President Obama makes powerful, personal comments on the race and killing of Trayvon Martin...

President Obama makes powerful, personal comments on the race and killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman Special to and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow, , USAfrica, Friday, July 19, 2013: "The reason I actually wanted to come out today...

Kids’ playground made from trash

A Ugandan artist has created an incredible children's playground built entirely from trash.

Street kids turned acrobats

In Zambia, thousands of children live on the streets, many affected by HIV. But Barefeet Theatre is a group of former street children that uses performing arts to educate homeless children in Zambia and help keep them off the streets.

Symbolism and meaning of Obama’s choice of the King and Lincoln Bibles

Symbolism and meaning of Obama's choice of the King and Lincoln Bibles By Rev. C. K. Ekeke, Ph.D.   Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.                               ...

GUN BATTLE: Obama proposes ban on assault weapons; increase background checks

The United States has more firearms than other nation in the world -- 270 million, according to the international Small Arms Survey, an independent research project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Background checks to purchase firearms soared in the days after the Newtown shooting after potential buyers became worried about new restrictions.

Nigerian-American Jessica Tata sentenced to 80 years for death of 1 of 4 kids...

Houston area jurors have sentenced Jessica Tata to 80 years in prison for the death of one of the four children under her daycare service, 16-month-old Elias Castillo. The 24-year-old Jessica will face more trials and sentencing for the other 3 kids who were burnt (or choked by fumes from the fire) to their premature death during the February 2011 fire at Jessica's daycare where she left the kids all by themselves, unsupervised.

Jessica Tata found guilty of “felony murder” in deaths of 4 kids

Jessica Tata found guilty of "felony murder" in deaths of 4 kids • Follow USAfrica at, n USAfrica, Houston, November 13, 2012: Nigerian-American Jessica Tata has been found guilty of "felony murder" regarding the deaths of 4 children from...

Nigerian-American Jessica Tata’s sentencing over deaths of 4 children: felony murder, criminal negligence or….

Also, a factor which complicated her case is the fact that a few days after the deaths of the children, Jessica fled to her parents' home area in Port Harcourt, Nigeria (as first reported here on -- until she was arrested and returned in March 2012 to the U.S by the U.S Marshalls, Interpol and allied security services. She has Nigeria as her country of citizenship, although she was born in the Houston area of the U.S.

South African rapper ‘Jub Jub’ and Tshabalala guilty of MURDER

A South African court on Tuesday (October 16, 2012) found rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye guilty of ploughing his car into a group of children while drugged and drunk, killing four and seriously injuring two more.

Child killed in Anglican church grenade terror attack; several injured near Nairobi.

The blast occurred during a service for young children at the Anglican St. Polycarp church, which lies in Pangani on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital. Blood-stained children’s jackets and shoes lay scattered on the floor, surrounded by remnants of metal walls that were broken and twisted by the force of the explosion. “One child has died and three others have been seriously injured,” Nairobi police chief Moses Nyakwama said. “We suspect it was a grenade.”
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