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UPDATE: WNBA Players Express Reluctance to Play Overseas As Brittney Griner Negotiations Continue
September 8, 2022
While former NBA All-Star and Champion Dennis Rodman formally canceled plans to go to Russia to help gain the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner, members of the Washington Mystics said Griner’s detainment has discouraged them from playing overseas. ... read more »
Growing African mangrove forests aim to combat climate woes 
May 12, 2022
In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique becoming the latest addition to the growing list of countries with large scale mangrove initiatives.  ... read more »
21 Abducted Schoolchildren Rescued in Northwestern Nigeria
January 4, 2022
At least 21 schoolchildren in Nigeria have been rescued hours after they were abducted by armed groups in the West African country's troubled northwestern region, police said. ... read more »
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Sudan’s PM Announces Resignation Amid Political Deadlock
January 4, 2022
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation Sunday amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country's fragile transition to democratic rule. ... read more »
Ethiopia Passes Law to Start National Dialogue Commission
December 30, 2021
Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a bill to establish a commission for national dialogue, amid international pressure for negotiations to end the 13-month conflict in the Tigray region. ... read more »
Ethiopia unhappy as U.S. ends its duty-free access
December 28, 2021
Ethiopia says it is unhappy with the U.S. decision to revoke duty-free access for the East African country's exports. ... read more »
Ghana to Require Full Vaccination for Arriving Travelers
December 12, 2021
Ghana has announced that all adult visitors must provide proof of vaccination to enter the country, the government announced Friday, in an effort to prevent the escalation of coronavirus cases over the holiday period. ... read more »
21 Die when Bus Heading to Wedding Swept into River in Kenya
December 5, 2021
At least 21 people died after a bus carrying choir members to a wedding plunged into a river in Kenya on Saturday, police said. ... read more »
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WATCH: Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon
December 4, 2021
Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon • FRANCE 24 English ... read more / watch video »
Israel to allow 3,000 Ethiopian Jews to immigrate
November 29, 2021
Israel's government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand Jews from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel. ... read more »
In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes History Yet Again
November 29, 2021
France is inducting Josephine Baker _ Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist _ into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France's most revered luminaries. ... read more »
Haiti Prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil
November 29, 2021
Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. ... read more »
Man Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Court Verdict in Iran
November 15, 2021
 A 65-year-old man has died after he set himself on fire in central province of Markazi when a court issued a verdict against him in dispute with his employer. ... read more »
Brazilians Observe Mês da Consciência Negra – Brazil’s Black History Month
November 4, 2021
The Brazilian state of Bahia kicked off Black Consciousness Month with a promise of educating the community about the trials, tribulations, and accomplishments of Black people throughout South and Latin America. During November, many in the northeastern state have vowed to recognize Black history and cultural awareness ahead of the nationwide observance of Black Consciousness Day on November 20. ... read more »
21-story building under construction in Nigeria collapses
November 2, 2021
A 21-story apartment building being built in an upscale area of Nigeria's largest city collapsed on Monday with dozens of workers feared trapped under the rubble, witnesses said. ... read more »
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