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3:22 AM / Wednesday July 24, 2019

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 17, 2019

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health…

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NAHJ Condemns Exploitation of Deceased Family at the Border

June 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) joins others who are disturbed and concerned over a tweet by the Associated Press which includes an exploitative and dehumanizing photograph of a father and child, drowned in the Rio Grande. Followers of the Associated Press Twitter account did not have a choice on whether or not they wanted to…

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Guest Commentary: On Father’s Day many Black fathers defy the stereotypes

June 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  Stafford Armstead is among the millions of Black fathers who defy the stereotypes about Black fatherhood. He diligently cares for his three children alongside his wife, Nichole.  (Courtesy Photo) By Desmond Andrews Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service African-American fathers are often stereotyped as inattentive to their…

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Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

March 18, 2019

📷 Google screenshot By ANDREW MELDRUM JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. “It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai…

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Dozens trapped in Nigeria school collapse, at least 8 dead

March 14, 2019

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed dead and 37 others were rescued alive. Anguished families crowded…

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Ethiopian Airlines crash kills 157, spreads global grief

March 10, 2019

By ELIAS MESERET and YIDNEK KIRUBEL ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from the country’s capital, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who were killed. There was no immediate indication why…

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Briggs v. Elliot

March 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Briggs v. Elliot plaintiffs and supporters at Liberty Hill AME Church. By Kharisma McIlwaine  In honor of Black History Month, Nathaniel Briggs spoke at the Riverside Presbyterian Community Center to commemorate one of the most iconic struggles and triumphs this country has ever known. Briggs is the youngest son of Harry and Eliza…

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Ethiopia elects 1st female president; ‘sets the standard’

October 25, 2018

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously elected the country’s first female president, days after approving one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets. As seasoned diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde takes the largely ceremonial post, many celebrated Africa’s only current female head of state. Africa’s first female president, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, left office…

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

August 18, 2018

Photo: Kofi Annan/Shutterstock GENEVA –Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet , saying that he died…

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