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Rescuers search Afro-Ecuadorian villages for quake survivors

By Lisa Vives Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network TriceEdneywire.com) — The death toll in Ecuador’s African coastal communities from a massive earthquake continues to rise as rescuers dig for survivors in the battered villages. Recent reports from Esmeraldas, called the birthplace of Afro-Hispanic culture, estimated that 350 people died in the quake that sent[Read More…]

Rwandans recall ‘Genocide Ideology’ at memorial observance

One third of the general Rwandan population is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the genocide. The Clinton Administration did nothing to stop the genocide   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Candle lighting, a minute of silence, the laying of wreaths and other memorial ceremonies have been held and will continue[Read More…]

Uganda’s solar-powered bus is a ticket to ride

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com)  — The Ugandan-based manufacturer of a solar-powered bus recently showed off its creation in the landlocked East African country. The bus is powered by the sun.  Uganda is located near the equator and it has nearly perfect sunny weather year round. Temperatures rarely rise above 84 degrees Fahrenheit.[Read More…]

African leaders press fight for representation at the U.N.

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The present composition of the United Nations is a thorn in the side of some African leaders who question why none of the five permanent members to the Security Council is a black African. The Security Council is a powerful decision-making body within the house of[Read More…]

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…]

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