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    Ethiopian Crash Victims Were Aid Workers, Doctors, Academics

    By The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian college professor and...

    Cyclone Idai Hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Killing 140

    By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands...

    Afro Cubans Abound at Kennedy Center Festival

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO A two-week festival at the Kennedy Center highlighting Cuba’s vibrant cultural arts scene in music, dance, visual arts, cinema, theater, fashion and other disciplines includes Cuban artists of...

    Sudanese Hold Mass Rally Amid Standoff With Generals

    By Fay Abuelgasim and Noha Elhennawy, The Associated Press Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters took part in a mass rally May 2 to step up pressure on the military to hand power to civilians following...

    On Cyclone-Shattered Island in Mozambique, Shock and Debris

    By Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, The Associated Press Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, Associated Press journalists found widespread devastation. The aerial approach to the island...

    Baltimore Man Takes Students to China to Educate and Be Educated

    Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO (Updated 08/06/2018) Danny Evans, Vice-Chair of the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee, has one especially poignant memory of the time he spent living in China, from 2012-2014. “I was at a...

    2 South African Whites Charged for Forcing a Black in Coffin

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say two White men face assault charges over a video showing a Black man being forced into a coffin. The eNCA television news outlet reported that the suspects will...

    General Strike Launched in Sudan After Security Crackdown

    By BASSAM HATOUM and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of...

    Howard University Welcomes the Cultures of Japan

    By Lauren Poteat Special to the AFRO Serving as a hub for Black excellence across the country, isn’t the only thing that Howard University is known for. Catering to an elaborate Department of World Languages and...

    Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution was too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

    By Julia Gaffield, Georgia State University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign...

    First Saudi Cinema Opens with Popcorn and ‘Black Panther’

    By The Associated Press The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots April 18 evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it...

    Migrants Stranded in Libya Endure Sewage, Maggots, Disease

    By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — For hundreds of African migrants, dreams of a new life in Europe have instead ended in a detention center in the remote desert of war-torn Libya, where...

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