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Americans Remembered Their War Heroes both Dead or Alive

Americans Remembered Their War Heroes both Dead or Alive

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Excelsior, Minn -The Oak Hill Cemetery is a tiny graveyard atop a small hill, about a mile from downtown, Excelsior. But its history is hardly measured by its size for it is the final resting place for some of America’s veterans of foreign wars-from World War I, and […]

Liberians Seek Justice for Henry McCabe’s Death

Liberians Seek Justice for Henry McCabe’s Death

  By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Rush Lake, Minn – More than 100 people attended a vigil for the late 32-year-old Henry McCabe at Rush Lake on Saturday morning, November 7. The atmosphere was somber as they cried, hugged, and consoled his widow, Kareen McCabe. Many had helped in the search for the […]

Guinean Community Says Goodbye to Slain Driver

Guinean Community Says Goodbye to Slain Driver

By Daniela Castro | The AfricaPaper An immigrant taxi driver was shot and killed following an argument about the fare Bronx, New York, – Unnerved by the murder of one of their own in late September, Bronx taxi drivers are demanding prompt implementation of more effective safety measures. Mamadou Barry, 39, was shot and killed […]

A Tribute to Joan Kagezi: The Murder of a Human Rights Defender

A Tribute to Joan Kagezi: The Murder of a Human Rights Defender

Joan Kagezi was a lead prosecutor in high profile cases in Uganda, including against a former LRA commander and those accused of terrorism. She was shot dead in front of her children in March. By Brigid Inder | The AfricaPaper Kampala, Uganda – On 30 March, at around 7.30pm, Joan Kagezi, Senior Principal State Attorney […]

Malawi’s Top Journalist, BBC, Associated Press Correspondent Dies

Malawi’s Top Journalist, BBC, Associated Press Correspondent Dies

By Henry K Mhango | The AfricaPaper Blantyre, Malawi  – Shock, disbelief, pain, grief, confusion, and devastation has locked the Malawi’s media fraternity following an accidental death of the country’s prominent freelance journalist and media freedom activist Raphael Tenthani. Visit Tentahni 43, who until his death was a correspondent for the BBC and Associated Press […]

Barway’s Mom Weeps Profusely; Asks Why?

Barway’s Mom Weeps Profusely; Asks Why?

  Urges sympathizers to wear all-white at Funeral By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Park, Minn – Every African mother who has a child that lives in the United States dreams of one day visiting to celebrate the child’s wedding or graduation, but not to come and be taken to a funeral home […]

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

By Mike van Graan | The AfricaPaper   There will come a time When history turns When new heroes are birthed And made more giant by fading memory Of him who has now passed   Not yet interred The time has already come For those without sin To cast their first Second Third Stones He […]

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

By Professor Timothy Wangusa | The AfricaPaper Let the flags of all the nations On whom the sun shines upon its way – Fold and droop at half mast   To salute Africa’s monumental son!   From northerly Algeria to Azania, From westerly Senegal to Somalia – Let there be a hush across the sky […]

MANDELA: THE FINAL FLIGHT HOME

MANDELA: THE FINAL FLIGHT HOME

  By Issa A. Mansaray and Rudzani Musekwa | The AfricaPaper Waterkloof, PRETORIA – A visibly emotional Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela’s wife for the past 15 years wiped tears as she received the Africa National Congress (ANC) flag which was draped over her late husband’s coffin. Machel repeatedly wiped tears off her eyes with a […]

Chávez To Eternity

Chávez To Eternity

By Ivan Briscoe | The Hague This indeed is the authentic measure of the late president’s achievements: there is now no simple switch in Venezuelan public ideology – no going back. The turn in the post-colonial history of the region is unequivocal. A slogan, now infamous, was daubed on the walls of Buenos Aires in […]

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