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

January 20, 2018

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

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

January 13, 2018

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

January 10, 2018

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

January 10, 2018

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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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China: State Council approves Shanghai’s city plan to cap population at 25 million by 2035

December 27, 2017

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China: State Council approves Shanghai’s city plan to cap population at 25 million by 2035 The State Council has approved the overall urban plan (2017-2035) for Shanghai, one of four municipalities directly under the central government. Being a noted historic and cultural city, Shanghai is also a center of international economy, finance, trade, shipping and […]

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U.S. state Populations 2017: Most populous states

December 25, 2017

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U.S. state Populations 2017: Most populous states Release date: December 20, 2017 U.S. Census Bureau Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released today. Following […]

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General Assembly demands all States comply with UN resolutions regarding status of JerusalemGeneral Assembly demands all States comply with UN resolutions regarding status of Jerusalem

December 21, 2017

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General Assembly demands all States comply with UN resolutions regarding status of Jerusalem UN News Service By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following an earlier decision by the United States to recognize the […]

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Angola’s new president picks apart the dos Santos empire

November 27, 2017

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Angola’s new president picks apart the dos Santos empire AFP The start of the clean-up operation did not take long. Within three months of taking control of Angola, President Joao Lourenco sacked his predecessor’s daughter as head of the state-run oil company and set about dismantling the empire built by Jose Eduardo dos Santos. A […]

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Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa offers money to white farmers

November 26, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa offers money to white farmers eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) HARARE – Zimbabwe’s newly-sworn-in president Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to compensate white farmers who lost their land during his predecessor’s notorious land reform programme. On 24 November 2017, Mnangagwa became only the third President of Zimbabwe since its independence, following in the […]

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