November 26, 2014

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The season of blackface, in parts of Europe, returns- Zwarte Piet

The season of blackface, in parts of Europe, returns- Zwarte Piet Black Pete Racist? ‘Zwarte Piet’ Controversy Leads To 90 Arrests In Netherlands By Howard Koplowitz International Business Times Protesters disrupted a pre-Christmas celebration Saturday in the Netherlands that uses “Black Petes” to accompany St. Nicholas, leading to 90 arrests in the Dutch town of […]

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November 26, 2014

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Ethiopia plans debut dollar-bond joining Ghana, Kenya and Light Rail construction update

Ethiopia plans debut dollar-bond joining Ghana, Kenya By Lyubov Pronina Bloomberg Ethiopia plans to sell its first dollar bond as Africa’s fastest-growing economy exploits record demand for the continent’s debt. Ethiopia picked Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co. for fixed-income investor meetings in Europe and the U.S. beginning tomorrow, according to a person […]

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November 20, 2014

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U.S. Department of Education releases data on higher education enrollments from Fall 2013

U.S. Department of Education releases data on higher education enrollments from Fall 2013 The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) In 2013, there was a total of 20,847,787 students enrolled in high education. Of these 2,790,255 were Black or African American. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting, […]

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November 20, 2014

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China Railway Construction wins $12 billion Nigeria deal

China Railway Construction wins $12 billion Nigeria deal The $11.97 billion deal marks China’s largest single overseas contract project so far, it said, citing CRCC. The rail will link Lagos, the financial capital of Africa’s largest economy and leading oil producer, and Calabar in the east Reuters BEIJING- China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. (CRCC) has […]

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November 18, 2014

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Comet landing: Philae detects organic molecules on the surface of comet

Comet landing: Philae detects organic molecules on the surface of comet By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed. Carbon-containing “organics” are the basis of life on Earth and may give clues to chemical ingredients delivered to our planet early in […]

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November 18, 2014

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Argentina receives second currency swap from China

Argentina receives second currency swap from China Reuters BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s central bank on Monday, 17 November 2014 received the second installment of a currency swap from China worth $500 million at a time when the South American country is battling to shore up its ailing foreign reserves. In default on its debt and […]

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November 13, 2014

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Housing jewel emerges in Johannesburg

Housing jewel emerges in Johannesburg City of Johannesburg Johannesburg Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Parks Tau unveiled a R1.95 billion (US$173.85 million) mixed residential development in South Hills, southern Johannesburg, in a move aimed at reversing apartheid’s spatial planning and integrating communities. “People who used to say the South is long dead and buried had better […]

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November 12, 2014

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European Space Agency lands Rosetta’s Philae probe on comet

European Space Agency lands Rosetta’s Philae probe on comet European Space Agency ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved. After a tense wait during the seven-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the signal confirming the successful […]

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November 11, 2014

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The United States and China to extend visas for short-term business travelers, tourists, and students

The United States and China to extend visas for short-term business travelers, tourists, and students The White House Office of the Press Secretary Starting November 12, the United States and the People’s Republic of China will reciprocally increase the validity of short-term business and tourist visas and student and exchange visas issued to each other’s […]

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November 10, 2014

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Sydney light rail line costs blow out to $2.2 billion – $600 million more than budgeted

Sydney light rail line costs blow out to $2.2 billion – $600 million more than budgeted Jacob Saulwick The Sydney Morning Herald The cost of building the light rail line from the city to the eastern suburbs is likely to blow out to around $2.2 billion – $600 million more than first budgeted. Transport Minister […]

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