Africa

The argument of "nature vs. nurture" took a huge turn recently after a male African lion on a protected wildlife site in Tanzania was relocated instead of being put down after the remains of three children he ate and killed were discovered.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria’s northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region. More than 330 students remain missing […]

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that “Africa loves you” during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. A video of Patrice Motsepe’s remarks to Trump went viral on social media and sparked outrage from people who disagreed with Motsepe and lambasted him for […]

Actor Sterling K. Brown was overwhelmed to the point of tears when he found out key details about his lineage on a recent episode of Henry Louis Gates’ show “Finding Your Roots.” Before Gates dove into Brown’s deep past, the Emmy-Award winning actor had to come to terms with the loss of his most recent ancestor, his father. The […]

Estevanico was an enslaved Moroccan who is best known as the first African-born person to explore America, this after surviving a brutal journey in 1528. Born Esteban de Dorantes in 1500 in Azemmour, Morocco, Estevanico was enslaved by the Portuguese in 1513 and sold in Spain. In 1527, he became a member of a 600-person […]

Fela Kuti was a pioneer of the Afrobeat musical movement whose intense and pointed lyrics made him a target of the Nigerian government. The late musician was born October 15, 1938. Kuti was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti to a minister father and activist father in Abeokuta. In the late ‘50s, Kuti was sent to […]

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A report from labor rights groups says women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place in several African factories faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs. The report released Thursday from the Washington-based Worker Rights Consortium says the brands […]

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday a congressional delegation to Ghana was “humbled” by a visit to the seaside gateway where many Africans were shipped to America as slaves. Pelosi’s address to Ghanaian lawmakers contrasted with President Donald Trump‘s appearance on Tuesday at a Virginia event boycotted by black lawmakers […]

Comedian Michael Blackston is most likely one of those guys that you can’t help but laugh at. Recently the United States has been extremely hot and even flooding in some ares. Situations like these remind Blackston that “Americans complain about everything,” he says, “”it’s too hot it’s too this it’s too that.” “Once you live […]

Liberia is home to the second-established Black American settlement in Africa, Monrovia, the nation’s capital city. It was founded on April 25, 1822 by the American Colonization Society (ACS), an organization that cleared a path for Black Americans to return to the nation of their birth, but their motives were not always benevolent. ACS members […]