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    Frederick Douglass Global Fellow Returns ‘Empowered’ From South Africa

    By AFRO Staff A 20-year-old Albany University Biology major has returned from a study abroad trip in South Africa, an experience he describes as “extraordinary” and “empowering.” Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu, a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow of...

    Congo’s Kabila Doesn’t Rule out Seeking Presidency in Future

    By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the future. In a rare interview...

    UNAIDS Found in ‘Crisis’ After Sex Harassment Claims

    By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment at the U.N. agency that fights AIDS say it is plagued by "defective leadership," a culture...

    At Scene of South Sudan Mass Rape, ‘No One Could Hear Me’

    By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were...

    Nobel Peace Winners Demand Action Against Sex Abuse

    By DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must...

    Concert Stampede in Italy Leaves 6 Dead, Over 50 Hurt

    By DIANA MALTAGLIATI and FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press CORINALDO, Italy (AP) — Teenagers panicked before a rap concert at a jammed Italian disco, setting off a stampede that killed five of them and a mother who...

    Supplies Low For Shelters Helping Migrants as Holidays Near

    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An exhausted Alonzo Juan Jose sat still on a cot inside a shelter in southern New Mexico. For six days, the 24-year-old migrant from Huehuetenango, Guatemala,...

    Oprah Offers Rousing Tribute to Mandela in S. Africa Visit

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oprah Winfrey on Thursday delivered a rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born, and urged the youth of South Africa and beyond to overcome...

    Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, WHO Says

    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization...

    Africans Played Key, Often Unheralded, Role in World War I

    By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amid the fanfare marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, little has been said about crucial participants in the conflict: Africans. More than 1 million...

    In South Sudan, a New Approach in Ending Child Soldiers’ Use

    By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan...

    Zimbabwe’s Mugabe No Longer Able to Walk, President Says

    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters...
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