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Trump says the “time is right for an immigration bill”

By at March 1, 2017 | 7:42 am | 0 Comment

Trump says the “time is right for an immigration bill”

WASHINGTON -- President Trump may be offering an opportunity to partner with Democrats during his address before Congress -- on the issue of immigration. “The time is right for an immigration bill, as long as there is compromise on both sides,” he said at a lunch with network anchors Tuesday afternoon. A senior administration official offered some assurance for more...

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News In Africa

By at February 28, 2017 | 3:50 pm | 0 Comment

Africa: World Bank report puts focus on Africa and sustainable energy needs (Africa Times) A World Bank report on sustainable energy finds that South Africa is among the world’s emerging leaders on renewable energy and access, but much of sub-Saharan Africa lags in developing the policies and regulatory framework to build a sustainable energy future. The RISE more...

Africa , International , Spotlight

Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Will Cross Southern Hemisphere on Sunday

By at February 28, 2017 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Will Cross Southern Hemisphere on Sunday

Cue the Johnny Cash music. On Sunday, a “ring of fire” eclipse will blaze over parts of South America and the southern and western tips of Africa. Scientifically known as an annular eclipse, this solar phenomenon occurs when the moon moves in between the sun and the Earth but is too far away to completely block the sun as it would during a total solar more...

Africa , International , Spotlight , The Afro

South Africa Anti-Immigrant Protests Turn Violent

By at February 28, 2017 | 8:19 am | 0 Comment

South Africa Anti-Immigrant Protests Turn Violent

  JOHANNESBURG — Anti-immigrant protesters led a violent march into South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria, on Friday, and the police responded with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. President Jacob Zuma appealed for calm and condemned the latest wave of anti-foreigner violence to grip South Africa in recent years. “Many citizens of more...

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Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

By at February 28, 2017 | 8:15 am | 0 Comment

Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The young boy was getting reacquainted with his father after an absence of six months and climbed on him as if he were a tree. The boy kissed his father and hugged him and clambered onto his shoulders. Then, when a protest video streamed on television, the boy grabbed a stick, and the lid of a pot to serve as a shield, and began to mimic a dance more...

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