US-MEXICO BORDER: IMMIGRATION CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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By Alex Pollock The Central American migrant caravan that arrived at the US-Mexico border in late 2018 shed a bright light on the plight of asylum seekers coming to the US as multiple news agencies followed the journey of the nearly 7,000 people walking to the border. While the caravan brought new media attention to…

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BIDEN AND HARRIS’ INAUGURATION AND A FLURRY OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS

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On Wednesday 20 January, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president, and Kamala Harris became the first woman, the first black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice-presidency.  Precisely two weeks after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol in a siege that resulted in five deaths,…

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U.S. INTENTION TO DECLARE HOUTHIS TERRORISTS THREATENS AID TO YEMEN

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The US government has announced its intention to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi group as a terrorist organisation, in a move that has elicited concern among international aid agencies. The designation will come into effect on 19 January, President Trump’s last full day in office. The Houthi group – also known as Ansar Allah – controls…

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IRAN BURIES SLAIN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, PROMISES RETALIATION

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By Donnelly McCleland Iran has laid to rest assassinated nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in the capital Tehran as authorities blamed Israel for the killing and repeated vows to avenge it. Fakhrizadeh, a top figure in Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes, was killed outside Tehran on Friday [27 November] after assailants targeted his car. (Al Jazeera)…

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JUST A MINUTE: THE LORD’S WILL FOR THE US ELECTIONS

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by Gustav Krös The eyes of the world are currently focused on the United States of America, amid their 59th presidential election. The USA – with the world’s largest economy – has long been the global leader to which many other countries look for protection and financial assistance. The world knows that whatever happens in…

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WITHUIS DEUR VLAAG COVID-INFEKSIES GETREF

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Slegs vier weke vóór die Amerikaanse verkiesing, het ’n vlaag COVID-19-infeksies die Withuis getref. Amerika se president, Donald Trump, is Vrydag, 2 Oktober, gehospitaliseer. Ten minste 17 mense (naby-kennisse van die president óf mense wat geleenthede in die Withuis bygewoon het), het positief getoets vir die koronavirus. Intussen probeer mediese personeel die kerngroep onder die…

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WHITE HOUSE HIT BY WAVE OF COVID INFECTIONS

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A wave of Covid-19 infections has hit the White House just four weeks before the US election. US President Donald Trump was hospitalised with the illness on Friday 2 October. At least 17 people, either close contacts of the president, or people who have recently attended White House events, have tested positive for the coronavirus…

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SAOEDI-ARABIË GRETIG OM REGVERDIGE OPLOSSING VIR PALESTYNE TE BEDING

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Koning Salman van Saoedi-Arabië het Sondag, 6 September, telefonies aan president Donald Trump van Amerika gesê dat die koninkryk gretig is om ’n regverdige en permanente oplossing vir die Palestynse kwessie te beding. Die gesprek tussen die twee leiers vind plaas ’n maand nadat die Verenigde Arabiese Emirate (VAE) en Israel aangekondig het dat hulle,…

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SAUDI ARABIA EAGER TO ACHIEVE FAIR SOLUTION FOR PALESTINIANS

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In a phone call on Sunday 6 September, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman told US President Donald Trump that the kingdom was eager to achieve a fair and permanent solution to the Palestinian issue.  The conversation between the two leaders comes a month after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel announced they had reached an…

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