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

January 19, 2018

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

January 17, 2018

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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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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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2017 had a record number of skyscrapers completed

January 11, 2018

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

January 10, 2018

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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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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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SpaceX has successfully launched its 10-satellite Iridium-4 mission

December 22, 2017

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SpaceX has successfully launched its 10-satellite Iridium-4 mission The Falcon 9 has 10 communications satellites. SpaceX launched Iridium-4 from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. ____ Video: Final SpaceX rocket launch of 2017 lights up Southern California sky | ABC7 Los Angeles ____ Video: SpaceX Launch as seen from […]

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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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