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Sunday 21st, September 2014
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MALI: TIMBUKTU MAYOR SAYS ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS TORCHED LIBRARY CONTAINING ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS

(Reuters) - French and Malian troops retook control of Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on Monday after Islamist rebel occupiers fled the ancient Sahara trading town and torched several buildings, including a library holding priceless manuscripts.

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UK UNIVERSITY SUSPENDS UGANDA DEGREES IN GAY LAW ROW

A UK university is suspending accreditation for courses at a Ugandan university, in response to proposed legislation against homosexuality. The University of Buckingham says it has been "increasingly concerned" about a proposed anti-gay bill in Uganda and its "constraints on freedom of speech". As such the university says it will no longer validate courses at Victoria University in Kampala.

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CAMEROON GAY SEX MEN ACQUITTED

An appeals court in Cameroon has overturned the conviction of two men jailed in 2011 for homosexual acts, their lawyer has said. Homosexual acts are illegal in the central African nation.

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KENYAN AIRWAYS FLIGHT IN EMERGENCY LANDING

A Kenyan Airliner was forced to land in Sudan after one of its engines caught fire. See Video from Chinese Television.

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SOMALIS USHER IN THE NEW YEAR

Somalis usher in the new year with traditional and musical celebrations

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AFRICOM 2013: 3000 U.S. TROOPS HEADING TO AFRICA TO PROTECT AMERICAN OIL INTERESTS

The United States military presence in Africa continues to grow with 3,000 troops reportedly heading to the continent at the top of 2013 to protect the nations expanding interests, reports the Centre For Research On Globalization.

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WHAT DOES CHINA WANT IN AFRICA?

China shows its willingness for cooperation, but limits such cooperation with the only requirement for partners: not to recognize Taiwan. The component of soft power in foreign policy – the principle of non-interference – opens for China the door to countries ostracized by the West (Sudan, Zimbabwe).

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ARE THE CHINESE WORSE OR BETTER THAN THE EUROPEANS IN AFRICA?

Hes Chinese, an engineer, and his assistants pole is not for beating down the vegetation. Its a global positioning tool, taking satellite readings to plot the exact course of a road thats about to be built. The pair belong to an advance team of surveyors deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo by a massive state-owned firm based in Beijing, the China Railway Engineering Corporation, or CREC. And the new road theyre planning will be the first fruit of the biggest single deal Chinas ever done in Africa, worth $9bn.

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PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA "OWNING A DOG IS NOT AFRICAN"

The Star newspaper cited Zuma as saying in a speech Wednesday that the idea of having a pet is part of "white culture" and that people should focus on family welfare.

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THE UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT ARE ONLY CONCERNED WITH CRIMES THAT AFFECT WESTERN INTERESTS

This Story on the investigation into Moamar Gaddafis Death shows clearly how the UN commission on human rights and the International Criminal Court (ICC) are only interested in crimes that are anti the white establishment.

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AFRICAN EXTORTION TO GET COUNTRIES TO ACCEPT HOMOSEXUALITY

Gay rights appear to have become a new frontier in diplomatic relations between Western powers and African governments, with the US and UK warning they would use foreign aid to push for homosexuality to be decriminalised on the socially conservative continent. Hillary Clinton is one of the proponents of this type of Extortion.

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MALAWI PRESSURED INTO ACCEPTING HOMOSEXUALITY

President Joyce Banda has said she wants Malawi to overturn its ban on homosexual acts - the first African country to do so since 1994.

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WHITE OSCAR NOMINATIONS - DJANGO, FLIGHT, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Live coverage and analysis of the announcement of the 85th Academy Award nominations ahead of the Oscars ceremony next month. Youngest Actress ever to be nominated, Quvenzhane Wallis

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JEAN-CLAUDE BRIDGES, VIRGINIA TEEN, PLEADS GUILTY TO SETTING LARGELY BLACK CHURCH ON FIRE

In court on Tuesday morning, a Virginia teenager admitted to setting a church known to have a predominately black congregation on fire. According to WDBJ, Jean-Claude Bridges, now 18, pleaded guilty to starting the blaze at The New Holy Deliverance Outreach Ministry in Axton, Va.

