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Barbados held a ceremony to mark the island’s transition to a Republic, with the Queen removed as head of state

November 30, 2021

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BRIDGETOWN, Nov 30, 2021 (Reuters) – Barbados ditched Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic with its first-ever president and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island. At the strike of midnight, the new republic was born to cheers […]

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Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

October 26, 2021

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Nigeria’s central bank earlier in February outlawed banks and financial institutions from transacting or operating in cryptocurrencies, saying they posed a threat to the financial system.    The Central Bank of Nigeria joined a growing list of emerging markets betting on digital money to cut transaction costs and boost participation in the formal financial system. […]

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G7 Public Policy Principles for Retail Central Bank Digital Currencies

October 16, 2021

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WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – G7 finance officials  endorsed 13 public policy principles for retail central bank digital currencies, saying they should be grounded in transparency, the rule of law and sound economic governance, the Treasury Department said. The finance officials met in person, with some joining by video, in Washington on Wednesday during the […]

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NASA releases new photo showing the Perseverance rover on Mars

February 25, 2021

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NASA releases new photo showing the Perseverance rover on Mars This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The panorama was stitched together on Earth from 142 individual images taken on Sol 3, the third Martian day of the mission (Feb. 21, 2021). Credits: […]

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See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S.

June 23, 2020

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See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S. U.S. military bases named after Confederates should also be renamed There are many Americans who agree there should not be an erasing of United States history. Removing Confederate monuments and confederate flags does not erase history o […]

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The Fourth of July during the era of slavery and the year slavery ended in the United States -Guam and Hawaii 1900

July 4, 2019

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Fourth of July during the era of slavery and the year slavery ended in the United States -Guam and Hawaii 1900 This is a brief historical look back at newspapers on Independence Day in the United States – Fourth of July, during the era of slavery. Also, this is a brief look back at the […]

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African Union: African free trade zone takes effect

June 3, 2019

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African Union: African free trade zone takes effect The largest free-trade in the world, spanning the African continent with its 1.2 billion people, has come into effect – worth $2.5 trillion AFP ADDUS ABABA- An African free-trade zone came into force Thursday, a step toward creating what the African Union (AU) hopes will be a […]

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Spain: Annual blackface parade reflects the history of when black African Moors ruled over the Iberian Peninsula

January 11, 2019

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Spain: Annual blackface parade reflects the history of when black African Moors ruled over the Iberian Peninsula Moors and Christians of Alcoy – The Cavalcade of Kings Thousands gathered in Alcoy, Spain on January 5, 2019 to attend the oldest ‘Three Kings’ parade in Spain, notable for the hundreds of teens dressed as royal pages […]

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China is the first country to land a spacecraft on far side Moon

January 3, 2019

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China is the first country to land a spacecraft on far side Moon CGTN America On Wednesday, China’s Chang’e 4, which launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in early December, became the first ever probe to soft-land on the far side of the moon. China Central Television reports the lunar explorer Chang’e 4 had touched […]

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Images of Ultima Thule – Images of the Kuiper Belt object

January 3, 2019

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NASA’s New Horizons Mission Reveals Entirely New Kind of World Images of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule unveil the very first stages of solar system’s history NASA | The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory LLC Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission released the first detailed images of the most distant object ever explored […]

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