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    ‘No Human is Limited’: Kipchoge Runs sub-2 Hour Marathon

    By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time...

    Eritrean Soccer Players who Defected say They Live in Fear

    By JUSTIN LYNCH Associated Press PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two...

    Lions Kill Cattle, so People Kill Lions. Can the Cycle End?

    By CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science Writer LOIBOR SIRET, Tanzania (AP) — Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the...

    Ethiopia’s Reformist PM Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    By ELIAS MESERET and CARA ANNA Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter...

    Bahamians Struggle to Start Over After Dorian’s Devastation

    By MELISSA HERNANDEZ of Fresh Take Florida news service Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas (AP) — Tanya Fox ignored evacuation warnings three years ago when Hurricane...

    The AFRO in Africa: The Journey to Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com  The road to Lake Bunyonyi is a journey of paradox much like the beautiful East African nation of Uganda. The phalanx of towns dotting the landscape from the capital city of...

    After Hurricane Devastation, Gardiner Wins World Championship Gold for Bahamas

    By James Ellingworth and Pat Graham, AP Sports Writers A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's...

    Nigerian, South African Leaders in Talks After Attacks on Foreigners

    By Mogomotsi Magome, The Associated Press South Africa’s president on Oct. 3 said “early warning mechanisms” will be put in place to avoid the kind of deadly attacks on foreigners that angered many African countries and...

    Nigerian Activist Hafsat Abiola Selected as Honoree for National Civil Rights Museum’s Prestigious Freedom...

    By Globe Newswire Hafsat Abiola is one of three honorees selected for the National Civil Rights Museum’s 28th Annual Freedom Award to be held on Oct. 30. Honorees are selected for their many achievements and...

    The AFRO in Africa: An East African View of Trump Circus

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com In January, Donald John Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations in general as “sh*thole countries,” during a closed-door meeting of a bi-partisan group of congressional leaders and...

    Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

    By CHRISTINA LARSON and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One afternoon last month, a young woman with a tablet computer sat next to Alphonsine Umurerwa on the living room couch, asking questions,...

    Meghan Visits Memorial to Murdered South African Woman

    By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a memorial to a young South African woman whose rape and murder inspired thousands of people to protest the country's high...

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