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‘This is Huge’: Locust Swarms in Africa are Worst in Decades

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By Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire and Cara Anna The Associated Press The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop...

‘Africa’s Richest Woman’ Now a Formal Suspect in Graft Probe

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By The Associated Press Africa's reputed richest woman is a formal suspect in an investigation into mismanagement and the siphoning off of funds during her time with Angola's state-run oil company, the country's attorney general announced Jan. 22. The remarks by...

NNPA Urges Better U.S.-Cuba Relations

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The majority of the people of the United States want better relations with Cuba, and that is the will that must prevail,” stated Chavis, who counted among the delegation of 30 American scholars who attended the...

Locust Outbreak, Most Serious in 25 Years, Hits East Africa

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By ELIAS MESERET and CARA ANNA Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's...

South Africa’s Black Farmers Fight to Enter Marijuana Market

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By Mogomotsi Magome The Associated Press Stacks of bright green cannabis plants, freshly harvested from nearby hothouses, are expertly sorted on a lab table by workers wearing hygienic gloves and caps who snip the leaves and buds and put them in...

D.C. Sailor Deployed to Arabian Sea

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On Jan. 5,Retail Services Specialist Seaman Mohamed Sesay, from Washington D.C., completed a load of laundry in ship's laundry aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike...

Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘Step Back’ as Senior UK Royals

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By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, say they plan “to step back” as senior members of Britain's royal family, a stunning announcement that underscores the couple's wish to forge a new path...

COMMENTARY: The Danger of the “Ethno-Nationalist” State

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By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor One of the most common features of right-wing populist and fascist movements is the demand for ethnic and/or racial purity. During the course of the 20th century we saw it in its most...

Fleeing War, Poverty, African Migrants Face Racism in Egypt

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By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them,...

Sudan’s Women Pursue Soccer Dream, Challenging Conservatives

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By MARIAM FAM Associated Press OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged...

Truck Bomb in Somali Capital Kills at least 78 at Rush Hour

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By Abdi Guled, The Associated Press A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital during the morning of Dec. 28, killing at least 78 people including many students, authorities said. It was the worst attack in Mogadishu...

AFRO Publisher Retraces Grandfather’s 1959 Trek to Cuba

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By DeWayne Wickham HAVANA, Cuba – When AFRO American publisher Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper walked off JetBlue flight 503 last week into the international terminal of Cuba’s Jose Marti Airport she wasn’t just entering what for many Americans is thought...

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