Tuesday, 12 April 2016

News Release: Togo Pledges Commitment To African Economic Integration

President Faure Gnassingbé of Togo (Left) in conversation with Afreximbank President Dr. Benedict Oramah during his visit to the Afreximbank Headquarters in Cairo

Togo is strongly committed to achieving an economically integrated Africa and to the deepening of intra-African trade, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé said in Cairo today.

News Release: Dangers Of Fulani Janjaweed In Nigeria

The Janjaweed are a militia that operates in Darfur, Western Sudan, and Eastern Chad. Using the United Nations definition, the Janjaweed comprised Sudanese Arab tribes, the core of whom are from the Abbala (camel herder) background with significant recruitment from the Baggara (cattle herder) people(source: Wikipedia 2016).  Since 2003, the Janjaweed has been a major player or party in the bloody conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan; fighting the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army and the Justice and Equality Movement. The violent conflict killed 200,000-400,000 civilians between 2003 and 2007 with hundreds of thousands of others maimed and millions of others displaced. In 2008, the United States declared the killings in Dafur as genocide and attempts to wipe out African tribes of Darfur in Sudan. The Sudanese Janjaweed is commanded by Sheik Musa Hilal; named in 2004 by the US State Department as one of the leading Janjaweed commanders and genocide criminals in Darfur Sudan.

U-Report: Kaduna State Government Admits Burial Of Zaria Massacre Victims In Mass Grave

Reported By Stephen Lawan 

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the killings of at least 1000 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the guidance of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in Zaria last December has heard that the army and state officials buried 347 victims in a mass grave shortly after the massacre.

Article: Igbo Young Geniuses Triumph In New York

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna

By Emeka Chiakwelu

If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York   -   Frank Sinatra

Igbo Nigerian-Americans have finally arrived and now they are making it in New York. They are living the American dream in the Big Apple.