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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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Japan

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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Iran

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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Africa

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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herders

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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Epstein

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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coup

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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G20

Weekend Review: G20 Summit Held in Japan

Posted: July 1, 2019 at 6:18 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

The 2019 G20 Summit took place in Osaka, Japan this weekend where world leaders met to discuss global concerns.  Pres. Donald Trump used the G20 summit to defend removing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and to claim ‘we have the cleanest air we’ve ever had’ while denouncing alternative energy methods.  “When the wind […]

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Debates

2020 Election: the first democratic debates

Posted: June 30, 2019 at 6:51 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics

Democratic primary candidates took the stage Wednesday and Thursday for two nights of debate which will help determine who secures the nomination for the 2020 election and who will inevitably run against current Pres. Donald Trump.  The differences between two seeming front-runners — Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders — were made evident in their […]

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