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With the premiere of History’s Roots remake, beginning on May 30th, we’re taking a look back at the original history-making miniseries. LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977). (Photo: ABC/Photofest) If you weren’t there—if you’ve only known television in its post-Big Three networks era—it’s hard to understand the impact of the …

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For ages, football in Kenya has been in a sorry state. Despite the popularity of football in the country, many ills still surround the beautiful game. However, what many don’t know is that while the men football in Kenya attracts beautiful spectacles and ugly scenes in equal measure, women football is entirely abandoned. To compound …

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There is some difference between 15s and 7s. Practically, 15s is played in 80 minutes with 15 players on each side, while the 7s is played in seven minutes per half with 7 players on each side per half. Ideally, that makes 7s the faster of the two; it demands skillful play and great levels …

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Digital literacy relates to the familiarity, skills, as well as behaviors utilized in an extensive variety of digital appliances for instance tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktop PCs. Basically, the need to have a digital literate populace enhances various operations of the government as well as increasing the technological orientation. The efforts by the government to ensure the attainment …

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Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte, also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent who is the current apparent presumptive President-elect of the Philippines. Born: March 28, 1945 (age 71), Maasin, Philippines Office: President of the Philippines since 2016 Spouse: Elizabeth Abellana Zimmerman (m. 1973–2001), Honeylet Avancena Children: Sara Duterte, …

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Patrice Émery Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected leader of the Congo as prime minister. Born: July 2, 1925, Katakokombe, Democratic Republic of the Congo Assassinated: January 17, 1961, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo Spouse: Pauline Lumumba (m. 1951) Movies: Lumumba, la mort d’un prophète Children: Guy-Patrice Lumumba Books: …

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Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court – but also its museums and performing-arts venues …

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Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Fund for Internet Research and Development – FIRE Africa – is one of Africa’s leading Grants and Awards programmes designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, infrastructure and communication needs. The 2016 Grant Application round is open until 31 May and, with over US$240,000 …

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Deadline: 31 May 2016 National Research Foundation (NRF) is currently accepting applications for its South Africa and Austria Joint Scientific & Technological Cooperation, with an aim to support the mobility of researchers, scientists, post-docs and doctoral students between the two countries to carry out joint research projects. The projects will be supported for a period …

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Deadline: 1 June 2016 The Waterloo Foundation invites grant applications from UK based charities for its marine and tropical rainforests programs. Proposals are invited for projects that can help mitigate the damaging effects that humans are having on the environment and contribute to a positive change both now and in the future. Programme Themes Marine …

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