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WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global health emergency

Eleven new cases were confirmed Friday, including two more in an urban area.

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After years of unrest, Ethiopians are riding an unlikely wave of hope. Will it last?

Since Abiy Ahmed came to power, there has been a dramatic drop in tension across the country.

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Gay Kenyans sense they may be on the brink of a historic legal triumph

The decriminalization of gay sex in Kenya would be a landmark in African history.

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Ethiopia chooses new leader from protest-hit region in break from past

The choice of Abiy Ahmed, a member of the Oromo ethnic group, could calm the nation’s persistent protests.

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CORRECTS: Former South African president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption

Indictment is tied to a $2.5 billion arms deal from the 1990s.

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Trump’s comments on Africa cast pall over Tillerson’s long-awaited trip

The secretary of state’s visit has been interpreted as an attempt to make amends.

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What I SAW: In Tiny Burundi, a Huge Vote

Citizens of the small landlocked East African nation of Burundi headed to the polls on Thursday to vote on a referendum to change the constitution. Our East Africa bureau chief, Jina Moore, was there documenting the day and the mood of those voting ...

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Elementary teacher brings his students to his Johns Hopkins graduation

When elementary school teacher Alejandro Diasgranados told his third- and fourth-grade students that he was pursuing a master’s degree, a light bulb went off in his head. Diasgranados, who is known as “Mr. Dias” to his students at Aiton Elementary School, realized they needed to experience college firsthand if he was going to preach the importance ...

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World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah 'confident' of playing for Egypt despite Champions League final injury

Mohamed Salah says he is "confident" of playing in the World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

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Kim Kardashian West fires back at claims Kanye ‘abandoned Chicago’

Kim Kardashian West fired off a round of tweets Saturday aimed toward Rhymefest in defense of her husband Kanye West after the songwriter and ...

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Morocco’s Hakimi in confident World Cup mood after Champions League record

Real Madrid's Achraf Hakimi heads to the World Cup in confident mood after becoming the first Moroccan to win the Uefa Champions League.

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Champions League final: Egyptians furious at Mo Salah injury

Egyptian fans vent their anger on social media after the Liverpool star Mo Salah's injury in the Champions League final.

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Champions League final: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah suffers suspected dislocated shoulder

Mohamed Salah's injury is "serious" according to Jurgen Klopp, but Egypt remain confident he will be fit for the World Cup.

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Formula 1: Axcil Jefferies, Africa's first black F1 driver?

Zimbabwean Axcil Jefferies hopes to be the first African racing driver on the F1 grid for 25 years.

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Congo confirms first urban Ebola case, raising possibility of ‘explosive increase in cases’

The new case is “a game changer,” a World Health Organization official said.

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Campaign against Islamic State in Egypt is creating a humanitarian crisis, says rights group

The military operation in restive northern Sinai is choking off supplies of essentials to the area, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

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Algerian military transport plane crashes, killing 257 people

The Russian-built Ilyushin plane went down 20 miles south of the capital of Algiers.

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'I want to be the first wheelchair user in space'

South African disability rights campaigner Eddie Ndopu says he is "a living manifestation of possibility".

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Harvey Weinstein’s arrest ‘isn’t what the #MeToo movement is about,’ Tarana Burke says

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke said disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s arrest is vindication for his accusers and survivors of sexual violence, but watching his perp walk isn’t what her movement is about. In an Instagram caption, which accompanies a clip of Burke’s MSNBC appearance discussing Weinstein’s Friday arrest, the ...

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Mysterious creature killed in rural Montana has wildlife experts shook

A man in rural Montana shot and killed a werewolf-life creature, but a photo of the mysterious animal is drawing attention and puzzling folks across ...

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Yikes! This drug is all up in Washington’s shellfish

You might want to think twice before consuming too much shellfish—specifically mussels—from Washington’s Puget Sound. The Washington Department ...

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Video showing fatal police shooting of unarmed Black man raises more questions, family says

Body-camera footage showing the fatal police shooting of Marcus-David Peters after he was hit with a stun gun raised more questions than it provided ...

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A father is still struggling to find his son after being deported a year ago

Esteban Pastor and his 18-month-old son were arrested last July after illegally crossing the southern border in El Paso and being deported. Nearly a ...

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Mikel Obi: Nigeria 'happy' with World Cup underdogs tag

World Cup-bound Nigeria are "more than happy with being written off", according to Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi.

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Drake’s ‘Duppy Freestyle’ Takes Down Kanye West, Pusha-T

A little advice for Pusha-T the next time he thinks to come for Drake: don’t. Exhibit A: Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle.” Not even 24 hours after Pusha-T released his new Kanye West-produced album, DAYTONA, on which he takes aim at Drake for hiring ghostwriters to pen his lyrics, Drake fired back by dropping his own diss ...

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Say what now? Donald Trump insists ‘our ancestors tamed a continent’

Flaunting his twisted sense of history and trouncing truth, President Donald Trump said in an address to the U.S. Naval Academy’s class of 2018 that “our ancestors tamed a continent” before adding that “we are not going to apologize for ...

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