While Sankara and Lumumba were killed before their 38th birthdays, here’s why dictators Idi Amin, Mobutu and Bokassa died old men

Have you wondered why those who sought Africa’s well-being and refused to take different kinds of inducements for their countries to be raped died early? Now flip the coin. Ironically, the African leaders doing the bidding of their pay masters and undermine the interest of the masses live relatively long? Take Burkina Faso’s patriotic leader, Thomas Sankara for instance, he was dead by 37 years, assassinated by former colleagues led by Blaise Compaoré who is a known African agent of France or rather bluntly a puppet of the French. Compaoré…

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The Race To Fill Elijah Cummings’ Congressional Seat Is Becoming Crowded

It’s only been a few weeks since Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings died, but the race to fill his seat seemingly began immediately upon the news of his death. On Monday, Cummings’ widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, became the latest person to declare candidacy for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, which her husband presided over for more than two decades on Capitol Hill. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings told the Baltimore Sun in an interview published late Monday afternoon.…

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, to Run for His Seat in Congress

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and the late Elijah Cummings (photo via heavy.com) According to baltimoresun.com, Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings,  widow of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, is running for her husband’s seat in Congress. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, said. “I’m going to run this race and I’m going to run it hard, as if he’s still right here by my side.” Cummings passed away on Oct. 17 from cancer after serving more than…

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“I’m tired of this s—.” – White Florida police officer fired for yanking a black student’s hair

A white Florida Police officer has been sacked after a video surfaced on social media of him yanking a middle school student by the hair. Authorities have not identified the officer involved in the incident.  Brewing public anger forced the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to release the bodycam footage of the incident Friday, ABC News reports. More about this Officers are shown in the video responding to a fight that broke out between students outside Westridge Middle School in Orlando, Florida. The video shows one deputy holding a girl against the trunk…

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AfricaCom 2019: The Largest Technology Event in Africa

We are committed to Africa.  Will you support us? Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a news site that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, development, etc. If you are able to, please support Africa.com with as little as $1. It means a lot to us.…

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China again denies recycled AU spying claims

China delivered a blistering retort on Monday to new remarks about spying at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, a claim that has circulated in recent years but was recently referenced by a U.S. official seeking to persuade nations not to use China’s Huawei firm and its equipment. Spokesman Geng Shuang of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the remark by top U.S. tech chief Michael Kratsios “nothing but fake news cooked by Western media” that is “thrown into the dustbin by our African friends.” Kratsios made the…

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