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Headlines across the world blast that former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe on ography charges, and those in Illinois who remember the sordid story surrounding Mel Reynolds' resignation from Congress respond with, "Oh, no! Not again!" But journalist and political insider Nate Clay gives an untold story behind the headlines, one that has more to do with an intense battle over proposed sanctions against the country of Zimbabwe. Who are the real
A conversation with the B.A.I.O. A coversation about "South Side religious leader Prince Asiel Ben Israel pleads guilty in Mugabe scheme"
April 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A longtime Chicago political activist admits in court Friday that he worked for the Zimbabwe government, but never registered, as required by law, with the United States Attorney General, but as he entered a guilty plea, his co-defendant and lifelong friend vowed he will not accept a plea bargain and plans to go to trial.
Prince Asiel Ben Israel faced federal allegations that Zimbabwe would pay him and his co-defendant, C. Gregory Turner, $3.4 million to ultimately set up political meetings to have sanctions lifted against the African country.
Friday, Ben Israel admitted he never notified the U.S. Government that he was working for Zimbabwe."Rather than take the people who believe in me and family of mine through a long trial, I agree to accept that responsibility of not registering," he said.
"You might describe it as a technical violation of the law," said attorney Ray Pijon. "Certainly it's a violation of the law. There is no question about that."
In Friday's plea agreement, prosecutors alleged that throughout 2009, the defendants tried to have U.S. and Illinois politicians travel to meet officials of Zimbabwe both in that country and South Africa. The goal was to lift U.S. trade sanctions prompted by Dictator Robert Mugabe's regime. Ben Israel today defended his work in Africa.
"I didn't know that the work I've been doing for the last 40 years, I needed to register," he said.
His co-defendant, C. Gregory Turner, is taking a different legal approach and plans to go to trial.
"We are going to fight this to the bitter end from a technical and factual point of view," Turner said.
Prophetess Mwaka Twagirayesu is the founder & president of Fresh Aroma International Ministries which hosts its tenth Spring Prophetic conference April 17-20, 2014. Join us as we chat with some of the international guest speakers; Beverly Angel (Zimbabwe), Dr Nevers Mumba (Zambia) and Dr Bwanika (Uganda)
Wali Akindele 7:15pm ( Co- Author of 15th Street District Chronicles of 19124)
Nicole Martin 7:30pm ( Author of Poison)
Topic: "Addicted to the wrong kind of love"
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Zambia holds a special place in Africa largely because of the leadership of Kenneth Kaunda, the Lion of Zambia, one of the most respected political leaders in Africa. Kaunda’s legacy includes belief that Zambia could establish a democracy where both Africans and European settlers could live in peace. As such Zambia managed to avoid the racially divisive power struggles that plagued its neighbors, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa. He has also brokered efforts to resolve disputes within and between African nations and was particularly active in the long campaign that led to Zimbabwean independence in 1980. Today Zambia is one of the few African countries that have been multi-racially inclusive of persons of European Origin it is highest Office. Guy Scott was sworn in as Vice President of the Republic of Zambia on 29 September 2011.
Nonetheless, after 3 years in Office, Zambians are becoming frustrated about the administration of Michael Chilufya Sata, the current Zambian president and Patriotic Front party leader. Sata defeated the incumbent Rupiah Bwezani Banda in the 2011 elections with pre-election pledge to deliver a people driven constitution in 100 days after taking office. The recent announcement by the president in defense of his delay on the issue, saying Zambia has a constitution and the country is not in crisis sparked a protest which led to the arrest of More than 40 youth activists for wearing T-shirts saying: "New constitution a must. Release it now!"
Activista and other Zambian youth movement will get a chance to tell the world what a people driven Constitution for Zambia mean and why New constitution a must. Release it now on African Views. Read more
Host Donna Wortham, shares current Christian Music trending around the world. From Inspirational, Jazzy, African, Contemporary, Gospel to Hip Hop Christian Music. Join us life 9 PM Eastern Time, 8 PM Central Time, and 6 PM Pacific Time.
Mai Banda shares Kingdom of God insights on how to: "Experience Success In the Kingdom" March 6, 2014 1 PM Eastern Time, USA 12 PM Central Time, USA 10 PM Pacific Time, USA Mai Banda Biography Plaxedes Banda known on stage as Mai Banda, the singer and songwriter was born on December 12th, 1976 in Waterfalls, Harare. Plaxedes was raised by both parents Joshua and Sophia Tangawabaiwa. She started singing at a tender age of 5; in the church she grew up in. After high school in 199
The host of Herstory, Pelagia, joins host Eunice of Unruly Women for a global discussion on women's rights. Broadcasting from Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Tune in Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:00pm (est) to listen and chat live as Chris & Dana Wingerd host the hosts Sandiee Peters and Dave Schrader. Sandiee Peters, radio talk show host of The Holistic Soul is an author, holistic teacher and intuitive whose family background originates from the plains of Zimbabwe. After surviving a near death experience, an encounter with God, and an unforgettable experience with the deceased grandmother she knew in Africa, her life has been forever alter
Today we will speak to Chris Marlow, Exec. Director of HelpOneNow.org. In 2007, Chris met a starving young orphan living in an abandoned gas station in Zimbabwe. That encounter compelled him to start Help One Now and dedicate his life to seeking justice by empowering leaders and organizing tribes to launch global movements that do good. Chris travels the world seeking out opportunities to help empoverished communities, focusing particularly on where he can help starving children. &n
ACC Show 9 Saturday Night Live pianist Tufus Zimbabwe, Dance in Cuba, Sara Smiles...
This week ACC host Bill Banfield talks with Saturday Night Show, pianist, Tufus Zimbabwe, on the process of preparations for the Saturday Night Live Show each week, rehearsals, playing for name acts and how he got the gig. Bill also interviews while in Cuba, choreographer of one of the leading Cuban ballet companies. This week's Banner songs; Hall and Oates, Sara Smile,The Eagles, I Can&
Today we speak to Juliejean Jordan about Mother of Peace, an orphanage in Zimbabwe. Visit http://www.motherofpeacezimbabwe.org/ From website: "In 1994, a small group of people were led to establish an orphanage in Zimbabwe for children living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS. From humble beginnings in a house for a few children, the Mother of Peace Community, located in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, now offers a loving, stable and secure home environment for more than 108 children. Here, because there is