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    Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘Step Back’ as Senior UK Royals

    By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, say they plan “to step back” as senior members of Britain's royal family, a stunning announcement that underscores the couple's wish...

    COMMENTARY: The Danger of the “Ethno-Nationalist” State

    By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor One of the most common features of right-wing populist and fascist movements is the demand for ethnic and/or racial purity. During the course of the 20th century we...

    Fleeing War, Poverty, African Migrants Face Racism in Egypt

    By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around...

    Sudan’s Women Pursue Soccer Dream, Challenging Conservatives

    By MARIAM FAM Associated Press OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew...

    Truck Bomb in Somali Capital Kills at least 78 at Rush Hour

    By Abdi Guled, The Associated Press A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital during the morning of Dec. 28, killing at least 78 people including many students, authorities said. It was...

    AFRO Publisher Retraces Grandfather’s 1959 Trek to Cuba

    By DeWayne Wickham HAVANA, Cuba – When AFRO American publisher Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper walked off JetBlue flight 503 last week into the international terminal of Cuba’s Jose Marti Airport she wasn’t just entering what...

    UK’s Prince Harry, Meghan, son Archie in Canada for Holiday

    By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry's office has confirmed that he and his family will be spending "private time" in Canada over the Christmas holidays. Harry, his wife Meghan and their 7-month-old son...

    South Sudan Allocates $40M to Help Integrate Rival Forces

    By The Associated Press South Sudan's government has allocated $40 million to speed up the integration of its soldiers with armed opposition fighters to create a unified national army as the country emerges from a...

    Ex-Sudan Strongman Al-Bashir Gets 2 Years For Corruption

    By Nadir Ahmed and Samy Magdy The Associated Press A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Dec. 14, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation facility. That's the...

    Our Black Is Beautiful

    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Zozibini Tunzi said she grew up in a world where a woman who looks like her, was never considered beautiful. On Dec. 8, the South Africa beauty queen was...

    North Dakota County May Become US’s 1st to Bar New Refugees

    By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and...

    Protests Subside, But Economic Aftershocks Rattle Haitians

    By EVENS SANON and DANICA COTO Associated Press Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti's capital, but hundreds of...

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