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    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West Visit Uganda

    By The Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan officials say Kanye West and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have arrived in Uganda on a private visit. Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze told...

    Congo Reports 5 New Ebola Deaths; UN Worker is Infected

    By The Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under...

    Somalia Marks 1 Year Since Devastating Mogadishu Bombing

    By ABDI GULED, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia on Sunday marked the first anniversary of one of the world's deadliest attacks since 9/11, a truck bombing in the heart of Mogadishu that killed...

    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...

    Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in Congo

    By AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO and CARA ANNA, Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance that complicates efforts to contain...

    55 People Dead in Overnight Bus Crash in Western Kenya

    By The Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifty-five people were killed when their bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in western Kenya, an official said Wednesday, with the roof of...

    Death Toll in Haiti Earthquake Rises to 15; 333 Injured

    By EVENS SANON, Associated Press PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (AP) — The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to 15 people with 333 injured, authorities said Monday, as thousands of people...

    Immigrants Cheer Ruling That Lets Them Keep Protected Status

    By PHILIP MARCELO, AMY TAXIN and JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When Sudanese immigrant Hiwaida Elarabi learned the U.S. government was ending the temporary protected status that allowed her to live and work in...

    Nobel Prize for Congo Surgeon Exposes Region’s Deadly Threat

    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts...

    Ghana Welcomes African Americans Back Home

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Four centuries ago Africans were taken from the Ghanaian coast and shipped to the Americas, and now 400 years later the country is calling her descendants back home. At a...

    C. Payne Lucas, Fierce Advocate of Africa, Dies at 85

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO C. Payne Lucas, co-founder of Africare, a Washington, D.C.- based aid organization focused on Africa’s development and policy issues, died Sept. 15 at a Silver Spring, Md. hospital,...

    Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Accord in Saudi Arabia

    By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a "peace agreement" on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between...

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