President Trump’s New Travel Ban UPDATE:

The Supreme Court has allowed parts of Donald Trump’s travel ban to go into effect, this means anyone that has able to prove he/she has a genuine relationship with someone in the US will be allowed entry….

This temporary travel ban will not affect people who have immediate families, studying or working in the America.

The full travel ban case will be heard in October  by the Supreme Court….

In an interview with Meet the Press, Reince Priebus, the current White House Chief of Staff for U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed that Green card holders from the 7 countries namely

Syria (There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees)

Iran

Iraq

Yemen

Libya

Sudan

and Somalia

will not be barred from entering the U.S. However, those traveling back and forth would be subjected to further screening.

“We didn’t overrule the Department of Homeland Security, as far as green card holders moving forward, it doesn’t affect them… If you’re traveling back and forth, you’re going to be subjected to further screening.” ~Reince Priebus

According to reports,  Many people coming from Iraq,Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,Yemen and Iran have either been detained turned away in various airports across America.

Earlier today, President Trump tweeted the following messages:

”Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers. We cannot allow this horror to continue!” ~President Trump

‘Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!’ ~President Trump

Many Airlines are stopping Green Card holders from boarding flights to the U.S following Visa Ban even though  these individuals live legally in America….

According to CNN,Google CEO Sundar Pichai fears the immerse impact the Trump immigration order and has advised tech employees with HB1 -Visa holder not to travel. It is believed some of the people detained might be Google employees who travelled abroad before the 90 days travel ban by President Trump.

A spokesperson for Google says

‘We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that create barriers to bringing great talent to the U.S., we’ll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere.” Google

Many celebrities are using their social media platforms to protest the 90 days travel ban. Below are some of the comments:

 

Dreaming of traveling to America? Check the list to be sure your country is not on the BANNED list

3 African Countries subject to President Trump’s VISA BAN

 

On Thursday, 9 February 2017 a US appeals court unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of President Donald Trump’s order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The 7 countries affected by President Trump’s executive orders and being denied visas to the US are:

Syria (There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees)

Iran

Iraq

Yemen

Libya

Sudan

and Somalia

 

‘A 3-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer “any evidence” that national security concerns justified the ban he launched with an executive order on Jan. 27…’

Looks like President Trump wasn’t too pleased with the outcome of the court case, he tweeted:

Did you know that  3 African countries are affected by the travel ban? They are Libya, Sudan and Somalia

The 3 African countries are: Libya, Sudan and Somalia
The 3 African countries are: Libya, Sudan and Somalia

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President Trump is expected to sign executive orders that will restrict or completely ban immigration to America by citizens of several Middle East.

In addition to the above, are 3 African countries and also the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border. 

According to reports,President Trump intends to limit the number of refugees/ asylum seekers entering the U.S by the end of  September 2017.

President  tweeted ‘Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!’ ~ President Trump

‘Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.’~ President Trump

The 7 countries that will be affected by the executive orders with their citizens being denied visas to the US are:

Syria (There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees)

Iran

Iraq

Yemen

Libya

Sudan

and Somalia

The executive order would ban anyone from the above Muslim countries, all non- U.S citizens from entering the U.S. Other sources say visa and green card holders already in the U.S. will be allowed to stay.

 

Most undocumented or illegal immigrants in America are also worried that the ban will not only affect the above mentioned countries, but they might also face deportation…

The 3 African countries are: Libya, Sudan and Somalia

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In Case You Missed It…US visa applicants may now be required to disclose any social media handles, email addresses, and phone numbers used over the previous five years, under new procedures approved by the Trump administration.

According to reports, The new procedure will also allow consular officials to request 15 years worth of personal information such as  the applicants’ employment history, previous passport

/travel records, addresses as well as their social media handles.

