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Ayanna Pressley becomes Massachusetts’s first African-American Congresswoman

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The state of Massachussets in the United States has just voted its first African American congresswoman in the person of Ayanna Pressley.

The 44-year-old Democrat won the party’s primaries beating an incumbent who had been in office for two decades, Mike Capuano. She will take her seat in November 2018 because she’s running unopposed.

She will become the first African American congresswoman to represent the state. In her victory speech she asked, are you ready to come to congress with me? Are you ready to bring change to Washington?

The seventh congressional district which she represents is the only district in her state to have a majority non-white population.

Ayanna’s website describes herself as “an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and survivor.” Her election in 2009 to the Boston City Council marked the first time a woman of color was elected to the Council in its 100-year history.

Before becoming a councillor she worked for Senator John Kerry and Rep. Joseph Kennedy II – whose uncle, John F Kennedy held the seat Ms Pressley is set to win before he became president.

Her campaign focused on migrants’ rights and gun control. She continued in her speech: For the families and victims of senseless gun violence, change can’t wait. For our brothers and sisters behind the wall change can’t wait.

She also spoke about the plight of immigrants and women stressing that for all those marginalized groups, ‘change can’t wait.’

Her competitor also had nice words about her: “Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman, and I will tell you that Massachussets will be well served.”

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Opposition candidate accuses President macky sall of draining the country funds to debt.

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Opposition candidate bidding for presidential race has accuse the sitting president for draining the country to debt, adding that he and his brother are personally profiting and laundering money from the newly discovery of oil and gas reserves, before drilling has even begun.



The wealth that has come with the discovery of oil and gas reserves in Senegal has created other problems for the African nation.

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However, President Macky Sall, who is aiming for a second tenure has discarded the claim by stating that he is committed to tackle corruption as promised before being elected.

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Nigeria: You must not allow bloodshed – US Congressman writes Buhari

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Chris Smith, a Political Editor United State Congressman has urged Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the Presidential election coming up this weekend will be free and fair.



In a letter to President Buhari, he states that the outcome of the election should replicate the standard past administration ensured. and also put in the necessary measures to ensure there wont be bloodshed.

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In addition, Smith said. “Given the magnitude of global problems Secretary Pompeo must contend with, he should consider appointing a Special Envoy for Nigeria vested with full authority. “The State Department must use all tools at its disposal, including visa denial and sanctioning authority, to hold accountable those who undermine democracy and foment sectarian and ethnic violence.

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