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Groups say Malabo on revenge mission


By ARNALDO VIEIRA
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Lobby groups are accusing Equatorial Guinea of waging a vendetta war against anti-corruption crusaders.

The accusations come hot on the heels of Malabo issuing a warrant of arrest against 16 individuals it accuses of money laundering and financing terrorism. Those wanted include a French anti-corruption lawyer, Mr William Bourdon, and nine human rights and anti-corruption advocates.

Mr Bourdon founded the French anti-corruption legal advocacy group Sherpa, that has spearheaded lawsuits in France against close relatives of several heads of state accused of embezzling public funds.

Amnesty International (AI) said in a statement that the arrest warrants were in apparent retaliation for the trial against President Teodoro Obiang’ Nguema’s eldest son for his…

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Head of the African Union Observation Mission to Nigeria’s Elections to Conclude Stakeholder engagement Today Ahead…


Abuja, Nigeria 15 February 2019: The head of the African Union Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Nigeria, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn is today holding his final round of meetings with stakeholders in the Nigerian general elections to take place on Saturday 16th February 2019. Since the mission’s deployment, Mr. Desalegn has been receiving updates from various stakeholders including political parties, the electoral commission, civil society, government officials and other observer groups.

Mr. Desalegn is heading a 50-member delegation, which includes the African Union Commissioner of Political Affairs Mrs. Minata Samate Cessouma.

The deployment of the delegation by the African Union Commission (AUC) was done following an invitation by the Nigerian Government and Electoral Commission,…

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Huge African welcome as UNIA-ACL revives Garvey's mission in Liberia



MEMBERS OF the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) delegation that just returned to the United …
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Church’s retro-style Valentine’s event to fund African mission | News


One local church, raising funds to benefit an African community, is inviting the public to lace up their dancing shoes and turn back the clock this Valentine’s weekend.

Knighstville United Methodist Church is hosting its first-ever Back-to-the-Prom event on Saturday. The dinner-dance occasion will feature a three-course steak dinner, live DJ and silent auction. Childcare will also be provided at $5 per child.

The fundraiser is benefiting the construction of the first permanent church in Nyamongo, Tanzania.

The cost to purchase the land and erect a simple structure is just $600, according to Knightsville UMC Pastor Robert Harper.

“It’s not going to be the type of church we see here with pews and…

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How Ferguson and Black Lives Matter Inspired This St. Louis Family to Open a Kids’ Bookstore With a Mission


Editor’s note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.

Jeffrey and Pamela Blair wanted their children to feel proud. Then they wanted all African-American children to feel proud.

The couple’s business, EyeSeeMe, is a 1,200-square foot storefront in the St. Louis suburb of University City. With shelves of bright-jacketed books and bold posters splashed across the walls it confronts–with defiance and love–the weight of history. The Blairs have curated close to 3,000 titles, ranging from Africa-themed alphabets to the lives of black inventors to hip-hop poetry. Collectively, they chronicle African-American lives, history, and culture.

EyeSeeMe says to its young customers: Do you see all these stories of…

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The United States Mission to the African Union (USAU) is holding a one-day Africa Entrepreneur Forum in Addis Ababa…


The Forum will bring together 24 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows from 12 different countries across sub-Saharan Africa in Addis Ababa to identify opportunities and challenges for African entrepreneurs.

The daylong event will gather multi-sectoral entrepreneurs from the continent along with potential angel investors.  The forum will connect participants working in the fields of media, agriculture, information technology, and telecommunications.  The event is designed to create a space where African entrepreneurs can network, benchmark, and seek out potential investors.  A key outcome of the Forum will be input to the high-level U.S. – Africa Trade Investment Forum taking place on February 12 about…

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