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YES Introduces Students to Career Professionals

YES Introduces Students to Career Professionals

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Park, Minn – Minnesota based youth group, Youth Engaging Success, YES, in short, hosted an informal meeting in the city of Champlain where its students had the opportunity to interact with career professionals living in the state of Minnesota such as politicians, city officials, business people, writers […]

Final Farewell to Barway Collins

Final Farewell to Barway Collins

Many from the Liberian Community attended Barway’s funeral. Photo: Issa Mansaray |The AfricaPaper. By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – Indignations and cries for justice overshadowed the  requiem for Barway Collins, as hundreds converged on the Shiloh Temple International Ministries to bid him farewell. “We will always remember the name called Barway,” […]

Local and National Groups Search for Missing Boy

Local and National Groups Search for Missing Boy

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Crystal, Minn – “I’m the last to sleep and the first to wake up,” Pierre Collins, 33, father of the missing 10 year-old Barway Edwin Collins, told The AfricaPaper about his worries and his sleepless nights  since his son disappeared on a Wednesday afternoon on March 18. Collins […]

The Ebola Wars

The Ebola Wars

 By Richard Preston The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of H.I.V., in the early nineteen-eighties, seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a two-year-old boy who was suffering from diarrhea and a fever. We […]

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

By Scott Stewart Over the past few weeks, I’ve had people at speaking engagements ask me if I thought the Islamic State or some other militant group is using Ebola as a biological weapon, or if such a group could do so in the future. Such questions and concerns are not surprising given the intense media hype […]

EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the virus’s path—and the psychological contagion that […]

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 […]

Pope Francis Suspends ‘Bishop of Bling’

Pope Francis Suspends ‘Bishop of Bling’

By CLARK BENTSON | Good Morning America SUSPEND Pope Francis today suspended the free spending German Bishop Franz Peter Tebartz-van Elst — known derisively as Bishop Deluxe or the Bishop of Bling — and ordered him to vacate the Diocese of Limburg, at least temporarily. The pope, who has declined to live in the Vatican’s […]

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