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TONY BLAIR: WHAT HAS HE BEEN UP TO?

When Tony Blair was British Prime Minister, it seemed to some in his party that he wouldn’t stop winning new terms. But a day came when Tony Blair handed over voluntarily to his political teammate, Gordon Brown.

Since then, he hasn’t just faded into retirement. He has been very active in the backrooms of the world stage. Take a look at some of the things the charismatic and controversial former head of government has been up to.

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Environment

THIS 35 YEAR OLD WOMAN IS BUILDING A MARS-LIKE CITY IN THE DESERT

Barbara Belvisi is building a Mars-like village in Carlifornia’s Mojave desert. Her aim is to prepare humans for ‘eventual relocation’ to planet Mars. Are you ready…

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Civil Rights US Afro Americans

HOW BLACK LIVES MATTER REDUCED POLICE RACISM IN BLM-STRONG CITIES – ACTIVIST MELINA ABDULLAH

An activist in the Black Lives Matter movement has revealed that police crimes against US Afro Americans has dropped drastically in cities that have strong BLM chapters.

Also Read: Black Wall Street: How Envious Racists Destroyed An Afro American Paradise

She also stated the tactic that seems to be working in the civil rights struggle. The BBC quotes her as saying;

…”However, what we are seeing is that in cities with strong Black Lives Matter chapters, the numbers have dropped dramatically, though this has been offset by increases elsewhere.”

Prof Abdullah says the gains have been achieved not by negotiating with police forces, which the organisation refuses to do, but by taking to the streets and making sure the police know they are being scrutinised.

She goes in to say that Black Lives Matter is campaigning for much more, including the defunding and dismantling of the current police system in the US and its replacement with a new form of law enforcement, something for which it has received considerable criticism.

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Eternal vigilance remains

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International Politics Media Politics

WILL CHINA CRACKDOWN ON TIKTOK?

Chinese entertainment app TikTok isn’t available in China. But there are concerns the app may fall afoul of Chinese rules.

The incremental moves to loosen restrictions could expose TikTok to risks in China, where the government has historically cracked down on businesses that got outside accepted Chinese cultural norms.

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History

OWERRI, ORLU, OKIGWE AND THE IGBO CREATION MYTH

Ndi Igbo have a creation myth that they are Ndi Gbo (ancient people). Historical authorities like Professor Catherine Acholonu, and HRM Ooni Ognunwusi of Ile Ife have stated that the Igbos were the first People on earth.

There is also evidence of the Judeo-Nubian migration of Eri Ben Gad and the Nubian chieftains to Igboland to settle in Nri. But today, we focus on the aboriginal Igbo creation myth.

A researcher has claimed that the Igbos of the Owerri/Orlu/Okigwe area have no known tradition of coming from anywhere. Read below:

Analysis of the sources that are available (fragmentary oral traditions and correlation of cultural traits) have led to the belief that there exists a core area of Igboland, and that waves of immigrant communities from the north and west planted themselves on the border of this core area as early as the ninth century.

This core area – Owerri, Orlu and Okigwi – forms a belt, and the people in this area have no tradition of coming from anywhere else. Migration from this area in the recent past tended to be in all directions, and in this way the Igbo culture gradually became homogenized.

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