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June 19 Celebrates Juneteenth in the Unites States

What is Juneteenth?  During the U.S. Civil War, President Lincoln issued an order to end slavery in the South effective January 1, 1863.  Many withheld this news from enslaved people in Confederate-controlled Southern states during the war. It took two and a half years for news of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery in the South to reach ...
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Security Alert: Diffa – U.S. Embassy Niamey

Location:  Diffa Region Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Niamey has suspended U.S. government personnel travel to the Diffa Region due to the declining security situation, especially in the vicinity of the Lake Chad Basin area.  U.S. citizens in Niger are encouraged to follow the same guidance. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation ...
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