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    UN report: Banned Somali Charcoal Exports Pass Through Iran

    By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their...

    Supplies Low For Shelters Helping Migrants as Holidays Near

    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An exhausted Alonzo Juan Jose sat still on a cot inside a shelter in southern New Mexico. For six days, the 24-year-old migrant from Huehuetenango, Guatemala,...

    Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Ignores Calls to Quit, Faces Impeachment

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for what they hope is a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as...

    Somalia: 110 Dead from Hunger in Past 48 Hours in Drought

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region — the first death toll announced in a severe...

    Migrants Cross Yemen War Zone to Find Work in Saudi Arabia

    By MAGGIE MICHAEL, NARIMAN EL-MOFTY and MAAD AL-ZEKRI Associated Press LAC ASSAL, Djibouti (AP) — "Patience," Mohammed Eissa told himself. He whispered it every time he felt like giving up. The sun was brutal, reflecting off...

    Congo’s Kabila Doesn’t Rule out Seeking Presidency in Future

    By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the future. In a rare interview...

    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...

    China’s Xi Visits Rwanda, 2nd Stop on His Africa Tour

    By The Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Rwanda, the second stop in his latest tour of Africa. President Paul Kagame has welcomed Xi as the first Chinese president...

    Rep. Wilson Leads Delegation Urging White House to Waive or Suspend Bahamian Visa Requirements

    By NNPA Newswire U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is leading a bipartisan letter signed by members of the Florida delegation urging President Donald Trump to waive or suspend certain visa requirements for Bahamians seeking to...

    Nigeria: Extremists Agree to Cease-Fire –-Fate of Abducted Girls Remains Unclear

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that could end five years of insurgency that has killed...

    Prince Harry, Mixed Race Actress Meghan Markle to Wed Next Year

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, palace officials announced Monday, confirming months of speculation. Markle, a humanitarian campaigner and lifestyle...

    Kenya’s Supreme Court Throws Out President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Re-Election Victory

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election victory last month was thrown out Friday by Kenya's Supreme Court, which ordered new voting within 60 days in a stunning decision that plunged the East...

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