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Young African leaders arrive in U.S., fostering connections with Americans


Accomplished in their careers and dedicated to serving their communities, the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows represent the diversity of Africa. Fellows are from both rural and urban areas, include individuals with disabilities, and represent equal numbers of women and men. Selected from a pool of more than 37,000 applicants, the 700 Fellows are leaders in public service, business, civil society, education, agriculture, and other fields and include:

  • Frank Leonel Tianyi Tianyi – A doctor and chief medical officer at a hospital in Cameroon. He is committed to implementing evidence-based, preventive approaches to address health care access disparities between poor rural communities and urban areas.

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Refreshed Mariner Arrives in PortMiami – Cruise Industry News


Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas is back in PortMiami for her debut in the short cruise market following a $120 million refit in Spain.

“Millennials want more frequent and shorter vacations that offer as much of that exhilarating adventure they seek. We’ve answered that call by investing $120 million in Mariner of the Seas and bringing her to Miami to sail 3- and 4-night cruises,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “With the combination of more thrills than you can count and visits to tropical destinations, Mariner is changing the game and taking the short getaway experience to a whole new level.” 

“Giving millennial travelers more ways to play, the ship’s short itineraries pack more adventure than ever with Sky Pad, a…

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Rwanda to issue Single African passport by Jan. 2019


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21.06.2018 at 17h21
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APA News

A senior Rwandan government official on Thursday confirmed that the country was ready to start issuing the Single African passport, to be given in the first instance to top diplomats and other senior government officials, by January 2019.The minister at the Office of the President in Kigali, Judith Uwizeye, said the new passport is expected to unleash benefits linked to, regional and continental integration as part of the African Union’s 2063 Agenda for “a continent with seamless borders”.
She explained that the new passport that was officially introduced since July 2016 also aims to abolish visa requirements for all African citizens in all African…

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Royal Caribbean’s Reimagined Mariner of the Seas Arrives Home to Miami on First Day of Summer


MIAMI, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Coinciding with the first day of summer, Royal Caribbean International’s much-hyped Mariner of the Seas sailed into its new home at PortMiami today amped up with $120 million of new thrills, restaurants, staterooms and entertainment. Short getaways are forever changed with Mariner’s highly anticipated 4-night weekday and 3-night weekend cruises from Miami to The Bahamas. Giving millennial travelers more ways to play, the ship’s short itineraries pack more adventure than ever with Sky Pad, a virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience; the cruise line’s first Polynesian-inspired, tiki-chic bar, The Bamboo Room; glow-in-the-dark laser tag, racer waterslides and more.

Aliquippa mayor appointed to Advisory Commission on African American Affairs



Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker is the only member of the governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs from Beaver County. [BCT file] …
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South African soccer legend Hubbard dies


London,  – South African Johnny Hubbard, the only foreigner to score a hat-trick for Scottish side Rangers in a derby with bitter Glasgow rivals, Celtic has died aged 87 the club announced.

Hubbard – also known as the “Penalty King” for his astonishing conversion rate of 65 in 68 penalties taken – joined Rangers aged 19 in 1949.

He tasted plenty of success in his 10 years at the club, being part of three title winning sides as well as the 1953 Scottish Cup.

He scored 106 goals in 238 appearances for them – including the famous hat-trick in the Old Firm derby in 1955.

Hubbard, who became the first player from Africa to play in the European Cup when he turned out for Rangers against French side Nice in October 1956, moved to English side Bury in 1959 and finished his career back in Scotland with…

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