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Commentary: The divine mission of each nation


Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at jeanhcharles@aol.com

By Jean H Charles

I was perusing this week the weekly Tablet, the journal of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in New York, when I fell upon an article with picture showing Pope Francis eating with the poor in Rome on November 18, the day that has been dedicated by Vatican as the World Day of the Poor.

It strikes me as an unusual coincidence as to why that day November 18 was chosen. Indeed on this day some two hundred years ago, in Haiti, ragtag soldiers with captured firearms succeeded in overcoming some of the best soldiers of Napoleon Bonaparte in reversing the world order of the time that imposed slavery on black people transported…

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Detective mission to characterize and trace the history of a new African meteorite — ScienceDaily


Researchers from Wits and colleagues from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar are on a “detective mission” to describe, classify and trace the history of a meteorite that landed in and around the small town of Benenitra in southwestern Madagascar shortly before the lunar eclipse on 27 July 2018.

News of the event in this remote area was brought to the attention of a Wits Geosciences graduate, Tim Marais, who was travelling in the area a few days after the meteorite fall. He collected some preliminary eyewitness accounts that reported a bright meteor fireball, a loud explosion and a rain of rock fragments that fell in and around Benenitra that, fortuitously, appear to have missed all people and buildings, and he was able to acquire several small fragments that residents had managed to…

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Detective mission to characterise and trace the history of a new African meteorite


Credit: Wits University

Wits researchers go on a mission to describe, classify and trace the 4.5 billion-year-old history of a meteorite that landed in Madagascar.


Researchers from Wits and colleagues from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar are on a “detective mission” to describe, classify and trace the history of a meteorite that landed in and around the small town of Benenitra in southwestern Madagascar shortly before the lunar eclipse on 27 July 2018.

News of the event in this remote area was brought to the attention of a Wits Geosciences graduate, Tim Marais, who was travelling in the area a few days after…

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African Youth Alliance in Lewiston celebrates its first home, mission


LEWISTON — A new organization called the African Youth Alliance is hoping to change some stereotypes surrounding immigrant youths in Lewiston, and possibly steer fellow students away from violence and bad decisions.

An open house Friday celebrated the group’s first physical space, a room on the second floor of 180 Lisbon St. that was donated to the alliance by the owners of Forage Market.

A few chairs and couches surround a set of speakers blaring music, and art and flags representing African nations hang on the walls.

Jordy Dushime, a senior at Lewiston High School, is the coordinator of the group.

Dushime, 18, came to Lewiston from the East African country of Burundi two years ago. He’s hoping the African Youth Alliance can be a place other immigrant youths go to feel welcome, where…

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Central African Republic: Guterres says UN mission committed to protecting civilians, helping stabilize country, as…


“The Secretary General is greatly concerned at the rise in violence in recent days in the Central African Republic,” said a statement issued by UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

Mr. Guterres was reacting to an attack that took place this past Thursday, 15 November, on a camp for internally displaced persons in the town of Alindao, some 300 kilometres east of the capital, Bangui. At least 37 people were killed. The attack was attributed to the UPC (Union for Peace in the Central African Republic) armed group.

In a separate attack yesterday on a base of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known as MINUSCA in the southwestern town of Gbambia, a Tanzanian peace keeper was killed. The attack is suspected to have been conducted by the Siriri armed group,…

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S. African president embarks on mission to woo investment – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa left South Africa on Sunday, emarking on a mission to woo investment.

The president will attend the G20 Africa Conference scheduled for October 29-30 in Berlin, Germany, his office said.

The G20 Africa Conference will discuss progress made with the G20 Partnership with Africa and the Compact with Africa (CwA), which was initiated last year under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including in infrastructure. So far, 11 African countries have joined the initiative.

The conference will also focus on ways in which the G20, African countries and development banks can cooperate to promote private investment and economic participation in Africa, while reflecting on the achievements and gains made…

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