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African Star Explains Decision To Reject World Champions France



An African star, who was nominated for the BBC African Player of the Year award, has explained why he does not regret snubbing World champions France to represent Senegal.


Read: 5 Nominees For BBC African Player Of The Year Announced


Napoli’s star defender Kalidou Koulibaly has caught the eye of a number of Europe’s top clubs in recent years.


Kouliably represented France at under-20 level but he opted to represent the Lions of Teranga in 2015.


The defender could have been a World Cup winner had he stayed with France, but he insists he made the right decision.


“I don’t have any regrets because I want to write the story of the future of Senegal football and I hope I’ll be able to do that,” Koulibaly told BBC Sport.


 


“For me [the World Cup] was a good experience…

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PFAW's African American Ministers In Action Urges Senators to Reject Thomas Farr Nomination



Washington, D.C.—People For the American Way's African American Ministers In Action (AAMIA) program, in coordination with North Carolina NAACP …
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Letter: Urgent call to all Caribbean nations to condemn and reject continuation of Dutch colonialism in the region


Dear Sir:

We herewith would like to bring attention to an urgent emerging undemocratic development in the Southern Caribbean. On November 20, 2018, the illegally deposed government of St Eustatius will be in court of first instance in St Maarten against the Dutch government to plead and fight for their fundamental democratic and inalienable right to a full measure of self-government according to the Charter of the United Nations.

Earlier this year, in February, the Dutch government, headed by the new Dutch State-Secretary of Kingdom Relations, Mr Knops, a experienced ex-military lieutenant colonel who was active in the Iraq War, through an undemocratic decision and action by the Dutch parliament landed with 40 policemen and a navy vessel in the harbour of St Eustatius….

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Voters in Antigua-Barbuda and Grenada reject CCJ


By Caribbean News Now contributor

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The electorates in both Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda voted against the proposal to have the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their highest appellate court in separate referenda held on Tuesday.

In both countries, the turnout of voters was low and in neither case gave the proposals more than 50 percent approval, let alone the two-thirds majority required for constitutional amendment.

In Grenada, of 21,979 ballots cast, just 9,846 persons (44 percent) voted to adopt the CCJ as the final court of appeal in a second such unsuccessful poll within a two-year period.

In Antigua and Barbuda, the margin was a little closer, with 8,509 votes (48 percent) in favour of the adoption of the CCJ out of a…

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Eugene Robinson: Reject Trump’s racism or be complicit in it | The Berkshire Eagle


By Eugene Robinson

WASHINGTON — President Trump and the Republican Party have run the most racist national political campaign since the 1968 presidential bid of segregationist George Wallace. We shall soon see how much the country has changed in 50 years — and in what direction.

I grew up in the South under Jim Crow, so I’ve seen and heard this garbage before. Trump claims that Democrat Stacey Abrams, who happens to be African-American, is “not qualified” to be governor of Georgia because of her “past.” What past? Her degrees from Spelman College, the University of Texas and Yale Law School? Her work as a tax attorney? Her service as minority leader of the Georgia state legislature?

In Florida, referring to another African-American candidate, Trump has…

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‘Lynching’ ad: Black voters urged to reject white Democrats


A new radio ad seeks to frighten black voters away from Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign by suggesting the Democrat supports lynchings.

Another ad tells black voters to ask McCaskill “why she doesn’t want our babies?”

McCaskill’s Republican…

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