Rwanda begins issuing East Africa e-Passport

By Ivan R. Mugisha for The East African Rwanda on Friday rolled out the East African Community (EAC) electronic passport in an effort to boost faster border clearance as well as part of a wider regional strategy to enhance integration. Rwanda now joins other EAC states—Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania—that have already issued the electronic passport to their citizens. The move follows a directive by EAC heads of state in March 2016 to adopt the new generation passports and phase out national documents. “The launch of the new East Africa electronic…

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Detained Turkish citizens released as LNA steps up Libya attacks

Six Turkish citizens were released by Libyan forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on Monday, following Haftar’s declaration that all Turkish citizens and assets in the country are Libyan National Army targets – and an equally forceful message from Turkey that warned of retaliation. Turkey’s ministry of foreign affairs called the temporary detention of six sailors believed to be working in Libya “an act of banditry and piracy” perpetrated by Haftar’s “illegal militia.” “We expect our citizens to be released immediately. Otherwise, Haftar elements will become legitimate targets,” the ministry said…

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NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns Gives Us an Inside Look Into His Style Game

Two-time NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns (commonly referred to by his fans as KAT) is well-known for his on-court skills. The 7-foot Minnesota Timberwolves center made headlines four years ago as the league’s No.1 draft pick; now 23, he continues to dominate the game with his smooth moves. KAT is also known for his off-court style […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/nba-all-star-karl-anthony-towns-gives-us-an-inside-look-into-his-style-game/

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What Happens When We Don’t Want To See Our Blackness: Reconsidering Black Neo-Cons.

You are here: Home / News / What Happens When We Don’t Want To See Our Blackness: Reconsidering Black Neo-Cons. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) In a recent moment of reflection regarding her brilliant film When They See Us, Ava Duvernay addressed a reoccurring issue among Black America. The issue? How much trauma and injustice can African-Americans witness before it irreparably damages the Soul? Duvernay’s assertion that historical recollections are crucial to Black America coming to terms with a hellish Black experience holds much weight. This matter…

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Well, Donald Trump Just Won in 2020.

You are here: Home / News / Well, Donald Trump Just Won in 2020. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty good about the election after last week’s two-day Democratic clusterfark, and the president has got to be feeling pretty good too, since he just won it. Oh, we have 17 more months of media pimping of whichever commie candidate is currently the least embarrassing, but the debates made it very clear that Trump is going to be POTUS…

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National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Restore Nina Simone’s Childhood Home (WATCH)

[embedded content] The National Trust for Historic Preservation, through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, announced a crowdfunding campaign to support the restoration and preservation of Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, NC. This campaign, supported by artists, actors, and musicians including John Legend, will raise funds integral to the exterior restoration of the home where the celebrated singer, pianist and Civil Rights icon’s life began. The home, which has fallen into disrepair requiring urgent revitalization, was designated a National Treasure in June of 2018. “Spaces devoted to the…

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Film Review; Three Peaks.

You are here: Home / Ent. / Film Review; Three Peaks. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Sometimes novels that start out slowly turn out to be the books you just can’t put down. Similarly, German writer/director Jan Zabeil’s story about a modern family triad gone askew isn’t easy to discard. Like a painter, he takes his time etching in figures before brushing in colors, textures and shadows that add dimension. Lea (Bérénice Bejo, Oscar nominee for The Artist) a thirtysomething, lives with her emotionally-needy seven-year-old son Tristan…

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Go to the movies, and contribute towards saving a lion with FOUR PAWS SA.

On 11 October, 2018 lioness Nala was transferred from the AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection rescue centre in Spain to the FOUR PAWS international big cat sanctuary LIONSROCK in South Africa. FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation – who I worked with in April this year – has joined forces with Nu Metro Cinemas to “Rise Up and Roar” for one of the 21st century’s most important conservation causes. From today (Monday, 1 July 2019), Nu Metro moviegoers can go to the movies and contribute towards saving a lion by donating…

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Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho from Cote d’Ivoire wins the prestigious Diana Award

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho from Côte d’Ivoire has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. This year The Diana Award celebrates its 20th anniversary year. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. Passionate about putting gender equality at the heart of economic development, Meganne started providing free coaching…

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A powerful documentary brings us the story of two men on a mission to learn more about the endangered Pangolin.

[embedded content] In follow up to the article that I posted earlier this year: Pangolins in Peril. Rehabilitation after being seized from poachers, I’d like to share the official trailer for Eye of the Pangolin, the story of two men on a mission to share the wonder of all four species of African pangolin on camera for the first time ever. From the co-director of Blood Lions, this powerful documentary brings us the story of two men as they travel the continent to learn more about those caring for and studying pangolins. Captivated…

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