A State Department official said that

”such information is required to confirm identity or conduct more rigorous national security vetting,” 

Even though the new ‘visa procedure’ questions are voluntary, failure to provide the information may delay or prevent the processing of an individual visa application…

Source: Reuters/BBCNews

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The acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been fired after she refused to defend President Trump’s refugee ban

The 7 countries affected by the travel ban are:

Syria (There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees)

Iran

Iraq

Yemen

Libya

Sudan

and Somalia

Sally Yates Wrote:

“My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts,…

At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities, nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful,” .  ~ Sally Yates

The White House said in a statement on Monday that “The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States,” . “This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.” and added that  President Trump has “relieved Ms. Yates of her duties”

Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has been names as the acting attorney general.

 

 

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Let’s all pray for world peace!

Coronavirus is believed to have originated from a Chinese community, Wuhan. The new virus, officially known as Covid-19, was detected in later part of December, 2019.

Since then, it’s been reported every day, how the viruses are being spread around the world and the necessary precautions taken, since It emergence from Wuhan.

According to the World Health Organisation, the spread of the infection has been declared pandemic due to the vast spreading of the Covid-19 to over 100 countries in the world.

 

 

The updates so far by WHO shows that, over 120,000 infections are confirmed in more than 100 countries, over 60000 recovered and 4,290 death cases reported as well globally.

 

READ ALSO: GHANA CONFIRMS 2 IMPORTED CASES OF COVID-19

 

Now, some parts of Africa including, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon, DR. Congo and South Africa and more

Apart from China recording the highest coronavirus infections and death cases, other parts of the world including, Italy, Germany, South Korea, United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Iran.

Other countries include: Canada, Australia among the rest of the affected countries have confirmed huge infections of the coronavirus and deaths.

It’s been reported that, the symptoms include, fever, cough, breathing difficulties and general feeling of being unwell hence, any of these feelings should seek medical attention as detected.

The rate at which the virus is spreading is really causing panic to the world at large and has resulted in measures to either avoid or limit infections.

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President Trump of the United States of America has announced a ban on all travels from Europe with exception of UK for 30 days.

China has closed its boarders and shut down businesses, Italy have closed schools and boarders, India suspends visas, Olympic games have been halted.

Soccer leagues and basketball competitions and all gatherings involving huge number of people have all been suspended for now to slow down spreading of the coronavirus.

People with suspected cases are being quarantined as well.

Every country is on guard to control the situation since the outbreak has been declared a Global Pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

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Internationally recognised giants’ technological companies have also asked their various workers to work from home due to the intense spread of the coronavirus.

Also, same reason has caused, Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to ask employees in Seattle, Washington, san Francisco, California and New York Offices to work from home for now, to take the necessary measures at various offices to curb the Massive spread of the Coronavirus.

SOURCE: WORLD NEWS

Tech News Of The Month:

Tech News Of The Month:Technology News – Huawei Phones

Huawei has a rising profile as one the largest telecommunications manufacturer and the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones (the third is Apple and the first one is Samsung). The Chinese manufacturing company has witnessed both success and difficulties in its history. Here is a detailed look on Huawei’s history from its first day of foundation to the present day.

THE HISTORY OF HUAWEI PHONES

Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei who was the former deputy director of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army engineering corporation. The company conducted research with the aim of implementing the foreign technologies on the local products and building a domestic telecommunication system in China to save the country from its dependence on other countries.

In 1993, the company released a telephone switch that could reach out to rural areas. In the following years, they built a national communications network for the People’s Liberation Army. The Chinese government was also very supportive of the company’s activities as they restricted the use of foreign manufacturers.

After 1996, Huawei started to expand beyond China by working with companies in Hong Kong and opening new offices in India, Netherlands and Canada. They also produced their wireless GSM product.

 

 

In the 2000s, the company formed several joint ventures. The first one was with 3Com with the goal of manufacturing enterprise networking devices. Another joint venture was in 2007 with Symantec Corporation for network data storage and cyber security.

In 2005, Vodafone’s Global Supply Chain gave Huawei the official permission as an Approved Supplier overseas. This was followed by the approval coming from British Telecom.

By the end of 2000s, the Huawei was a global supplier that went as far as Australia.

The 14 years of successful rise brought Huawei a spot in the Global Fortune 500 list. The company has a net profit of 1.8b billion USD (new profit on wiki today 2019)

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The recent years witnessed the implementation of novel technologies such as cloud computing and manufacturing of smartphones which they were able to make 200 million sales.

