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The Gambia protest over Togo defender Adewale Olufade

The Gambia Football Federation lodges a protest with the Confederation of African Football over the eligibility of Togo's Adewale Olufade.

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US State of Virginia Kicks Off 400th Anniversary Year

The eastern U.S. state of Virginia is officially kicking off its commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, the first arrival of African slaves in the British colonies, and other aspects of the state's colonial past. Gov. Ralph Northam headlined a kickoff at the state Capitol Wednesday ...

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Central African Republic concert attack: Grenade survivor sings for peace

A deadly attack at a gig last year has only made this band from the Central African Republic more determined.

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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SA drum majorette portraits win photo prize

South African photographer Alice Mann is announced the winner of the Taylor Wessing Prize.

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Ivorian Nicolas Pepe succeeds Kylian Mbappe as player of the month

Ivory Coast's Nicolas Pepe succeeds Kylian Mbappe in being named the French Ligue 1 player of the month the first African win the award since 2016.

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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.  Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or ...

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Rights Group Criticizes US-Led Coalition for Raqqa Deaths

The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is “a slap in the face for survivors” trying to rebuild their lives a year after the offensive to oust the Islamic State group, a prominent rights group said Friday. At a news conference in the Lebanese capital, Amnesty ...

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Pik Botha: Key figure in South Africa's apartheid dies

The South African, who served the apartheid regime and the Mandela government, dies at 86. /
Despite Trump’s hefty tax cut, Blacks lag far behind whites in benefits

An analysis of the $1.5 trillion tax cut that President Trump signed into law last year shows that white Americans benefit significantly more than ... /
Homelessness among black baby boomers more widespread than once thought, study says

In the black community, homelessness is more pervasive than many may realize. A new national study conducted by a team of researchers that looks at ...

Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped by gunmen in luxury hotel

Gunmen have kidnapped an African billionaire from a luxury hotel in Dar res Salaam, Tanzania, police told CNN.

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Syrian Rebels Withdraw Heavy Weapons to Spare Idlib From Assault

Turkey secured the rebels’ agreement to pull back the weaponry, staving off a Syrian government offensive on the heavily populated rebel stronghold.

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Century-Old American Art Form Alive and Tapping 

Tap dance, a young student says with a giggle, is “a bit louder than ballet.” Wearing leotards and pale pink tights, she and three other girls skip across the floor at a community center in Albany, California. Their shiny black tap shoes make them sound like a small herd of ponies clattering across cobblestones. The sound comes from metal “taps” ...

South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene resigns

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted the resignation of the country's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene on Tuesday.

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Syria war: Rebels 'withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib buffer zone'

Heavy weapons have reportedly been withdrawn from a demilitarised zone under a Turkish-Russian deal.

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Larry Madowo: Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

The dream of visa-free travel for Africans on the continent is still a long way off.

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Melania Trump Visits Kenyan Children and Elephants

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is on the final stops of her African tour, visiting an elephant orphanage and enjoying a Kenyan children cultural performance in Nairobi. White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara brings this report from Nairobi.

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Cameroon's 'absentee president' seeks seventh term

Armed rebels have vowed to enforce a boycott of the 7 October election in parts of the country. /
Melania Trump sashays with kids, feeds baby elephant

Melania Trump sashayed to the beat of African music as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Kenya on Friday. The post Melania Trump sashays with kids, feeds baby elephant appeared first on theGrio.

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Melania Trump in Malawi, Next Stop on Goodwill Africa Tour

U.S. first lady Melania Trump visited Malawi Thursday on the second leg of her four-nation tour of Africa.   Trump landed in the capital, Lilongwe, ...

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Red Dragons and Tigers - Cameroon's Anglophone rebels

Who are the rebel groups which have taken up arms to fight for independence for English-speaking parts of Cameroon?

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Raja Casablanca seize Confederation Cup advantage at Enyimba

Abdelilah Hafidi scores for Raja Casablanca in their 1-0 win away to Enyimba in the first leg of the African Confederation Cup semi-final.

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Melania Trump Continues 'Be Best' African Tour

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is in Ghana as she continues her Africa tour that will also take her to Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. White House ...

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Biya: Cameroon ready for Afcon

Cameroon President Paul Biya assures Confederation of African Football boss Ahmad that his country will be ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations.

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US First Lady Continues Africa Goodwill Tour

U.S. first lady Melania Trump continues the first leg of her week-long tour of the African continent Wednesday -- her first major solo international trip since moving into the White House in 2017. Mrs. Trump passed out blankets and teddy bears to newborn infants and their mothers at a hospital in Ghana's capital, Accra, shortly after her arrival ...

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First Lady Begins Africa Trip

Wednesday marks the second day of U.S. first lady Melania Trump's six-day, four nation tour of Africa -- her first major solo international trip since moving into the White House in 2017. Her goodwill visit is overshadowed by derogatory remarks ...

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