The President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, on Thursday July 6, delighted crowds by officially opening the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE).
A host of distinguished national and international guests were present at the opening vent including the Rt.Hon John Prescott MP, Deputy Prime Minister and popular BBC news presenter Moira Stuart.
Geordie woman has apparently developed
foreign accents after waking up following
Linda Walker awoke in hospital to find her
distinctive Newcastle accent had been
transformed into a mixture of Jamaican,
Canadian and Slovakian.
The 60-year-old may have Foreign Accent
Syndrome, where patients speak differently
after a brain injury. The former
university administrator says she hates
what has happened to her and now feels
like a different person. more....
The Met police on Thursday the 6th of July, handed over almost £1m to the Federal Republic of Nigeria after successfully gaining a court order for money corruptly taken from the Nigerian authorities to be handed back to them.
The money was seized by police during two warrants executed on 15.9.05 and 27.9.05 on the home address of 54 year-old Nigerian Mr Diepreye Soloman Peter
Alamieyeseigha, State Governor of Bayelsa.
Europe and the United States should apologise to Africa for the cruelties of slavery, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said when he addressed the African union last week. He called on African states to resist modern day US colonialism.
Attending a summit of African leaders in Gambia, Chavez said both Africa and Latin America had been blighted by slavery and colonialism for centuries, to the benefit of Europe and North America.
Michael Smith was one of the three released Zimbabwean authorities have released three longterm prisoners convicted of murder and spying for South Africa during the apartheid
The Zimbabwean government said it was freeing the men - Kevin Woods, Michael Smith and Philip Conjwayo - on humanitarian grounds.
The first Bible commentary written exclusively by African theologians has been launched in Kenya.
Written by 70 contributors from 25 countries, the Africa Bible Commentary aims to explain the Bible from an African perspective. It contains local proverbs and folk lore to help interpret the scriptures.