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Wait until you hear what happened with Branden C. and the Russian authorities! Find out the meaning of "Sava". Find out the hot American artists in Senegal, get insider information on the secrets of Dakar real estate market, plus a fun conversation on fetishes.
The Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade who was elected after a free and fair election a decade ago has decided to seek a third term. The constitution of Senegal as written does not allow the president to seek a third term, therefore, he decided to modify the constitution. In the wake of Mr Wade's announcement, political parties, activists have called for Senegalese to resit the president's third-term bid.
This show may be in FRENCH. We will address the current situation in the West African Nation of SENEGAL as they go through their election process. Who is the Future of Politics in Senegal? Is the outgoing leader Abdoulaye WADE too old to run again? Is Youssou N'Dour "acting" like Wyclef Jean in Haiti? Riding on his stardom to go into politics? Exprimez vous, envoyez nous vos opinions et informations, et nous allons en parler. Notre communicateur du jour est UPAHOTEP KAJOR, respon
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.
Henry himself is perhaps best recognized around the world as the sweet toned trombonist featured in the Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins’ band, The Barbecue Swingers. He has also recorded and played with the Dirty Dozen, Treme and New Birth Brass Bands. He has imparted his fiery melodies on stages everywhere from New Orleans neighborhood barrooms to far away festivals before hundreds of thousands in Canada, Japan Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Spain and Thailand and command performances for the ambassadors of Senegal, Morocco, Egypt and Kuwait. Henry has been leading his own band for over 20 years. Like so many other eager young musicians in the Crescent City, he hung around older musicians to build his skills and develop his style. In 1985, the legendary musician, Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen, encouraged the 10-year-old prodigy, suggesting he put a band together. The Lil’ Rascals Brass Band has been together now for 26 years, still challenging second liners and rival bands with its hot beats. The ensemble has released two fine, very diverse albums. Since 2008, Henry has been touring with Galactic and has recorded 3 albums with them.In 2011, Henry started a new venture, establishing the Treme Funktet. It’s a funky sextet that’s comfortable moving from jazz to R&B and hip-hop, with an occasional visit to the second-line brass band style. In 2012 Henry won a Grammy Winner with the Rebirth Brass Band for the album Rebirth of New Orleans in the Best Regional Roots Category. Now working on his solo album, Corey Henry plans to pay tribute to all the veteran New Orleans musicians from whom he learned his craft, absorbing all they had to offer.
Join your host Marcia Johnson with very special guest Samba Kara Ndiaye, President of the Democratic Alliance.
We will talk about everything that he is up to including Mr. Ndiaye presidential bid as the President of Senegal, his platform, information on his tour, what he is working on accomplishing, the plight of the people of Senegal, the problems in Senegal as well as possible solutions. And how we can bring the world's attention to the people of Senegal and assist the transformation of the
Obsidian News has offices in Senegal, South Africa and Brazil. The sharp truth: local, national and global. In this interview, Juel gives a synopsis of the life of a black media entrepreneur, including his Afrocentric view of media and how it should be used. He also gives insight on New Jersey politics and an update on his work with the parents of Lavena Johnson, the US soldier who is believed to have been brutally raped and murdered while on tour in Iraq.
GUEST: Chris Hassan - We need money for my wife’s treatment and travel. My wife Isatou is in Gambia suffering from recurring infections through urinary tract to Kidneys (very painful, very weak, and very dangerous) and recurring Malaria. My wife constantly tells me she is afraid she will die. She has been treated several times unsuccessfully in Gambian clinics. She recently traveled to a Dakar Senegal Hospital for treatment but is still suffering and needs an extended stay in Senegal or trip to USA for advance medical care.
The USCIS sent a letter approving our application for my wife’s immigration into the USA, so we are waiting for the State department and Immigration to issue a visa for my wife to come to America. Now our only option is to continue to seek medical care in Senegal until she receives her visa approximately 30 - 45 days. Unless she gets a flight, travel from Gambia to Senegal is by bus and boat and takes hours which take a toll on her body. She is in a lot of pain because not much medicine is available in Gambia.
So far I’ve sent her money for treatment and travel twice, but now I need to go care for her.
Now the Region has an outbreak of (Ebola)………The Ebola Virus ………..…………………… My wife is already sick and weak from her current illness. Please help me save my wife!!!
What a pleasure to watch the inspired growth of this amazing artist! Cheikh Ndoye has been involved in the Washington, D.C. music scene for quite some time now - and the word has traveled to significant ears.
Bassist, Arranger and Composer, Cheikh is originally from Senegal in West Africa. He heard Jazz on the radio in his country as well as the traditional songs of his region. On piano first, he was captivated when he heard the bass of Jaco Pastorius via Weather Report. At 14, then, he started his musical journey. Public exposure was high when young Cheikh traveled to the States with his Sengalese-based band, Opus. At the St. Louis Jazz Festival, he was heard and noticed. Pharoah Sanders was there, as well as Herbie Hancock and more.
Interested in the full immersion of both education and in playing bass, Cheikh found himself in the Jazz-oriented landscape of D.C. Friends and fans gathered to create "A Child's Tale" in 2009. Among the mighty: Randy Brecker, Russell Ferrante and Karen Briggs.
That breathtaking and unique project has gained mileage and paved the way for the anticipation of Cheikh's follow-up, to be called "Linguere." We'll hear brand new tracks from the CD - and we'll hear about the exciting event planned for the first weekend of April at Blues Alley. It will feature our guest and his amazingly talented friends - Karen Briggs among them - in a three-day stint.
What a beautiful mix of Old World and New Contemporary Cheikh presents to us! When you hear it, you'll feel a restoration to your spirit - a gateway to Spring :)
Join us at one p.m. on the FIRST of April, 2014! Two hours of music - and Cheikh Ndoye arrives at three, Eastern.
The Healing Drum: By Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall - Join us as we feature a worldwide best selling book based on a "collaborative project of two spiritually minded men from different cultural backgrounds. This book is noteworthy for its emphasis on the moral significance of music. In this time of unprecedented rapid change,The Healing Drum wisely suggests what music and musicians can do to help create a moral and spiritual world."(Spectrum Review). "Born in Mali, West Africa, and a member of the Minianka (Bamana)tribe, Yaya Diallo was raised in a culture that works,worships,lives, and breathes to the beat of the drum. An instrument for transmitting traditional knowledge among the Minianka, the drum is the focal point of Yaya's life story and his link-through the universl medium of music-with the Western world."-"Exploring the Minianka view of the human being and the cosmos relative to daily work,celebration, herbal medicine, dance,trance initiation and death, in the tradition of the Minianka, music is a remedy for both physical and psychological imbalances, harmonizing the forces of the visible and invisible worlds. Along with excerpts from the book we will discuss the message of The Healing Drum and how it can affect change in the African
A.C. Frieden writes legal and espionage thrillers, including the Jonathan Brooks series (TRANQUILITY DENIED and THE SERPENT'S GAME), and short mysteries that have been published in various anthologies and other collections. Frieden is also an attorney, pilot, diver, martial artist, equestrian, and former army sniper and molecular biologist. He was born in Senegal, raised in India, Brazil, Switzerland and the UK, and later moved to the United States, where he now lives in Chicago. Today, he
Born in Senegal, Africa in 1753, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven to John and Susannah Wheatley of Boston. Although originally brought into the Wheatley household as a servant and attendant to Wheatley's wife, Phillis was soon accepted as a member of the family, and was raised with the Wheatley's other two children. Phillis soon displayed her remarkable talents by learning to read and write English. At the age of twelve she was reading the Greek and Latin c
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