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South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu Back in Hospital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's family foundation says that he has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital...

Nigeria: Air Raid ‘Fatally Wounds’ Boko Haram Leader

Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has "fatally wounded" Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, but there was no way...

Mother’s Plea: Swap Captive Girls for Boko Haram Militants

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The mother of a kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl appealed Monday for Nigeria's president to free detained Boko Haram militants in exchange...

Romance Novellas by Women in Nigeria Challenge Traditions

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of...

Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in India’s Capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string...

Zimbabwe Calls Veterans’ Statement on Mugabe Traitorous

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government says a surprise statement by the country's independence war veterans attacking President Robert Mugabe is traitorous and treasonous. In...

Bill Gates Announces Plan to Invest Additional $5 Billion in Africa

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged $5 billion toward improving health in Africa over the next five years. Gates made the announcement on...

Drug Pusher Deaths Jump as Philippine Leader Takes Office

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The bodies of dozens of suspected drug peddlers have turned up in the Philippines in recent weeks, providing an eerie...

German Court Convicts Auschwitz Guard, 94: Guilty of 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five...

Baltimore Tourist Says Racism Exists in Cuba

Myra Queen, who knows what discrimination looks like having grown up in  a segregated section of Baltimore during the 1950s and ‘60s, said she...

Kenya: Judge Upholds Use of Anal Probes to Define Sexuality

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Thursday upheld the use of anal examinations to determine a suspect's sexual orientation, dismissing the argument...

Africans in India Face Constant Battles with Racism

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fear and anger. Those are the emotions that shadow Odole Emmanuel Opeyemi every time the Nigerian man steps out of...