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Kenyan leaders warn Obama against promoting gay rights during visit

President Barack Obama was warned by local leaders not to address gay rights prior to visiting his father’s homeland, Kenya, last week because he risked “opening floodgates of evil by supporting LGBT rights.”

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Nigerian professor claims drug cures HIV/AIDS

Professor Maduike Ezeibe, instructor at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, is claiming that he has recently created a new therapy for HIV/AIDS.

Straight Black Pride Movement claims to be under attack by LGBTQ community

President Barack Obama’s signing into law same-sex marriage last month has not swayed a certain segment of the population, who were unaware that his 2007 campaign pledge to bring about change also included legalizing gay marriage in the land of the free.

Cairo-to-Cape Town free trade zone to be established in Africa

Wednesday, June 17, senior officials from 26 countries in eastern and southern Africa met in Egypt and pledged to create the continent’s largest free trade zone, which will reach from South Africa to the northeastern region in Egypt.

Obama to KKK: ‘Take off the hoods!’

According to reports, President Barack Obama is planning to propose tough new legislation that will force the Ku Klux Klan and other extremist hate groups to disclose the identities of their members.

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Nigeria outlaws female genital mutilation

In one of his final official moves before ceding power to recently elected Muhammadu Buhari, outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a measure that criminalizes the controversial practice of female genital mutilation.

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Five Percenters commemorate 45th Show and Prove

The Harlem-based community organization known as the Five Percenters converged over the past two weekends to showcase their artistic talents, as well as to acknowledge its founder and one of his closest comrades

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Tanzania replaces English with Kiswahili as its official school language

Back in April, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s administration announced that, henceforth, Kiswahili will be the primary language utilized in his country’s schools.

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Haitians face mass deportation from Dominican Republic

As of Wednesday’s (June 17) deadline, tens of thousands of Africans of Haitian ethnicity who now call the Dominican Republic home were unable to register under the regularization plan, which offered an opportunity to obtain legal status for the undocumented, and now face deportation in the coming months.

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Killer of Malcolm X’s grandson hit with 27 years

As news spread several months ago about the severe sentencing of Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus, 26, for the murder of Malcolm Latif Shabazz, 28, many questions remained unanswered.

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