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    UN Says 1st Local Polio Case Found in Zambia Since 1995

    By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus derived from the vaccine. In...

    Ethiopia Deploys Troops to Calm Days of Deadly Unrest

    By ELIAS MESERET Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's army says it is deploying troops to calm deadly unrest that has raged in the past three days mainly in the Oromia region. The unrest...

    Delay in Ex-South African Leader’s Corruption Case as Appeal Planned

    By Mogomotsi Magome and Nqobile Ntshangase, The Associated Press Court proceedings for former South African president Jacob Zuma were pushed back to Feb. 4 on Oct. 15 as his legal team said it would appeal a...

    Unrest at the African Union Follows Firing of Popular Ambassador

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent A speech denouncing France’s colonization of Africa and continued efforts to unite Africa and the African Diaspora may has cost Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the African Union’s ambassador to the...

    The AFRO in Africa: When It Comes to Violence, Baltimore and Kampala Are Worlds...

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] During my transcendent six-week adventure to Uganda I had only two authentically unpleasant experiences in this beautiful East African Republic; I got my cell phone stolen at a nightclub during...

    ‘No Human is Limited’: Kipchoge Runs sub-2 Hour Marathon

    By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time...

    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...

    Lions Kill Cattle, so People Kill Lions. Can the Cycle End?

    By CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science Writer LOIBOR SIRET, Tanzania (AP) — Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the...

    Ethiopia’s Reformist PM Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    By ELIAS MESERET and CARA ANNA Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter...

    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...

    The AFRO in Africa: The Journey to Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected]  The road to Lake Bunyonyi is a journey of paradox much like the beautiful East African nation of Uganda. The phalanx of towns dotting the landscape from the capital city of...

    After Hurricane Devastation, Gardiner Wins World Championship Gold for Bahamas

    By James Ellingworth and Pat Graham, AP Sports Writers A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's...

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