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    Annan Praised For Leadership and Diplomacy

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The late Kofi Annan, the first person of African descent to preside over the United Nations, received praise as a superb diplomat and a compassionate world leader following his...

    Annan Leaves Legacy of Fighting for Equality and Rights

    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and...

    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...

    In Uganda, a Pop Star Takes on a President, at His Peril

    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In his red beret and jumpsuit, the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air...

    As Zimbabwe’s Leader Preaches a New Era, Military a Concern

    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe's president preaches democratic reform in a country emerging from decades of repression, the scenes of soldiers dispersing opposition protesters after a disputed election have...

    Zimbabwe Opposition Says Soldiers Search for its Supporters

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers were searching parts of the capital for opposition supporters to detain after the disputed election, the country's main opposition party said Saturday, as some...

    From Ghana to Virginia, Naming Tradition Travels With Family

    By MICHAEL PAUL WILLIAMS, Richmond Times-Dispatch NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A life preserver with the message "Welcome Aboard" decorates the front door, a greeting befitting a Navy family. Inside, above the entrance, a framed sign...

    Zimbabwean President Talks Unity; Challenger Alleges Fraud

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The two news conferences embodied Zimbabwe's bitter political divisions: Riot police unsuccessfully tried to scuttle an appearance in a hotel garden by the opposition leader who...

    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...

    Zimbabwe Cops Stop Opposition Meeting After Mnangagwa Win

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of a tight election, riot police disrupted a press conference where opposition leader Nelson...

    Recovery or Stagnation? Zimbabwe Holds Pivotal Vote July 30

    By Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press Zimbabwe votes July 30 in an election that could, if deemed credible, tilt the country toward recovery after years of economic collapse and repression under former leader Robert Mugabe. If it...

    Mandela Fellows Learn About Leadership at Howard University

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Four years ago, President Obama created the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The program brings young African leaders to the United States to learn about leadership and other professional endeavors. One of the...

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