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This East African country’s tourism earnings rose by 37 percent


NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s earnings from tourism jumped by almost a third in 2018 from the previous year to 157.4 billion shillings ($1.55 billion), after the number of visitors rose by 37 percent, the tourism ministry said on Monday.

($1 = 101.7500 Kenyan shillings)

Reporting by Humphrey Malalo; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Toby Chopra

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Pittsburgh police release Ethnic Intimidation report—71 percent of incidents toward African Americans


IN THE RIGHT PORTION OF THIS GRAPHIC provided by Pittsburgh police, 71 percent of Ethnic Intimidation incidents were toward African Americans.

Riding back from the North Side on the “T” in August of 2015, Kevin Lockett missed his stop due to the crowd leaving a Kenny Chesney concert, so he got off at Wood Street. During the ride he heard racial slurs directed at him by a group of White males. He doesn’t remember much of what happened next—because they got off at Wood Street too, and one of them, Ryan Kyle, attacked him, threw him on the tracks, and then beat him unconscious.

This past August, Dulane Cameron was having fun with friends at a North Shore bar, until on their way out they ran into Joden Rocco, who earlier that night had posted a racially hateful video to social…

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Caribbean News – 50 Percent Less Caribbean Nationals Deported In 2018


A NAN First By NAN Staff Writers 

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tuesday. Dec. 18, 2018: A News Americas analysis of the latest deportation data from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 showed that about 50 percent less Caribbean nationals were deported back to the region this year compared to 2017.

Almost 4,500 Caribbean immigrants were deported back to the region based on an analysis of the latest data released, compared to almost 9,000 in 2017.

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The exact total for this year was 4,463 compared to 8,967 last year. The majority of Caribbean immigrants sent back this year was 1,769 to the Dominican Republic. That is unlike last year, when the majority of Caribbean nationals deported…

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U.S. Homicide Rate: Female victims of homicide rose by 21 percent, according to a new study


The number of women who were victims of homicide in the United States grew by 21 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, rising to the highest recorded level since 2007, according to a new report shared with CBS News. The male homicide victim rate increased by 6.5 percent over the same time period.

In 2016, the most recent year for which data was available, 12.2 out of every 100,000 women were victims of homicide — up from 10.2 out of every 100,000 in 2015, according to the report by Security.org, a San Diego-based research group.

Death by homicide among all genders increased by 8.8 percent from 2015 to 2016, according the report, which was compiled using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Multiple Causes of Death database.

Recent studies suggest that…

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US to cut troop figures in Africa by 10 percent | News


The US army will withdraw hundreds of troops conducting counterterrorism operations across Africa over the next several years, the Pentagon has said, in a move that comes amid efforts to prioritise resources “for long-term competition with China and Russia”.

Currently, about 7,200 US military personnel are based in dozens of African nations, with notable footprints in countries such as Somalia, Nigeria and Libya.

Commander Candice Tresch, Pentagon spokesperson, said on Thursday that figure would be reduced by about 10 percent over the next few years.

Tresch did not specify which countries would see a drawdown but said the cuts would leave “counter-violent extremist organisation” activities largely untouched in several countries, including Somalia, Djibouti and Libya.

In other parts of the…

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Trump Appears To Invent Poll While Claiming That He Has 40 Percent Approval Rating Among African Americans


Did he just invent it?

Donald Trump has a known penchant for twisting facts, but does he invent them, too?

Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that he had a 40 percent approval rating among African Americans. He cited a “new Fox News poll” to validate his assertion.

“New Fox Poll shows a ’40 percent Approval Rating by African Americans for President Trump, a record for Republicans.’ Thank you, a great honor,” Trump tweeted.

But an investigation by journalists found that no such Fox News poll existed to corroborate Trump’s claim, according to Talking Points Memo.

“TPM found no evidence of poll results saying that. A Fox News poll released Oct. 17 showed 29 percent approval of the President among all non-white registered voters,…

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