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Black History Month Special, Features

Black History Month: what it is and why it matters

The month of October marks Black History Month in the UK, an annual observance originating in the United States, during which the Afro-Caribbean communities are celebrated and landmark events of black history are remembered. It is a celebration of the history of the African diaspora, the collective term for the African communities dispersed around the…

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President Trump to face potential impeachment

A whistle-blower has accused President Donald Trump of withholding military aid to the Ukrainian government in exchange for information on his democratic political opponent, Joe Biden. These charges originate from a call between President Trump and the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the 25th July. The US government withheld ₤400 million in military aid to…

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TV comedian elected as Ukrainian president

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an actor and comedian, won with a landslide margin in Ukraine’s presidential election, with over 70 percent of the vote. He defeated his closest rival, former president, Petro Poroshenko on 31 March and 21 April in a two-round system. Zelenskiy had zero political experience prior to the election except for playing the role…

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Talks between US and North Korea collapse

Talks between North Korea Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, and US President, Donald Trump, have collapsed after a disagreement between the two leaders regarding nuclear disarmament. The talks were happening in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the two leaders were expected to announce progress on denuclearisation. Two contradicting stories have emerged from either side regarding who is…

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Trump uses emergency powers to build the wall

US President Donald Trump has used emergency powers to bypass Congress to provide funding for his controversial wall on the US-Mexico border.   Having reached an interim agreement with Democrats to open federal agencies following a 35-day government shutdown, Mr Trump declared a state of emergency to finance the $5.7 billion required for the border…

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I’m a President Get Me Out of Here!

On 15 March, UEA Netball Club are hosting an I’m a Celebrity-style event at the LCR where 15 Presidents from both sports clubs and societies go head to head to compete to be crowned UEA’s Best President. Those competing can expect to be experience a process of elimination through various bushtucker trials, with games to…

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