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10
Dec

Jacqueline Woodson on Africa, America and Slavery’s Fierce Undertow

Ghanas Year of Return website celebrates the cumulative resilience of all the victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It promised everything from a welcoming World Music Festival to a Natural Hair Expo to a First Bath Of Return and Naming Ceremony in which…

10
Dec

Report on F.B.I. Russia Inquiry Finds Serious Errors But Debunks Anti-Trump Plot

The inspector generals report now makes clear that the F.B.I. launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken, Mr. Barr said in a statement. The…

10
Dec

Documents Reveal Misleading Public Statements on Afghan War

WASHINGTON Thousands of pages of documents detailing the war in Afghanistan released by The Washington Post on Monday paint a stark picture of missteps and failures and delivered in the words of prominent American officials, many of whom publicly had said the…

9
Dec

News24.com | JUST IN: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu discharged from hospital, instructed to rest

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital in Cape Town and returned home with instructions to rest. This is according to a statement issued by the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on Monday. The Archbishop spent six days in…

9
Dec

News24.com | WATCH: At least 700 shacks destroyed by floods in Mamelodi informal settlement

Residents of the Eerste Fabriek informal settlement in Mamelodi are pleading for help after at least 700 shacks were destroyed by the major floods that hit parts of Gauteng on Monday. The informal settlement, which is situated along the banks of a river that…

9
Dec

News24.com | More heavy rainfall expected in Gauteng until Wednesday – SA Weather Service

Gauteng residents can brace themselves for more heavy rainfall until Wednesday, the SA Weather Service says.  This as widespread flooding has hit the province, with several motorists and residents in Centurion and Mamelodi left stranded. “There is still rai…

9
Dec

China Uighurs: Detainees ‘free’ after ‘graduating’, official says – BBC News

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Shohrat Zakir told reporters the released detainees now had an “improved quality of life” A senior Chinese official has said that all of the people sent to detention centres in the western region of Xinjiang have now bee…

9
Dec

‘No political bias’ in FBI probe of Trump campaign

A US watchdog has found no evidence of political bias when the FBI launched a probe into the 2016 Trump campaign, despite “serious performance failures”. The US Department of Justice inspector general’s report concluded the law enforcement bureau had “autho…

9
Dec

Johnson criticised over reaction to sick boy image

Image copyrightBen LackImage caption Jack Williment-Barr waited for four hours in a room without a bed, despite being admitted under blue light to Leeds General Infirmary Boris Johnson has been criticised after initially refusing to look at a picture of a …

9
Dec

US man arrested after wheelchair theft attempt

US man arrested after wheelchair theft attempt