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    China-Africa Trade Deficit Prominent at Conference

    By The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade deficits with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to their continent,...

    Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution was too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

    By Julia Gaffield, Georgia State University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign...

    Merkel Wraps up Africa Visit in Nigeria; a Focus on Migrants

    By SAM OLUKOYA, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest...

    Uganda Opposition Pop Star Blocked From Flying to US for Aid

    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday after police blocked a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture while...

    South African Officials Calls Trump Claim of White-Owned Farm Seizures ‘False’

    By Krista Mahr, The Associated Press South Africa's government on Aug. 24 summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country to "convey the unhappiness of the people" over President Donald Trump's tweet about alleged White-owned farm...

    Trump’s Claim on South African Farms Off Mark

    By The Associated Press President Donald Trump is claiming that South Africa is seizing farms and that high numbers of farmers are being killed in the country. His comments have intensified an ongoing controversy over...

    Annan Praised For Leadership and Diplomacy

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The late Kofi Annan, the first person of African descent to preside over the United Nations, received praise as a superb diplomat and a compassionate world leader following his...

    Annan Leaves Legacy of Fighting for Equality and Rights

    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and...

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies at Age 80

    By JOHN HEILPRIN and FRANCIS KOKUTSE, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become...

    In Uganda, a Pop Star Takes on a President, at His Peril

    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In his red beret and jumpsuit, the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air...

    As Zimbabwe’s Leader Preaches a New Era, Military a Concern

    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe's president preaches democratic reform in a country emerging from decades of repression, the scenes of soldiers dispersing opposition protesters after a disputed election have...

    Zimbabwe Opposition Says Soldiers Search for its Supporters

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers were searching parts of the capital for opposition supporters to detain after the disputed election, the country's main opposition party said Saturday, as some...

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