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U.S. recalls South Sudan ambassador over lack of unity government

The United States on Monday recalled its ambassador to South Sudan after the country failed to form a unity government on time. President Salva Kiir and his political rival Riek Machar were to form a unity government as agreed in a peace deal by November 12. But both parties failed to meet this deadline delaying the unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline. Uganda’s presidency said such a move was aimed at buying time due to concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed. The…

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Why the USA is NOT about to attack Iran

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, professor extraordinaire of Iran, said it best when asked on Al Jazeera if the USA was going to attack Iran. He stated something so obvious that you would think western journalists would have already come to this realization, that “as long as the USA is sending its military to the Persian Gulf they are not about to attack Iran. It is when the USA starts to pull it forces out is when we should start to be worried.” Why does this make so much old-fashioned common…

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Trump’s Travel ban targeted Three African Countries out of the Six

Three African countries were affected in both travel bans the U.S. leader signed – Somalia, Libya and Sudan. However both orders now stand suspended by courts. The Trump administration has shown that it will continue the fight against so called violent extremism on the continent. The sale of combat planes to Nigeria and pledges by Trump in phone calls with Buhari and Kenyatta that he was ready to held fight against Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab respectively.

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The Guardian on Donald Trump -100 days of failure

It is no surprise dissembling has been the defining feature of his first 100 days. If he admitted the truth of his shambolic presidency, it would shorten its span. On Saturday Donald Trump will have been in the White House for a hundred days, and he has been a disaster for American democracy. His narcissism and incompetence has allowed little time for reflection and self-correction. His megalomania is such that he views himself as hounded by “enemies of the people”. In his contract with America, candidate Trump told voters that…

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Gambia: Massive US visa refusals as a result of Trump’s immigration Policies

A family member got refused a visa to the US this week even though they had close to a million dalasis and have traveled extensively in the past. They currently even hold a UK visa, which is  due to expire in 2022. After enquiries, her daughter was told by someone working at the embassy that there is currently a restricted quota placed on the Gambia hence the numerous refusals. I wanted to ask if you are aware of this, as I know last year the State Department said the visa…

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Seeing Africa Through The Eyes Of The Average American Youth

I can’t disagree much with the glowing report that America has become very diverse, and as a result, opinions towards Africa (depending on who’s asked), may have advanced in some quarters. Nonetheless, the negative stereotype (not necessarily racist) about Africa, still visibly hangs in a corner, most notably among American Youths. Having interacted with a tangible number of Americans through the internet, coupled with the steady feedbacks I receive from some Africans resident in the United States, it has served as an amazing eye-opener for me, as I made polite…

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SECRETARY KERRY: Remarks on Middle East Peace

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For those of you who celebrated Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy Chanukah. And to everybody here, I know it’s the middle of a holiday week. I understand. (Laughter.) But I wish you all a very, very productive and Happy New Year.

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America’s Weimar Moment

This month commemorates seventy-five years since the attack on Pearl Harbor by the forces of Imperial Japan – an attack in which 2,403 Americans were killed and directly led to the United States’ entry into World War II. By December 11th, the United States was officially at war with Japan, as well as Germany and Italy. The war lasted four years, and by the end over four hundred thousand Americans were killed – approximately sixty million people worldwide.

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Obama remains a lame duck while he is deleted from History

For starters, this is not a performance worth even defending. This work and these deals are the most terrible and misdirected deals that are possible. If you know the reality behind these deals, then you yourself will laugh at the stupidity of these deals.

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How Russia Hacked USA Election – NSA Director

Admiral Michael Rogers, commander of US Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and chief of the Central Security Service, has made a shocking revelation at the role played by Russia in the recently held American elections. Rogers spoke candidly about how cyber-attacks and foreign interference affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

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