USAfrica: James McGee excelled as an African-American labor leader

 By Chigbo Ofong, PhD. Special & Exclusive tribute for USAfricaonline.com Mazi James Madison McGee, born on December 22, 1940, in Nashville, attended Fisk University, Mason’s School of Business, served in the U.S Marine Corps, 1961-65 and in 1989, he was chosen as national president of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees (NAPFE). He was talented in many areas of the human existential experience. He was a gentle, kind, fearless and trusted leader who endeared himself to all those who knew him well.   His death, a few weeks ago,…

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Constitutional Court win paves the way for immigration progress

COMMENT Immigration law expert Stefanie de Saude Darbandi, representing a family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has helped bring about a change in immigration law by taking the case to the high court and Constitutional Court. This welcome development secures a change in the regulations relating to citizenship by naturalisation, allowing foreigners to apply for citizenship after five years’ permanent residence. Darbandi, representing the Mulowayi family from DRC, took their case to the Western Cape high court and then the Constitutional Court after their application for citizenship…

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Nigeria’s former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, forfeits N1Billion

Mrs. Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan has forfeited temporarily N1.0004 billion to the Federal Government. The interim forfeiture followed a court order secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The money was lodged in three deposits with Fidelity Bank Plc on 20th and 25th May, 2015. The forfeiture order by Federal High Court sitting in Kano and presided over by Justice A. Lewis-Allagoa is consequent upon a motion ex parte filed by the Commission seeking for the interim forfeiture of the money. The money was…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st February 2019

Immunisation: FG, Bill Gates Foundation Sign $75m Financing Agreement. World Leprosy Day – Nigerians urged to stop discrimination against lepers. Nigeria has 11 million stunted children – UNICEF. FG plans to reduce medical tourism with innovative cancer centres. 14.3 million Nigerians abuse cocaine, tramadol, others – FG. Gov. El-Rufai inaugurates multi million naira Dialysis Center in Kaduna. JOHESU threatens to embark on strike. Kogi Govt. approves immediate recruitment of doctors. Resident doctors partner FG to check outbreak of Lassa fever. WAHO calls for collaboration among West African medicines regulatory agencies. READ ALL STORIES HERE Share this:

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BHM: “Ain’t I A Woman?” The Life and Legacy of Abolitionist and Activist Sojourner Truth

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) It’s February 1st, which means it is now officially Black History Month! Although we here at Good Black News celebrate the achievements of Black people every day of the year, it is always lovely when the rest of the U.S. joins in to do the same for at least 28 of them. So, for #BHM2019, GBN will be highlighting the achievements of black women, past and present, who have and are paving the way to a better future. Sojourner Truth Google Doodle (via google.com) And what…

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All board members at South African state-owned pension fund resign

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The entire board of South Africa’s state-owned state pension fund, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), resigned on Friday, citing instability at the firm following graft allegations against at least four directors. “These events have been unbearable to us as individuals,” the board said in a letter to the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. “It’s for these reasons that we now write to humbly request the Honourable Minister to release us as directors of the PIC.” Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by James Macharia

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3 Caribbean festivals to help you reconnect with your history this February

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has declared 2019 as the Year of Festival. Comprising Dutch, English, French and Spanish-speaking countries and territories, the Caribbean offers tourists the luxury of selecting from a wide array of destinations to experience unique cultures and traditions. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an integral part of the Caribbean tourism calendar. Festivals help to energize communities across the region, while giving visitors more reasons to enjoy our destinations,” said Hugh Riley, Secretary General of CTO. With the Caribbean offering a wonderful blend of culture,…

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Africa: Two Combined Drugs Effective Against HIV-Leishmaniasis

By Baraka Rateng Nairobi — Two-drug treatment of patients with coinfection of HIV and kala-azar – a deadly disease that affects internal organs such as the liver and spleen – has proved 88 per cent effective in a trial in Ethiopia. Kala-azar, also known as visceral leshmaniasis, is caused by a parasite called Leishmania donovani, which is transmitted from the bite of infected female sandflies. According to the WHO, about 50,000 to 90,000 new cases of the disease occur annually worldwide, with more than 95 per cent of untreated cases…

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Gambia: First Lady Barrow Launches Child Protection and Nutrition Project

Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno: Nutrition and Protection for Children on the Move project at Jarra Soma, Lower River Region. The project seeks to strengthen regional and local government structures, provide an opportunity for all people to understand the rights of children, and the need for their protection. Additionally, it is designed to provide adequate nutrition to maximize the potential of children in the country. In her statement, the First lady described the launching as opportunity for…

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Liberia: Tomorrow Is ‘World Wetlands Day’

One of several wetlands on the Robertsport Highway in Grand Cape Mount County. President George Weah has by proclamation declared Saturday, February 2, 2019, a “World Wetlands Day” to be observed throughout Liberia as a working holiday, a release has said. According to the release, the President has therefore called on all people residing in the country to join authorities at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to ensure the sustainable management of wetlands and water bodies in the country. In the proclamation, President Weah called on the EPA to execute…

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