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Kaduna Convict Prison: Where Prisoners Awaiting Trials Outnumber Convicted Inmates

Kaduna Convict Prison: Where Prisoners Awaiting Trials Outnumber Convicted Inmates

By Mohammad Ibrahim | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – The slow pace of the criminal justice system in Nigeria is responsible for the congestion of prisons across the country, says to prison experts. Threat Authorities revealed that over 34,000 out of the estimated 48,000 prisoners in custody in the country are awaiting trial, describing the […]

Somali Mothers Unite Against Terrorist Groups

Somali Mothers Unite Against Terrorist Groups

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – As terrorist groups continue to lure young Somalis from the Twin Cities to join them in the Middle East, Voice of East African Women (VEAW), based in Minneapolis, has started a series — Mothers Against Youth Recruitment — to address the growing problem affecting Somali […]

Liberia’s Vice President Arrives in Minnesota

Liberia’s Vice President Arrives in Minnesota

The AfricaPaper | News Brooklyn Park, Minn – Liberian Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, has arrived in  the Twin Cities, home to more than 30,000 people of Liberian descent in the US. The Vice President, who arrived in the Twin Cities on Wednesday on a  week-long visit, will among other things meet with a cross […]

Guinea on Knife-edge on Eve of Presidential Poll after Clashes

Guinea on Knife-edge on Eve of Presidential Poll after Clashes

By Selim Saheb Ettaba & Mouctar Bah | The AfricaPaper  Conakry, Guinea – Guinea was on a knife-edge Saturday, on the eve of a presidential election, after clashes between supporters of incumbent leader Alpha Conde and his main rival left seven people dead, according to security sources and local authorities. “We have seen since yesterday […]

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 […]

FILM: Psycho, One of the Best Thrillers of All Time

FILM: Psycho, One of the Best Thrillers of All Time

By Lucas Jallah-Acosta | The AfricaPaper Robbinsdale, Minn – Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, one of the greatest suspense horror films of all time, focuses particularly on its main character Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a haunted young man with particularly psychological troubles. A seemingly ordinary, meek man, Norman shows throughout the film his propensity for […]

Opinion: Why Every Diaspora Family Needs “Legacy Planning”

Opinion: Why Every Diaspora Family Needs “Legacy Planning”

By Henry M. Ongeri & Steven E. Antolak* Right upfront, let’s face it: we all like to put off unpleasant or uncomfortable thoughts or conversations. It is not easy to confront the reality of our own disability, weakness or mortality. So we put it on the back burner. However, the reality remains that burying our […]

Opinion: Protecting Seniors from Schemes and Scams

Opinion: Protecting Seniors from Schemes and Scams

By Deb Taylor | The AfricaPaper Dwight, 74, is more cautious now after being stung by a classified advertisement he saw in an online magazine. The ad promised $100 in legal currency for $50. Dwight (naively) felt it was a good deal so he dashed off a check for $50 and mailed it to a […]

At 100, a Harlem Convent Struggles to Survive

At 100, a Harlem Convent Struggles to Survive

By Benjamin Parkin | The AfricaPaper Harlem, New York – Sister Patricia Marie Williams grins as she recounts her favorite biblical stories, from the Prodigal Son to Adam and Eve. Soft sunlight spills into the room, sparsely decorated with a portrait of Pope Francis and a cross.On Saturday, Sister Patricia celebrates 70 years as a […]

FLOOD: Victims Concern Over Disease Outbreak

FLOOD: Victims Concern Over Disease Outbreak

By Mohammad Ibrahim | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – Residents of flood-ravaged communities in Kaduna state have expressed health concerns over their unkempt environments since the flood waters came their way over two week ago leaving 12 people dead and hundreds homeless. Stench They have been battling with stench from lost valuables such as food […]

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