Archive | February, 2017

Britain joins international condemnation of Israel’s settlement law

February 7, 2017

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Britain joins international condemnation of Israel’s settlement law Raf Sanchez The Telegraph Britain and a host of other nations have condemned a new Israeli law that gives retroactive approval to illegally built Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli parliament passed the controversial measure late on Monday night and by Tuesday afternoon the […]

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

February 7, 2017

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act 115th Congress (2017-2018) Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] Introduced January 03, 2017 Committees: House – Judiciary Latest Action: January 12, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: House Judiciary January 03, 2017 Referred to the House […]

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Nigeria’s president extends medical leave in London

February 7, 2017

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Nigeria’s president extends medical leave in London Voice of America Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended medical leave is raising concerns in the most populous country in Africa. Buhari, 74, has been in London for the last two weeks receiving medical care. He had been expected to return to Nigeria on Sunday night. But on Sunday, […]

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United States: Indiana National Guard, Republic of Niger form new partnership

February 3, 2017

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United States: Indiana National Guard, Republic of Niger form new partnership State Partnership Program builds relationships; has lasting impact in Africa By NATE HERRING U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Jan 31, 2017 NIAMEY, Niger – The Indiana National Guard and the Republic of Niger began a new partnership Jan. 26 as part of the National […]

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African Union backs mass withdrawal from International Criminal Court (ICC)

February 2, 2017

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African Union backs mass withdrawal from International Criminal Court (ICC) Voice of America ADDIS ABABA — The African Union is moving forward on what it calls a “withdrawal strategy” from the International Criminal Court, a move that could alter peace, security and justice on the continent. Dozens of heads of state — some of whom […]

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Africa: Equatorial Guinea makes bid to join OPEC

February 1, 2017

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Africa: Equatorial Guinea makes bid to join OPEC Equatorial Guinea is the third largest oil and gas producer in sub-Saharan Africa Africa Oil and Power Equatorial Guinea wants to join OPEC. On Friday, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, met with officials in Vienna to submit his country’s interest […]

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