Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Officially Charged With Murder

Eric Holder, the man suspected of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle and injuring two others, has officially been charged with murder. Holder, 29, was arrested Tuesday and held on $7 million bail in connection with Hussle’s death on March 31. He has also been hit with two charges of attempted murder and one count of possession […] The post Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Officially Charged With Murder appeared first on EBONY. source: https://www.ebony.com/news/nipsey-hussle-shooting-suspect-officially-charged-with-murder/

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Boeing CEO apologizes, admits link to software error in ET302 crash

The CEO of Boeing admitted Thursday that, following the release of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 preliminary investigation, it was apparent that a suspect feature called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, was activated in response to data errors in the system. “We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents. These tragedies continue to weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, and we extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers and crew on board Lion Air Flight 610…

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Kenya: Key Points from President Kenyatta’s State of the Nation Address

By Kennedy Kimanthi President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered his much awaited State of the Nation address at Parliament on Thursday, speaking strongly on matters including the war on graft, the Big Four agenda and the need for leaders to work together for the sake of national unity and development. The President vowed to carry on with the war on corruption, reiterating that it is just and is aimed at protecting the resources the country needs to grow. “[There will be] no turning back in the war against corruption as it is…

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on the 51st Anniversary of His Death

On April 3, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke passionately to striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple church in Memphis, Tennessee. His speech, where he echoed that he’s “been to the Mountaintop,” would be the last one he would deliver. King was dead the next day after a bullet struck him on the […] The post Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on the 51st Anniversary of His Death appeared first on EBONY. source: https://www.ebony.com/news/honoring-martin-luther-king-jr-51-death-anniversary/

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Africa’s economic growth hit 7-year high

Africa’s economy is growing and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hit a seven-year high of 4%, which makes it the second fastest-growing region in the world behind Asia, says the African Development Bank (AfDB). This growth is driven largely driven by East Africa, which will be the fastest-expanding region for the fifth straight year. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania all feature on the AfDB’s list of 10 fastest-growing economies for 2019. Egypt, the biggest economy after Nigeria and South Africa, will also help drive growth. Output in the Arab world’s…

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Congo-Kinshasa: Kinshasa Digital Week Brings Together Promising Start-Ups From Across DRC’s Ecosystem to Broker Relationships With Private Sector and Government

The scale of DRC and its problems can sometimes seem completely overwhelming but every country has to start somewhere. Next week sees the second edition of Kinshasa Digital Week that brings together start-ups with potential private sector partners and Government. Russell Southwood spoke to one of its co-founders Jean-Louis Mbaka about how it all started and what it does. Kinshasa Digital week (https://www.kinshasadigitalweek.com/) takes place 12-13 April 2019. This tech ecosystem event is now in its second year and is going from strength to strength. The two-day event has one…

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10 Best Foodie Destinations in Africa

African cuisine is as diverse and fascinating as the continent’s history, cultures, and traditions. With a fusion of tastes and flavours, as well as some of the unique foods in the world, the continent is an absolute foodie heaven. If you set foot in any of the following foodie destinations, don’t leave without treating yourself to these delicious foods. Photo credit: Xiaojun Deng; Flickr Intrepid marathon runners and exhilarating safari adventures are not the only things Kenya is famous for. The country offers a variety of yummy dishes too, and…

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Nigeria: Meningitis Kills 48 People, Hits 15 States

Cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed 48 lives since the outbreak commenced in October last year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed. The centre in its situation report released yesterday said that a total of 541 suspected cases were reported from 15 states between October1st, 2018 to 27th March, 2019. It said 48 deaths have been recorded among all suspected cases during the period. The weekly epidemiological report also revealed that 119 samples were tested during the period and that 47 confirmed cases were recorded. It said that the…

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