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Aljazeera
1967 Detroit riots, 'resistance' then and nowUnited States has ever seen? Three key issues dividing the nation in 2017 - ra
Aljazeera / Posted 7 hours ago
United States has ever seen? Three key issues dividing the nation in 2017 - racial discrimination, police brutality, and economic dislocation - began to tear apart dozens of its cities during the 1960s. In Detroit, when the dust settled and fires... Read more
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DW
Could migration derail Merkel re-election express? |of migrants lessened last year but could well be set to rise again as people tr
DW / Posted 12 hours ago
of migrants lessened last year but could well be set to rise again as people try to escape political uncertainty and economic hardship of places like Nigeria and Eritrea via North African countries like Libya. Well over 70,000 migrants made... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Please don't do politics, Zuma tells Foundationsinstead of blaming one another, warning that the blame game was derailing the t
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 hours ago
instead of blaming one another, warning that the blame game was derailing the transformation agenda in South Africa’s economic landscape. He told the gathering that South Africa had missed a great opportunity in 1994 to change the economic... Read more
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DW
Merkel rival Martin Schulz slams migrant policy |Germany. Numbers of migrants lessened last year but are rising again as people
DW / Posted 15 hours ago
Germany. Numbers of migrants lessened last year but are rising again as people try to escape the political uncertainty and economic hardship of North African countries like Libya. Well over 70,000 migrants made the extremely risky Mediterranean... Read more
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DW
Migrant increase could be obstacle to Merkel re-election |Germany. Numbers of migrants lessened last year but are rising again as people
DW / Posted 16 hours ago
Germany. Numbers of migrants lessened last year but are rising again as people try to escape the political uncertainty and economic hardship of North African countries like Libya. Well over 70,000 migrants made the extremely risky Mediterranean... Read more
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iol.co.za
Nehawu welcomes planned probe into data costs"South African data costs are among the highest in the world and this does not
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
"South African data costs are among the highest in the world and this does not bode well for the working class and the poor. The exorbitant fees needed to communicate disadvantages almost the entire population, more especially workers and the youth.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Making Hajj Operations Hitch-Freerecently x-rayed by the former Senior Special Adviser to the President on Aviat
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
recently x-rayed by the former Senior Special Adviser to the President on Aviation and a stakeholder of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCOM), Captain Shehu Iyal, who also suggested ways to improve Hajj operations in Nigeria. In a... Read more
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iol.co.za
Numsa calls on SAPS to ensure 10111 workers are fairly paidis why we are now on the verge of a nationwide strike," Hlubi said. Government
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
is why we are now on the verge of a nationwide strike," Hlubi said. Government could not claim to be promoting "radical economic transformation" when state institutions were "guilty of exploiting workers in the same way that greedy capitalists... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
There is an art and science of gerrymandering — and clear racist intent, toodefending itself against the racial gerrymandering accusations leveled by a gro
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
defending itself against the racial gerrymandering accusations leveled by a group of plaintiffs that included Latinos and African-Americans. This trial was supposed to end the arguments made against the state in 2011. Six years, three full trials... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Sorry, Donald Trump. Presidents who don't win the popular vote seldom recover.showed it at 36 percent. But these unforced errors don't quite explain his ina
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
showed it at 36 percent. But these unforced errors don't quite explain his inability to take advantage of a boost in economic confidence or to expand, even slightly, the passionate base that carried him to victory. The problem lies with that... Read more
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DW
Kenya warns of social media crackdown ahead of polls |hell-bent on causing unnecessary anxiety across the country," said the chairper
DW / Posted 2 days ago
hell-bent on causing unnecessary anxiety across the country," said the chairperson of the National Cohesive and Integration Commission, Francis Ole Kaparo, earlier in the week. The commission was formed to monitor hate speech and incitement after... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Amaechi's God Complexour legendary Chinua Achebe. For those who may have forgotten, let me remind t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
our legendary Chinua Achebe. For those who may have forgotten, let me remind them that Amaechi's Peace and Reconciliation Commission, headed by the highly respected late Justice Kayode Eso went on to indict Odili for the destruction of Okuru-Ama... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Accra Declaration - 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan African Intellectual and Cultural FestivalReparatory Justice must be the clarion call of the African Peoples at home and
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Reparatory Justice must be the clarion call of the African Peoples at home and abroad. This was the Declaration of the 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Intellectual and Cultural Festival which was held in Accra from 25 June to 1 July, 2017. The Festival was hosted... Read more
