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Albino Nollywood Star Gives Hope to Thousands

ABUJA, NIGERIA � Damilola Ogunsi, 40, � popularly known by his stage name, the Gold Fish � is an albino on a mission.As a teenager he suffered intense discrimination, but Ogunsi says acting gave him a voice.”My journey started when I was a young boy,” …

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South African Musician Johnny Clegg Dies at 66

Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country’s apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He w…

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Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Plans to Run for President in 2021

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election on behalf of the people.”But Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, said he is concerned about his safety after…

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DRC Refugees Flooding Into Uganda to Escape Armed Conflict

Aid workers in Uganda say armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has doubled the flow of refugees in past weeks, straining humanitarian funding. Many DRC refugees brave cold nights and risk big waves on Lake Albert to reach the Ugandan…

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President Weah Promotes Women’s Cause at Grand Launch of ‘She’s You’ Movement

Monrovia, Liberia – The President of the Republic, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, who is also ‘Feminist-in-Chief’ of the nation, has been rallying support for the defense and protection of the rights of women and girls in Liberia. President Wea…

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South African Teens Flying Self-Assembled Plane Across Africa

EIKENHOF, SOUTH AFRICA – A group of South African teenagers has assembled a four-seater airplane and is flying it across the continent. Aviation experts say this a significant feat, one that will inspire teens who want to be pilots, engineers or anythi…

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WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Not Yet Global Emergency

The World Health Organization decided on Friday not to declare an international public health emergency over the Ebola outbreak, despite its recent spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.The WHO’s emergency committee described the outbr…

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Thousands Flee Devastating Floods in Southwest Libya

The U.N. refugee agency reports heavy flooding has devastated whole neighborhoods in the city of Ghat in south-west Libya forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives.The U.N. refugee agency reports heavy flooding has forced more than 2,500 peop…

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