January 20, 2018

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United States: Who are the members of the 115th Congress?

United States: Who are the members of the 115th Congress? Source: Congressional Research Service A profile of the membership of the 115th Congress (2017-2018) as of January 3, 2018. Statistical information is included on selected characteristics of Members, including data on party affiliation, average age, occupation, education, length of congressional service, religious affiliation, gender, ethnicity, […]

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January 19, 2018

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt Yomi Kazeem Quartz Africa As Nigeria’s battles on to become a polio-free country, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken an extraordinary step to give Africa’s largest economy a helping hand through their foundation. The foundation will pay off a $76 million loan […]

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January 17, 2018

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Africa: The world’s fifth largest diamond has been discovered in Lesotho

Africa: The world’s fifth largest diamond has been discovered in Lesotho 9 of the 10 largest diamonds ever discovered have been found in Africa Yomi Kazeem Quartz Africa A 910-carat diamond, which is believed to be the world’s fifth largest diamond, has been unearthed in Lesotho. The stone was discovered in Letseng mine by Gem […]

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January 15, 2018

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Remembering Yesteryear: United States -The 1924 Immigration Act and the White Australia policy – Immigration Restriction Act of 1901

Remembering Yesteryear: United States -The 1924 Immigration Act and the White Australia policy – Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 Today, there are many in the United States who have a goal to slow the growth of the immigrants of non-European ancestry. Many tend to focus on using “code wording” such as ‘illegal immigrant’ or ‘undocumented […]

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January 13, 2018

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America doesn’t know Africa: The world responds to the reported remarks by Donald Trump

America doesn’t know Africa: The world responds to the reported remarks by Donald Trump Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has publicly condemned, via Twitter, the “shithole” comment by U.S. President Donald Trump. Official Statement of the Government of Botswana GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights office on Friday, January 12, 2018 rejected […]

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January 11, 2018

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2017 had a record number of skyscrapers completed

2017 had a record number of skyscrapers completed The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reports that 2017 was a record-setting year for tall buildings. In 2017 there were 144 skyscrapers completed of 200 meters (656 feet) or taller. Asia had 75.7 percent of these skyscrapers. China had the most skyscrapers completed in […]

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January 11, 2018

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Nigeria: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)- Rapid rail public transportation trains arrive

Nigeria: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – Rapid rail public transportation trains arrive ABUJA- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has taken delivery of rapid rail cars for the trial operations of its new metropolitan regional rapid rail transit system. ___ Video: Abuja Light rail nearing completion ____ Video: What it takes to do business in […]

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January 10, 2018

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Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants

Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants Source: Michigan State University Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery. By linking […]

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January 10, 2018

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President Donald Trump signs the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 into law

President Donald Trump signs the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 into law H.R.1927 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 Sponsor: Congressman Lacy Clay | Representing the 1st District of Missouri (Introduced 04/05/2017) (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the […]

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January 10, 2018

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President Donald Trump signs 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act into law

President Donald Trump signs 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act into law Sponsor: Congressman Bobby Scott | Representing the 3rd District of Virginia (Introduced 02/28/2017) This bill establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of […]

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