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African migrants in disbelief as Israeli law cuts their salaries

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty. Israel’s roughly 35,000 African migrants and the groups that support them ...

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US Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Sanctions Removal Linked to Genuine Reforms

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said the southern African country must embark on genuine reforms if it wants Washington to remove sanctions against some of the country's top officials. The ambassador spoke Wednesday after meeting with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the State House in Harare. The approximately hour-long ...

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Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump

For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for ...

The murder of three Russian journalists in Africa is still shrouded in mystery

The murder of three Russian journalists investigating the work of private military contractors in the Central African Republic is still shrouded in ...

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After Drownings, South Africa Vows to Fix Pit Toilets in Schools

A crisis in South African school’s sanitation systems has stirred outrage about corruption and severe inequality.

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Caf 'impressed' with Cameroon's preparations for Nations Cup

Confederation of African Football vice-president Amaju Pinnick is impressed with Cameroon's preparations to host next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

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More Than Monuments: How African American landmarks can serve as healing spaces in the wake of Charlottesville

Black monuments have to be a part of the conversation about preservation especially, since these pieces of our history can be used as tools to create healing, education and reconciliation. The post More Than Monuments: How African American landmarks ...

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Fifa bans Kalusha Bwalya from all football for two years

Zambia's former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, is banned for two years by Fifa.

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As NFL Season Begins, Player Protests Retake Spotlight

As the National Football League (NFL) pre-season began Thursday night for many teams, several players continued to defy U.S. President Donald Trump and protest racial injustice during the national anthem. Since the 2016 season, some NFL players have taken to kneeling or turning their backs to the field during the anthem. In the United States, ...

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and ...

Yemen rebels say Saudi coalition airstrike in north kills at least 40

Yemen's rebel-run Al Masirah TV aired dramatic images of wounded children, their clothes and schoolbags covered with blood as they lay on hospital ...

South African student kills herself after alleged rape

The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against women in South Africa.

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Remembering Khensani Maseko who fought South African campus rape

Khensani Maseko, a student anti-rape activist, took her own life last week after she was allegedly raped.

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Migrant farmers strike in Italy after 16 road deaths

Labourers down tools shouting "we are not slaves" days after two crashes killed 16 migrant workers.

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African migrants strike after road deaths

Labourers down tools shouting "we are not slaves" days after two crashes killed 16 migrant workers.

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Pakistan's first lawmaker of African descent raises hopes for Sidi community

Tanzeela Qambrani, from the tiny Sidi community, has ancestors who hailed from East Africa.

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In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

Moscow says three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic by robbers, but others believe they were targeted for investigating ...

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The Brooklyn scene you don't hear about

Black-owned businesses in Brooklyn are challenging the perception that gentrification has pushed out African American entrepreneurs.

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Kenyan Victims Remember US Embassy Bombing

Kenya and Tanzania observed Tuesday the 20th anniversary of al-Qaida's deadly bombings of U.S. embassies in those countries that marked the emergence of the militant group as a global security threat. More than 250 people were killed and nearly 5,000 others injured in huge explosions that occurred minutes apart in Nairobi and Dar es ...

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The African footballers changing the game in India

A little-known style of football starring African players finds an unlikely following in India.

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Trilobites: Welcome to the World, Little Fish. In 14 Days You’ll Start Making Babies.

The African annual fish can reach sexual maturity in about two weeks, scientists found, the fastest known among vertebrates.

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Italy road crash near Foggia kills 12 African farm labourers

A van packed with farm labourers collided head-on with a lorry in southern Italy.

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Dozens of Dead Civilians, and Blame Pointing in Both Directions

As Saudi-led forces try to wrest a crucial port city in Yemen from Houthi rebels, each side blamed the other for an escalation in fighting.

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Syrian forces reach Jordanian border crossing as rebels negotiate surrender

State media said the Syrian flag has been raised over the vital economic artery, which the government last controlled in 2015.

Bodies of 3 Russian journalists killed in Africa returned to Moscow

The bodies of three Russian journalists killed while investigating a shadowy security firm in the Central African Republic (CAR) were returned to Moscow on Sunday, Russia's Investigative Committee said.

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Winston Ntshona, Tony-Winning South African Actor, Dies at 76

After a Broadway run, Mr. Ntshona was jailed in his home country for performing in a play he had written with Athol Fugard and the actor John Kani.

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South Sudan government and rebels sign peace deal

The power-sharing agreement aims at ending a civil war, but previous efforts have failed.

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