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    Nigeria Identifies 82 Freed Chibok Girls; Parents Await Word

    Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian newspapers published the names Monday of 82 Chibok schoolgirls set free three years after being kidnapped by Islamic extremists, but they remained behind closed doors and their parents awaited word...

    World Health Organization: Ebola Moving Faster Than Control Efforts

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization...

    World Food Prize Goes to African Development Bank President

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer...

    French Police Kill Gunmen in Twin Attacks, Free 16 Hostages

    PARIS (AP) — With explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who...

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies at Age 80

    By JOHN HEILPRIN and FRANCIS KOKUTSE, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become...

    Nigeria: ‘Deeply Unfortunate Killings’ as 86 Reported Dead

    By The Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidency late Sunday announced  "deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities" in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were...

    WHO to Know Soon if New Congo Ebola Outbreak Can Use Vaccine

    By The Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly virus...

    A Prince or Princess?: Facts About Harry and Meghan’s Baby

    By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring of 2019. Here...

    Panel Tackles Combating Human Trafficking in Nigeria

    By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Nigerians in the diaspora are tackling issues of human rights, not only in Nigeria but throughout the world. The Washington D.C. Chapter of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization formally known...

    US Military: 4 Soldiers Wounded in Somalia Treated, in Kenya

    By The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says four service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged. A...

    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...

    Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Accord in Saudi Arabia

    By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a "peace agreement" on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between...

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