Despite the fast growth rate, Huawei faced some political controversies particularly involving the United States. It was speculated that the Chinese-based network equipment purchased in the US had a back door enabling the Chinese government to conduct surveillance.

As a result, the business contracts and joint ventures between Huawei and any US-based company were restricted.

In December 2018, the vice chairwoman and the daughter of the founder Meng Wanzhou was arrested by the US authorities due to claims of fraud and other things against the regulations of the States, but she did not face any charges due to the lack of proof. Regardless, the investigation has been ongoing to track any sign of fraud.

 

 

Further business restrictions were put forward by Donald Trump who gave an executive order to prohibit any telecommunication-related transaction and business between Huawei and The US- based companies. As a result, companies like Google, Microsoft and Android had to suspend their collaborations.

Ren Zhengfei stated sorrow and resentment against the order, stating that Huawei’s 5G technologies were a huge luck to do business with and it will their loss to discard Huawei.

Last week, Huawei created a lawsuit against the US government for giving executive orders without sufficient investigation.

It is clear whether or not the US government will lift the restrictions on Huawei, but it seems that the future holds further clashes between the telecommunication networks of the two countries.

Source: Education/Research/ World News/

Gone Too Soon Nipsey Hussle

Gun Violence Culture

Gun violence in America ended another life on March 31 when the famous American rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot in front of his store called Marathon Clothing. He was only 33 years old and the beloved husband of American Model Lauren London when he died. His 14 years of career wasn’t always easy, however, he was one of those people who could create an impact of 13 albums with a single album.

His real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom. He was born in 1985 in South Los Angeles. His mother is African-American and his father was Eritrean.

He dropped out of high school at the age of 14, His was nicknamed Nipsey Russell which he later used as a stage name.

Music Career And Entrepreneurship

His initial attempts at music consisted of independent mixtapes that only gain recognition regionally. His mixtapes after he signed a contract with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records brought him more fame.

2009 was Hussle’s year of outshining since he collaborated with Drake and Snoop Dogg while also releasing a third mixtape. However, he had to leave Epic Records due to the financial issues of the label. He had attempts to release an album that featured a lot of guest appearances and an incredible amount of production, but only one single called Feeling Myself was released instead of the album.

Hussle founded a record label called All Money after leaving Epic and released a mixtape called the Marathon in 2010. This was followed by two more sequels and collaborative albums with independent rappers. In 2012, he released another single that features rapper Rick Ross.

In 2013, he released a mixtape called Crenshaw which had guest appearances of Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Sade and Skeme. This was his most widely recognized mixtape.  Jay-Z bought 100 copies of the mixtape paying 100 USD for each. Following the success of this mixtape, Hussle announced that he was preparing to release an album called Victory Lap. Although the release date was constantly delayed, he still continued making appearances and releasing mixtapes.

 

Giving Back To The Community

His 2016 single called FDT created a lot of controversy as it was defending the Mexican immigrants in the United States against Trump.

The album was finally released in February 2018, receiving universal acclaim and debuting at number 4 on the Billboard 200. 5300 copies were sold in the first week. Singles from the album such as Double Up, Last Time I Checc’d and Dedication peaked high in Billboard Hot 100. His album got nominated for the Best Rap Album in 2019 Grammys.

Besides his music career, he was a community activist who was inspired by a trip he made to Eritrea, Africa at a young age. Growing up inside a gang environment, he knew the experience. So, he tried to discourage young black men from joining them. He went to schools and joined panels to talk about solutions to fight gang violence and improved the areas. He also provided funds for many schools in his neighbourhood that were underserved.

On 31 March 2019, Hussle became a victim of gun violence in front of his Marathon Clothing Store which he founded in 2017. The suspect shot him 5 times, killing him in 30 minutes. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

His death was met with great sorrow. The intersection of two avenues near his store was named after him. Various rappers, politicians including Barack Obama and millions of fans offered condolences and expressed their sadness.

