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BOLIVIA POLITICS: Ernesto Che Guevara 50th Death Anniversary Takes Center Stage

BOLIVIA POLITICS: Ernesto Che Guevara 50th Death Anniversary Takes Center Stage

Cuban President Raul Castro, who was present at a mass rally at the Che Guevara Mausoleum in the town of Santa Clara, paid tribute to the guerrilla fighter that helped overthrow Cuba’s dictatorship and bring his late brother Fidel to power.

“Che Guevara is not dead … His persona grows larger as time goes by and younger generations recognize his revolutionary paradigm,” Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel said at the memorial. He is now a “universal symbol” and inspiration in the struggle for the liberation of different nations “oppressed by imperialism,” he added.

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INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

What issues were left unresolved at the time of India’s partition in 1947, and how have they continued to plague both India and Pakistan since independence?

For both India and Pakistan, the most singular conflict unresolved since partition has concerned the former Princely State of Kashmir, whose fate was left undetermined at the time the British left. Lying as it did on the border, Kashmir was claimed by both countries, which have been to war over this region on numerous occasions.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain says, “Let us join hands for development and prosperity of the motherland by keeping aside our differences. Let us promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of our nation by turning despondency into hope in order to celebrate freedom in its true sense. Solutions to all the problems of this time persist in our ideologies, thoughts of leaders of our freedom movement and our bright history. By following them we can improve our situation today and our future as well.”

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Emancipation Day History

JAMAICA POLITICS: Emancipation Day History

Emancipation Day History: Whatever its origins, Bruckins had a place in the celebration of Emancipation. The cleansing of Emancipation Day of more than superficial association with the history of slavery was facilitated by distance, and by ideological sanitisation based in turn on “the psychological need for selective amnesia, a facet of the terrified consciousness of the white West Indian.”

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JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

Hon. Andrew Holness message: This Emancipation Day calls for sober reflections on our history and the responsibilities it imposes on us. On this day, I ask that we recommit to this prayer which is our National Anthem “Teach us true respect for all Stir response to duty’s call Strengthen us the weak to cherish Give us vision, lest we perish”.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

Racial segregation and white supremacy a central part of South African policy long before apartheid. Nelson Mandela released from prison in February 1990.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

“Let us individually and collectively continue to make a difference in addressing the most pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a message marking the Mandela Day.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

Two US tanks deployed in the Second World War were retrieved from the Barents Sea near the Kildin Island. Watch the video of War Legacy: US WWII Tanks.

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Battle of the Boyne

NORTHERN IRELAND: Battle of the Boyne

Battle of Boyne was fought in Ireland between William of Orange and James II in July 1690. It was the last time two crowned kings of England. Read more.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada 150th Birthday Takes Center Stage

CANADA POLITICS: Canada 150th Birthday Takes Center Stage

About 500,000 people are expected to be in Ottawa for the long-anticipated Canada Day festivities, which will feature a large outdoor celebration in front of the national Parliament, complete with acrobats, fireworks and musicians, including members of Irish rock band U2.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP): What You Need to Know

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP): What You Need to Know

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Vision: The DUP wants Northern Ireland to celebrate its centenary as beacon of achievement within United Kingdom. Read more.

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KENYA POLITICS: 2017 Madaraka Day: Uhuru Kenyatta Full Speech

KENYA POLITICS: 2017 Madaraka Day: Uhuru Kenyatta Full Speech

Uhuru Kenyatta, 2017 Madaraka Day: “Fellow Kenyans, I call upon you to always be careful and not allow those who would wish to destroy our peaceful nation.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra: Painful Chapter in Nigeria’s History

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra: Painful Chapter in Nigeria’s History

Biafra, accounting for less than 10% of Nigerian territory, at the time had a population of 14 million out of 55 million nationwide.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa.

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CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation

CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation

On May 18, Crimean Tatar people commemorate victims of deportation. This day is truly holy for all Crimean Tatar people. Read more.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

African National Congress (ANC) formed 1912 to unite African people and spearhead the fundamental political, social and economic change. Read more.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: SYNW Set To Remember Achebe, Ola Rotimi And Other Departed Writers

NIGERIA POLITICS: SYNW Set To Remember Achebe, Ola Rotimi And Other Departed Writers

National Week of Remembrance for Departed Writers (NAWRED) is an avenue of bringing back to the memory of the public the good works of our famous departed writers in the areas of Literature, Medicine, Politics, History, Economics etc.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: 2017 Victory Day Parade on Red Square (Video)

RUSSIA POLITICS: 2017 Victory Day Parade on Red Square (Video)

Thousands gathered in Russia’s Red Square for Victory Day Parade and to mark 72nd anniversary of capitulation of Nazi forces. Watch the Victory Day Parade.

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USA POLITICS: Black Panther Party: The History

USA POLITICS: Black Panther Party: The History

In 1966 Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Read Black Panther Party: The History.

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HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

Slaves initiated 1791 rebellion. By 1803 they succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. Haitian Revolution was more complex.

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