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Drug Pusher Deaths Jump as Philippine Leader Takes Office

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The bodies of dozens of suspected drug peddlers have turned up in the Philippines in recent weeks, providing an eerie...

German Court Convicts Auschwitz Guard, 94: Guilty of 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five...

Baltimore Tourist Says Racism Exists in Cuba

Myra Queen, who knows what discrimination looks like having grown up in  a segregated section of Baltimore during the 1950s and ‘60s, said she...

Kenya: Judge Upholds Use of Anal Probes to Define Sexuality

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Thursday upheld the use of anal examinations to determine a suspect's sexual orientation, dismissing the argument...

Africans in India Face Constant Battles with Racism

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fear and anger. Those are the emotions that shadow Odole Emmanuel Opeyemi every time the Nigerian man steps out of...

Honey Bees and Silkworms are Economic Gold Mines for Ethiopian Youth

With a long history of beekeeping dating back between 3500 and 3000 B.C. and a new growth in silk production, Ethiopia looks to expand...

The NBA Makes New Play in Africa in Pursuit of Fans

The NBA is making a new play for fans in Africa by splitting with the continent's biggest sports broadcaster and teaming up with a...

Nigeria Marks 2nd Anniversary of Kidnap of Chibok Girls

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — With marches, chants and prayers, Nigerians marked Thursday's painful second anniversary of the mass abduction of the Chibok girls, still angry and...

Winnie Mandela Denied Ownership of Family Home

A South African court recently dismissed a claim by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, for possession of the civil rights leader’s rural home. The...

Ghana to Remove English as Teaching Standard in Schools

Ghana’s Minister of Education Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang recently announced plans to revoke English as the primary medium for instruction throughout the nation’s entire education...

Survivors of Ivory Coast Attack Describe Confusion and Fear

GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (AP) — Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as...

Nigeria: 32 Killed in Pre-Election Violence in Oil State

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's governing party charged Thursday that 32 of its members have been shot, clubbed and beheaded in escalating violence as...