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SciDev.net
Cost of diabetes care in Africa could triple by 2030in Sub-Saharan Africa and reach US$59.3 billion by 2030 if rates double, accord
SciDev.net / Posted 2 days ago
in Sub-Saharan Africa and reach US$59.3 billion by 2030 if rates double, according to the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Commission. Launched in London this month (5 July), the commission involved over 70 international experts and reveals key... Read more
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iol.co.za
Africa has the potential to be the new Europeof those days still linger in certain areas. For instance, France still receive
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
of those days still linger in certain areas. For instance, France still receives a so-called colonial tax from its former African colonies, which amounts to around $500 billion (R6.5 trillion) a year. Many sources in Africa are still under the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenyatta, Odinga Disagree on Vote Preparedness, AUC Sayscandidates Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga disagree over the preparedness of th
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
candidates Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga disagree over the preparedness of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to conduct elections, African Union commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Thursday. The Chadian... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The State of Civil and Political Rights in South AfricaBy Kate Tissington and Fola Adeleke The South African Human Rights Commission
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
By Kate Tissington and Fola Adeleke The South African Human Rights Commission launched its first Civil and Political Rights Report, on 28 June 2017, which provides a snapshot of key developments around civil and political rights in South Africa... Read more
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TribLIVE
Third of dementia could be prevented, experts sayand their pasts would instead retain their dignity and their memories until the
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
and their pasts would instead retain their dignity and their memories until they died of something else, the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care has concluded. This would require doctors, communities and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ECA Pushes Africa's Integration Agenda, Inclusivity and Equitable Trade At the 2017 Aid for Trade Global Review2017 that was held on the theme "Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
2017 that was held on the theme "Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development" saw the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) participating in key sessions with a determined focus on advocating the need to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
RLJ Hotel Resort Sold in Secrecy? Billionaire's Baby Now in Ghanaians' Handsthe time of its opening, Mr. Johnson trumpeted the hotel as poised to play a cr
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
the time of its opening, Mr. Johnson trumpeted the hotel as poised to play a critical role in Liberia's reconstruction and economic development efforts put forth by President Sirleaf aimed at rebuilding and revitalizing Liberia. The National... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Pilot Study Tracking Implementation of AU Land Declaration Launched in Ghanatoday unveiled a Monitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa (MELA) project to
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
today unveiled a Monitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa (MELA) project to track progress in the implementation of the African Union Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in 12 African countries. The pilot project was launched at an... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Thoughts On the African Data Ecosystemsin Accra, stakeholders attending the Africa Open Data Conference (AODC17) spent
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
in Accra, stakeholders attending the Africa Open Data Conference (AODC17) spent several hours assessing the state of African data ecosystems at national, sub-regional and continental levels. During the one-day workshop, which took place on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Should First Sort Out Its Own Backyardby Institute for Security Studies (ISS) consultant Liesl Louw-Vaudran. Since N
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
by Institute for Security Studies (ISS) consultant Liesl Louw-Vaudran. Since Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma stepped down as AU Commission chairperson in January this year, South Africa had been retreating from the continent, Louw-Vaudran wrote in an... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Saraki, Others Back Family Planning As Nigeria Marks World Population DayWPD theme, 'Family Planning, Birth Spacing: Empowering People, Developing Natio
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
WPD theme, 'Family Planning, Birth Spacing: Empowering People, Developing Nations', in a release by National Population Commission (NPC), its Chairman, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, stated that family planning and birth spacing are measures to attain a... Read more
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New Kerala
The Lancet Commission: One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable - newkerala news #255677today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017)
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) in London, The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reported that more than one third of global dementia cases may be... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Moerane Commission: ANC leaders suppress activists to cover up corruption Abahlali president Sibusiso Zikode has shared with commissioners how others h
