The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli jet fighter planes and motor torpedo boats, on June 8, 1967, during the ongoing Six-Day War. The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers,…
Have you ever stopped to think about the evolution of your credit card? Where did it come from? How was this system of paying for your purchases developed? Would you believe that the history of credit cards actually started way back in the…
The Three-Fifths compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the population of slaves would be counted for enumeration purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives. It was proposed by delegates James Wilson and Roger Sherman.…
The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin held in the Musée Rodin in Paris. It depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle. It is often used to represent philosophy.
Originally named The Poet, the piece was part of a commission by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs,… Continue
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[Daily News]THE Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is planning to build a traditional medicine manufacturing plant and buy machines worth 800m/- to cater for over 60 per cent of the population that relies on traditional medicine.
[The Herald]ACTING President Joice Mujuru has donated two laptops to two form one pupils and has also unveiled a one year school fees bursary scheme for them as part of her efforts to encourage youths to value education.
[Shabait]In accordance to the request forwarded to all African leader to share their views and messages on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the establishment of OAU/AU, here follows the full text of President IsaiasAfwerki's message to the Chairperson of AU Commission.
[ICTJ]The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) welcomes the release of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Report, which is the result of an official truth-seeking process undertaken by Kenya following the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The report shares the TJRC's findings on gross violations of human rights, economic crimes, illegal acquisition of public land, marginalization of communities, and ethnic violence between 1963 and 2008.