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@AP, Africa, Cameroon, News -

Cameroon's military has freed nine children and their teacher who had been kidnapped by gunmen Tuesday from a school in Kumba.

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Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa.

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As migration worldwide soars to record highs, far less visible has been its toll: The tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys.

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Africa, Congo, Corruption, healthcare, News, Prison -

The most surprising thing about the fact that Congolese hospitals detain patients who fail to pay their bills is that it's no secret.

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Africa, Kanye West, LGBTQ, Opinion, Politics, Slavery, Uganda, Wakanda, Yoweri Museveni -

An African Studies professor from Uganda who teaches in New York, wants Kanye West to know the truth about Uganda's president, Yoweri Museven.

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First lady Melania Trump never wanted to be here. She thought that she was marrying an old man with one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel, who not only keeps eating family-sized buckets of KFC original recipe but seems to be getting stronger.

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Africa, Melania Trump, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Melania Trump has spent the last week in Africa for some reason. She has refused to say why. As is often the case with the Trumps, the purpose of their moves is often shrouded in racism, be it overt or covert. This time around, Melania is making waves with yet another piece of problematic and insulting […]

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Could someone please tell Melania Trump that she is not Meryl Streep in Out of Africa, is not modeling for an old-school Banana Republic campaign, has no hopes of being rescued from her misery by Indiana Jones and can therefore chill with the “safari chic”?

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Africa, Congo, Denis Mukwege, News, Nobel Peace Price, Video -

Anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege, 63, and Nadia Murad, 25, were jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

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@AP, Africa, Kenya, Melania Trump, News, Politics, Video -

Melania Trump sashayed to the beat of African music as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Kenya on Friday.

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Kanye West—you may have heard of him—is on the move. On the heels of recent comments about the 13th Amendment and his apparent undying love for our current president and emergency alerter, Kanye has decided to venture to Somewhere In Africa to finish recording his second (you could argue third) album of 2018, Yandhi.…

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Africa, Featured, Ghana, Melania Trump, News, Politics, Slave Castles, Slavery, Video -

  Melania Trump has visited a former slave holding facility on the coast of Ghana and says she will “never forget” it. She calls Wednesday’s visit to Cape Coast Castle “very emotional” and says the castle is “really something that people should see and experience.” The U.S. first lady spent about an hour on a […]

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Africa, Featured, Melania Trump, News, Opinions, Top Stories, True Blue -

Melania Trump is bringing her #BeBest foolishness to Africa, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Wednesday, the first lady announced that she would be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt next week, kicking off her first major international solo trip to promote child welfare and education. While her need to get as far […]

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@AP, Africa, Boycott, Congo, News, Politics, United Nations -

Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome.

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@AP, Africa, Civil War, News, Politics, South Sudan -

South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013.

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Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded.

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Africa, News, september, South Africa, World -

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s top court says adults can use marijuana in private. The […]

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Internationally renowned entertainer, fashion and beauty icon, mogul and philanthropist: all of these describe Rihanna, but in a new op-ed for The Guardian urging all of us to get involved in the fight for equal access to education, the multi-hyphenate reflects on her childhood in Barbados, where she admits that she…

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Africa, benjamin netanyahu, ethiopian jews, israel, News, World -

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government announced Monday that it agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian […]

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Africa, News, september, South African cave, World -

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks a bit like a hashtag, but it’s 73,000 years […]

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Africa, Former UN Chief, Kofi Annan, News, september, World -

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be buried Thursday after […]

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Africa, News, september, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, World -

That’s the message South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has for anyone fretting about the nation’s […]

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Africa, Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, News, september, World -

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Taking the next step in their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the […]

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Africa, ancient egypt, Giza, Saqqara, Sixth Dynasty, vizier Mehu, World -

It’s been nearly 80 years since travelers could set foot in what’s described as Egypt’s […]

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Abdullahi Mohamed, Abiy Ahmed, Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, News, Politics, Somalia, Yemane Gebremeskel -

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region.

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Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed, News, Somalia Leaders, World -

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Eritrean officials say that the leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are […]

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Africa, mediterranean sea, News, United Nations, World -

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to […]

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Africa, egypt, News, World -

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages […]

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Africa, Featured, News, Politics, Video, Zimbabwe -

  Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The military-backed President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who again took the oath of office, faces […]

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Adam Catzavelos, Africa, AKA, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, Race, World -

A South African rapper has caused quite the controversy after suggesting “interracial sex’ is the […]

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Africa, donald trump, News, Race, South Africa, South African government, World -

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday […]

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Africa, Migrants, News, U.N. High Commissioner, World -

MILAN (AP) — Humanitarian groups urged the Italian government Tuesday to allow 177 migrants aboard […]

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