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Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

Warren seeks to solidify backing of African AmericansWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.



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France to return African treasures to Benin

France to return African treasures to BeninFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to return 26 cultural artefacts to Benin “without delay”, a move that could put pressure on other former colonial powers to return African artworks to their countries of origin. The decision — which Macron said should not be seen as an isolated or symbolic case — came as the president received the findings of a study he commissioned on repatriating African treasures held by French museums. Macron agreed to return the 26 works, mainly royal statues from the Palaces of Abomey — formerly the capital of the kingdom of Dahomey — taken by the French army during a war in 1892 and now in Paris’ Quai Branly museum.



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Idaho Fish And Game Official Under Fire Over African Hunting Trip

Idaho Fish And Game Official Under Fire Over African Hunting TripAn Idaho Fish and Game commissioner faces calls to resign after sharing photos



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Russians killed in C. African Republic 'reporting on private army'

Russians killed in C. African Republic 'reporting on private army'Three Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic were investigating the activities of a private Russian army there, a media organisation they were working with said Wednesday. Journalists Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal were killed on Monday in the strife-torn country, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed earlier. “On Friday, July 27 (they) flew to the Central African Republic to shoot material on the activities of PMC Wagner in the country as part of a joint project with the Investigations Management Centre,” the centre wrote on its Facebook page late Tuesday.



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Kremlin critic vows to find killers of Russian TV crew in Central African Republic

Kremlin critic vows to find killers of Russian TV crew in Central African RepublicBy Denis Pinchuk and Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said he would try to find those responsible for the murder of three journalists working for his online news organization in Central African Republic who he said had been reporting on Russian mercenaries. Orhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko were working for TsUR, which is financed by Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky, when they were ambushed on Monday.



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Italy proposes African migrant centers to halt immigrant tide

Italy proposes African migrant centers to halt immigrant tideBy Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Italy called on Monday for migrant centers to be set up in Africa to stop a tide of asylum-seekers fleeing toward western Europe, as Rome raised pressure on its European Union partners to take a much tougher approach to immigration. The new Italian government has closed its ports to charity ships operating in the Mediterranean, saying the EU must share the burden of disembarking the hundreds of migrants who are plucked from waters each month, mostly off the Libyan coast. Italy, which lies close to Libya, has taken in 650,000 boat migrants since 2014.



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South African gets life in prison for ax murders of family

South African gets life in prison for ax murders of familyJOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 23-year-old South African man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the 2015 ax murders of his parents and brother in an affluent housing estate.



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China angles for Swaziland to ditch Taiwan before major African summit

China angles for Swaziland to ditch Taiwan before major African summitChina hopes self-ruled Taiwan’s only remaining African ally, Swaziland, will sever ties with Taipei before China hosts a summit of African leaders this year, the foreign ministry said on Friday, keeping up the pressure on Taiwan. Taiwan is claimed by China as its own, with Beijing saying that as it is merely a Chinese province it has no right to state-to-state relations. Taiwan has lost two diplomatic allies in the past month, most recently the West African state of Burkina Faso, which re-established ties with Beijing last weekend.



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Israel Reverses Course Hours After Signing U.N. Deal To Resettle African Migrants

Israel Reverses Course Hours After Signing U.N. Deal To Resettle African MigrantsLess than a day after the Israeli government announced a deal with the United



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44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area: AU

44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area: AUForty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent’s economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday. “The agreement establishing the CFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) was signed by 44 countries,” said Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU commission. The creation of a free trade area — billed as the world’s largest — comes after two years of negotiations, and is one of the AU’s flagship projects for greater African integration.



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