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African forced to give up seat on bus – English

(ANSA) – Trento, October 18 – An Italian woman ordered a
young African man who sat beside her on a bus about to leave
Trento for Rome to move to the back of the vehicle, saying
“you’re coloured, you’re of another religion”, sources said
The man burst out crying and called for the intervention of
police and in the end he swapped seats with another woman
Bus company Flixbus Italia said ti regretted that such an
incident had happened on one of its coaches.


English missionaries to talk about deadly African hostage ordeal

David and Shirley Donovan from Fenland will talk at St Wendreda’s Church in the nearby town of March on 13th October – exactly one year since they were captured in Nigeria.

A former GP, Mr Donovan told the Fenland Citizen newspaper: “We have a real sense of gratitude to all those people, who every evening gave up their time to pray for us.


“We really value the support of the people and we want to show our gratitude.

“The talk is a way of contextualising what happened to us, to explain what we were doing and why, what we have learned from the experience and to encourage Christians in the town in their faith.”

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The couple were offering free medical services to…

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African Union ‘dismayed’ at Salvini, says ‘migrants aren’t slaves’ – English

(ANSA) – Rome, September 19 – The African Union expressed “dismay” on Wednesday after Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini reportedly compared migrants to slaves. “The African Union Commission expresses dismay at the comments made by the Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Salvini, at a recent conference in Vienna at which he likened African immigrants to slaves,” the AU said in a statement. “It is the view of the African Union that name-calling will not resolve the migration challenges facing Africa and Europe”.
    Salvini had a verbal spat with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn after reportedly saying “we don’t need to have new slaves to replace the children we no longer produce” last week. “In the interests of constructive…

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Robert Stepto appointed the Schiff Professor of English

Robert Stepto (Photo credit: Harold Shapiro)

Robert Stepto, newly named as the John M. Schiff Professor of English, focuses his research on the relation of literature to the visual arts and to folklore, literary history, and the “translation” of vernacular forms (for example, sermons or the blues) into written forms.

Stepto’s other interests include early African American narratives, American Renaissance authors, fin de siècle writers, the New Negro Renaissance (including its book art), 20th-century poetry (American and African American), American autobiography in all periods (beginning with captivity narratives), African American fiction from Chesnutt to Ellison, and the American “vernacular” landscape.

A graduate of Trinity College (Hartford), Stepto studied English and…

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english – agrofood West Africa

Post Show Report 2017

Opening Ceremony with VIP tour around the exhibition
Opening Ceremony with VIP tour around the exhibition
Source: Graphic Online – September 20, 2017

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have jointly appealed to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a loan facility of $1.2 billion to set up warehouses and establish chocolate manufacturing facilities

Source: www.pulse.com – May 5, 2017

The US government has revealed its intentions to finance Ghana’s agric sector.

Source: www.citifmonline.com – April 23, 2017

Ghana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the “Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.

Source: www.pulse.com – April 19, 2017

President Nana Addo Dankwa…

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African heat in south, storms in north – English

(ANSA) – Rome, July 4 – Southern Italy will be hit by a wave
of African heat in the coming days while the north will see
The civil protection department issued a warning over fierce
downpours expected across the north.


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