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Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 ‘blue helmets’ killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in…

US passports now identify child sex offenders

US passports now identify child sex offenders

As of October 31, 2017, US passports now have markers to identify registered sex offenders. On February 08, 2016, President Obama signed into law H.R. 515, the “International Megan’s Law…

Feds to African immigrants: Western Union might owe you money

Feds to African immigrants: Western Union might owe you money

Western Union customers who might have been victims of scams are now eligible to file claims through February 12, 2018 following a $586 million settlement in January between Western Union…

Israel wants to join the African Union

Israel wants to join the African Union

Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his country’s desire to join the African Union. The premier made the remarks on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi during a luncheon to…

Christian Academy of African Physicians launched in Kentucky to focus on Christian primary care in Africa

Christian Academy of African Physicians launched in Kentucky to focus on Christian primary care in Africa

An inaugural meeting of the newly established Christian Academy of African Physicians (CAAP) was held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 9-11. The group will develop medical and spiritual curricula and…

Hardline immigration enforcer to become new ICE director

Hardline immigration enforcer to become new ICE director

President Trump has nominated the man who last month pledged to quadruple workplace immigration crackdowns to be the permanent director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The White House announced on…

United Nations Police Week highlights

United Nations Police Week highlights

On November 6-10, the Police Division convened the 2017 UN police week. Heads of police components (HOPCs) in UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions came to New York for…

Africans make gains in Minnesota elections

Africans make gains in Minnesota elections

Africans made gains in elective office on election day Tuesday in Minnesota. This being an off year election there were no statewide elections on the ballot as it was mostly…

Diversity Visa Lottery entry period ends on November 22

Diversity Visa Lottery entry period ends on November 22

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program administered by the U.S. Department of State has been in the news lately with calls to end it after one of its recipients, Uzbek native…

Will DACA parents be forced to leave their U.S.-Citizen children behind?

Will DACA parents be forced to leave their U.S.-Citizen children behind?

With the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 200,000 children are at risk of losing their parents. In September, the Trump administration announced it was…

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

The 6th edition of the African Awards Gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Rep. Ilhan Omar who is serving her first…