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Egypt, Gulf states cut ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar over what they say is the country's support of terrorism.

Ivory Coast soccer star dies in training

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Opinion: The ‘door of return’ is open for people of African descent

My school years in the US were marked by many heated debates between African and African-American students about who was guiltier for the transatlantic slave trade: whites or Africans?

Gunmen open fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians: 26 dead

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African national voted to head WHO

An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's history.

Meet the 10 African trailblazers

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5 of Africa’s best national parks

From sheltering some of the globe's most endangered species to showcasing astonishing patterns of migration, Africa's national parks are among the world's most spectacular.

Report: 3,000 teens, many in Africa, die daily

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world -- an average of 3,000 deaths per day -- from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

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