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Veteran Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68

Cummings died on Thursday due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges” his office said. Cummings, a son of sharecropper represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District since 1996 and was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry.  As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he instigated several investigations into the Trump administration, including probes in […]

African News International

Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 8, 2019/ — Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking program to 10 African countries including: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) […]

Canada International

International student accused of staging his own kidnapping in Markham

A 16-year-old international student from China allegedly staged his own kidnapping in Markham last month. York Regional Police said officers were called to a residence on Huntington Park Drive on Sept. 27 just after midnight for a report of a kidnapping. “When officers arrived they were shown a video of the supposed victim, a 16-year-old […]

Sri Lankan presidential candidate and former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves to media as he leaves the election commission after filing his nomination in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. A record 35 candidates filed nominations Monday for next month’s Sri Lankan presidential election, but the incumbent has opted not to seek a second term with the entry of Rajapaksa, who is considered the favorite. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
International

A record 35 candidates vie for Sri Lanka’s presidency

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A record 35 candidates filed nominations Monday for next month’s Sri Lankan presidential election, but the incumbent has opted not to seek a second term with the entry of popular former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered the favourite. Rajapaksa, who served as defence chief under his brother and then-President […]

Former first lady Michelle Obama embraces a student at her alma mater, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, on Chicago's West Side, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, a day before the launch of a book tour to promote her memoir, "Becoming." (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
International World

Michelle Obama’s next book is a companion to ‘Becoming’

NEW YORK – Michelle Obama’s first book since “Becoming” is more about her readers than about herself. “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” will be published Nov. 19 by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The new release was announced Monday and is a companion to her multimillion-selling “Becoming,” which came […]

African News International

Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014 BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 12, 2019/ — The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ […]

Football Ghana International Sports

Manchester City insert sell-on clause in Ghanaian defender Jeremie Frimpong’s Celtic deal

English champions Manchester City have inserted a 30% sell-on clause in Jeremie Frimpong’s transfer to Scottish giants Celtic. Jeremie Frimpong joined the Scottish champions on a four year deal in a transfer worth a £1 million. Celtic have paid an initial £350,000 for the 18-year old with the club set to pay the remaining £650,000 […]

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 20. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands released the figure Wednesday evening and warned that more fatalities were likely. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
International

Ontario woman among Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas

The family of a woman from Windsor, Ont., says she has died in the Bahamas as a result of hurricane Dorian. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money to bring the body of Alishia Sabrina Liolli back to Canada. The page says Liolli died from the impact of hurricane Dorian, which authorities […]

African News International

Ayuk Receives Praise for His Chapter on the U.S. and Africa in ‘Billions at Play’

Ayuk has devoted Chapter 17 of Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy to the U.S. and Africa, along with America’s potential to bolster Africa’s journey to a brighter future JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 28, 2019/ — The latest book by leading African energy attorney NJ Ayuk describes the steps he’d like Africans to […]