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Elephants kill suspected poacher at South African national park, officials say

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The man and two alleged accomplices tried to run away when rangers spotted them at Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves, on Saturday, South African National Parks said in a statement. Rangers r...

Highly invasive Giant African Snails caught at JFK by customs agents

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On Sunday, 22 Giant African Snails -- a highly invasive species -- were discovered in a man’s bag at JFK by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agricultural specialists, according to a press release from the age...

White headmaster at New York Catholic school placed on leave after telling a Black student to kneel and apologize ‘the African way’

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The White headmaster of a Catholic school on Long Island has been placed on leave following reports that he had a Black student kneel in apology last month, calling it "the African way" to apologize. The headmaster ...

NASA names 27 asteroids after African American, Hispanic and Native American astronauts

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Your name up in the sky and among the stars. Sounds like something out of a glamorous Hollywood movie, but it's a reality for 27 space explorers. The new names honor African American, Hispanic and Native American a...

The latest Dictionary.com words include several from African American Vernacular English and phrases related to race and identity

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Adding a word to the dictionary has long been a sign of mainstream legitimacy. And in the latest batch added to Dictionary.com, the online dictionary has included multiple African American Vernacular English words s...

South African corruption inquiry wants Zuma jailed for two years after no-show

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A South African inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma's time in power is seeking the former president's imprisonment for two years, after he defied a summons and court order to appear and give evidence. In an ap...

Ashley Judd recounts ‘harrowing’ leg injury in African jungle

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Actress Ashley Judd is in an ICU unit in South Africa after her leg was "shattered" in an accident in the Congo, which she recounted in an Instagram Live interview. View this post on Instagram ...

ACLU, for first time in its 101-year history, elects an African American as its president

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Deborah Archer, a clinical law professor at New York University, has been elected as the new president of the American Civil Liberties Union -- the first Black person to hold the position. The ACLU made the announce...

New malaria mosquito emerges in African cities, and experts are worried

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A new malaria mosquito is emerging in African cities, with potentially devastating consequences for those living there, according to a new study. The larvae of Anopheles stephensi -- India's main mosquito vector of ...

How Black barbers have become mental health advocates for African American men

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Ray Connor traces his ambition to be a barber back to when he was a kid in Detroit. Growing up, he was abused. He watched his mother battle drug and alcohol addictions. He often went to bed hungry. When he needed to...

South African President announces extension of Covid-19 restrictions, closes land borders

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Johannesburg South African President Cyril Ramaphosa extended coronavirus restrictions in the country Monday, citing a "massive increase" in Covid-19 cases driven by a variant discovered there last year. The current...

China keeps promising its African allies that coronavirus vaccines for the continent are a priority. But where are they?

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi concludes a five-day tour of Africa this weekend without making a single concrete vaccine commitment to a continent hoping a benevolent Beijing will help inoculate its population out...

Central African Republic President Touadera wins re-election

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Bangui President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won Central African Republic's December 27 presidential election by securing more than 53% of votes in the first round, according to provisional results announced by the...

Disney announces ‘first-of-its-kind’ collaboration with African entertainment company

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Fed up with non-Africans telling African stories, three friends from Nigeria and Uganda created Kugali Media in 2017 to tell stories out of the continent. Through the entertainment company, the friends -- Tolu Olow...

This archbishop is about to become the first African American cardinal in Catholic history

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Rome For the past week, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, has been holed up in a Vatican guesthouse, receiving meals at his door. On Saturday afternoon, if all goes as planned, Gregory will step out of hi...

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city’s first African American mayor, dies at 93

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Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first African American mayor, has died at age 93. Dinkins died Monday evening at his residence on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the New York City Police Depar...

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