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

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

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

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

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

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

Black immigrants boost nation’s black population

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Frederick H. Lowe Black immigrants from other parts of the world are boosting this country’s black population, and the immigrants’ median income is 30% higher than that of U.S.-born blacks. “Since 1980, the number of black[Read More…]

Notorious ‘blood diamond’ trafficker nabbed en route to U. S.

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   (TriceEdneyWire.com) — U.S. businessman Michel Desaedeleer, whose dealings in ‘blood diamonds’ which were shown in the 2006 movie of the same name, starring Djimond Hounsou and Leonardo DiCaprio, was pulled him off a plane and arrested by[Read More…]

Rwanda eases the way for a ‘President for Life’

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   (TriceEdneyWire.com) — While most African leaders want you to believe they’re for ending the colonial-era practice of rule by a President-for-Life, Rwanda is one among several moving quietly to embrace it. A petition drive allegedly from Rwandese[Read More…]

Deaths

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Max Beauvoir Max Beauvoir, supreme chief of Voodoo, an amalgam of West African traditions and Catholicism, died Saturday of unknown causes in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He was 79. Mr. Beauvoir, a biochemist, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris[Read More…]

Prospects for Peace in South Sudan Fading Fast

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Dismissing efforts, including those of President Barack Obama, to sign a peace agreement and end the 20-month- long civil war in the world’s newest[Read More…]

U. S. Multinationals Scooped Up Deals During Obama’s Visit to Kenya

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — A presidential stopover in Nairobi, Kenya, to meet “global entrepreneurs” turned out to be a windfall for mega- development projects, bank lenders and U.S.[Read More…]

In Kenya: Obama Weighs in on Gay Rights, Ignoring Local Taboo

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]     Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Despite dire warnings that he faced expulsion from Kenya’s Parliament if he raised the subject of gay rights, President Barack Obama replied to[Read More…]