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    Zimbabwean President Talks Unity; Challenger Alleges Fraud

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The two news conferences embodied Zimbabwe's bitter political divisions: Riot police unsuccessfully tried to scuttle an appearance in a hotel garden by the opposition leader who...

    WHO to Know Soon if New Congo Ebola Outbreak Can Use Vaccine

    By The Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly virus...

    Zimbabwe Cops Stop Opposition Meeting After Mnangagwa Win

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of a tight election, riot police disrupted a press conference where opposition leader Nelson...

    Recovery or Stagnation? Zimbabwe Holds Pivotal Vote July 30

    By Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press Zimbabwe votes July 30 in an election that could, if deemed credible, tilt the country toward recovery after years of economic collapse and repression under former leader Robert Mugabe. If it...

    Mandela Fellows Learn About Leadership at Howard University

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Four years ago, President Obama created the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The program brings young African leaders to the United States to learn about leadership and other professional endeavors. One of the...

    Baltimore Man Takes Students to China to Educate and Be Educated

    Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO (Updated 08/06/2018) Danny Evans, Vice-Chair of the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee, has one especially poignant memory of the time he spent living in China, from 2012-2014. “I was at a...

    South Sudan’s Warring Leaders Agree to Share Power, Again

    By The Associated Press South Sudan's warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced July 25, days after the United States said...

    Gunmen in South Africa Ambush Taxi Drivers; 11 Killed

    By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others. Police Brig. Jay...

    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...

    Trump Administration Will Keep Protected Status for Somalis

    By COLLEEN LONG and AMY FORLITI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that Somalis granted special immigration status in the U.S. can keep the designation, making them one of the few...

    Cameroon Military, Separatists Blamed for ‘Grave Abuses’

    By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180,000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said Thursday in a...

    Obama: Today’s Times Are ‘Strange and Uncertain’

    By The Associated Press Former U.S. President Barack Obama on July 17 took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other...
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