  As Obama promises unity with France, witnesses say diverse victims reveal ‘we are all in the same boat’ Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Parisian friends of a Good Samaritan who died shielding a girl from a terrorist’s bullet, was called a hero by his friends for his selfless bravery. Ludovic Boumbas[Read More…]

BLACK HISTORY

  Delaware governor pardons black abolitionist African Americans who sought to escape slavery were called mentally ill by Frederick H. Lowe Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Monday pardoned black abolitionist Samuel D. Burris, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, 168 years to the day he was convicted and sentenced to prison and to servitude for helping black men and women[Read More…]

BRIEFS

  Dusty Baker named manager of the Washington Nationals The Washington Nationals on Tuesday signed a multi-year deal with Dusty Baker to manage the team. The 66-year-old Baker has 20 years experience in Major League Baseball, managing the Reds, the Cubs and the Giants. He has a career record of 1,671 wins versus 1,504 losses. Baker has won four division[Read More…]

U. S. chemical contaminator eyes Africa for profit windfall

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com)  – The Michigan-based Dow Chemical Co. has renewed its plans to increase sales of industrial products in sub-Saharan Africa while earning greater profits. “Dow is absolutely betting on Africa’s growth,” said Ross McLean, president for sub-Saharan Africa, in a Reuters interview in Nairobi. “We expect to triple[Read More…]

Elephant loss could change landscape forever

  by Robert Sanders University of California at Berkeley The disappearance of elephants and other large land animals could have a devastating and permanent effect on plants and animals they live with, say researchers. When they analyzed large animal, or megafauna, extinctions in the Americas since humans moved in about 15,000 years ago, they discovered long-lasting changes in the local[Read More…]

MUSEUMS & EVENTS

  DuSable Museum Celebration The DuSable Museum of African American History will hold Founders Day 2015 celebrating the birthday of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, the museum’s co-founder, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Dr. Burroughs was born Nov. 1, 1917. Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun will be the guest speaker. Margaret Goss Burroughs and her husband Charles Burroughs founded the museum[Read More…]

First urban commuter train in sub-Saharan Africa launched in Ethiopia

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — A brand-new gleaming green and white urban commuter train was launched this week in the capital Addis Ababa. It is the first fully electrified train service in sub-Saharan Africa. The $470 million Addis Light Rail project was mostly funded by China’s Exim Bank. A delegation of[Read More…]

Nation of Islam will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from JusticeorElse.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Editor’s Note: With a backdrop of intense protests against repeated police shootings of unarmed black people, poverty, economic inequality and other injustices, this Saturday’s 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March is expected to draw thousands of men and women to the National Mall in Washington D.C.[Read More…]

European Union Has Plan to Route African Asylum Seekers to Offshore Camp

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Not long after a three-year-old Syrian refugee child was found on a Turkish beach, the president of the European Commission declared belatedly: “We can build walls; we can build fences. But if it were you, your child… there is no price you would not pay, there[Read More…]

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