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Senegalese groups called for administration to disinvite global pop star

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30 religious organizations called authorities to block Bajan singer, Robyn Rihanna Fenty from entering the country last week.

They allege that the singer, commonly known as Rihanna, promotes homosexuality  and is a member of a security society group that controls the world called, the Illuminati.

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Russians use a legal back door to US citizenship, a baby boom in Miami

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This is the type of story that you cannot make up, or even exaggerate because it is so fantastical.

NBC news reports a tourism boom in Russia that arranges for expecting Russian mothers to nest in luxurious hotels until they give birth. Some of the top lodging advertised by Russian agencies is from the Donald Trump brand.

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The purge: Israel gives African migrants two options: leave or jail

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In Israel, government officials prepare to expel some 40,000 African migrants in a deportation agenda profiling Sub-Saharan migrants.

According to the Israeli government, Africans have 90 days to leave voluntarily or face jail time.

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Green movement in Johannesburg sparks an urban African economic revolution

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Like wisps of hair sparsely scattered on the crown of an old man, the roof tops of high rises in Johannesburg slowly grow green hair. Ushering in “a green rush,” the city answers to budding concerns of food, urban development and job security.

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African migrants saved from Libyan Slave Trade return with HIV, PTSD

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Nigerian officials discover that a number of African migrants sent back from Libya have tested positive for HIV, prompting a massive recall of returnees.

The exact number of HIV positive deportees have not been disclosed, but health officials express concern that those returning back to their villages and towns will spread the disease.

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Evolution of cornbread

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In the past, harvests and geography determined holiday food traditions.

In the United States, three major factors decided your food consumption: location, the type of food grown and the animals raised. However, cornbread or meals made from corn meal were commonly eaten throughout homes in the U.S.

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Spike in suicides for African migrant workers in the Middle East

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Ugandan government halts the migration of citizens to Oman due to a surge of suicides of nationals working there.

Now a growing number of Ugandans return to their home country with reports of abuse by employers including rape, torture and long hours of grueling labor. In 2016, a parliamentary report documented the deaths of 48 Ugandans – 34 by suicide – in the Middle East since January 2017.

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