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Bogotá car bomb: Colombia blames ELN rebels for deadly explosion

The blast outside a police academy in Bogotá left 21 dead, the worst attack in the country in years.

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African Champions League: Holders Esperance beat Platinum

Title-holders Eperance of Tunisia beat Zimbabwe's FC Platinum 2-0 in Group B of the African Champions League

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African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

The organisation wants final results to be suspended because of concerns over irregularities. /
#BlackExcellence: Misty Copeland, Calvin Royal III score first in The American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland is set to make history again. This time with Calvin Royal III, by becoming the first black couple to dance lead roles with The ...

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Africa's week in pictures: 11-17 January 2019

A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week. /
Black and Hispanic Youth targeted with overwhelming amount of fast food advertising

If you are young, Black and downing lots of fast food, you are behaving in just the way that fast food companies would like – that’s the take from a ...

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Banning skin bleaching products won't work as long as fair skin is linked with beauty and success

Several African countries, including as Rwanda and Ghana, recently banned the use of skin bleaching products because they are dangerous.

Southern African bloc calls for recount of Congo's presidential vote

The Southern African Development Community has called for a recount of the Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential vote to "resolve all elements of doubt" about the outcome of the election.

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Sahara desert: The most dangerous migrant journey of all?

African migrants' journey through the Sahara desert comes at a terrible risk.

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African Confederation Cup: Zambian clubs secure first leg wins in play-offs

Zesco United beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 on Sunday to complete a successful weekend for Zambian clubs in the first legs of the Confederation Cup play-offs.

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Pompeo: Saudi Leaders Committed to Accountability in Khashoggi Killing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman acknowledge "accountability needs to take place" in ... /
16 Years a Slave: Wealthy Dallas immigrant couple convicted of forced, unpaid labor in human-trafficking trial

A federal jury on Thursday found a Southlake Texas couple guilty of forced labor, harboring an alien for financial gain and conspiracy in keeping an African girl as an unpaid domestic in their home for 16 years. The couple, Mohamed Toure and Denise ...

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African Champions League: TP Mazembe begin with victory

DR Congo's TP Mazembe begin the group stage of the African Champions League with a 2-0 win over Egypt's Ismaili.

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Pompeo Confident of US Deal With Turkey to Protect Kurds

Despite Turkey’s vows to the contrary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he was confident the two nations can agree on a way to protect U.S.-allied Kurdish rebels in Syria after American troops withdraw from the country. After speaking to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Pompeo said an agreement was a work in progress ...

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News Analysis: As U.S. Exits Syria, Mideast Faces a Post-American Era

The pending withdrawal from Syria is the latest example of a broader American disengagement from the Middle East. Russia and Iran are filling the void.

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Nigerian Tunde Jegede wants to redefine African classical music

British-Nigerian composer and multi-instrumentalist Tunde Jegede is redefining African classical music.

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Mike Thomson: African migration 'a trickle' thanks to trafficking ban

Despite a clampdown on migration through the desert many are still prepared to make the deadly journey.

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Africa's week in pictures: 4-10 January 2019

A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week. /
16 Years a Slave: African woman tells federal jury of forced, unpaid labor for wealthy Dallas couple

A young African woman is finally getting to tell her story after a wealthy Dallas couple was arrested on suspicion of keeping her as a slave for 16 years. The post 16 Years a Slave: African woman tells federal jury of forced, unpaid labor for wealthy Dallas couple appeared first on theGrio. /
Parents outraged after Black and white students were segregated at South African school

Parents of students at a South African school were incensed when they saw a picture showing their Black children sitting segregated from white students in class. —Portland police officer fatally shot Black man with mental illness, family says— The 4 and 5-year-old kindergarten students were attending their first day of school at ...

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The African comic book Kugali hoping to take on Disney

Fed up of non-Africans telling African stories, three friends decided to create their own anthology.

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Clemens Westerhof: Ex Nigeria coach looking to bolster youth academy in Zimbabwe

Former Nigeria coach Clemens Westerhof says he is still excited about working in African football and is currently considering opportunities in ...

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South African maths whizz answers complex arithmetic questions in seconds

Sibahle Zwane is only 10, but his maths skills have made him an internet sensation in South Africa.

Mo Salah wins Africa player of the year award second year in a row

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has won the CAF African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row, beating his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane ...

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool and Egypt forward named Caf African Player of the Year

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.

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Senegal 2002 World Cup team reunite to play African legends

The Senegal team which shocked France at the 2002 World Cup face off against a team of African legends.

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Egypt named as the hosts of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football names Egypt as the hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to replace Cameroon.

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