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No More Female ‘Hidden Figures’ – NASA Renames Street In Honour Of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson

No More Female ‘Hidden Figures’ – NASA Renames Street In Honour Of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson

No more female ‘Hidden Figures’ as NASA renames street NASA renamed the street block in front of its Washington D.C. headquarters “Hidden Figures Way” on Wednesday in honour of black women who have contributed to the U.S. space programme. The work of three black mathematicians – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – at […]

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. The Commerce Department, which had effectively halted Huawei’s ability to buy American-made parts and components, is considering issuing a temporary […]

‘The Work Begins!’: Trump To Be Sworn In As U.S. President

‘The Work Begins!’: Trump To Be Sworn In As U.S. President

Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to draw 900,000 people, including protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike […]

Pastor Interrupts Trump To Stop Him From Attacking Clinton In Church

Pastor Interrupts Trump To Stop Him From Attacking Clinton In Church

The pastor who hosted Donald Trump at her church in Flint, Michigan, interrupted the Republican presidential nominee during his speech Wednesday to ask him to refrain from attacking his rival Hillary Clinton. “Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not give a political speech,” Rev. Faith Green […]

Joseph Schooling Beats Michael Phelps, Wins Singapore’s First Olympic Gold

Joseph Schooling Beats Michael Phelps, Wins Singapore’s First Olympic Gold

If there was a record for breaking records, Michael Phelps would doubtless don his goggles and cap to swim for it. But the “Baltimore Bullet” couldn’t add to his unparalleled 23 Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter butterfly Friday as he was beaten by outsider Joseph Schooling. Schooling became the first Singaporean athlete to win […]

Global Partners Discuss Key Data and the Future of U.S.-Africa’s SMES

Global Partners Discuss Key Data and the Future of U.S.-Africa’s SMES

Ahead of President Obama’s second U.S.-Africa Business Forum planned for New York on September 21, 2016, the FEEEDS Initiative —Food Security, Education, Environment-Energy, Economics, Democracy-Development and Self-help— in partnership with GALLUP, hosted the third annual forum on Africa in Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance and impact of Africa Diaspora small and medium size Enterprises […]

Dallas Police Face Fresh Threats Amid Renewed Protests Across America

Dallas Police Face Fresh Threats Amid Renewed Protests Across America

Dallas police searched in vain for a suspicious man spotted in its headquarters on Saturday evening amid fresh threats to the city’s officers and renewed anti-police violence protests across the country. Amid heightened security in Dallas, Swat team officers and dog units scoured a multi-level parking garage connected to the police force’s building. An explosive […]

Kim Jong-un Placed On Sanctions Blacklist For The First Time By US

Kim Jong-un Placed On Sanctions Blacklist For The First Time By US

The United States has placed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on its sanctions blacklist for the first time, saying he was directly responsible for a long list of serious human rights abuses. US officials said Kim and 10 other top officials also blacklisted were behind widespread abuses including extrajudicial killings, forced labor and torture in […]

Failure To Share Data Hampers War On Boko Haram In Africa – US, Others

Failure To Share Data Hampers War On Boko Haram In Africa – US, Others

The military campaign by Nigeria and neighbouring nations to combat the West African militant group, Boko Haram, has been hampered by a failure among those countries to share crucial intelligence, sometimes even within their own security services, American and other Western officials say. Western partners have balked as well. The Pentagon and American intelligence services […]

The Sanders Campaign’s Sexist New Argument: Hillary Tries Too Hard

The Sanders Campaign’s Sexist New Argument: Hillary Tries Too Hard

On Tuesday night, following Bernie Sanders’s big win in the Wisconsin primary, his campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, understandably jazzed in the midst of a victory lap, said a really stupid sexist thing about Hillary Clinton. When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him about the increasingly aggressive rhetoric between Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Weaver averred that his […]

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