Entries by Madina Toure

(New American Media) Slaves, Experiments and Dr. Marion Sims’ Statue: Should It Stay or Go?

New America Media, News Report, Andres Caballero, Posted: Dec 08, 2010 NEW YORK CITY—The statue of Dr. James Marion Sims, a surgical pioneer considered the father of modern gynecology, stands amid fallen autumn leaves in northeast Central Park, bowing to passersby who look with curiosity, but fail to recognize him. Sims’ contributions to science and […]


(Al Jazeera) Many injured in grenade attack on Ethiopian mosque

An unidentified attacker has reportedly thrown a hand grenade into the largest mosque in Ethiopia’s capital, injuring at least 16 people, officials said. Information Minister Getachew Reda told Al Jazeera that no one died in the attack, which occurred at the Anwar Mosque in Addis Ababa after Friday prayers. No one immediately claimed responsibility for […]

(Reuters) Zuma’s firing of South African finance minister dismays investors, ANC supporters

By Joe Brock and Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10 South African President Jacob Zuma’s sacking of his respected finance minister in favour of a relative unknown has shocked investors and emboldened critics who say the 73-year-old is driving the economy to ruin. Even some supporters of the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela’s erstwhile liberation […]

(Ventures Africa) This Nigerian-born fashion designer decorated the White House

Nigerian-born fashion designer, Duro Oluwu, was enlisted by the First Lady of the United States of America to decorate the white house in preparation for the 2015 Christmas celebrations. He and other fashion designers like Carolina Herrera, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim and Kenzo were brought in to decorate White House’s China Room, Vermeil Room and library […]

(Global Risk Insights) Africa seeks more equitable deal at UN Climate Summit

By Andrew Manners, December 8, 2015 Despite contributing only a fraction of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is being hit hardest by the effects of climate change. Now armed with a common approach, African leaders are pushing for a more equitable and prosperous deal in Paris. Photo Credit: Global Risk Insights As the UN […]

(Reuters Africa) Burkina charges former coup leader over murder of Sankara

Sun Dec 6, 2015 2:29pm GMT By Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged a general who led a failed coup in September with complicity in the 1987 assassination of President Thomas Sankara, senior security sources told Reuters. Sankara’s murder is one of the most high-profile killings in Africa’s post-independence history […]

(CBS News) Mark Zuckerberg faces criticism over his $45 billion pledge

By BRIAN MASTROIANNI CBS NEWS December 4, 2015, 1:02 PM Days after announcing he would donate billions of dollars to charitable causes over his lifetime, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has drawn some backlash from critics who questioned how that money would be used. On Tuesday, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced the arrival of […]