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Usain Bolt Wins His Final 100m Race In Jamaica In Emotional Farewell & Twitter Has Not Rested Since…

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Usain Bolt does his signature pose for last time as a competitor in Jamaica

Having started at a slow pace, Usain Bolt had to overcome a rather unusual feeling of nervousness to produce a winning farewell in front of his home fans in Jamaica.

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The Misnomer of “American Exceptionalism”

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President Barack Obama on American Exceptionalism

In its classic forms, according to Ian TyrrellAmerican Exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty.

Of course, I grant it to the Americans who so hang on to their respective successes as their “Exceptionalism”. They are undeniably unique. What I sternly dissent is when they misunderstand every other civilization to be a second-rate class of humans. That is a misnomer.

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Donald Trump Is Domineering And Repressive But He’s Got A Snag – The Media, Pan-Africanism & Democracy

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America First” was one of Donald Trump’s catchphrases during the Campaign, from which he emerged as America’s 45th President. This refrain continued into his Presidency and so has it epitomized his first month in office.

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Flashback: It’s Been A Week Since America’s 45th President

Why The Youngest Obama Missed At Her Dad’s Farewell Address?

The other day, January 10, 2017 as US President delivered his farewell speech, the goodbye photo clearly only showed 18-year-old Malia Obama on stage with mum and dad, Michelle and Barack, but there’s no sign of her 15-year-old sister.

Everyone was wondering where Malia was, and social media went crazy over the same.

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Sasha and Malia were seven and 10 when Barack Obama became president

However, BBC finally ascertained where Sasha Obama was while her dad delivered his farewell speech to the nation.

It turns out, according to the grapevine, that she stayed in Washington because she had an exam at Sidwell Friends private school on Wednesday morning.

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Obama’s Photographer Presents His Last Year In Review – BBC

The president’s photographer, Pete Souza, December 2016 selected the finest photos from inside the White House and beyond for his final annual review, before the Obama administration is replaced in January.

Have a peek at the pictures.

Barack Obama Meets Donald Trump In Oval Office After Feuding With Each Other For Years

Newly elected US President, Donald Trump and incumbent President, Barack Obama never met once in the last eight years; the two had instead been at it, rivaling each other. But events have taken such an unprecedented twist and it looks like the two might finally bury the hatchet. Today, “the Donald” has actually met with President Obama and the two could not be more cordial to each other.

Well, it turns out, it is the presidential thing to do. And according to K’Brocking, this is interesting. Continue reading Barack Obama Meets Donald Trump In Oval Office After Feuding With Each Other For Years

Donald Trump Crashes Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Dream After Historic Election Victory

VOX – Against all odds, polls, and projections, Donald Trump claimed victory in the presidential election Tuesday, delivering a speech at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday to a cheering crowd of supporters Continue reading Donald Trump Crashes Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Dream After Historic Election Victory

Indonesia To Castrate Sex Offenders – President Joko Widodo

In a sweeping interview with the BBC’s Yalda Hakim, President Widodo – also known as Jokowi – discussed topics including the South China Sea Continue reading Indonesia To Castrate Sex Offenders – President Joko Widodo

Muhammad Ali Remembered at Hometown Vigil: ‘Rest in Power, Champ’ — TIME

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.)—A newborn arrived on a cold Louisville day in January 1942. His parents named him Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. “Imagine that day,” Mayor Greg Fischer marveled on Saturday. “That little boy, eyes wide open, looking up, looking around the room at the old Louisville General Hospital, not knowing the life that awaited him, the…

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Muhammad Ali: Laila Ali Opened Up About Dad’s Illness Before His Death — TIME

Less than three month’s before Muhammad Ali‘s death, his daughter Laila opened up about his strength despite his dwindling health. In an interview with PEOPLE in early March, Laila said that her father was in good spirits and “knows what’s going on around him,” despite the Parkinson’s disease he had been fighting for more than…

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How Muhammad Ali First Got in the Ring — TIME

The boxing career of Muhammad Ali, who died Friday at the age of 74, began when he was just a 12-year-old whose bike had been stolen. Ali—then Cassius Clay—first appeared on the cover of TIME on March 22, 1963. That cover story detailed his rise from kid dreamer to boxing great, a trajectory that arguably…

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Why Fake Pastors Continue To Rise In Uganda

The bible talks of the gospel as the power of God to  save – it is good news – at least as it sounds, and it is which saw Brenda Nalubega happily strolling into the ominous gates of Revival Church one Sunday morning. She was full with faith, decked out in hope but with little reckoning to what Continue reading Why Fake Pastors Continue To Rise In Uganda

Why You Should Take DNA Test Now

Every year, on April 25, the UK celebrates National DNA Day, and recently it marked 63 years since scientists’ discovery of the double strand molecule called DNA that carries the genetic legacy of living things. Those findings have since paved the way for decades of DNA discoveries, and today, we can literally use DNA tests to tell us about all kinds of things, including the real parentage of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Earlier last month, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 60, who’s also the most senior cleric in the worldwide Anglican Communion revealed Continue reading Why You Should Take DNA Test Now

How KCCA Is Tackling The Hitches While Modernizing The City

In April, 2016, KCCA marked its fifth year at the helm of Kampala City management. The last five years of the constitutionally rebranded version of City Hall structures have been reviewed with mixed feelings from a cross section of city dwellers, including the rest of the Ugandans who merely sprint through as they run their day-to-day activities. Pundits have even asserted that the recent landslide triumph of the Opposition leaders in Kampala vis-à-vis the ruling NRM, hugely had a bearing on how the city had been managed or mismanaged in the last few years.

The five year mark commemoration, however, also comes with an air of praise as well – Continue reading How KCCA Is Tackling The Hitches While Modernizing The City