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Italian football ‘damaged’ by handling of Muntari racist abuse case

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Africa, International  /  No Comments

Italian football’s reputation around the world has been damaged by the racist abuse Ghanaian player Sulley Muntari received and the reaction to it, the Italian Football Federation’s anti-racism advisor says. Fiona May said the decision to uphold the Pescara midfielder’s punishment for protesting against racism while taking no action against fans had “sent a bad […]

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Call to Tunisia to stop harassing journalists

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

The advocacy group Amnesty international is calling on Tunisian authorities to stop harassing independent journalists. It comes after the lengthy interrogation of Sami Gharbia, the founder of Nawaat, a popular news website in the country, over a story it published based on governemnt leaks. The story was about secret plans by the presidency to pass […]

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Algeria election: Governing coalition wins parliamentary vote

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Algeria’s governing coalition has retained its majority in parliamentary elections, official results show. The National Liberation Front (FNL) won 164 seats in the 462-seat lower house with its ally, the National Democratic Rally (RND), on 97. Turnout was just over 38%, the interior ministry said, reflecting widespread disinterest among voters. The poll took place amid […]

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Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

A member of the US military has been killed in Somalia, the first confirmed US combat death there since the 1993 disastrous Black Hawk Down incident. This happened on Thursday during operations against al-Shabab militants about 64km (40 miles) west of the capital Mogadishu, near the town of Barii, the US military says. Two other […]

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Nigeria’s President Buhari appears in public amid health concerns

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Mr Buhari returned from the UK in March after seven weeks of sick leave. When he returned home he said he had never been so ill in his life. Mr Buhari’s appearance will relieve worried supporters Mr Buhari was pictured walking through the grounds of the presidential palace Since then he has rarely been seen […]

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Africa Headline News Wednesday, May 3, 2017

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Africa: China becomes single largest contributor of Africa’s FDI: report (Xinhua News Agency) Chinese investment in Africa has increased dramatically, making the country the single largest contributor of foreign direct investment (FDI) capital and jobs in Africa in 2016, according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) latest Africa Attractiveness report released on Wednesday. Since 2005, China […]

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Snow Storm in the Seattle Area Makes Roads Dangerous to Drive

By   /  March 15, 2012  /  Africa, Breaking News, Local, The Afro  /  4 Comments

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Fire Downtown Leaves 4 With Serious Injuries

By   /  March 15, 2012  /  Africa, Breaking News, Local, The Afro  /  4 Comments

This area utilizes the post excerpt field on the WordPress post edit screen. This section is separate from the rest of the content, so you can write a nice little intro here or a brief summary of the article. It’s handy for users who want the main points of the story in a nutshell.

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