 

Gone Too Soon

 

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US Travel Restrictions: Travelling to USA? Today, The Trump administration put new requirements in place for the 38 countries that are eligible for visa free entry into America under the Visa Waiver Program.(VWP)

Currently the VWP (Visa Waiver Program) allows citizens of 38 countries to travel to America as a tourist/business/transit and stay for 90 days without a visa. However, It is recommended that, people apply for Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to visiting to America. Because the e-passport had an embedded electronic chip, it makes it easier for immigration/customs to identify travellers.

With the announcement today, there’s going to be more requirements for Visa Waiver Countries Visiting America any time soon, counter-terrorism data to used to screen travellers…

 ‘Restrictions are necessary for security reasons’~ President Donald Trump

Visa Waiver Countries:

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Trump Travel Ban Update: President Trump’s new travel ban will no longer affect citizens from Sudan. Countries affected by the new travel restrictions are: Somalia, Syria, Libya,Yemen, North Korea,Venezuela, Chad and Iran.

The ban takes effect from 18th October 2017

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MARCH 7th 2017: Immigration And refugees: President Trump’s new travel ban goes into effect in 10 days… Unlike the previous travel ban, the new travel ban which takes effect on 16th March 2017 excludes Iraq.

The 6 countries that will be affected by the new executive orders with their citizens being denied visas to the US are:

Syria (Refugee program will be suspended for 120 days )

Iran

Yemen

Libya

Sudan

and Somalia

President Trump’s new temporary travel ban will not affect those people who already have a visa.

The refugee program will be suspended for 120 days

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The 3 African countries are: Libya, Chad and Somalia

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Global News: The story being circulated about ‘Canada immigration lottery’ appears to be Untrue.  The Canadian government has not made any public statement that ‘Canadian Visa Lottery Program’  will open.

Canada Visa Misinformation: Canada Immigration ‘Visa’ Lottery

”OTTAWA – Parliament of Canada today approved a visa lottery program similar to the U.S DV visa lottery which will give opportunity to winners to settle in Canada, work and obtain Canadian Citizenship after 4 years for 16 eligible countries.
Prior to the approval of this bill, Canada used to run the Highly Skilled Migrant Program which is tailored for skilled workers from certain categories to enter and work in Canada.
Eligible countries include Oman, Ethiopia, Philippines, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Nigeria, Gambia, Cameroon, Kenya, Pakistan, Zambia, Thailand, Uganda,Fiji and Lesotho.
Under the new visa lottery program, every winner is required to have obtained at least a high school education or its equivalent or have two years of recent work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience. Vocational training is also considered a substitute for high school education unlike the U.S. DV Lottery.
Canadian Immigration and Citizenship encourages applicants to apply on their own although applicants are allowed to have someone else submit on their behalf. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that information in the entry is correct and complete. Entries that are not correct or complete may be disqualified. It is free to register for the program. Entrants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified.
Registration for entries will be opened on March 1, 2017. Entrants will be notified of their selection and interview appointment beginning August 1, 2017. Checking your status online is the only way you will be notified if you are selected. You will not be notified by phone, letter, or email.”

The above ‘Canada Visa Lottery news started immediately after the U.S. Executive Order that barred citizens of:

 

Syria (There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees)

Iran

Iraq

Yemen

Libya

Sudan

and Somalia

from entering U.S

According to reports, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),  has introduced a temporary public policy that may allow foreign nationals affected the by the U.S. Executive Order to apply for temporary status in Canada, or to extend their stay.

Somali-Canadian Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration in a press conference said that ”

“we are aware that the executive order does apply to those from the seven countries transiting through Canada. Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if they need it, as we have done so in the past.”

 

Justin Trudeau, Canadian’s Prime Minister also tweeted:

 

No where in the tweet did the MP mentioned that citizens from 16 countries could apply as of March 1, 2017. The rumour that Canada is about to start a new immigration lottery just like  the DV visa lottery in the U.S, are all false.

Thinking of travelling or moving to Canada? Protect yourself from fraud and visit the government of Canada main website www.canada.ca to get 

 

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