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LOCAL TV NEWS STATION FIRES BLACK METEOROLOGIST FOR DEFENDING HER HAIRSTYLE ON FACEBOOK

Rhonda Lee, a meteorologist/ weather woman at KTBS 3-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, has reportedly lost her job over an issue regarding her hair style. Apparently, one viewer posted a message on the TV stations Facebook page, saying that "the black lady that does the news... needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair." He added, "its not something... that looks good on TV."

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THE PROBLEM WITH "DJANGO"

Django is absolutely a Racist movie. This is a Racist movie about North Americas black past, and slavery. But this isn’t the problem with Django. The problem is the embedded white privilege in its production. Tarantino exercises his white privilege by producing a movie that a black man is not allowed to produce. Not allowed to produce for mainstream white theaters, for all the reasons brought out every time a black producer or director faces the white establishment of Hollywood with a movie proposal. The black community of the United States is still marginalized in such a fashion that it is allowed no practical voice. Blacks are only allowed to hear or view what whites have to say about them and/or comment appropriately under white supervision on some white produced news program. So the Bottom line is white american society continues to be just as racist as it has always been and still continues to try to silence Black Voices of Justice.

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AMERICANS ARE GETTING SICKER AND DYING YOUNGER

Despite spending more per person on health care than any other country, Americans are getting sicker and dying younger than our international peers -- a problem persisting across all ages and both genders, according to a new report.

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BOBBY WOMACK DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMERS

The ever-soulful crooner Bobby Womack (pictured) whose musical career spans some 50 years recently revealed he is battling the early signs of Alzheimers disease, reports CNN.

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ITS TIME TO FREE ROSA PARKS FROM THE BUS

She has been imprisoned by this tale, frozen in time as a silent and saintly icon whose only real action was to stay seated so that, in the words of her many eulogists, “we could all stand up.” This overly simplistic story makes it impossible to imagine her essay about Mr. Charlie as anything but fiction. But what if we knew more about the real Rosa Parks—a militant race woman and sharp detective whose career as a human rights activist spanned seven decades? Its time to free Rosa Parks from the bus.

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AMSTERDAM NEWS 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW: JANUARY TO JUNE

A review of what went on in the Black Community in 2012 from January to June.

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ALL MY BABIES MAMAS -- SHOW MUST NOT HAPPEN

Lets stop underestimating the power and prevalence of stupidity, stop overestimating the common sense of most people. Lets also stop denying the influence of reality television on both the participants and viewers.

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WHITE REPUBLICANS HAVE NO CONTROL: BOEHNER TO HARRY REID "GO FUCK YOURSELF"

House Speaker John Boehner reportedly had a colorful exchange with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last week.“Go fuck yourself,” Boehner told Reid last Friday, pointing his finger at the majority leader, according to Politico. Taken aback, Reid reportedly retorted: ”What are you talking about?”

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6-YEAR-OLD MD. STUDENT SUSPENDED FOR MAKING GUN GESTURE IN A BLACK SCHOOL

Officials from Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md., suspended a student after he made a gun gesture with his hands and pointed it at a classmate, according to the Examiner.

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COULD A BLACK DIRECTOR HAVE MADE “DJANGO”?

In the case of “Django Unchained,” as evidenced by stunning ticket sales, it privileges a film from a white director that it might not similarly reward had the very same film come from a black director (assuming such a film from a black director would have even been green-lighted by a major studio).

