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    Nigeria’s President Buhari Denies Clone Rumors: ‘This is the real me

    (CNN)Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he died and was replaced by a clone, calling the speculation “ignorant rumors.”Buhari tweeted on Sunday that he addressed the reports while at a meeting in Poland.”One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether […] More

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    Revealed: The Stark Evidence Of Everyday Racial Bias In Britain

    Poll commissioned to launch series on unconscious bias shows gulf in negative experiences by ethnicity The extent of racial bias faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic citizens in 21st-century Britain has been laid bare in an unprecedented study showing a gulf in how people of different ethnicities are treated in their daily lives. A […] More

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    Conmen Caught Selling Counterfeit Northern Soul Vinyl Records Sentenced

    Two men have been jailed and two others given suspended sentences for selling tens of thousands of counterfeit records. Alan Godfrey, 66, Christopher Price, 68, Robert Pye, 66, and Stephen Russell, 66, distributed unlicensed singles by 1960s Northern Soul artists. Newport Crown Court heard some records had spelling mistakes and mismatched labels. Pye was jailed […] More

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    Eritrea Accuses the USA of Trying to Divide the Horn of Africa

    Eritrea government accuses the United States of fuelling conflict in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. Is the U.S. truly pushing to divide the Horn of Africa and the continent in general? The government of Eritrea through its information ministry have said they are happy and congratulate the citizens for their ‘defiance, resilience and patience’ in […] More

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    Rwanda President Orders Total Crackdown on Bleaching Creams

    Rwandan President Paul Kagame has weighed in on the debate around bleaching tasking relevant state authorities to step in and take necessary measures. He was responding to a citizen’s tweet calling for authorities to put together a campaign against skin bleaching which he said was “getting out of hand.” Kagame responded to the tweet earlier this week, […] More

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    My Ancestor Owned 41 Slaves. What Do I Owe Their Descendants?

    A few years ago, Cheryl Benedict, an education administrator and historian from Virginia and my first cousin, discovered on Ancestry.comthat our great-great-great-grandfather, a Texas farmer named Augustus Foscue, had owned 41 slaves. I was saddened, not surprised. Although I grew up in Brussels, the child of American musicians who did not inherit great wealth, my family […] More

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