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WELCOME TO AFRICAN ECHO...THIS ISSUES TOP STORIES

Is Slavery Just History?
14.07.2006

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. more....

YES MAN-Stroke gives woman foreign “Jamaican” accent
14.07.2006

A Geordie woman has apparently developed foreign accents after waking up following a stroke.
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....

£1m “Stolen money" handed back to Nigeria
14.07.2006

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. more....

OTHER STORIES

Indian skull man pulls huge crowds

£40 million enterprise fund to help bridge the equity gap
Whats the Big Deal with the ACBN?
Minorities make successful franchisees, according to Britain’s franchisors
Zambia to set up $150 million sugar plantation
South Africa to stop land ownership by foreigners
Shell to pay Nigeria $1.5bn to the Ijaw people
Oil rich Delta has some of the poorest people in Nigeria
IMF admits it is failing Africa
AngloGold Ashanti announces Alaskan sale
Confidence in SA business conditions remains high
Economic report says that intra-Africa trade 'is too low'
World Bank warns Suruma on Uganda’s budget
Black Enterprenuers going it alone
Property Millionaire Helps People To Become Self Employed

CONTINENTAL NEWS

GAMBIA:
US must apologise for slavery

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. more....

ZIMBABWE
Mugabe releases apartheid spies

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
era.
The Zimbabwean government said it was freeing the men - Kevin Woods, Michael Smith and Philip Conjwayo - on humanitarian grounds. more....

KENYA
Bible gets African interpretation

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.  more....

IN THIS ISSUE

OUT OF AFRICA - Ignatius Sancho:African Man of Letters

THE PURPOSE - By Nachi Aguboshim 

We Will Not Forget You

THE LAW, IMMIGRATION AND YOU - with Dr. David Akin-Samuels

Newham Holds Refugees Day

Western Union offers savings to Africa

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