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WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

Newly reelected Ivorian President Ouattara could consolidate peace and economic prosperity during his second term by addressing past violence in Cote d’Ivoire. This month’s  piece on Worldviews, calls on the Ivorian President to make firm steps to deliver justice and reparations to victims and engage more fully on efforts to acknowledge the truth about Cote […]

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

The “13/11” massacre reveals the scale of the ISIS threat, writes David Hayes in London. That makes a coherent response vital. By David Hayes | The AfricaPaper  London, UK – The bomber will always get through.” In the deep valley of the 1930s, a phrase used by the British conservative politician Stanley Baldwin came to […]

Major US College Installed Its First Black President

Major US College Installed Its First Black President

By Alie B. Sheriff | The AfricaPaper Fulton, MO – In the late 1970s, the euphoria that surrounded Nigeria’s second republic that ended military dictatorship and welcomed the country’s first civilian government in years, was evident in most part in the West African nation. Journey There were signs of renewed hope with the advent of […]

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 […]

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

By Alie B. Sheriff  | The AfricaPaper United Nations, New York – Pope Francis yesterday drew thousands of adoring crowds in New York, many waiting hours at various venues within the city hoping to catch a glimpse at the most intriguing moral leader. From the United Nations headquarters, where he addressed a conclave of world […]

Pierre Collins: “I am guilty because I killed my son.”

Pierre Collins: “I am guilty because I killed my son.”

By Issa Mansaray & James Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – Pierre Collins was sentenced yesterday to 40-years in prison after admitting to  killing his 10-year-old son. For months Collins has denied any role in the killing of Barway Edwin Collins. But in a public plea held at the Hennepin County Courthouse, Collins left […]

Cameroonian Attorney Named Secretary General of Junior Chamber International

Cameroonian Attorney Named Secretary General of Junior Chamber International

By Alie Badara Sheriff | The AfricaPaper St. Louis, MO – Arrey Obenson had a vision to have a positive impact on the world, but had no idea how he was going to accomplish this task. That all changed when he attended his first Junior Chamber International (JCI) event in his native Cameroon. He became […]

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

By Jeremy Adam Smith | The AfricaPaper Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest? On Wednesday, a young white man named Dylann Roof killed nine black people at prayer in South Carolina. Some have called it racism. Others say […]

Charlie Hebdo: ‘Four dead’ in Niger protest

Charlie Hebdo: ‘Four dead’ in Niger protest

At least four people have been killed in violent protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Niger’s second city of Zinder, officials say. A number of churches and the French cultural centre were among several buildings raided and set alight. Friday saw protests across the Muslim world over the magazine’s publication of a cartoon of […]

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