Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria
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Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Sixteen years ago, Lanre Akinola completed academic requirements to receive a degree in statistics from a Nigerian university. But Akinola had taken on extracurricular activities: protesting against military dictatorship and filthy dorms. The University of Ilorin withheld his degree, and did the same two years later to Rasheedat Adesina, another protester. … Continue reading

Top South African university to re-open after protests
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Top South African university to re-open after protests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of South Africa’s top universities will re-open Wednesday after reaching agreements with students whose protests against tuition hikes spread to other campuses, forcing the closure of universities around the country. The academic program and other activities will resume at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and students will be informed … Continue reading

63 police officers fired over corruption in Kenya reforms
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63 police officers fired over corruption in Kenya reforms

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sixty-three senior police officers, including a police spokesman, have been fired for “corruption and integrity issues,” an official of the Kenyan National Police Service Commission said Thursday. The investigations have revealed a hierarchy in the way proceeds of corruption are shared among police officers, Johnstone Kavuludi said. “During the vetting, investigations … Continue reading

President Obama’s remarks at U.N. | Sept. 28
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President Obama’s remarks at U.N. | Sept. 28

September 28, 2015 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:18 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this … Continue reading

Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University
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Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 – The Peace Corps today released the 2015 rankings of the nation’s top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This year, Norfolk State University (NSU) ranked No. 3 with 4 alumni currently serving with the Peace Corps. This is the second year in a row that NSU has placed among … Continue reading