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‘End SARS’ Protestors Rally at Dallas City Hall

By Meredith Yeomans | NBCDFW

There is growing outrage over the shooting deaths of peaceful protestors in Nigeria. Nearly 70 people have died during two weeks of demonstrations against police brutality. The unrest set off protests in Dallas last Saturday in a show of solidarity with those fighting a battle they say transcends borders.

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Ali Velshi | Kenyan-born broadcaster tells poignant family tale in bid to urge Americans to vote

Ali Velshi is a Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati Indian descent who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His family moved to Canada in 1971. Over the years has worked diligently and climbed the corporate ladder to host his own show on MSNBC called Velshi & Ruhle, complete with an office on the esteemed NBC headquarters in New York.

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Ghanaian-Americans Demand Policymakers to Approve Critical Coronavirus Relief for Americans

By PR.com | Benzinga

Washington, DC, Ghana Diaspora Public Affairs Collective (GHPAC) extends the following statement regarding the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (“HEROES Act”):

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Nile dam: Ethiopian-Americans told to vote Trump out of office

By P.M. News

Ethiopians are urging their diaspora kith and kin, about 460,000 of them in America to vote out US President Trump in next month’s election. The Ethiopian rage against Trump was triggered by Trump’s comment Friday, suggesting that Egypt, which lies downstream, will blow up Ethiopia’s  Nile dam, costing $4.6 billion.

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Congolese among New Americans who praise Trump at Nashua event

By Andrew Sylvia | Manchester Ink Link

NASHUA, N.H. – Donald Trump is well known for his policies aimed at limiting immigration. But in spite of this, he still has a  group of supporters who have migrated to this country who gathered in Nashua last week for an event highlighting the Trump campaign’s diversity.

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U.S. Presidential Elections: Young Egyptian Americans Choose Between Fates

By NORAN ALAA MORSI | Egyptian Street

With identities strewn across the Atlantic, a young Egyptian American father sends their U.S. presidential election’s vote early in the mail. Another votes online through email in Cairo. A 20-something in a town deep in Indiana mails in their ballot. In Washington D.C, a dual citizen questions her decision to vote but does it anyway.

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#EndSARS | first-generation Nigerian Americans speak out and protest in Houston

By Re’Chelle Turner | Click2Houston

HOUSTON – More than 50 people have been killed, along with at least 18 security forces, in another deadly day in Nigeria. The violence erupted during peaceful protests that were meant to bring to light rampant abuses at the hands of police. There have been marches and rallies in solidarity with the Nigerian people worldwide.

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US foreign policy toward Africa: An African citizen perspective

E. Gyimah-Boadi, Landry Signé, and Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny | Brookings Institution

Despite the Trump administration’s announced December 2018 Africa strategy, a significant gap between the lofty blueprint and the concrete actions needed to turn it into reality remains. U.S. interests in the region are being increasingly undermined as China, Russia, and other powers move to fill the policy spaces left vacant by the United States and other Western nations.

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US sanctions on Africa need overhaul: experts

By Uta Steinwehr | DW

Washington plans to lift sanctions on Sudan in return for compensation for terror victims, making the African country a pawn in the US election campaign. Experts say this approach to sanctions in Africa needs to change.

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From Olajuwon to Embiid: Africa in the NBA

 By Matthew Kirwin –| The Southern Times

Thirteen Africa-born men play in the NBA today, nearly enough to fill a team roster. That roster would include Cameroon stars Joel Embiid and Pascal Siakam. Both men command impressive contracts and substantial social media followings.

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