Comcast Is Challenging a 153-Year-Old Law That Protects Against Racial Discrimination. We Can’t Let That Happen.

The highest court in the land will soon determine if the media giant can prevail in its effort to erase parts of a civil rights statute on the books for more than a century. source: https://www.ebony.com/news/opinion/comcast-is-challenging-a-153-year-old-law-that-protects-against-racial-discrimination-we-cant-let-that-happen/

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Rwanda: explore the land of a thousand hills

Ranked by the Gallup Report as Africa’s second safest country, Rwanda’s indicators are impressive and show that for 100,000 residents, the country has on average 2,5 murders per year. That is the lowest crime rate compared to other African countries. In addition, Rwanda is the least corrupt and cleanest country in Africa. The government introduced a public cleaning initiative where citizens are required to partake in once a month. After the Rwandan Genocide 25 years ago, the country has been  working hard to reinvent itself economically. With a host of…

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How to unlock Africa’s $3tn free trade opportunity

The African Union is putting the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) into operation. It will be the world’s largest free trade area by number of countries and is so far in force across 27 countries. Open economy key to success Some countries are currently better placed than others to reap the rewards of intraregional trade and numerous obstacles mean that the tangible benefits of the agreement will likely only be realized from 2030. The report finds countries with good existing trade integration with their neighbours and which have open…

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USAfrica: Merchants of malice versus Obiano’s harvest of achievements. By Chido Nwangwu

Merchants of malice versus Obiano’s harvest of achievements  By Chido Nwangwu                                                                                                        Founder & Publisher, USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston Willie Obiano, technocrat and retired banker of international repute, philanthropist and cultural custodian, devout Catholic, a man with a versatile sense…

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South Africa: Miss South Africa Asks Men to Write Love Letters Against Violence

Cape Town — It’s not a secret that South Africa has seen high levels of violence against women across the country. Thousands of women even took to the streets in September to protest at the government’s failure to deal with violence against women in the wake of a string of brutal attacks that have shocked the country. So it comes as no shock to see Miss South Africa taking a stand against this violent crime. Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi has launched the #HeForShe campaign to mobilize men to stand…

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Nigeria lawmakers want review of fuel delivery ban along borders

Fuel stations along Nigeria’s land borders have closed and prices have spiked after customs authorities banned deliveries of petroleum products to stations within 20 kilometres (12 miles) of the border in an attempt to curb smuggling. Border communities have complained about the move however, prompting Nigeria’s lower chamber of parliament on Tuesday to call on the customs service to lift the indefinite ban. Nigeria, Africa’s top crude oil producer imports most of its refined fuel due to the moribund state of its refineries. Some 10-20% of Nigerian fuel is then…

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Fireworks expected as televised Trump impeachment hearings open

Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him open under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday. Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to prove over several weeks of hearings that the US leader abused his office by seeking Ukraine’s help for his 2020 reelection campaign, and sought to extort his Kiev counterpart into finding dirt on Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump says the inquiry is “corrupt” and “illegal,” and maintains he did nothing…

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Bush To Beach – Combining A Safari In The Bush With Relaxation At The Beach

Africa is a world of its own – and very beautiful at that. It is one of the best destinations to travel to, boasting of majestic wildlife, crystal blue beaches, stunning topography, and a wealth of history and culture. If you’re planning a trip to Africa and are thinking about your travel itinerary options, we suggest a combination of the bush and beach. Blending the thrill of a safari in the bush with the relaxation at the beach is a great way to make the most out of your trip…

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