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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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S. African unemployment rate rises to 27.5 percent – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — South Africa’s unemployment rate increased to 27.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 0.3 percentage point over the second quarter, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday.

Unemployment among South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 was even higher, standing at 52.8 percent in the third quarter of this year, compared with 52.4 percent in the second quarter, Stats SA said in its Quarterly Labor Force Survey.

While there were 446,000 people employed in the mining industry in the third quarter of 2017, this had fallen to 406,000 in the most recent data, a decrease of 8.9 percent.

On an annual quarter-on-quarter basis, jobs in the construction industry increased by over 10 percent, from 1.36 million, to 1.5 million.

The survey…

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Could Trump Win 20 Percent of the African-American Vote in 2020?


The provocative Donald Trump certainly seems to be disliked by a majority of African-American professional athletes, cable news hosts, academics and the Black Congressional caucus. Yet there are subtle but increasing indications that his approval among other African-Americans may be reaching historic highs for a modern Republican president.

Some polls have indicated that Trump’s approval rating among black voters is close to 20 percent. That is far higher than the 8 percent of the African-American vote that Trump received on Election Day 2016.

A recent, admittedly controversial Rasmussen Reports poll showed African-American approval of Trump at 36 percent.

Even 20 percent African-American support for Trump would all but dismantle Democratic Party presidential hopes for 2020. Hillary Clinton…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Could Trump win 20 percent of the African-American vote in 2020?



The provocative Donald Trump certainly seems to be disliked by a majority of African-American professional athletes, cable news hosts, academics …
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Disturbance in Caribbean has 40 percent chance for development; Leslie, Nadine hanging around



Disturbance in Caribbean has 40 percent chance for development; Leslie, Nadine …… Tony Giberson/tgiberson@pnj.com, Pensacola News Journal.
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