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November 2018

Amazon’s HQ2 And What It May Mean For New York

Posted: November 29, 2018 at 12:51 pm   /   Business, FEATURED STORIES, Lifestyle, WORLD

This November the city of New York reached a deal with e-commerce behemoth Amazon that will see them build a second headquarters, “HQ2,” in the Long Island City area of Queens. It’s the largest economic development project in the history of the state and was hard won against the likes of New Jersey and others, […]

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America for Sale Under President Trump

Posted: November 28, 2018 at 7:10 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, WORLD

Critics of President Donald Trump argue that his personal and economic ties to both Saudi Arabia and Russia are allowing him to put America up for sale from his role as President. A look at his history with both countries shows his long-established financial relationship with Saudi Arabia is exceptionally friendly and has continued beyond […]

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Ethiopia Shattering Africa’s Political Glass Ceiling With Landmark Reforms

Posted: November 27, 2018 at 10:37 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

From strong case for women inclusion in political appointments to inclusive governance, Ethiopia reforms are shattering Africa’s political glass ceiling. The country is changing what had hitherto been the status quo and gradually addressing some age-long challenges the continent had grappled with for decades. Last week, Ethiopia announced Birtukan Mideksa, an opposition chief who recently […]

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California Wildfires Linked To Climate Change

Posted: November 24, 2018 at 6:36 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

“Across California this week, more than 12,000 firefighters were battling several major wildfires. The Carr Fire, in Shasta County, has already become the state’s sixth most destructive blaze, leveling 1,067 homes as of Friday. Temperatures were reported to be 113 degrees, at least 13 degrees above average for the week, when the fire tore into […]

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Ivanka Trump, Hillary Clinton, And The Presidential And Federal Records Act

Posted: November 22, 2018 at 2:52 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

The Washington Post has reported that Ivanka Trump, a top White House adviser and daughter to the President, may have failed to comply with federal law when she used a personal email account for government business last year. President Trump has long made it known that he believes mishandling of official correspondence is criminal and […]

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South Africa’s Long, Tricky Walk To Ending Apartheid’s Legacies

Posted: November 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

South Africa’s quest to purge apartheid legacies recently got a lifeline with the country’s parliament panel throwing weight behind President’s Cyril Ramaphosa’s push for a constitutional reform to allow land expropriation without compensation.  South Africa continues its push for a new dawn- where racial discrimination no longer exists under President Cyril Ramaphosa. Wedged between dashed […]

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Doctors Vs NRA: A Fight Between Good And Evil

Posted: November 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

Gun violence is undoubtedly a problem in America. In comparison to other countries, it disproportionately affects us, especially young adults and racial minorities who have been found to face a higher probability of firearm death. The American Public Health Association reports that in a grouping of more than 20 nations with high socioeconomic success, a […]

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Tunisia: Why Cabinet Reshuffle May Deepen Political Crisis

Posted: November 17, 2018 at 6:21 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, WORLD

Tunisia’s parliament recently approved a proposed cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, an indication that the country’s political crisis is far from over. Tunisia continues to grapple with the aftermath of 2011 Arab Spring which shook the country to its foundation. A panoply of good and the ugly, there is no doubt that the […]

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UN Revokes Sanctions On Eritrea Following Historic Peace Initiatives

Posted: November 14, 2018 at 10:27 pm   /   AFRICA, FEATURED STORIES, news

The UN Security Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to withdraw its sanctions on Eritrea, nine years after. The move is coming against the backdrop of ongoing landmark peace initiatives sweeping across the country and the Horn of Africa region. The UN had in 2009 slapped Eritrea with an arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban […]

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DR Congo: Opposition Consensus Candidate Martin Fayulu Facing Backlash

Posted: November 14, 2018 at 11:26 am   /   AFRICA, Article, WORLD

Opposition parties in DR Congo during the weekend made a strong statement to end President Joseph Kabila’s grip on power in the country with the announcement of a consensus candidate Martin Fayulu for the country’s forthcoming presidential polls. On Sunday, opposition heavyweights in the Democratic Republic of Congo rounded off days of deliberation in Geneva, […]

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