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Travel scholarships available for students to go abroad

Travel scholarships available for students to go abroad

BY JOSEPH HERNANDEZ CHICAGO TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Heads up, intrepid world travelers: Hostelling International USA is offering scholarships to help young nomads hit the road. Applications are being accepted for HI USA’s Explore the World Travel Scholarship, which awards dozens of recipients $2,000 each to help pay for international trips with an educational or […]

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

Palm Coast man leads trip to help area physicians and others learn more about the country’s battle against breast cancer. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Palm Coast resident Alberto N. Jones organized a trip to his native Cuba last month and included breast cancer survivors, physicians and well-wishing comrades. His wife, Silvia, is a survivor […]

Rescued Nigerian girls need funds to attend college in US

Rescued Nigerian girls need funds to attend college in US

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the survivors of the Boko Haram mass kidnapping in Chibok, Nigeria, last year could be joining them – if they can raise the money. Emmanuel Ogebe, […]

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

The Watoto Children’s Choir kicked off its four-month U.S. tour in Palm Beach Gardens and will continue through the southeast through March of 2015. The group will visit the Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave. in Ormond Beach, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The performances are titled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation and are […]

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

BY GEORGE WHITE NEW AMERICA MEDIA Editor’s Note: As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union (AU), the alliance of nations on the continent. In that role, Zuma – a physician – manages AU initiatives on education, the environment, economic development and […]

Dr. Frank Royal A Player in Smithfield-China Deal

Dr. Frank Royal A Player in Smithfield-China Deal

“It’s fine.” That’s how Richmond physician Frank S. Royal views the global transaction involving Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the worlds’s largest pork producer and processor known for such brands as Armour, Gwaltney and Farmland. That’s to be expected. Dr. Royal, 73, is among the company decision-makers who stamped their approval on the $4.7 billion sale […]

Ethiopia Diverts Nile River for Giant Dam, Raising Fears in Egypt, Sudan

Ethiopia Diverts Nile River for Giant Dam, Raising Fears in Egypt, Sudan

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN   Ethiopian government officials this week celebrated the diversion of the Blue Nile river for what they’ve dubbed the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which is expected to provide hydroelectricity for Ethiopia and neighboring countries by 2015.   But downstream nations Egypt and Sudan are troubled […]

Japan is Latest Suitor for African Resources

Japan is Latest Suitor for African Resources

Since the tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in 2011, the Asian tiger has faced an unprecedented energy crisis, prompting it to reach out to African nations where some of the world’s richest wells of oil and gas have been found.   This month, at the three-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development, Prime Minister Shinzo […]