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Rwanda slapped with sanctions for backing mutineers

Rwanda slapped with sanctions for backing mutineers

(GIN) – U.S. military aid has been suspended to Rwanda after convincing evidence that it is supporting a mutiny in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A State Dept. spokesman said that troubling evidence had been seen that Congolese rebel groups were receiving aid and soldiers from the Rwandese government of Paul Kagame.

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Second woman sentenced to death by stoning in Sudan

Second woman sentenced to death by stoning in Sudan

(GIN) – Rights groups are demanding a review of the sentence of stoning issued against a 23 year old Sudanese woman, convicted of adultery. It is the second such case in recent months

Pictured: Sudanese women at a protest.

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President of Ghana loses battle with cancer

President of Ghana loses battle with cancer

(GIN) – A hard-fought battle with cancer ended this week with the death of Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills. Six visits to specialists in the U.S. were unable to stem the spread of the disease and the executive apparently realized the finality of his condition, sending a letter to Parliament this week that designated the Vice President to fill his post.

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Zimbabwe sanctions lifted after decades, aid to resume

Zimbabwe sanctions lifted after decades, aid to resume

(GIN) - European Union ministers have agreed to immediately lift a decade of punishing sanctions against Zimbabwe. The move will help improve the country’s image as the unity government prepares for elections.

Pictured: Zimbabwe tobacco farmers.

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On the 5th Anniversary of I-35W Bridge Collapse, Klobuchar honored the victims and heroes on floor of U.S. Senate

During a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Klobuchar highlights stories of survivors and calls for increased investment in nation’s roads and bridges to prevent a future tragedy.

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Luchelle Stevens named campaign manager in statewide coalition effort to defeat photo elections amendment

Luchelle Stevens has been named Campaign Manager of the statewide coalition effort to defeat the photo ID elections amendment, announced the Our Vote Our Future campaign. Stevens, a Minnesota native, served as the Political Director and then Executive Director for the SEIU Minnesota State Council before joining the Service Employees International Union in D.C.

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Bachmann’s claims outrageous

Bachmann’s claims outrageous

Rep. Keith Ellison said he is perplexed by accusations being made by another Minnesota lawmaker that he has ties to Islamic organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Pictured: (Left to Right) U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN)

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Remembering the Victims of the Aurora, Colorado Shooting

President Obama honors the victims of the tragedy in Colorado, those who knew and loved them, and those who are struggling to recover.

For more visit the White House Blog

NAACP convention highlighted voting challenges

NAACP convention highlighted voting challenges

Pictured: NAACP President Ben Jealous vows to protect the ballot

HOUSTON (NNPA) – The NAACP’s recently concluded national convention here saw its share of highlights. They included dramatic and powerful addresses by political and civil rights leaders and a host of workshops aimed at empowering members for active participation in the November presidential election.

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Obama needs another record Black turnout to win

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If Black voter turnout reverts to the level it was before Barack Obama was elected president of the United States in 2008, the nation’s first Black president will have a difficult time winning a second term in the White House, concludes a National Urban League report released Monday.

The report, “The Hidden Swing Voters: Impact of African-Americans in 2012,” was written by Madura Wijewarden and Valerie Wilson of the National Urban League Policy Institute based in Washington.

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McCollum legislation fights child marriage

McCollum legislation fights child marriage

Pictured: Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Ambassador Melanne Verveer visit Grameen and BRAC projects at Shingair village, Manikganj earlier this year.

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) have once again introduced legislation to stem the devastating impact of child marriage on young girls in developing countries. An estimated 10 million girls are married before the age of 18 each year, some as young as 7. The McCollum-Schock International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, H.R. 6087, promotes and protects the rights of girls in the developing world.

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