Category: Foreign News

Zambian Minister kneels to beg President

Photograph of Zambian Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Michael Katambo, on his kneels possibly begging the nation’s President, Edgar Lungu, has emerged online. In the photograph, Lungu was seen sitting on the only chair in the office, while Katambo knelt down. Following the emergence of the picture online, both Lungu and Katambo have become a subject of joke, as South African Minister of Sports, Fikile Mbalula, made a jest of them on his social media. Mbalula, who took to his twitter handle@MbalulaFikile wrote,“Zambia’s president holding discussions with his livestock minister. No seat for him, not even kneeling.”...

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Johns Hopkins Admits First Black Female Neurosurgeon Into Residency Program

The most important day for fourth year medical students is the third Friday in March, when they find out where they have been accepted for their residency program. It’s called Match Day. For medical student Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, it also became the day she made history as the first Black woman to become a neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After moving from Ghana to the United States with her parents at age 15, Abu-Bonsrah went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and chemistry from Mount St. Mary’s University. In 2012, she started her medical student journey...

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Congress May Overturn Obama Internet Privacy Rules

Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration in October that would have subjected internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites to protect customers’ private data. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced a resolution on Tuesday backed by 34 other senators to undo the regulations under a provision that allows Congress to repeal recently approved federal regulations. Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who chairs a House panel on telecommunications, introduced a companion measure on Wednesday. Republicans control both chambers of Congress. Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission temporarily blocked some...

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Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Carson’s Slavery comment

Actor Samuel L. Jackson blasted Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson on Monday for describing slaves as “immigrants.” “OK!! Ben Carson…I can’t,” he tweeted. “Immigrants? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! M—-F—- PLEASE!!!” Carson earlier Monday referred to slaves as “immigrants” dreaming of a better life while talking with HUD employees. “That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity,” he said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. “But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons,...

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Ghanaian Students In The UK To Demonstrate Over Nonpayment Of Stipends On Independence Day

Ghanaian students studying on Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) scholarship at various levels of education in the United Kingdom (UK) are planning to demonstrate over nonpayment of stipends for the past six months. The students say, they have not received their monthly stipends due them since September 2016, and are planning to demonstrate at the Ghanaian High Commission in London on Independence Day after many calls and emails to managers of GETFund have yielded no positive results. They say, the Relationship Officers at GETFund do not answer their calls or reply their emails. “Every report and emails to them...

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