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    Schools Teach Refugee, Migrant Kids Skills To Succeed In US

    By Anita Snow, The Associated Press International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom...

    CBC Investigates Border

    By Nyame-kye Kondo Special to the AFRO Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) made a trip to the Mexican border, Nov. 21, to investigate the treatment of African and Caribbean immigrants who are being held...

    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...

    No Training, No Gloves: Zimbabwe’s Desperate Childbirths

    By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When her contractions became unbearably painful, 18-year-old Perseverance Kanyoza rushed to a maternity hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. But the doors were closed amid a weekslong...

    Australian Researchers Say Botswana is Ancestral Home of Modern Humans

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The ancestral home of modern humans is in Botswana, according to a new study by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. Although some of...

    Leaked UN Report Shows Failed Investigation On Sexual Abuse

    By Carley Petesch, The Associated Press The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down victims, according to a draft report. The report, written in 2017 but not yet...

    Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Congressional Black Caucus has heavily criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to limit further the ability of American citizens to travel to Cuba, saying it would negatively...

    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...

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