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    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...

    Nigerian, South African Leaders in Talks After Attacks on Foreigners

    By Mogomotsi Magome, The Associated Press South Africa’s president on Oct. 3 said “early warning mechanisms” will be put in place to avoid the kind of deadly attacks on foreigners that angered many African countries and...

    Nigerian Activist Hafsat Abiola Selected as Honoree for National Civil Rights Museum’s Prestigious Freedom...

    By Globe Newswire Hafsat Abiola is one of three honorees selected for the National Civil Rights Museum’s 28th Annual Freedom Award to be held on Oct. 30. Honorees are selected for their many achievements and...

    The AFRO in Africa: An East African View of Trump Circus

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] In January, Donald John Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations in general as “sh*thole countries,” during a closed-door meeting of a bi-partisan group of congressional leaders and...

    Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

    By CHRISTINA LARSON and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One afternoon last month, a young woman with a tablet computer sat next to Alphonsine Umurerwa on the living room couch, asking questions,...

    Meghan Visits Memorial to Murdered South African Woman

    By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a memorial to a young South African woman whose rape and murder inspired thousands of people to protest the country's high...

    Coral Gardeners Bring Back Jamaica’s Reefs, Piece by Piece

    By CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates...

    Kids in Bahamas Stranded With Schools Damaged by Hurricane

    By MELISSA HERNANDEZ of Fresh Take Florida news service Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GREAT ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — As unimaginable winds from Hurricane Dorian pushed the Atlantic...

    AFRO in Africa: Pop Music and Politics, Uganda Style

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] On Sept. 20, the “jam” of cars outside of the Serena Hotel in Kampala choked traffic in every direction Friday night; a very familiar sight in the metropolitan area of...

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