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Canada To Bring Back 113 Citizens From Haiti Amid Unrest In Caribbean Nation – Official

Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 16th February, 2019) Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said.

Earlier this week, several groups of Canadians were unable to make their way to the Port-au-Prince international airport as roads in and out of the city were blocked by anti-government protesters.

“Air Transat [airline] has just confirmed…

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Commentary: From sea to shining sea: America a divided nation

Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at jeanhcharles@aol.com

By Jean H Charles

I watched the speech of President Donald Trump on the State of the Union last week; I thought it was a great speech, a unifying moment when America was standing as one to push forward the manifest destiny of a great nation. But reading later the comments of pundits and respectable media you could find mostly the distortion of facts as the big news of the night. I am observing from afar the United States transforming itself into a banana republic more common to the situations seen in Latin America, Africa or the country I hail from — Haiti.

It is true the United States was built on July 4, 1776, as a divided nation…

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Nigeria: Africa’s struggling giant – Daily Nation

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Nigeria, which elects a new president on February 16, is Africa’s most populous nation and leading oil producer but is dogged by poverty and insecurity.

More than 190 million people live in the West African nation. The UN estimates it will become the world’s third most-populated country by 2050.

Nigeria has about 250 ethnic and linguistic groupings, the three largest being the mainly Muslim Hausa in the north, the mainly Christian Igbos in the southeast, and the Yoruba in the southwest.

The population is roughly half Muslim and half Christian.

Nigeria overtook India as having the most people in extreme poverty last year, according to the World Poverty Clock, with 87 million people estimated to be living on less than $1.90 a day.

The area corresponding to modern-day…

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Buravan ready for 12 nation African tour

The 'Garagaza' hitmaker will hold live performances in 12 Francophone African countries on his first continental musical tour, starting on February 20, …
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South African President Urges Nation to Fight Against National Rape Crisis


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According to Africa Check, at least 40,000 rapes are reported in the country every year, which is an average of 110 rapes each day. However, the fact-checking organisation believes that the real numbers are much higher.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the issue of rape during a meeting dedicated to the 107th anniversary of the governing African National Congress on Saturday.

“We have made huge strides in improving the position of women in society… however, gender-based violence is a national crisis that we are determined to end, so that all South African women and girls may live in peace, safety and dignity”, the South African president stated.

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Southern Nation – LA Progressive

Congress and White Supremacy After Reconstruction by David A. Bateman, Ira Katznelson and John S. Lapinski (Princeton UP, 2018, 403 pages)

It is a commonplace of American history that, after the end of Reconstruction in 1877, the resurgent white power structure of the South effectively dismantled the protections afforded by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. African Americans were subjected to brutal suppression, segregation and disfranchisement. People who dig a little deeper learn that the Supreme Court and Congress, rather than resisting, actually abetted the reimposition of white supremacy, such that by 1900, white supremacy was fully entrenched in the South and would remain so for decades.

It is also well known that the early decades of the twentieth century were the so-called…

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