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US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended

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JMEC Chairman Recalls Sacrifice Made By S. Sudanese

The Chairman said, “Ten days ago, millions of people around the world stood in silence for two minutes in an annual act of remembrance of those who fought and died in the two world wars of the 20th century. “The people of South Sudan will closely associate with the idea of fighting for freedom and

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IsraAID helps set up science and tech center in South Sudan

The University of Juba, in South Sudan, has joined IsraAID, an Israel-based humanitarian non-governmental organization, and other partners to set up a first center for the studies of science and technology in the East-Central African state. The Center for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will train South Sudanese youth to become engineers, technicians and

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South Sudan praises Cairo Declaration to unify SPLM

South Sudan Senior Presidential Adviser and Special Envoy Nhial Deng praised the signing of the so-called Cairo Declaration regarding the unification of two factions of the South Sudan’s People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) at the Egyptian Intelligence’s headquarters in Cairo last week. The South Sudanese delegation’s successful visit to Egypt enabled the parties to solve the outstanding

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Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice-president whose sacking 13 days ago led to the military takeover, was appointed interim leader of the party. Mnangagwa is widely expected to take over from Mugabe as president. The moves by Zanu-PF follows huge demonstrations in cities across the country on Saturday demanding Mugabe leave power. His refusal to go plunges

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World ending conspiracy theory falls flat following prediction that mysterious planet Nibiru was ‘set to wipe out all life’

If you cancelled plans today in preparation for the world ending today, you shouldn’t have – because it hasn’t. Unsurprisingly, the world carried on turning as normal, despite predictions that a series of apocalyptic earthquakes would wipe out all life on our planet. Conspiracy theorists predicted that a mysterious Planet X, also known as Nibiru

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Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned off as farm workers. The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a “despicable” trade “from

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Kitgum leaders warn against South Sudan rebel recruitment

LC5 chairman, Jackson Omona, said Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) informed them about this alleged recruitment. “We have been briefed by the army that because of the situation in South Sudan, some of our young people are being lured and recruited by elements from South Sudan,” he said, at a press briefing on Tuesday. The

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House Passes Tax Bill, Taking a Big Step Toward Tax Reform

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on Nov. 16. The Republican-controlled House passed the bill by a vote of 227–205. “The historic legislation before us today represents a crucial step to fulfilling our tax reform promise to the American people,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady

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Nikki Haley: US Must Take Sides in South Sudan Conflict

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the South Sudanese government is engaged in a brutal, protracted military campaign against a fragmented opposition and says, while both sides are responsible for atrocities against civilians, the government is primarily responsible for ethnically based killings. Nikki Haley, who made those remarks Wednesday at Washington’s Holocaust Museum,

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