Year: 2019

Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

Subject Africa; Wealth Description Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour, and sugar. Creator Anthony Osae-Brown Source https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-31/africa-s-wealthiest-man-ends-the-year-4-3-billion-better-off Publisher bloomberg.com File

Rep. John Lewis To Undergo Treatment for Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Subject John Lewis; Civil Rights; Health Description “I will return to Washington in coming days to continue our work and begin my treatment plan, which will occur over the next several weeks,” he said in a statement. Creator Suzanne Ciechalski and Rima Abdelkader Source https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/rep-john-lewis-undergo-treatment-stage-4-pancreatic-cancer-n1108331 Publisher nbcnews.com File

This Chick-fil-A Employee Has Become a Local Celebrity After a Video of His Drive-Thru Demeanor Went Viral

Subject Social Media; Community; North Carolina Description A Chick-fil-A employee in Wilmington, North Carolina, has caught the attention of his community with his infectiously upbeat customer service and bright attitude. Creator Elizabeth Wolfe and Melissa Gray Source https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/29/us/chick-fil-a-employee-local-celebrity-trnd/index.html Publisher cnn.com File

Japan’s First University Head From Africa Champions Diversity

Subject Higher Education; Japan; Diversity Description Kyoto has been Professor Oussouby Sacko’s home for the best part of 30 years. A practicing Muslim originally from Mali, West Africa, nearly 13,500 km from Japan, came here three decades ago via China. Creator Hitomi Fujiwara Source https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Education/Japan-s-first-university-head-from-Africa-champions-diversity Publisher nikkei.com File

Black Men to Cory Booker in SC: ‘We Have the Power To Get You Elected’

Subject Elections; Cory Booker; South Carolina Description From his South Carolina headquarters, Monday, a short walk from Columbia’s two historically black universities, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker promised the more than 30 black men who filled the room. Creator Maayan Schechter Source https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/election/article237944894.html Publisher thestate.com File

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