From New York Shenanigans to New York Capital

Cynthia Nixon, Sex & the City Star, is attempting to change the face of New York history, and her reputation.   Acclaimed actress, most famous for her role on Sex & the City is now running for the governor of New York. She was known as Miranda Hobbes, a career-minded, strong-willed, voice-of-reason individual on this show, who had a pessimistic view on relationships and men. She has a very rigorous history on the big screen, starting from when she was only 12 years old. The astounding thespian landed several roles…

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Government official unfit for the job, sound familiar?

Our most recent secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has been fired from his post by Donald Trump himself. In all of history, he is probably the most unpopular and deemed the worst secretary of state ever selected. Someone who ran an important part of our bureaucracy could not efficiently and appropriately get the job done. Therefore, it is fit and just that he was fired at this time before he could do some serious damage. Tillerson had one of the shortest tenures in modern history, only lasting barely over a…

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Allegations mar elections in Kenya

Since independence in 1964 from the United Kingdom, Kenya has elected four Presidents and experienced considerable turmoil during campaign season. This environment of tumult most notably reared its ugly head in 2007, which resulted in killing over 1,000 people and nearly lead to a civil war along ethnic lines. Elections in 2013 did not feature similar levels of violence. Still, the reigning incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party, also the son of founding father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta, did face charges in the International Criminal Court over his actions…

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Rwanda’s Elections A Formality for Kagame

From April 7 to mid-July 1994, Rwanda saw untold atrocities with roughly one million deaths, most of them of the ethnicity Tutsi. One of the main reasons that the genocide against Tutsis and moderate Hutu did not last longer was the military efforts of Paul Kagame of the Rwandan Patriotic Front who, after securing the military defeat of the perpetrators of the genocide, served as Vice President from 1994 to 2000 as well as Minister of Defense. However, his title as Vice President was thought widely to be nominal, formally…

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Protests Engulf Guinea over President Conde

The Republic of Guinea is a small West African state with a population roughly equal to New Jersey. Since its independence from France in 1958, the tiny country, which has intense mineral wealth including diamonds, gold, and bauxite (a source of aluminum), has struggled with both chronic underdevelopment and autocracy. From its foundation in the late 1950s until the mid-1980s Guinea was ruled by Ahmed Sékou Touré and things have not particularly gone well for democracy since then. The most recent upheaval was in 2010 when current President Alpha Conde…

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