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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[allAfrica]Last year, the United States announced a new strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa that emphasizes increased trade and investment, including intra-African trade. Officials acknowledge that more work needs to be done, especially now that China has become Africa's largest trading partner.
[RFI]Algerian newspapers on Tuesday denounced a news blackout by the government over the state of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in a French hospital for three weeks. The government has accused local and international media of publishing false information as rumours circulate that the president may even be in a coma.
[World Bank]Washington, DC -Africa's Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades. It can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.
[Vanguard]Sapele -Nine minors, all males, suspected to be members of four different dreaded cult groups that have been disguising and acting as informants to kidnappers and assassins in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, were Tuesday arrested and paraded in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state, by men of the Nigeria Army, Koko Barrack, in conjunction with the Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield. They have said to be terrorizing Sapele and environs, for some time now.