Jan 25th, 2014
By Yilma Bekele We love to visit the past. There is no one like us that digs deeper, travel further to harvest the bounty of our rich past. To say we dwell on the past is definitely an understatement. I would not be surprised if scientists after mapping our brain find a special pocket where […...
Mar 6th, 2013
Mawi Asgedom, who immigrated to the U.S. at age 7 and later graduated from Harvard and now develops school curriculums, speaks to students at All Saints’ Academy in Winter Haven. By GREG PARLIER LEDGER MEDIA GROUP CORRESPONDENT WINTER HAVEN | If you don’t hit the turbo button, you donR...
Feb 25th, 2013
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – A seminar coming up in November in Ethiopia will be – quite literally – of biblical proportions, and one U.S. tour company is offering travel programs to the event. The Second International Conference on the Bible and Its African Roots happens on Monday November 4 through Sat...
Jan 24th, 2013
By Liban Obsiye & Abdullahi Warfa It was a pleasure to watch the launch of the new Somali think tank, the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies, in Mogadishu yesterday. The great and good gathered and some fantastic speeches were given. Is this not always the case in Somali meetings? Well yes, bu...
Jan 9th, 2013
By Funmi Macaulay I attended a seminar last spring at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University that discussed the topic ‘The Future of Nigeria’. With so many things happening in Nigeria at the time, I expected a robust discussion particularly on the threat that insecurity situation poses ...
May 20th, 2012
Washington – Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wed longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site. The 28-year-old billionaire’s wedding took place a day after Facebook’s initial public offering...
Mar 11th, 2012
By John Perazzo By now, you may already have seen the 1991 video footage of Barack Obama, who was then a 30-year-old student at Harvard Law School, speaking in glowing terms about Harvard professor Derrick Bell, whom Obama described as a man known for “speaking the truth” and for an “excellence of … ...
Mar 10th, 2011
Cambridge is the most highly regarded UK university in the world, according to new research. The prestigious institution came third in a table ranking universities exclusively on their reputation among academics worldwide. The UK had two institutions in the top 10 – along with Cambridge, Oxford...
Jan 26th, 2011
Social media has ingrained itself so thoroughly as an instrument of activist organization that it’s targeted by many an authoritarian government seeking to quell an uprising. This week, as protests descended upon the Egyptian capital of Cairo, Twitter confirmed that it had been blocked in the N...