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    ‘Winnie!’ South Africa Bids Farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

    By KRISTA MAHR, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after...

    Battle to Save Africa’s Elephants is Gaining Some Ground

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't a...

    Swedish Culture Minister Outraged as 2 Women Pressured to Leave Nobel Group

    By DAVID KEYTON and JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that...

    Exclusive: Nephew of Winnie Mandela Shares Message About Her Life

    Harold Matlhaku checked in with the AFRO from South Africa to talk about the impact of Winnie Mandela, his aunt. "Winnie Mandela was an Icon of revolutionary justice, and the sacrifices she made to further...

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Life of Struggle

    Even the name given to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at birth — Nomzamo, "one who undergoes trials" — foretold a life of struggle. During her nearly 38-year marriage to Nelson Mandela, she fought for Black majority rule...

    Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies

    South Africa's state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. She was 81. Madikizela-Mandela was married to Nelson Mandela from 1958 to 1996. Mandela was imprisoned throughout...

    Nigerian Migrant Center of Italy-France Diplomatic Spat

    ROME (AP) — Italy summoned the French ambassador for consultations Saturday after armed French border patrol agents used an Italian train station to force a Nigerian train passenger provide a urine sample for a...

    Pope in Easter Vigil Baptizes Nigerian Migrant-Hero

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed in the face of the injustices around them as he baptized eight adults, including a Nigerian beggar who became a...

    Polls Open in Sierra Leone’s Runoff Presidential Vote

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Polls opened Saturday morning in Sierra Leone's runoff presidential election, which had been delayed by a few days after a court challenge of the first round. Voting appeared to be...

    Haitians Sue Trump Administration Over Immigration Policy

    MIAMI (AP) — Haitian immigrants are suing President Donald Trump and Homeland Security officials, alleging racism influenced a decision to end a program allowing them to live and work legally in the U.S. after...

    Plight of Haitians, Salvadorans Lost in DACA Debate More than 250,000 immigrants at jeopardy...

    Rony Ponthieux’s view of the future changes by the day. A Haitian immigrant living in Miami, Ponthieux has been working in the United States under the Temporary Protected Status,TPS, provision since 2010, when he, his...

    Ethiopian-Israelis Decry Family Separation as Discriminatory

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family. Now a 19-year-old infantry soldier in Israel's...

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