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U.S. Slams Visa Restrictions On Ghana

The United States said on Thursday it was imposing visa restrictions on Ghana, accusing the African country of not cooperating in accepting its citizens ordered removed from the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in ...

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US Authorises Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó To Control Venezuela’s U.S. Bank Accounts

The State Department said Tuesday that it had given the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó the right to control assets and property in the United States bank accounts of the government of Venezuela. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the certification to Mr. Guaidó last Friday, two days after Mr. Guaidó declared himself interim president, but the United States government ...

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As West Turns On Him, Venezuela’s Maduro Flexes Military Muscle

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro oversaw a display of the army’s Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hillside to show military force and loyalty in the face of an international ultimatum for new elections. Maduro, 56, is confronting an unprecedented challenge to his authority after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, citing a ...

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Kenya Hotel Siege Over, Militants And At Least 14 Victims Dead

Kenyan security forces have killed the militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 14 lives and forcing hundreds of others into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday. More than 700 civilians were evacuated from the dusitD2 complex after a 20-hour, overnight siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping ...

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China’s media struggles to overcome stereotypes of Africa

Spring Festival Gala with some Chinese actors in blackface. Reuters Dani Madrid-Morales, City University of Hong Kong For most Chinese people, the Spring Festival is a time to honour family ties, friendships and acquaintances. This is what producers of this year’s Annual Spring Festival Gala on China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, probably had in mind when they agreed to include a ...

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BREAKING: White House To ‘Temporarily’ Reinstate CNN Reporter’s Pass

The White House says it will “temporarily” reinstate a press pass for CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a court ruled he had been improperly barred following a contentious exchange with President Donald Trump. Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday that “in response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass.” She said new rules would be ...

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What’s behind Mali livestock herders joining jihadist groups

In Mali, pastoralists have become increasingly disgruntled with a predatory and corrupt state. Flickr/Mary Newcombe Tor A Benjaminsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences In Mali, jihadist groups have taken control of more than half the country since 2012. How has such a fundamental change been possible in a country previously praised by international observers as a bulwark against radical Islam ...

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12 Killed After Gunman Opens Fire In Californian Restaurant

Twelve people have been killed after a gunman opened fire in a bar and restaurant in California that was packed with teenagers. Terrified people inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks hid under tables or dived out windows during the shooting which happened on a college night at roughly 11.20pm on Wednesday. Sergeant Ron Helus was shot by the ...

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Just Being Born In America No Longer Qualifies You For Citizenship –Trump

Donald Trump has announced he is going to terminate the right to citizenship for babies born on US soil to non-citizens. The US president, who is taking an increasingly hard-line stance on immigration, said the “process” to end birthright citizenship by executive order is underway, and denied such a fundamental change would need the input of Congress, reports UK’s Independent. “It was always told ...

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