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Cuba: Afro-Cubans could gain from new trade relations with the U.S.

December 19, 2014

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Cuba: Afro-Cubans could gain from new trade relations with the U.S.  A brief history of Black Cubans President Obama moves to undo the 54-year-old United States trade embargo against Cuba, using broad executive power to lift restrictions on travel, commerce and financial activities. The U.S. Census Bureau reports there are 2,013,155 Cuban-Americans (2013). The majority of Cubans who […]

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History Flashback: The Dual Mandate in British Tropical Africa

October 1, 2014

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The Dual Mandate in British Tropical Africa Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, the colonial administrator of Hong Kong and Nigeria for Britain, pushed for indirect rule in colonial Africa. Lugard outlined the reasons and methods that should be employed in the colonization of Africa by Britain. It included spreading Christianity and saw state sponsored colonization as […]

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Israel to build 1,500 more homes in settlements

June 5, 2014

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Israel to build 1,500 more homes in settlements AFP Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel has invited bids for 1,500 new homes in Jewish settlements in retaliation for a new Palestinian government backed by Hamas, reports said on Thursday. Of the new homes, 400 will be in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem with the rest elsewhere in the […]

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Africa: Kenya’s National Assembly legalizes polygamy

March 28, 2014

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National Assembly has passed amendments legalizing polygamy By Wilfred Ayaga The Standard (Kenya) NAIROBI- The National Assembly has passed controversial amendments that would strengthen the male hand within the family and other social relationships. Male MPs ganged up to pass the amendments that would have far reaching ramifications on the family. The Committee of the […]

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Nigeria celebrates its 100 year union created by the British

March 4, 2014

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Nigeria celebrates its 100 year union created by the British Nigeria is marking a century of its existence following the amalgamation of the mainly Muslim north and Africans who followed Traditional African Religions, who were converted into Christians, in the south under British colonial rule in 1914. ________ Modern-day Nigeria came into being on January […]

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Spain opens door to Sephardic Jews after historic expulsion

February 15, 2014

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Spain opens door to Sephardic Jews after historic expulsion The Spanish conservative government plans to make amends with a law expected to be passed within weeks or months that offers citizenship to the descendants of legions of Jews forced to flee in 1492. By Aron Hellerjorge Sainz The Associated Press MADRID — They were burned […]

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On January 1, 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed- Africans before living in the Americas

January 1, 2014

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On January 1, 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed- Africans before living in the Americas The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation only covered 10 states that were rebellion in 1863. It did not cover the the over half-million enslaved Africans in the […]

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Israeli ministers committee votes to annex Jordan Valley

December 30, 2013

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Israeli ministers committee votes to annex Jordan Valley Eight ministers on the Committee for Legislation voted in favor of the bill, while three – including the finance and justice ministers – opposed it. Xinhua JERUSALEM — Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation passed Sunday a bill to annex Jewish settlements in the Palestinian Jordan Valley to […]

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Christmas and Africans in America -the other story

December 24, 2013

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Christmas and Africans in America -the other story In 1870, Christmas was formally declared a United States Federal holiday. The origin of Christmas is known but, the topic is not as widely discussed as one might think it should be in the 21st Century. Christmas is a complex holiday for many who observe it. For […]

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Obama administration informed Congress it deployed soldiers to South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation

December 23, 2013

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Obama administration informed Congress it deployed soldiers to South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation By Paul McLeary Army Times WASHINGTON — In the midst of worsening violence in the South Sudan, the Obama administration informed Congress Thursday evening (Dec 19, 2013) that it deployed soldiers from the U.S. Army’s East Africa Response Force to the capital […]

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