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Office of the Press Secretary The White House Washington, DC April 7, 2013 Nineteen years ago, Rwanda was torn apart by a great evil. Today, we stand with the people of Rwanda to commemorate the Rwandan genocide. We honor the victims, and we express our solidarity with the survivors. More than 800,000 men, women, and […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 5, 2013 The United States Government, in coordination with the Governments of the United Kingdom, Norway and the European Union, will host a South Sudan Economic Partners Forum in Washington on April 16, 2013, to discuss the economic and fiscal challenges facing South Sudan and […]

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President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta displays the certificate when Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared him the winner of the country’s presidential election on March 9, 2013. Photo courtesy of in2eastafrica.net Office of the Press Secretary The White House March 30, 2013 On behalf of the President and the people of the United States, we congratulate […]

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President Barack Obama meets with, from left, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde in the Cabinet Room of the White House, March 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Statement by Grant […]

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Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Valery Ross Manokey (left), 76, of Cambridge, Md., Harriet Ross Tubman’s great great niece and oldest living descendant in Maryland, poses with a wax likeness of the renowned abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad during the unveiling of Tubman’s wax figure in the Presidents Gallery at Madame […]

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Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian novelist seen by millions as the father of African literature, has died at the age of 82. By Alison Flood The Guardian African papers were reporting his death following an illness and hospital stay in Boston this morning, and both his agent and his publisher later confirmed the […]

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Sistine Chapel, Apostolic Palace, Vatican City March 12-19, 2013 By Frederick Nnoma-Addison The world seemed extremely pleased with the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. By choosing the name Pope Francis to indicate his unique style and commitment to the poor, the new pontiff became the […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC March 15, 2013 The U.S. Department of State welcomed the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows to Washington, D.C. March 10 -13. This program, in its third year, was sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and brought online journalists, and human rights activists […]

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Photo: AMIP News The Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center Annapolis, Maryland March 14, 2013 By Frederick Nnoma-Addison Only two weeks after the observation and celebration of African-American history month – February – in the United States, approximately 60 African-American leaders in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have held a meeting to review the state of their […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC March 8, 2013 The U.S. Department of State welcomed the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows to Washington, D.C. March 10 -13. This program, in its third year, was sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and brought online journalists, and human rights activists […]

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