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    In Nigeria, Election Spectacle at Odds With Rampant Poverty

    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of...

    Efforts to Build National Cathedral of Ghana Underway

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Hundreds of guests gathered in gowns and tuxedos or traditional West African garb for the official, presidential launch to raise funds for the building of the National Cathedral of...

    Congo’s New President Urges Thousands of Exiles: Come Home

    By Louis Patrick Okamba, The Associated Press Albert Tumba says he was forced to leave Congo in 2010 for neighboring Republic of Congo. As a journalist, he had denounced malpractice in the sports ministry and had to...

    African Leaders Unveil Statue of Ethiopia’s Last Emperor

    By Elias Meseret, The Associated Press A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Feb. 10. The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices...

    Protesters Stone Home of Haiti President, Clash With Police

    By EVENS SANON , Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters have stoned the Haitian president's home and clashed with police, leaving at least one demonstrator dead in the third straight day of demonstrations against...

    Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Can’t Leave Pakistan

    By KATHY GANNON ,  Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another...

    Textiles Tell the Story of the Last Great African Kingdom

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A collection of unique textiles are on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). “Kuba: Fabric of an Empire” has collected royal garments and display textiles to tell the...

    Call For End To Social Media Abuse of Duchesses Meghan, Kate

    By GREGORY KATZ ,  Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's press is urging social media users to tone down inappropriate criticism of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Palace officials have been...

    South Sudanese Fear Leaving UN Protected Camps Despite Peace

    By SAM MEDNICK Associated Press JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan's capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he...

    40 Dead, Many Feared Buried in Mud After Brazil Dam Collapse

    By MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA and ANNA JEAN KAISER and PETER PRENGAMAN ,  Associated Press BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose...

    UN Health Agency: Rising Misconduct Reports are ‘Positive’

    By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that it's seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend...

    Tshisekedi Declared Congo’s President, but Runner-up Revolts

    By SALEH MWANAMILONGO and CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin...
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