Month: December 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 Publisher 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 Publisher 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 Publisher 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 Publisher 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 Publisher File

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