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AFRICA NOW: Ghana Officials Shut Down Fake U.S. Embassy

Bewildered citizens are trying to figure out how Turkish and Ghanaian organized crime rings were able to operate a fake U.S. embassy in Ghana, Accra, for over a decade.

AFRICA NOW: Luxury Perfume Line Launches in Nigeria

Amid royalty, socialites and fashionistas, "Scent of Africa," the continent's premier luxury perfume line, was recently launched in Lagos, Nigeria.

AFRICA NOW: Essence Music Festival Heads to Africa

In celebration of 20 years of the Essence Music Festival and 20 years since the end South Africa's racially motivated apartheid, Essence magazine bought its star-studded event to South Africa.

AFRICA NOW: Original Egyptians Demand Their Homeland Back

Nubian Egyptians, descendants of the ancient African civilization of Kush known for their mighty "Black Pharaohs" and pyramids, recently launched a forceful protest against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his government.

AFRICA NOW: Ivory Coast Voters Back New Constitution

Citizens in the Ivory Coast recently passed a new bill that will implement a new constitution across the country.

AFRICA NOW: South African Students Demand Reformation

Thousands of students all across South Africa have begun protesting for amenable student fees and less Eurocentric academic studies, resulting in live fires, police brutality and attacks and cancellations of 2016 university fee increases.

AFRICA NOW: Adichie Named Face of British Cosmetic Line

Acclaimed novelist and outspoken feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, widely known by younger audiences for her appearance on Beyonce's "Flawless" song, has recently been named the face of Boots N07 Cosmetics.

AFRICA NOW: Violence Erupts in Congo Over Election Delay

Violent protests in Congo erupted as citizens challenge a violation of the country's constitution.

Africare House Bridges Diaspora Gaps

Africare House, one of the leading black American nonprofit international development organizations, is ushering in a new wave of innovation under its latest president and CEO, Robert L. Mallett.

AFRICA NOW: TEDGlobal Returns to Africa

TEDGlobal — an extension of TED Talks, the nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks — makes its return to Africa after 10 years.

The Rwanda Genocide: 20 Years Later

As the first case to prosecute rape as an act of genocide during wartime nearly 20 years ago, prosecutors involved in the 1997 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda reconvened for an additional review in hopes of continued support against rape ...

Ghanaian Pageant Aims to Boost Homeland Pride

In an effort to improve U.S.-Ghana relations, young women representing all 10 regions of Ghana took part Saturday in the second annual Miss Ghana Tourism pageant in Potomac, Maryland.

African Nations at Odds Over Fate of Ivory Trade

After protesters decided to set fire to roughly 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhinoceros horns in Nairobi National Park in Kenya, leaders in more than 30 African countries responded, including Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who issued ...

Rep. Rangel Praises House Approval of AGOA

Rep. Charles Rangel praised this week's bipartisan passage of legislation that promotes access to benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

S. African Student Protest Against Systemic Racism Goes Viral

Though it has been almost 23 years since South Africa's system of racial segregation has ended, hundreds of students at a prestigious all-girls high school in the country who say they still feel the effects of apartheid have sparked a ...

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