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BOLIVIA ACCUSES THE UNITED STATES OF PLOTTING TO DESTABLIZE ITS COUNTRY AND GOVERNMENT

Bolivia has "irrefutable evidence" that the US has been working to destabilise the government of President Evo Morales, a senior minister has said. Mr Morales has had an uneasy relationship with the US, ever since he came to power in January 2006, because of tensions over drug enforcement and the nationalisation of many foreign companies. In 2008, Mr Morales accused the US of fomenting anti-government protests in a dispute that led to the expulsion of ambassador Philip Goldberg. US officials denied any wrongdoing.

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CHINA GETTING STRONGER

China shrugged off concerns about global economic gloom to end 2012 with a rebound in exports and imports that point to stronger growth both at home and abroad. Some analysts warned that the momentum would soon begin to wane, but the Chinese government said it was cautiously optimistic that the outlook would brighten further.

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SWISS BANK WEGELIN TO CLOSE AFTER US TAX EVASION FINE

Switzerlands oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes. Wegelin, which was established in 1741, has also agreed to pay $57.8m in fines to US authorities.

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U.S. INTELLIGENCE: CHINA ECONOMY TO SURPASS U.S. BEFORE 2030

“In terms of the indices of overall power in gross domestic product, population size, military spending and technological investment, Asia will surpass North America and Europe combined,” said Christopher Kojm, Chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the press conference.

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HUGO CHAVEZ SUFFERING ‘NEW COMPLICATIONS’ AFTER CANCER SURGERY, SAYS VICE-PRESIDENT

CARACAS, VENEZUELA—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is confronting “new complications” due to a respiratory infection nearly three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery, his vice-president said in Cuba as he visited the ailing leader for the first time since his operation. Vice-President Nicolas Maduro looked weary and spoke with a solemn expression in a televised address from Havana on Sunday. He described Chavezs condition as delicate.

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JESUS WAS WHITE?

From the first time Christian children settle into Sunday school classrooms, an image of Jesus Christ is etched into their minds. In North America he is most often depicted as both taller than his disciples, lean, with long, flowing, light brown hair, fair skin and light-colored eyes. Familiar though this image may be, it is inherently flawed.

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STEVIE WONDER CANCELS CONCERT FOR ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stevie Wonder is calling off a concert for a group that raises money for the Israeli military. Wonder had been scheduled to perform Dec. 6 for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, which raises money for Israeli soldiers and their families.

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BLACK AND BLONDE: SCIENTISTS UNCOVER BLONDE GENE IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

Scientists have finally figured out how some of the dark-skinned inhabitants of the Solomon Islands have naturally blonde hair. Researchers used to believe the blonde hair came from interaction with European people, however, a group from Stanford has detected a genetic difference in the blondes. Although this article does not say so. Inhabitants of the Solomon Islands are direct descendents of Africa

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FEDS CLEAR CHINAS FIRST U.S. BANK TAKEOVER

The United States on Wednesday opened its banking market to ICBC, Chinas biggest bank, for the first time clearing a takeover of a US bank by a Chinese state-controlled company.

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BRIC IS PLANNING TO DUMP THE DOLLAR

There are some interesting things happening in the financial system of the world. Nations are beginning to form alliances, and one of the things they are doing is planning to dump the US Dollar as their Reserve Currency.

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VENEZUELA: NICOLAS MADURO STANDS IN FOR HUGO CHAVEZ DURING CANCER TREATMENT

CARACAS, Venezuela -- After nearly a year of cancer treatment that has forced President Hugo Chavez to step back from the spotlight, a burly former bus driver with a dark mustache and affable smile is emerging more than ever as the presidents stand-in.

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HAITI HAS 20 BILLION IN GOLD THAT WHITE PEOPLE WANT TO STEAL

Until now, few Haitians have known about this buried treasure. Mining camps are unmarked, and the work is being done miles up dirt roads near remote villages, on the opposite side of the country from the capital. But U.S. and Canadian investors have spent more than $30 million in recent years on everything from exploratory drilling to camps for workers, new roads, offices and laboratory studies of samples. Actual mining could be under way in five years.

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