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    A Royal Wedding Bridges the Atlantic, Opens Up a Modern Era

    By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed May 19 in a service that reflected Prince Harry's royal heritage, Meghan Markle's biracial...

    Congo’s Ebola Risk ‘Very High’ as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

    By Saleh Mwanamilongo, The Associated Press Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization...

    Bishop Michael Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A former Baltimore rector will speak at the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in England on Saturday. Michael Bruce Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, served...

    Britain’s Hidden Black Royalty

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19. But May 19 is also special because it’s...

    South African Photographer of Iconic Protest Image Dies

    By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes are being paid following the death of Sam Nzima, the South African photographer who took the iconic image of a Black high school student carrying a...

    Ebola Vaccines to be Shipped to Congo, WHO Chief Says

    By SALEH MWANAMILONGO, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccines will be shipped as quickly as possible to Congo as the number of suspected cases in the latest outbreak grows, the head of the...

    Chicago Bishop Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding Ceremony

    By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Curry,...

    At Least 44 Killed as Dam Bursts in Kenya, Officials say

    By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Villagers said it started with a loud rumble, then houses collapsed one by one under an approaching wall of water. "We took our children and rushed to...

    Tanzania’s Maasai Evicted in Favor of Tourism, Group says

    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign...

    ICC prosecutor: New Arrest Warrants Expected Soon in Libya

    By The Associated Press The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said May 9 that her office is "steadily progressing" in its investigation of crimes committed in Libya and expects to issue new arrest warrants...

    Thousands Mourn Mozambique Rebel Leader as Talks Press On

    By The Associated Press Thousands of people on May 9 attended the funeral of Mozambican rebel and opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, with the country's president and Dhlakama's successor pledging to forge ahead with peace talks. Dhlakama...

    South Sudan Accuses US of Blocking Path to Country’s Peace

    By The Associated Press South Sudan's government on May 9 lashed out at the United States after the Trump administration threatened to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid amid the country's...

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