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by Joseph Omoremi The U.S. invitation of Kenyan’s President William Ruto to mediate in the internal crisis rocking Haiti instead of a Franco-phone speaking African country was a recipe for failure as Egyptian envoy in Chicago called for a united  joint action among the African countries to consolidate the foundations of peace, security, and stability in the continent. “A francophone speaking African nation that speaks the same language like Haiti would have done a better job’ said Willian Gaubert, an Independent Haiti scholar and former University of Chicago lecturer said at the Africa Day 2024 celebration held at Loyola University…

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by Joseph Omoremi Chicago, IL-Encomiums and congratulatory messages have being pouring-in for erstwhile chairman of the Nigerian Sports Writers Association (SWAN) Attorney Steve Babatunde Alabi on his selection as the next king of Osi-Ekiti, in Ido-Osi local government area of Ekiti State. “The oracle has spoken” on my brother Steve B. Alabi as the Oba-elect,” hence my congratulations to him and the Arubiojo’s ruling House,” said James Adewumi, one of the three contestants for the throne. A man of many parts, the Oba elect was the SWAN president between 1990-92 and presided over the election of Mr. Fan Ndubuoke as…

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CHICAGO — The family of a Chicago woman who froze to death after she became locked in a hotel freezer has agreed to a $10 million legal settlement. Kenneka Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin, will receive about $3.7 million, according to court records made public Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Other family members will receive $1.2 million and $1.5 million. Another $3.5 million will cover attorney fees, with $6,000 covering the cost of Jenkins’ funeral. Jenkins was found dead in the walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in suburban Rosemont in September 2017, a day after she attended a party…

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by Isabel Debre and Wafaa Shurafa DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — The Israeli military has rounded up hundreds of Palestinians across the northern Gaza Strip, separating families and forcing men to strip to their underwear before trucking some to a detention camp on the beach, where they spent hours, in some cases days, subjected to hunger and cold, according to human rights activists, distraught relatives and released detainees themselves. Palestinians detained in the shattered town of Beit Lahiya, the urban refugee camp of Jabaliya and neighborhoods of Gaza City said they were bound, blindfolded and bundled into the backs of…

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MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo exchanged heated words with members of the Indiana staff and raced toward the Pacers’ locker room Wednesday night as the teams squared off in a hallway in a dispute over the game ball following the Milwaukee star’s franchise-record 64-point performance. After the Bucks’ 140-126 victory, Antetokounmpo had an animated discussion with Indiana star Tyrese Haliburton and other Pacers before rushing from the court toward the Indiana locker room in search of the ball. The Bucks wanted the game ball for Antetokounmpo. Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said the Pacers took the ball for Oscar Tshiebwe, who scored…

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by Agency reports DETROIT — David Montgomery ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 29 seconds left against his former team, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 31-26 victory over Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The NFC North-leading Lions (8-2) overcame four turnovers, including Jared Goff’s season-high three interceptions, and a 12-point deficit over the last 3:06. Detroit has its best record through 10 games since 1962, giving the franchise a shot to win a division title for the first time in three decades. The Bears (3-8) blew chances to win consecutive games for the first time…

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by Bill Barrow and Michael Warren ATLANTA — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and there four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died at the age of 96. The Carter Center said she died Sunday after living with dementia and suffering many months of declining health. The statement announcing her death said she “died peacefully, with family by her side” at 2:10 p.m. at her rural Georgia home of Plains. “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” Carter said in the statement. “She gave…

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by Steve Leblanc BOSTON — Fans of Prince, who was known nearly as much for his extravagant wardrobe as for his chart-topping hits, will have a chance to bid on some of the late musician’s sartorial splendor in an online auction this week. The collection, including more than 200 lots up for sale, was assembled by a French collector who initially hoped to open a museum celebrating the musician but later scrapped the plan, according to RR Auction of Boston, which is overseeing the sale. The collector had reached out to individuals who worked closely with Prince to gather the…

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by Will Graves PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris combined for 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Green Bay Packers 23-19 on Sunday. The Steelers (6-3) won their ninth straight game decided by eight points or less by following a formula that has become familiar. A little offense. A timely turnover and just enough of everything else to survive. Pittsburgh used touchdown runs by their two backs — who have become essentially 1A and 1B — and Chris Boswell’s three field goals to head into a pivotal stretch with momentum. Patrick Peterson blocked…

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CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man is facing stalking and vandalism charges after being accused of throwing rocks at the home of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, breaking three windows, Illinois State Police said Tuesday. The 38-year-old Villa Park man is charged with two counts of stalking and one count of criminal damage to property, authorities said. Chicago police located the man on video surveillance cameras and took him into custody without incident after the vandalism around 9:40 a.m. Monday morning, state police said. He was being held in a lockup until going before a judge, state police said. The governor and…

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