Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise
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Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital, Nairobi. A resident of the low-income Lucky Summer neighborhood said tensions grew after members of Kenyatta’s … Continue reading

African professor teaches real African history at NSU
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African professor teaches real African history at NSU

by Antonio Garland Most people believe that African history started with slavery, but there’s much more behind it. Norfolk State University (NSU) associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies, Patrick Mbajekwe, seeks to teach students that there’s another side to Africa’s distinct background. Mbajekwe, 50, grew up in the village of Onitsha located on the … Continue reading

Poachers target Africa’s lions, vultures with poison
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Poachers target Africa’s lions, vultures with poison

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. In Mozambique three lions died after eating bait infused with a crop pesticide. Poisoning Africa’s wildlife is an old practice, but conservationists … Continue reading

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Amazon launches African-American video-on-demand service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching Brown Sugar, a subscription video-on-demand service that features what it calls the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all time. Brown Sugar offers films such as “Shaft,” ”Cotton Comes to Harlem,” ”In the Heat of the Night,” ”Cleopatra Jones,” ”Crash,” ”Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenya’s leader calls Supreme Court ‘crooks’
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The Latest: Kenya’s leader calls Supreme Court ‘crooks’

Elections. With BC-AF–Kenya-Elections-Glance.<!– Send To WebFeeds 0 || (results.AssociationResults[0].Items | associatedResultInfo:’video’).length>0″> Download Assets Copy story to clipboard Copy story to clipboard –> NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya’s presidential election court challenge (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has told supporters that the Supreme Court chief justice and “his crooks” … Continue reading

Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next
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Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next

SEATTLE (AP) — Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country. The decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th … Continue reading

US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink
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US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slipping for the second day in a row Wednesday as banks and small-company stocks continue to take steep losses. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil slides almost 4 percent. That’s canceling out gains for drug companies and household products makers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard … Continue reading

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

NEW YORK (AP) — A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe
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The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has responded with a direct “no, no” to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he … Continue reading