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    Tribal King in South Africa Faces Jail Time

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tribal king in South Africa faces lengthy jail time after being convicted of arson, kidnapping and other crimes in a case that highlighted tension between sovereignty of the state and...

    Pope Visits Rome Charity That Works for Peace in Africa, Aids Refugees

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting a Catholic organization that has mediated peace accords in Africa and helps Syrian refugees to reach Italy safely. Francis arrived Sunday afternoon at the Sant'Egidio Community in Rome,...

    Burkina Faso Resumes Ties With China After Taiwan Break

    By The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The West African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies. Burkina...

    2 South African Whites Charged for Forcing a Black in Coffin

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say two White men face assault charges over a video showing a Black man being forced into a coffin. The eNCA television news outlet reported that the suspects will...

    Freed Nigerian Schoolgirls Finally Reunited with Families after 3 Years

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the...

    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...

    Plane Crashes Into Homes in Congo; at Least 25 Dead

    By SAMMY MUPFUNI Associated Press GOMA, Congo (AP) — A small passenger plane carrying at least 17 passengers crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday in Congo's eastern city of Goma, killing at least 25 people, including...

    Debt Balloons Off the Charts in Ghana, Angering Critics

    (GIN) – The steady nation of Ghana could be heading for a painful train wreck as government borrowing raises the foreign debt to sky-high levels. Last month, President John Mahama signed on to a nearly...

    Kids in Bahamas Stranded With Schools Damaged by Hurricane

    By MELISSA HERNANDEZ of Fresh Take Florida news service Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GREAT ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — As unimaginable winds from Hurricane Dorian pushed the Atlantic...

    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...

    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...

    Survivors Describe Nigeria Relentless Killings

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Survivors of an assault by Islamic militants that killed hundreds of civilians in Nigeria have described days of relentless violence in which, one witness said, some people were slaughtered "like insects." The...

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