Rosie Awori

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The Diaspora Roundup Aug 2, 2018

Human trafficking in Guyana Between January 5 and July 3, a total of 77 alleged victims of human trafficking have been rescued in Georgetown, Guyana. Amina Ally, the Minister of Social Protection said 60 of the 77 victims have been placed in protective care, while others are being assisted with jobs and educational opportunities. In one raid, 8 of 16 young ladies—14 Venezuelans, one Cuban, and one from the Dominican Republic—were rescued during a raid executed by the Guyana Police Force. Ally maintained that the protection of human rights and dignity of all the citizens of Guyana is an essential …

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Look out for Jekalyn Carr in Montreal

By Rosie Awori Grammy nominated contemporary gospel artist, Jekalyn Carr will be in Montreal next month for a big performance at House of Mercy Ministry on August 11. It promises to be a spiritually fulfilling  event. Carr has been on the gospel circuit for a few years now and has made a name for herself, drawing big crowds wherever she performs. Her repertoire includes the award-winning song ‘You’re Bigger’ from her fourth album, The Life Project. At just 21 she has shared the stage with icons and legends such as Tasha Cobbs, and even appeared on Oprah’s TV show, Greenleaf. …

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The Diaspora Roundup July 19, 2018

Obama visits Kenya and South Africa Former U.S. President, Barack Obama visited Kenya, his father’s native country, on Sunday 15th July. It was his first visit to Africa since leaving office. His two-day visit was to support the launch of a sports and recreational community center pioneered by his half-sister, Dr. Auma Obama, under her foundation Sauti Kuu (Raised Voice in Swahili) at his father’s ancestral home, K’Ogelo. Mr. Obama praised his sister’s efforts in changing the narrative of the African story from asking for handouts, but moving towards empowerment and emancipation. He also made courtesy visits to President Uhuru …

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The Diaspora Roundup July 5, 2018

An all Africa exit at FIFA World Cup 2018 For the first time since 1982, there will be  no African team in  the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup Finals. All the big names from the continent including Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, and Senegal have all been eliminated. With matches filled with close calls and near misses the five teams kept soccer fans at the edge of their seats with  some commendable performances EGYPT The hope of Egypt’s Pharaohs lay in their talisman, Liverpool forward, Mohammed Salah who scored  two of the 10 goals that assisted them to qualify. …

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THE DIASPORA Roundup JUNE 21, 2018

 UGANDA Invents device to detect Malaria Staying true to the adage, necessity is the mother of all invention 24 year old Brian Gitta developed a device that detects signs of malaria after blood tests failed to detect the disease  in his blood. His invention won him the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize. Gitta, a computer science students talked his friends into using their skills to develop the gadget after normal blood test failed to detect the disease in his blood for three consecutive times They named the device, Matabibu which is the Swahili word for medicines. The low-cost, reusable …

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MIA MOTTLEY at the Vanguard of new era as BARBADOS’ FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER

Names country’s largest Cabinet and stays with the CCJ By Rosie Awori On Thursday May 24th, Barbados ushered in a new era, as voters were overwhelming in their decision to elect Mia Mottley as the country’s first female prime minister. Mottley led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to a decisive victory over the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), grabbing all 30 parliamentary seats and delivering the first ever landslide victory in the history of the legislature. The DLP had previously held a slim majority with 16 seats. Mottley now joins a handful of Caribbean women who have had the privilege to …

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African Round up June 7, 2018

ALL EYES ON AFRICA FOR THE WORLD CUP FINALS   The journey to Russia has not been easy for the five African teams who qualified for the world cup. In the past, West Africa dominated Africa’s cohort, the World Cup, but some of its big names missed out this time: Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Ghana, the all-African champions won’t be in Russia. Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and Nigeria all of which overcame big odds to qualify for the World Cup Finals have a titanic task ahead of them to make it out of the group stage. So far no African …

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