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WELCOME TO AFRICAN ECHO...THIS ISSUES TOP STORIES

Kofi Annan bows out
29.12.2006

Standing and applauding, the 192-member United Nations General Assembly today paid a thunderous and prolonged tribute to Secretary- General Kofi Annan at the end of his 10-year tenure before swearing in his successor Ban Kimoon, who takes over as the world’s top diplomat on 1 January.
Both Mr. Annan and Mr. Ban stressed the indissoluble links uniting security, development and human rights as the three pillars of the UN, without any one of which world peace will not be achieved. more....

Kenyan leader rejects his pay hike
29.12.2006

MR KIBAKI came to power promising to fight poverty Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has rejected an $18,000 monthly salary increase given to him by parliament. He said he had turned down the offer because "there are other priority projects in need of urgent funding". Last week, MPs agreed to raise his basic pay and allowances from $26,000 a month to more than $44,000.  more....

US church splits over sexuality
29.12.2006

TWO church congregations in the US have voted to break away from the Episcopal Church because of its decision three years ago to consecrate a gay bishop.The Truro Church and the Falls Church voted to place themselves instead under the authority of the Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola. He has called for the Episcopal Church to be expelled from the worldwide Anglican Communion. more....

OTHER STORIES

Becham sends Mandela a Christmas gift
London Met University honours the student who became a king
The “Green Ladies” meet for Democracy in Africa
What Christmas means in Africa
Leona Wins X Factor
$180 Million for Nigeria's Antimalaria programme
UN marks International Migrant's Day with call for protecting their rights

IN THIS ISSUE

Words -  By Nachi Aguboshim

TRUSTWORTHY - Christmas without Christ?

Letters to the Editor

Ever Felt like Mortar? Part 2

Jah Blakks Mossiah
Uniting Africa and the Diaspora through Reggae


The ‘Totsi’ is in Town
By Guy Mulvaney

The Love Thing

 

Using Time Wisely To Achieve Your Personal And Professional Goals

Blue watch

ENTERTAINMENT, FASHION, MUSIC, FILM, DRAMA NEWS

 

Mr Skillz Signs Up ‘Crazy Girls‘

2 Face Idibia’s ‘African Queen’ Becoming A Global Hit

MyNollywood.com, New online dvd shop

 

Jokes
 

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