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
Abahlali president Sibusiso Zikode has shared with commissioners how others have been shot by police officers who were acting on instructions from senior... Read more
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Breitbart
GOP Pushes DHS John Kelly For More H-2A Visa Workers, Fewer Robotswhom are recent immigrants. In 2013, farmers employed roughly 75,000 H-2A worke
Breitbart / Posted 4 days ago
whom are recent immigrants. In 2013, farmers employed roughly 75,000 H-2A workers for seasonal harvests, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The extra inflow of cheap H-2A labor would also reduce the growing incentives for farm companies... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
National Youth Development Agency Briefs Media On Successful International Trips and Update On Activitiesindividuals can be employed in productive activities" (2012: 98). Yet social no
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
individuals can be employed in productive activities" (2012: 98). Yet social norms continue to sideline young South Africans, treating political and economic participation as the prerogative of older people, which is why there is a continued... Read more
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MLive.com
50 years after Grand Rapids riot, city officials focus on racial equityas "second-class citizens" was not resolved. In 2015, Forbes ranked Grand Rapi
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
as "second-class citizens" was not resolved. In 2015, Forbes ranked Grand Rapids the second-worst in the nation for economic success for African Americans. And a city-funded study released this spring showed the police department pulls over... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Past dogs St. Pete council candidate Corey Givens Jr. as he tackles futurefor the City Council District 6 seat, he speaks about his concern for the envir
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
for the City Council District 6 seat, he speaks about his concern for the environment and the importance of engaging fellow African-Americans on the issue. He was brought up by a single mother, he said, and that's the reason affordable housing is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Regional Economic Commissions Share Perspectives On SDGs Progress and Implementationat the regional and subregional levels" at the ongoing High-Level Political For
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
at the regional and subregional levels" at the ongoing High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development,UN Regional Economic Commissions shared perspectives on informed by their institutional focus and priorities. Panelists included Shamshad... Read more
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iol.co.za
Good governance is alpha and omega of successquantifiable benefits for organisations and countries. One of these is foreign
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
quantifiable benefits for organisations and countries. One of these is foreign direct investment. An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development research report by Maria Maher and Thomas Andersson on Corporate Governance: Effects on... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit businessman John E. James moves into campaign mode for U.S. Senatea Detroit-based logistics and warehousing firm, planned to create a campaign co
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 5 days ago
a Detroit-based logistics and warehousing firm, planned to create a campaign committee Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, allowing him to begin raising money for the campaign. The Iraq war veteran launched a campaign website and... Read more
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EuroNews
Civil society gets a say at EU-Africa forumfocused on five themes: conflict prevention and refugees; human development; a
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
focused on five themes: conflict prevention and refugees; human development; a sustainable future for our planet; socio-economic development and democratic governance. “This has been a very good exercise as to what role civil society can play... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Africa Expert Salih Booker Tapped to Lead DC Policy Think Tankat the United States Institute of Peace, and before that as an advisor to the e
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
at the United States Institute of Peace, and before that as an advisor to the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In the prior decade, Booker directed the Centre on Housing Rights... Read more
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NBC News
Let the 'Green Book of South Carolina' app be your Black history summer tour guideNew York City postman Victor Green as the country’s first travel guide for Blac
NBC News / Posted 5 days ago
New York City postman Victor Green as the country’s first travel guide for Black travelers. “It showcased safe places for African Americans to travel during the times of segregation,” Dawn Dawson-House, director of corporate communications at the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Land Commissioners' Workshop On Securing Community Land Rights Opens in AccraAccra — The first ever meeting of African Land Commissioners opened in Accra Mo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Accra — The first ever meeting of African Land Commissioners opened in Accra Monday with Ghana's Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John-Peter Amewu, lamenting the extreme levels of poverty in some parts of the continent despite the availability... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Accra Launch of the Africa Data Revolution Reportmarking the 2nd Africa Open Data Conference, which will take place from July 17
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
