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Obama tells Africans to take control of their own destiny

He may only have been in Africa for 21 hours but it was long enough for Barack Obama to send out his inspiring message across the continent, "A New Moment Of Promise," he call it. President Obama, while making a speech during his one day visit to Ghana, told Africans to stop laying the blame elsewhere and to take control of their own destiny.

He encouraged the younger generation to catch the "Yes We Can" fever that had assisted his own rise to the White House. more...

Nigerian jailed six years for swallowing cocaine
A Nigerian man who tried to smuggle cocaine into the West Midlands has been jailed for six years at Manchester Crown Court.

Edwin Atugwu Mbonu was stopped at Birmingham Internation Airport by UK Border Agency officers on 7 June, when he arrived on a flight from Nigerial via Amsterdam.more...
GlaxoSmithKline to pump £60m into HIV and Aids drugs in Africa
UK's largest pharmaceutical company, GlacoSmithKline, is set to inject £60m into developing HIV and Aids treatment for children in Africa.

Whilst visiting Kenya, GlaxoSmithKline's chief executive Andrew Witty gavve a speech and said the treatment of the conditions in children remains a "significant unmet medical need". more...
Government's new bill shakes up the route to citizenship
A bill to make newcomers to the UK earn the right to stay here, strengthen the border, and ensure there’s a firm but fair immigration system in the country was published in the Parliament on 15 January.
The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill will lay down a radical new approach to British citizenship that will require all migrants to speak English and obey the law if they want to gain citizenship and stay permanently in Britain, while speeding up the path to citizenship for those who contribute to the community by being active citizens.more...
Obama's speech stretched to other nations
Kenyan group secures record deal after performing at Obama's inauguration
Inauguration night in Nairobi
Foreign envoys prepare for Obama
Primrose Mutsigiri, Miss Malaika 2008
Pan-African awards for entrepreneurship
John Attah Mills: the journey to Ghana's presidency
Flying car to land in Timbuktu
Tsvangirai declares Mbeki enemy
Kenyan pastor to be extradited
Knife Crime in Britain: A chilling Veracity
By Ronald Elly Wanda
African Tourism - Touring Tunisia
Book Review - Angaza Afrika:African Art Now
Immigration Law
Understanding Chikwamba (FC)
The Love Thing
Mr and Miss East Africa UK crowned in London
Music for Africa
Congolese Rumba star dies
African China promotes new video clip in London
Zambian medical consultant releases album

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