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Brodhead UMC speaker to discuss newest nation
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BRODHEAD - A human rights worker and leader of an international organization promoting education in the world's newest nation will speak at the Brodhead United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 5. The speaker, Anita Henderlight of Knoxville, Tenn., a founder and executive director of the Africa Education and Leadership Initiative (Africa ELI), will speak at worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the church, 501 1st Center Ave. She will be honored at a potluck lunch after the second service. Henderlight will speak on the Republic of South Sudan, which became the world's newest nation on July 9, 2011, seven months after the region's voters approved independence by a majority of more than 98 percent.