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African American Man Shot in Car-to-Car Shooting Killed Because of Race, Authorities Say

Authorities say a man fatally shot on a freeway on his way home from work in August was targeted because of his race.

Samuel Ferguson, 27, of Cerritos, was killed Aug. 20 in a car-to-car shooting on the 91 Freeway by a documented gang member who prosecutors say was targeting African Americans.

“And of today it still doesn’t make sense,” said Ferguson’s brother, Byron. “Knowing that somebody’s shooting people for no reason at all, based after race, just doesn’t sit well with me.”

Added Donna Cunningham, the victim’s sister: “I can’t even wrap my mind around what he must have felt like knowing someone was chasing him, firing several rounds at his car just because of the color of his skin.”

Car-to-Car Shooting in Cerritos Leaves One Person Dead

The Fergusons are relieved that the suspect is behind…

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Gabon rebel chief caught, two killed in failed coup

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The chief military rebel who led a thwarted coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed into a public radio station, the presidency said.

“The situation is under control,” the presidency statement said, adding that hostages had been freed from the radio station.

A group of soldiers had attempted to take power and called in a radio appeal for a popular uprising against ailing President Ali Bongo who is abroad recovering from the stroke.

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Several killed as boat sinks in Suriname

The search was continuing Friday for survivors after a boat sank on the Coppename River leaving as many as 11 people dead and several others missing.

The bodies of seven people, including four children have already been found amid fears that the death toll could rise with several others, including a mother and two children still missing.

In a brief statement, the government expressed “condolences to the entire community” and said that it is “devastated by the incident”.

The National Information Service (NIS) said that Corps Police Suriname, the district council, medical relief services and local residents are “doing their utmost” to assist in the search and rescue operations.

Local villagers said at least 20 persons have so far been rescued and that the tragedy…

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Africa killed it in global pop culture in 2018

2018 has been a boundary-pushing year for African pop culture. This year saw Africa continue to influence some of the most memorable global pop culture moments. 

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Caribbean News – Jamaican-Born Doctor Killed In Baltimore Hit And Run Accident

Dr. Nadia Dominique Morgan was killed in a hit and run collision

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tuesday. Dec. 18, 2018: A Jamaican-born recipient of the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award and a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center, was killed in a hit and run collision just before 11 p.m. at Falls and Green Spring Valley roads, Baltimore, Maryland Sunday, police said.

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Dr. Nadia Dominique Morgan was killed in a hit and run collision with Jason William Hines, 31, of the 200 block of Joppa Road. Hines is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied-bail status. Continue Reading

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US says 62 Al- Shabaab killed in Somalia

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The US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group Al-Shabaab in six air strikes in Somalia.

Four air strikes on Saturday killed 32 militants and a further two on Sunday killed 28, it said in a statement.

These were the deadliest air attacks in Somalia since November 2017 when the US said it had killed 100 militants.

Somalia has seen a sharp increase in the number of air strikes and casualties since President Donald Trump took office in the US in January 2017.

A tally by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals that at least 400 people have been killed in air strikes since the beginning of 2017, far more than the previous 10 years combined.

The latest strikes bring to at least 40 the number carried out in Somalia so far this year, compared with 35…

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