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Libya’s coast guard rescues 80 African migrants


Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued some 80 African migrants, including four women and two children, and recovered one body in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli.

Spokesperson Ayoub Gassim said late on Wednesday that the migrants were found on a damaged rubber boat and had remained at sea for around four hours before the coast guard arrived.

He said the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid, and were handed over to anti-migration authorities.

Libya has emerged as a major transit point to Europe for those fleeing poverty and civil war elsewhere in Africa. Traffickers have exploited Libya’s chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed a longtime dictator.

Libyan authorities have stepped up efforts to stem the flow of migrants, with European…

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African Flour Millers Visit Wheat Harvest


Flour milling executives from Sub-Saharan Africa are in the U.S. plains states to get the latest information about the hard red winter (HRW) wheat harvest, crop quality and value.

 

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the U.S. wheat industry’s export market development organization, anticipates new opportunities to export more U.S. hard red winter wheat to these countries. To ensure key wheat buyers in the region get the latest information they need about HRW quality and value, USW brought a team of flour milling executives from Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Liberia to Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas June 11-21, 2018.

 

While in Kansas, the flour millers toured the Grain Craft Wheat Quality Lab in Wichita, the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center and IGP Institute in Manhattan and Cargill…

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Kagame Shares the Secret to African Transformation – KT PRESS


Vice President of Ghana Mahamudu Bawumia of Ghana welcomes President Kagame to Accra, where he will be attending the African Transformation Forum

President Paul Kagame has said that for Africa to reach the desired transformation, it has to invest in its people.

While speaking at the African Transformation Forum (#ATF2018) in Accra, Ghana on Thursday, Kagame defined genuine transformation as a concept that is citizen centred.

“To talk about transformation is to talk about our people and resources that need to be put to good use,” he said.

“We are talking about the management of this resource and the political will and process that must accompany all these actions for us to be where we want to be.”

The President said that there is no more excuse for Africa to not speed up and reach…

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“Investment is route for African economic transformation”


The Herald

CAIRO:  The 10th African Union (AU) Private Sector Forum, held in Cairo from May 9-11, sent a key message to the private and public sector players: Deepening regional and continental integration is key to realising the aspirations of the African Union for a prosperous, globally competitive Africa.

Following up with the forum, Egypt Today looks at the key recommendations, the best routes for Africa’s economic transformation and key challenges facing the continent.

Since the start of the millennium, Africa has witnessed its growth rate increasing to just over 5 percent between 2001 and 2014, up from 2 percent in the 1980s and 1990s.

Increasing domestic and global demand, public investment on infrastructure, rising prices and a tighter trading partnership between Africa and China…

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Remembering Bertha Whedbee, Louisville’s first African American


Bertha Whedbee became the LMPD’s first African American female police officer in 1922. (Source: Louisville Metropolitan Public Safety Museum, Mort Childress collection)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – She made an impact back in 1922. That’s when Bertha Whedbee became Louisville’s first African American female officer.

Whedbee and her husband were also instrumental in the establishment of Louisville’s Red Cross Hospital, which served African Americans decades before the Civil Rights Movement.

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Despite their contributions to the community, their graves were forgotten. She was buried without a tombstone or marking. Just an empty plot of grass in Louisville’s Cemetery.

But now, a group of LMPD officers are honoring…

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Community calendar: Comic Con, West African griot party, city beaches and more


A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 22-28, 2018.

Animal events

Bow Wow Meow Luau

SAT Shelters and rescues with pets for adoption, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (facebook.com/events/182570682391431/).

Penguins in the Desert

TUE Seattle author Eric Wagner discusses his book about the lives of the Magellanic penguins of Argentina and the scientists who study them, 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free, advance tickets required (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/penguins-desert-evening-author-eric-wagner).

Historic Carousel 100th Birthday Celebration

JUNE 28 Carousel, at the zoo since 2006, turns 100; short program, relighting of the carousel,…

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