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July 2019

Weekend Review: Trump Vetoes Bill To Block Saudi Arm Sales

Posted: July 27, 2019 at 2:01 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

Pres. Trump has vetoed multiple measures which were approved by bipartisan lawmakers to block the sale of $8.1 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Congress voted to prohibit the sale as multiple members expressed concern that the weapons would be used against civilians in the conflict in Yemen, which has […]

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Why the world must sustain Nelson Mandela’s legacies

Posted: July 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Last week, the world marked this year’s edition of Nelson Mandela International Day, to commemorate the legacies of the apartheid hero. The celebration itself comes with a burden: the world must consciously fight to ensure the legacies he left behind are sustained. July 18, every year is always memorable. Its significance, unarguably, owes much to […]

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Social media fueling political activism across Africa

Posted: July 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, Lifestyle

In Africa, where open anti-government demonstrations are shrinking due to increased clampdown from those in authorities, many activists are turning to social media as alternative means to protest against oppressive governments. The recent arrest and imprisonment of Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a renowned Ugandan lecturer and feminist has sparked widespread outrage over the use of social […]

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Weekend Review: Arsonist Kills 34 in Japan

Posted: July 22, 2019 at 11:16 am   /   Article, news, WORLD

A 41-year-old man from Tokyo set a Japan’s anime studio on fire on Thursday, killing 34 employees and leaving ten in critical condition. The attack was the worst mass killing in Japan in almost 18 years. The suspect allegedly has mental health concerns not specified by police and he believed that the studio had plagiarized […]

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Rising Tensions Between The West And Iran. Can WW111 Be Avoided?

Posted: July 15, 2019 at 6:37 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, news

“The new deployment will be for HMS Duncan, a Daring class destroyer. It will join HMS Montrose which is already in the region protecting cargo vessels and oil tankers. HMS Montrose was the ship that came to the rescue of BP tanker British Heritage after it had its passage impeded by five Iranian Revolutionary Guards […]

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Why Africa Is Losing Its Fight Against Corruption

Posted: July 15, 2019 at 3:24 am   /   AFRICA, Article

Last week, Africa marked its annual Anti-Corruption Day in commemoration of efforts to stem the tide of corruption in the continent, but the bleak atmosphere that characterized this year’s celebration, like other years, suggests nothing is worth celebrating, with corruption fighting back from all angles. July 11, 2019, marked another Anti-Corruption Day across African countries. […]

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Week in Review: Trump Tells Congresswomen of Color to “Go Back” to the “Places from Which They Came”

Posted: July 15, 2019 at 2:30 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics

Pres. Trump tweeted yesterday to tell “Progressive Democratic congresswomen” of color to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Trump was likely referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar, though he did not use their names. Three of them were born […]

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Nigeria’s deadly farmer-herders crisis deepens humanitarian, Economic Woes

Posted: July 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, deadly clashes between pastoralists (herders) majorly from the north and farmers in the south have left many dead, and thousands displaced.  Last week, Nigerian government announced plans to begin its proposed Ruga settlement, a prototype of cattle colony, an earlier initiative, suggested by the government last year to address the […]

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Week in Review: Alleged​ Billionaire Child Molester Epstein Arrested

Posted: July 7, 2019 at 11:04 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday and accused of sex trafficking minors.  Epstein allegedly used a scheme in which he offered young girls cash for “massages” and then sexually assaulted them once they were in one of his residences.  Multiple law enforcement sources allege an indictment will be unsealed in court this week and […]

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Ethiopia’s coup failure unmasks Africa’s ingrained ethnic division problem

Posted: July 2, 2019 at 10:34 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics

Ethiopia’s recently foiled coup attempt despite Abiy Ahmed’s reforms shows how deeply-rooted ethnic patriotism is killing Africa and stagnating the continent’s quest for meaningful development. On June 23, Ethiopia was rattled by a ferocious coup attempt. The coup attempt was reportedly spearheaded by a local security Chief, General Asaminew Tsige, who had attempted similar mission […]

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