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Decolonize the State Department

Decolonize the State Department

7 hours ago   |   Foreign Policy

As U.S. policymakers grapple with systemic racism, it's time to start tapping the expertise of diasporas.
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At least three killed in protests over Congo election chief

8 hours ago   |   National Post

KINSHASA - At least three people were killed during protests in Congo's capital and elsewhere on Thursday, a U.N. rights body said, after the nomination of an election...
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COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds

11 hours ago   |   Time

Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The...
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Congo virus funds embezzled by ‘mafia network', says deputy minister

1 day ago   |   National Post

KINSHASA - Congo's deputy health minister has accused cabinet members of receiving kickbacks on government contracts for the coronavirus response while health workers went...
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Congo health workers reduce coronavirus services in pay protest

2 days ago   |   National Post

KINSHASA - Health workers responding to the coronavirus outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital have cut their services to a minimum in protest against unpaid...
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U.N. says attacks by Islamist militia in Congo may be war crimes

3 days ago   |   National Post

Systematic and brutal attacks by Islamist militants in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last 18 months may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.
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Women taken from African mothers by Belgium now want redress

Women taken from African mothers by Belgium now want redress

8 days ago   |   New York Post

NEDER-OVER-HEEMBEEK, Belgium - Monique Bitu Bingi was only 4 years old when she was taken from her family in Belgian Congo and locked up in a religious mission run by Catholic...
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Women taken from African mothers by Belgium now want redress

8 days ago   |   ABC News

Five women who were taken from their families as children in Belgian Congo and placed in a religious mission run by Catholic nuns have filed a lawsuit seeking reparations from...
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Amid anti-racism protests, Belgian king expresses regrets to Congo for colonial brutality

9 days ago   |   National Post

BRUSSELS - Belgian King Philippe on Tuesday expressed regrets for his nation's - and his ancestor's - brutal colonization of Congo, a major acknowledgment of history in a...
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Belgian King Removes Statue Of Former Ruler, Regrets Colonial Violence

Belgian King Removes Statue Of Former Ruler, Regrets Colonial Violence

9 days ago   |   The Huffington Post

King Philippe marked the 60th anniversary of Belgium ended its colonial rule in Congo, by expressing regret for “acts of violence and cruelty” his country inflicted on the...
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Govt Watchdog: Political pressure caused 'Sharpiegate' frantic rebuke

Govt Watchdog: Political pressure caused 'Sharpiegate' frantic rebuke

A series of “crazy in the middle of the night” texts, emails and phone calls caused top federal weather officials to wrongly admonish a weather office for a tweet that... Read more ...

Tropical Storm Fay forms off coast of North Carolina

Tropical Storm Fay forms off coast of North Carolina

It's the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season Read more ...

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

The Big Ten Conference won't play non-conference games in football or other sports this fall. Read more ...

NYC mayor helps paint 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower

NYC mayor helps paint 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower

The mayor announced the plan to paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower last month after earlier announcing that the slogan would be painted on streets at several... Read more ...

Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search

Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search

His daughter called police on Thursday afternoon and said her father had given her “a will-like” verbal message in the morning before leaving home. Read more ...

Starbucks will require customers to wear masks

Starbucks will require customers to wear masks

Requiring a facial covering or mask supersedes local laws in some states or cities that might not require wearing one. Read more ...

Supreme Court deals Trump a defeat, upholds demand for his tax returns

Supreme Court deals Trump a defeat, upholds demand for his tax returns

The Supreme Court has kept a hold on President Donald Trump's financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. Read more ...

Supreme Court rules President Trump's tax records may be turned over to...

Supreme Court rules President Trump's tax records may be turned over to Manhattan DA's office

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a prosecutor can get President Donald Trump's tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to... Read more ...

Supreme Court rules NY grand jury can subpoena Trump's financial records

Supreme Court rules NY grand jury can subpoena Trump's financial records

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled a New York grand jury can subpoena to see President Trump's tax returns and financial records - serving a major blow to the... Read more ...

17-year-old rescued from New Jersey waters after hours-long search

17-year-old rescued from New Jersey waters after hours-long search

A 17-year-old boy was rescued from the waters in Perth Amboy, New Jersey Thursday evening after an hours-long search - and taken to the hospital in critical condition... Read more ...