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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

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Leading U.S. Africa advocate dies
By Bernadette B. Paolo

Washington, DC — The loss of Congressman Donald M. Payne is not only being felt in his native New Jersey, or in Washington, DC, or on the continent of Africa, it is being experienced by countless individuals throughout the world.


No matter where Congressman Payne traveled in his quest to help others, in his quiet, unassuming way, he made a difference. 

Never one to seek the spotlight for his pivotal role in international affairs, his leadership in striving for domestic policies that benefited the poor and underserved, and his unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion for all people, Donald Payne remembered why he came to Congress and who he intended to serve without equivocating.

Congressman Payne earned and elevated the title of "public servant." He was an anomaly in so many respects-gentle and kind yet an unrelenting warrior for those who had no voice or the power to act on their own behalf. He managed not only to listen to those with needs, but to respond with precision. He took on battles early, stepping out boldly to help resolve situations whether in his district, or in Sudan or Somalia or Ireland or in any other place where people were suffering or where there were inequities. And in the process of becoming an international figure for all of his contributions, he never lost his compassion or humility; neither did he ever forego his convictions or his determination to do what was correct, never ascribing value to whether his actions were politically expedient.
All of us in the Africanist community knew that he was our "go to" person on anything having to do with the continent-whether it be a coalition on Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, or debt relief. You could count on Congressman Payne to lead the charge, to sponsor or cosponsor any legislation having to do with benefiting Africa. You could also count on him to show up-to be there in times of triumph and times of tragedy.
He was a friend of Africa, a friend of the Africanist community, and a hero to all who knew him and worked with him.
At a time when the term "politician" does not have a favorable connotation, it is important that the life and accomplishments of Congressman Donald M. Payne be known and heralded. Donald Payne was the first and remains the only African American Member of Congress in New Jersey. Donald Payne was and remains an international statesman whose legacy will demonstrate clearly the tremendous worth of his life and its impact on the lives of millions of others. Donald Payne was and remains our example, our guide and our inspiration.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, I would like to convey our sympathy to his beloved family, his dedicated staff and the many people who are mourning his passing. There will never be anyone like Congressman Donald M. Payne. He is simply irreplaceable.
Bernadette B. Paolo is President and CEO of The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa

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Love the article on Gaddafi
We must rise above tribalism & divide & rule of the colonialist who stole & looted our treasure & planted their puppets to lord it over us..they alone can decide on whosoever is performing & the one that is corrupt..but the most corrupt nations are the western countries that plunder the resources of other nations & make them poorer & aid the rulers to steal & keep such ill gotten wealth in their country..yemen,syria etc have killed more than gadhafi but its not A̷̷̴ good investment for the west(this is laughable)because oil is not in these countries..when obasanjo annihilated the odi people in rivers state, they looked away because its in their favour & interest..one day! Samosa Iyoha

Hello from
Johannesburg
I was amazed to find a website for Africans in Hungary.
Looks like you have quite a community there. Here in SA we have some three million Zimbabweans living in exile and not much sign of going home ... but in Hungary??? Hope to meet you on one of my trips to Europe; was in Steirmark Austria near the Hungarian border earlier this month. Every good wish for 2011. Geoff in Jo'burg

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ANH work but...
Interesting interview...
I think from what have been said, the Nigerian embassy here seem to be more concern about its nationals than we are for ourselves. Our complete disregard for the laws of Hungary isn't going to help Nigeria's image or going to promote what the Embassy is trying to showcase. So if the journalists could zoom-in more focus on Nigerians living, working and studying here in Hungary than scrutinizing the embassy and its every move, i think it would be of tremendous help to the embassy serving its nationals better and create more awareness about where we live . Taking the issues of illicit drugs and forged documents as typical examples.. there are so many cases of Nigerians been involved. But i am yet to read of it in e.news. So i think if only you and your journalists could write more about it and follow up on the stories i think it will make our nationals more aware of what to expect. I wouldn't say i am not impressed with your work but you need to be more of a two way street rather than a one way street . Keep up the good work... Sylvia

My comment to the interview with his excellency Mr. Adedotun Adenrele Adepoju CDA a.i--

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