George Floyd’s family pay emotional tribute at funeral

George Floyd’s family pay emotional tribute at funeral

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THE FAMILY of George Floyd have paid tribute to a much-loved father and brother at his funeral. Some 500 mourners joined his family and friends at the service in a church in Houston, which came two weeks after he was killed in police custody. R

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Rayshard Brooks: death following police shooting ruled a homicide

Rayshard Brooks: death following police shooting ruled a homicide

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THE DEATH of a black man killed by a white police officer in Atlanta has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner. Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back outside a fast-food chain Wendy’s – which has since been burned down – on Friday. T

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International Day of Family Remittances

International Day of Family Remittances

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ON THE International Day of Family Remittances, and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognise the determination of 200 million migrants who regularly send money home, and the 800 million family members living in communities throughout

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Caribbean community shows support for Commonwealth Secretary-General’s second term

Caribbean community shows support for Commonwealth Secretary-General’s second term

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ANTIGUA AND Barbuda has joined a growing number of Commonwealth countries to publicly express backing for Secretary-General Patricia Scotland amidst debate about her second term in office.Lionel Hurst, Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s Office in

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Donald Trump defends US police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks

Donald Trump defends US police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks

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DONALD TRUMP has defended the police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks. Garrett Rolfe faces 11 charges after shooting Mr Brooks twice in the back, as he ran away from the officer with a Taser in hand. A number of Atlanta police office

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Prison officers file racial discrimination after ‘being barred from guarding Derek Chauvin’

Prison officers file racial discrimination after ‘being barred from guarding Derek Chauvin’

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EIGHT PRISON officers have filed a discrimination lawsuit alleging they were barred from guarding the man accused of killing George Floyd. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is being held at Ramsey County Jail after being charged with second-degr

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Nasa to name HQ after its first black female engineer

Nasa to name HQ after its first black female engineer

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NASA IS set to name its headquarters in Washington DC after its first black female engineer. The late Mary W. Jackson – known as one of the “hidden figures” of the space agency, named because she and her fellow black colleagues were ov

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UN body warns of Africa’s ‘migration crisis within a crisis’

UN body warns of Africa’s ‘migration crisis within a crisis’

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TENS OF millions of migrant workers, forced to return home because of the COVID-19 pandemic after losing their jobs, face unemployment and poverty in their home countries, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned. As containment meas

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Experts re-imagine Africa’s economic future post COVID-19

Experts re-imagine Africa’s economic future post COVID-19

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EXPERTS FROM the worlds of business, finance and government have concluded that despite COVID-19 having a devastating impact on Africa’s economy the pandemic also offers an opportunity to reinvent economic systems on the continent and make small busi

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BBC Africa launches COVID-19 misinformation hub

BBC Africa launches COVID-19 misinformation hub

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BBC AFRICA has launched a COVID-19 misinformation hub to help people separate the facts from the fake news. The online resource, which features a searchable library of fact-checks, debunking popular myths and misinformation about coronav

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