Category Archives: Around The World

The Obamas’ Official Portraits Have Been Unveiled By Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald

The National Portrait Gallery unveiled their latest additions: official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Kehinde Wiley, whose gripping work inserts black figures in modern streetwear or haute couture into classical contexts, was selected to paint President Obama. Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist who paints black figures in shades of gray…

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Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Makes History, Wins Mo Ibrahim leadership Prize

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia has been named as the winner of the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Prize of $5million and is the first female recipient of the prestigious award She joins Nelson Mandela, the inaugural Honorary Laureate in 2007, Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), Festus Mogae…

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White House Releases 2019 Budget Proposal, Seeks Funds For Wall, Military

President Donald Trump released his second budget on Monday, seeking to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs. The $4.4 trillion budget plan, which is viewed by Congress as little more than a suggestion, will likely draw criticism from conservatives who…

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South Africa’s ANC Decides To Remove Zuma As Head Of State -Source

South Africa’s African National Congress party executive committee has decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC source told Reuters on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting of the party’s top leadership. Since Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected party leader in December, Zuma has faced mounting calls from…

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Instagram Is Testing Alerts For When Someone Screenshots Your Story

When you scroll through your camera roll, how many of your photos are actually just screenshots of other people’s Instagram stories? You know, a recipe, a cute outfit, a beauty recommendation, a piece of gossip you need to text to a friend—all this important information is only available on someone’s story for 24 hours, and…

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71 People Dead After Russian Commercial Plane Crashes Shortly After Leaving Moscow Airport

According to Russian authorities, all 71 people on board a Russian jet were killed when it crashed after taking off from an airport near Moscow. All 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the flight perished when the Saratov airlines flight plummeted to the ground after leaving Domodedovo airport, state news agency TASS reported. The…

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U.S. Government Shuts Down Again

The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress. The shutdown, which technically started at midnight, is the second this year under Republican President Donald Trump, who…

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Protesters Demand Resignation Of South Africa’s Jacob Zuma

On Monday, protesters stormed South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC)‘s party headquarters in Johannesburg demanding that President Jacob Zuma steps down. Scandal-plagued Zuma has been under increasing pressure to leave office before his term finishes in 2019 but reportedly dug in his heels during talks with ANC top brass Sunday night. ANC leaders are holding another emergency…

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Donald Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Henrik Urdal, Director of the Peace Research Institute, Oslo said on Thursday. The nomination ended on Wednesday, but the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee is yet to formally register all the nominees and can add their own proposals when they meet at the end of February.…

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