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Five African Presidents, others meet to discuss post-COVID economy at AEC –

Presidents from five African countries are set to converge on Sal Island, Cape Verde for the African Economic Conference, 2021, organisers said on Wednesday.

The presidents to be attending the high-level economic meeting include: President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President José Maria Neves of the Republic of Cape Verde and President Felix-Antoine Tshilombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Others are President Paul Kagamé of the Republic of Rwanda and President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal.

The 2021 event, which has as its theme: “Financing Africa’s post-COVID-19 development,” will also feature more than 100 other speakers from

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Meet the new downtown nonprofit aiming to teach local history

The American Millennium Project, a program that aims to educate area residents on their local history and culture, is moving its headquarters from Shreveport to downtown Baton Rouge.

There are two major aspects of the project, which was started in 2000, says founder and CEO Chris Chandler. The first is public tours. All of the project’s tours have seven stops around different areas of a city, he says. 

For example, Baton Rouge will have tours like the Seven Wonders of Baton Rouge that includes the entire parish, the Seven Wonders of Downtown Baton Rouge that stays downtown and the

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Meet Puneet Basra, the senior who one day hopes to become a pediatrician

KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.

This academic year was particularly challenging because of the pandemic, but these students still rose above and beyond in school.

The 14th $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Puneet Basra from Cy-Ranch High School in the Cy-Fair Independent School District. She has been attending classes virtually and has been able to maintain a 6.3 GPA. She is ranked 235 in her class out of 804.

Basra plans to go to the University of

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Meet Elijah Ellison, the senior who hopes to use his leadership skills to make a difference

KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.

This academic year was particularly challenging because of the pandemic, but these students still rose above and beyond in school.

The 13th $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Elijah Ellison from Dayton High School in the Dayton Independent School District. He has been attending classes in person and has been able to maintain a 5.5 GPA. He is ranked first in his class.

Ellison plans to go to Texas A&M University where he

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The Philadelphia InquirerThis West Philly teen overcame obstacles to win a $50K scholarship on live TV. Meet Lyric Wise.We're not in school, and school was my outlet,” Paul Robeson senior Lyric Wise said. “But like I tell people, just keep going.”1 day ago

The Philadelphia InquirerThis West Philly teen overcame obstacles to win a $50K scholarship on live
TV. Meet Lyric Wise.We’re not in school, and school was my outlet,” Paul Robeson senior Lyric
Wise said. “But like I tell people, just keep going.”1 day ago… Read More