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Hillary Clinton… ‘Africa has enormous potential for progress’

US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton who began her 11-day seven-nation tour of Africa in Kenya on August 5, said improving democracy is the key to boosting trade and development, and there’s no doubting the fact that Africa has enormous potential for progress. She told a summit in Kenya investors would not be attracted to states with failed leadership and civil unrest.

Later she met Kenyan leaders, amid growing concerns over Nairobi’s reluctance to seek justice following last year’s postelection violence.

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Pregnant Orobator back in the UK to serve her sentence

SAMANTHA Orobator, the pregnant Briton jailed for life in Laos for heroin smuggling, arrived back in the UK on August 6.

The 20-year-old from Peckham, south London, was caught with 1.5lb (680g) of the drug at Wattay airport in the capital, Vientiane, last August. Orobator escaped the death penalty because she became pregnant in jail and will complete her sentence in the UK. She said she was “enormously relieved and happy to be back on British soil” after “an unimaginable nightmare”. more...

Soweto Gospel Choir in Edinburgh Festival

SOWETO Gospel Choir is once again exhibiting their exclusive African acapella style at the Edinburgh Festival. Their harmonies, drumming, dancing and choral strength have become a huge part of the festival which they debuted in 2003.

The Edinburgh Festival opens the two-time Grammy winners’ UK tour for this autumn. The festival which began on the 6th of August will end on the 31st of August. Soweto Gospel Choir brought their new concert show, Soweto Gospel Choir In Concert, to the festival. This same concert show will be seen through 27 towns across the UK as they tour from the 3rd of September to the 10th of October. more...

 
OTHER STORIES  
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine leads HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya
Birmingham University researches on resolving the conflict in northern Uganda
A Kenyan man proposes to marry Clinton’s daughter
Obama honours Desmond Tutu
Mob kills UK gems expert in Kenya
Woman in Sudan trouser case gets travel ban
World's oldest primary school pupil dies
Ethiopia pop star freed from jail
Aid workers freed in Somalia
Frontline with Kwaku Owusu Frimpong
 
IN THIS ISSUE   BEAUTY DRAMA & MUSIC
African high commissions/Embassies in the UK
African Tourism - Touring Tanzania, the land of Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar
Book Review - Shrines in Africa
      -From Civil Strife To Peace Building
      -‘In Dependence’
      -Think African
Immigration Law
Ghanaian DJ stabbed to death
The Love Thing
 
Another Story!-By Pearl Ashia
Jokes-Two Men and Two Fish, actually
United Kingdom?-By Nachi Aguboshim
REFLECTIONS with Henry
The grand carnival costume splash
Rachel Christie:First black woman to win Miss England beauty contest
Mohammed Yahya-Mozambican rapper
Shingai Shoniwa: The acrobatic show girl of British music

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