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South African Fossils Are Human Missing Link, Says New Study
The discovery has been the subject of a contentious debate.
Up To 117 Migrants Feared Dead After Overloaded Dinghy Sinks In Mediterranean
Those missing off the coast of Libya include 10 women and two children, including a two-month-old baby.
With 'New Brighton,' Nakhane Is Poised To Be A Queer Pop Icon For 2019
Curtis M. Wong
Praised by Elton John and Madonna, the South African artist vows to "never live in fear again" in his new video.
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Death Toll In Nairobi Hotel Complex Attack Rises To 21
By Christopher Torchia, AP
Gunfire continued into Wednesday morning, and dozens of trapped people were rescued overnight.
Gabon Foils Attempted Military Coup, Arrests 4 Military Officers
By Geraud Wilfried Obangome, Reuters
The alleged plotters were taken into custody mere hours after they took over a state radio station.
Trevor Noah Says The Sweetest Things About His 91-Year-Old Grandmother's Squad
“It’s amazing to watch," said "The Daily Show" host.
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200 Nations Agree On Global Climate Pact Rules After Weeks Of Talks
By Bate Felix, Nina Chestney and Agnieszka Barteczko, Reuters
After two weeks of talks in Poland, nations finally agreed on rules for combatting climate change.
Number Of Jailed Journalists Nears Record High, Report Shows
By Joseph Ax, Reuters
As of Dec. 1, more than 250 journalists are behind bars, just for doing their jobs.
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Trevor Noah Has Been Silenced... But It's Not What You Think
"The Daily Show" host gets an assist from his colleague Roy Wood Jr.
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Plastic Bag Removed From Sea Turtle’s Throat In Troubling Video
The turtle was found – visibly weak and sick – on a beach in South Africa earlier this month.
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Nigeria’s President Denies Dying And Being Replaced By Lookalike
One theory widely aired on social media - and by some political opponents - was that Buhari had been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan called Jubril.
How War Could Undermine One Of Medicine's Brightest Success Stories
Instability in central Africa could thwart efforts to wipe out a deadly disease.
Beyoncé Pens Letter To Nelson Mandela: 'Your Work And Your Sacrifices Were Not In Vain'
The singer is set to honor the late South African leader at the Global Citizen Festival.
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Why It Matters That Alex Trebek Mispronounced The Name Of My People On 'Jeopardy!'
Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa
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I’m really sorry, but I have to drag Alex Trebek.
South Africa's White Nationalist Rhetoric Is Thriving, Thanks In Part To Trump
The president helped propagate the myth that a white genocide is unfolding on South African farms.
Kenya's Mary Keitany Wins NYC Marathon For 4th Time In 5 Years
By Denis P. Gorman, AP
She ran the race in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds -- the second fastest in history.
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Couple Slammed For Using Congo As A Prop In Their Wedding Photos
Travel photographer John Milton has been accused of engaging in "misery tourism" after his 2017 photos resurfaced.
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Baboon In Zimbabwe Holds Infant Just Like Rafiki In 'Lion King'
It's the circle of life.
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Jimmy Kimmel Montage Nails 1 Key Difference Between Melania Trump At Home And In Africa
The "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host showed footage of "Melania here and Melania there" to argue his point.
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Melania Trump Responds To Helmet Flap: 'Focus On What I Do, Not What I Wear'
The first lady was criticized for wearing a pith helmet on her Africa trip that evoked the continent's colonial past.
Melania Trump’s Colonialist Outfit During Africa Trip Has Twitter Users Gagging
"I'll need a colonizer outfit," one Twitter user imagined the first lady saying as she visited Kenya.
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FOOD & DRINK
Beetroot Wine Causing A Buzz With African Foodies
By Reporting by Themis Hakizimana. Writing by Gareth Jones. Editing by Patrick Johnston, Reuters
The beetroot booze is called “Karisimbi,” and has a milder buzz than other kinds of wine.
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California Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort To End Protections For Some Immigrants
By By ROBERT JABLON and SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press
The judge said there is evidence “President Trump harbors an animus against non-white, non-European aliens."
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Tourists Worry About The Perfect Instagram Shot. Residents Worry They’ll Be Displaced.
Welcome to Bo-Kaap, the picturesque Cape Town district, where tourism and foreign investment threaten the community.
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Man Rescued Two Days After Tanzanian Ferry Capsized, Killing At Least 207
By Jackson Njehia, Reuters
Tanzania's president ordered the arrest of those responsible for the disaster.
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Trevor Noah's Favorite Childhood Toy: A Brick (Yes, A Brick!)
Boys in Soweto would push bricks around in the dirt like they were cars and have demolition derbies, he says.
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