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Illegal mining impacting on Africa University agric projects

By Staff Reporter

Mutasa South – Illegal mining activities in Penhalonga are impacting on agricultural projects at Africa University (AU) as artisanal miners are polluting the main water used for irrigation purposes, an official has said.

This came out during a community outreach press club session organised by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) recently.

White Professor at George Washington University Admits to Pretending to Be Black

by Eric Lendrum

 

A professor at George Washington University is facing widespread backlash after admitting that, after years of pretending to be black, she is actually White, according to CNN.

The professor is Jessica Krug, who teaches African and Latin-American Studies, and has written numerous papers on Africa and Latin America, repeatedly citing her own alleged heritage from both continents. However, Krug confessed to the racial lie in a blog post on the website Medium titled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.”

Infosnipz McEnany hits back at Hogan after Maryland governor slams Trump over coronavirus

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s remarks in a Washington Post op-ed about President Trump’s shortcomings during the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “revisionist history” and pointing to the governor’s past praise of Trump.

“It’s really striking, his comments, especially when you compare them to his past comments,” said the press secretary during a briefing Thursday.

Maryland Auto Executive Director McCurdy Retires, Reflects on 38-Year Career

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When Mark McCurdy informed Maryland Auto Insurance’s Board of Trustees in July 2019 of his intention to retire this year, he never imagined that the few months ahead of his retirement would involve leading the organization through a global pandemic.

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis, for which the first case was confirmed in the United States back in January, has since been felt across every U.S. state with Maryland being no exception. The state has so far seen more than 75,000 confirmed cases and more than 3,000 confirmed deaths.

DOJ sues John Bolton to kill publication of tell-all memoir ‘rife with classified information’ — RT USA News

The Department of Justice has slapped ex-national security advisor John Bolton with a lawsuit, seeking to stop the publication of his upcoming book, insisting it contains classified material and must complete a pre-print review.

Filed on Tuesday, the 27-page complaint requests that Bolton be ordered to obtain “written authorization” to publish the memoir – ‘The Room Where It Happened’ – which has been billed as a tell-all account of his time working in the White House under the Donald Trump administration.

‘Parkinson’s? Dementia? Stroke?’ Trump’s ‘weird’ West Point appearance turns Twitter sleuths into medical experts  — RT USA News

Donald Trump’s address at the West Point Military Academy has been dissected and analyzed by hundreds of wannabe online neurologists concerned by the supposedly ‘deteriorating health’ of the US commander-in-chief.

At one point during his speech to US military academy graduates on Saturday, Trump used both of his hands to lift a glass of water, while at the end of it he descended the ramp extremely carefully – too carefully for some.

US University to Host INTERPOL Digital Forensics Conference

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) 2020 Digital Forensics Expert Group conference is to be virtually hosted by the University of New Haven in partnership with MITRE Corporation.

The event aims to bring together leaders in digital forensics to learn about new developments in the field while also providing an opportunity for some professional networking.

Baltimore’s ‘Squeegee Boys’: ‘If We Don’t Go Out, We Don’t Eat’

BALTIMORE ― On the corner of South President and East Pratt streets in Baltimore a little over a month ago, a young man in a black hoodie stood out on an otherwise empty intersection. A single gold chain with a cross hung around his neck. With a squeegee in his left blue-latex-gloved hand and a plastic spray bottle in his right — filled with a solution of vinegar, water and glass cleaner — he watched for the traffic lights to turn red and a chance to make some money.

DC rallies for George Floyd: ‘Our system is unjust’ | USA News

DC rallies for George Floyd: ‘Our system is unjust’ | USA News

Washington, DC – Protesters chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “George Floyd” converged on the United States capital on Saturday thronging the streets from the Capitol building to a barricaded White House and  Lincoln Memorial, to protest the killing of a Black man in police custody, on the 12th day of nationwide protests.

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