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Jul 30th, 2013
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  Aswad Ayinde | credits: An award-winning Nigerian music director, Aswad Ayinde, found guilty of fathering children with his daughters, will spend the rest of his life in jail. According to the Mail Online, Ayinde, 55, of Paterson, New Jersey, United States, was sentenced to 50 years in prison ...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror Lydia Assefa-Dawson shared her story at the Federal Way Kiwanis Club meeting Jan. 30 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. By ANDY HOBBS Federal Way Mirror Editor As a 5-month-old baby, Lydia Assefa-Dawson lost her legs and her family. The Federal Way woman was born in a ...
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Aug 7th, 2012
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The rising toll of violence in Israel directed at African migrants in the country has seen Ethiopians and Eritreans talk of the increase in racism in the country. “We hear it daily in this country,” said one Eritrean worker, who asked Bikyamasr.com not to be named due to the risk of losing his work p...
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Jun 7th, 2012
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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Kings only needed one last win to scratch a 45-year-old itch. With a victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, a long-struggling franchise would have matched the most dominant playoff run in NHL history. The largest crowd in their history could have watched the Kings ra...
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May 16th, 2012
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A Nigerian man who supervised more than 30 private security guards at Newark-Liberty International Airport pleaded not guilty Tuesday to identity theft of a man killed in New York two decades ago, prosecutors said. Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole, 54, is accused of using the identity of Jerry Thomas and taki...
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Mar 13th, 2012
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Grassroots Ethiopian human rights groups and activists have been stunned by the death last week of  Donald Payne, our strongest ally and advocate in the U.S. Congress. His passing marks a major setback to the cause of freedom, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia and Africa. But Don Payne has left ...
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Mar 8th, 2012
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By Alemayehu G Mariam How does one say farewell to a great friend of Ethiopia and Africa? Representative Donald Payne, the dean of New Jersey’s House delegation and the first black congressman elected to represent New Jersey, died at age 77 from colon cancer on Tuesday. He was elected to 12 ter...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2012
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Mar 2 @ Raptors Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL Nets 16 - - - 16 Celtics 22 - - - 22 Celtics And Nets In 2011-12: Boston and New Jersey have met once this season, with the Celtics posting an 89-70 victory on Wed., Jan. 4 at TD Garden. Paul Pierce scored 24 points and […]...
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Feb 16th, 2012
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Whitney Houston was a secret lesbian and binged on the drugs and alcohol that killed her because she was torn over living a lie, it has been claimed. Rumours have been circulating for 30 years that the singer had had a secret relationship with her ex-assistant, but her friends have now publicly spoke...
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Dec 23rd, 2011
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The journey began earlier this month, with a 12-hour, nonstop flight to Nigeria, where I grew up. I was invited to present the convocation address at Auchi Polytechnic, a large university in Auchi, Nigeria. I was thrilled, humbled and a little nervous when the plane landed, and I walked on stiff legs...