marking the 2nd Africa Open Data Conference, which will take place from July 17 - 21, 2017. Jointly published by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Wide Web Foundation and the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Workshop With African Land Commissions On Securing Community Land Rights Begins in Accra -20 July, 2017What: High level workshop on securing community land rights in Africa Who: Afr
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What: High level workshop on securing community land rights in Africa Who: Africa's top policymakers and land commissioners will attend the workshop that is being hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Rights and Resources... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Africa Regional Integration Index Report Under Spotlight At Global Review 2017 in GenevaGeneva — The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) yesterday hosted a panel disc
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Geneva — The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) yesterday hosted a panel discussion at the Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade, bringing together regional and international experts to discuss regional integration in Africa. Under the spotlight... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ECA Holds Annual Meeting With Development PartnersThe Economic Commission for Africa presented its key achievements at its annual
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The Economic Commission for Africa presented its key achievements at its annual meeting with its group of development partners on 7 July, highlighting its continued support to the member States for the 2016 reporting period and the focus into... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Inception Workshop to Launch the Monitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa (Mela) ProjectMonitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa (MELA) project - a pilot study to t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Monitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa (MELA) project - a pilot study to track progress in the implementation of the African Union Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges. Accra, Ghana. What: Workshop to launch the Monitoring and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Better Land Governance Important to Catalyze Africa's Economic Growth Says LPI's Kagwanjagrowth and development and in the process help eradicate extreme poverty on the
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
growth and development and in the process help eradicate extreme poverty on the continent. In her presentation to Land Commissioners and other senior government officials attending the workshop on securing community land rights, Ms. Kagwanja... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Governments Urged to Secure Land Rights for AllAccra — Insecure forest and land rights trigger widespread poverty, gender disp
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Accra — Insecure forest and land rights trigger widespread poverty, gender disparity, lack of economic growth, social unrest, conflicts and investment risks, says Solange Bandiaky-Badji, Africa Program and Gender Justice Director at the Rights and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Shall Take the Blame, If...out-of- tune officials, e.tc., would suggest the temptation to cling on to powe
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
out-of- tune officials, e.tc., would suggest the temptation to cling on to power at all costs pinches as is the case with African leaders generally when their time in office is up. However, illegal attempts by some African leaders to cling on to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Study Calls for Comprehensive Reforms in Angloa's Education Systemengineering, and mathematics at the secondary school level in Angola. Official
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
engineering, and mathematics at the secondary school level in Angola. Officials of the government of Angola, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) presented the results late June at a national workshop attended by government officials,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Regional Workshop On Securing Community Land Rights Set for Accra(LPI), in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), are next
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
(LPI), in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), are next week convening a regional workshop with African Land Commissions on Securing Community Land Rights on the continent. Forty Land Commissioners and senior government... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Regional Integration - African Statistics Directors Meet At World Statistics CongressMarrakesh — The UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Kingdom of Morocco Hi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Marrakesh — The UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Kingdom of Morocco High Commission for Planning (HCP) will hold a regional conference on the role of statistics in Africa's regional integration Thursday 20 July in Marrakech, in the context... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ECA-WTO Joint Publication On Role of Aid for Trade in Boosting Intra-African Trade Launched in GenevaGeneva — The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Trade Organizat
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Geneva — The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have launched a co-publication on promoting connectivity in Africa, focusing on the role of Aid for Trade (AfT) in boosting intra-African trade as well as the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Continental Free Trade Area Negotiations Moving in the Right Directionthe desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concl
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of 2017, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), David Luke, said Friday. Speaking at the just-ended Aid for Trade Global Review 2017... Read more
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