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Op-Ed: The Top 5 Influential Africans of 2014

This has been a very busy year for numerous African countries and there are many exceptional leaders who stand out and deserve the recognition.

Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Khartoum - Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.

Barrick to sell part of its stake in African Barrick

Barrick Gold Corp <ABX.TO> said on Monday it plans to sell about 13.5 percent of its holdings in its majority-owned subsidiary African Barrick Gold <ABGL.L>.

Pretoria Diplomatic Fair celebrates 50 years of the African Union Special

Pretoria - South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the City of Tshwane (Greater Pretoria) have held a Diplomatic Fair celebrating 50 Years of the Organisation of African Unity, now re-christened the African Union.

Campaign launched for African healthcare workers

A campaign has been launched to provide training for healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa. This is part of UN sustainable development initiative.

Rebels enter capital of Central African Republic

Bangui - The president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Francois Bozize, has fled the capital, Bangui, after rebels of the Seleka coalition entered the city and clashed with members of an African peacekeeping force.

Heavy metal at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is enjoying his first solo exhibition at a New York Museum. His artwork is constructed from found materials, and offers a thoughtful commentary on his homeland as well as the cultural implications of reclaimed materials.

Photo Essay: Season's Greetings from African Santa Claus Special

Ibadan - The picture of Santa Claus as a jolly, pot bellied old white man from the North Pole dominates the tradition in Europe and N. America. However, among Africans who observe the tradition, the idea of Santa as an old white man from the North Pole is unknown.

South African defence minister addresses 'increase in conflict' Special

Johannesburg - South Africa's Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says there has been "an increase in conflict on the African continent" and defence ministers of the Southern African Development Community are debating ways of dealing with this.

Op-Ed: Gbagbo capture — Lessons for African leaders

The capture and humiliation, on Monday, of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo should serve as a lesson to Africa's leaders and maybe to the rest of the so-called Third World.

BC: African All-Star Elite team selected

New Westminster - The African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA) last Sunday night, in New Westminster, selected eleven soccer players considered the elites of African Canadian soccer in BC. They are known as the ASET XI.

Is democracy destroying African languages in South Africa?

Benoni - Reports show that fewer Black people are speaking indigenous African languages than previously and ironically, the advent of democracy could be the death knell of African languages in South Africa.

ACSCA to organize African soccer league in BC Special

Burnaby - Patrick Obaze, African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association president, said last Sunday that he has plans to introduce an African soccer league in British Columbia.

African soccer players in Canada Special

Vancouver - Not much is known about African soccer players in Canada or indeed the game of soccer. To find out more, I decided to contact Jean Jacques Bosco, an African-Canadian soccer player,coach and promoter in Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver: African Soccer tournament kicks off August 14 Special

Vancouver - The African-Canadian annual soccer tournament organized by the British Columbia-based African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association(ACSCA) is always eagerly awaited by soccer fans from all the communities in BC.

Black Angels over Tuskegee opens off-Broadway Special

New York - During WWII American soldiers went to war and risked it all for our country. But for a special unit of black men, they weren't only battling the enemy abroad; they were fighting for their right to fight. Black Angels Over Tuskegee tells the story.

Student's film racism history in KKK hoods, Teacher put on leave

Dahlonega - A teacher who allowed students taking part in a class project on racism to dress in KKK hoods to film a segment on the history of the Klan in the South. Some say it was racism, others ask how you can study racism in the US without looking at the KKK.

‘Cruel’ South African Tradition Versus Animal Rights Group

African traditionalists and animal rights campaigners have clashed in South Africa over an annual Zulu festival that includes the killing of a bull. Animal Rights Africa (ASA) has gone to court over the issue.

Three African students win Turandot opera contest in Italy

Cape Town journalist Myolisi Gophe reports the amazing story of three African students -- Musawenkosi Ngqungwana, Mlamli Lalapantsi and Sunnyboy Dladla -- who won the prestigious international Turandot Competition in Italy.

African Lion on the Loose in Colorado

An African Lion has been sighted on the loose in Colorado. Authorities warn area residence to stay indoors until the situation is under control.

Mozambican Singer Wins Environmental Prize For Highlighting Health Issues In Africa

A Mozambican musician who writes songs about clean water, sanitation and AIDS has been awarded a top environmental prize. Described as the "Nobel Prize of grassroots environmentalism, " the songs emphasized the importance of things like washing your hands

Say Goodbye to Soul Food?

African American women are being encouraged to lose 10 lbs a piece. 50 Million Pound Challenge to begin.

Five African Peacekeepers Killed in Darfur Violence

Violence in Darfur continues. President Omar al-Beshir refuses UN assistance.

Africa's biggest film festival has opened in Ouagadougou

This film festival and television festival - Fespaco is been running since 1969. Film festival is opened in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkino Faso.

8 African American Girls Charged with Hate Crime

African American girls charged with racist assault...

Parties Mocking Blacks Spark Outrage

From Connecticut to Colorado, "gangsta" theme parties thrown by whites are drawing the ire of college officials and heated complaints from black and white students who say the antics conjure the worst racial stereotypes.

'Pregnant' man's antics leave South African court stone cold

A young South African has been fined by a local court for playing hooky from work and trying to cover it with a fake gynaecologist's certificate attesting he was pregnant and needed a week off.

Counting African Lives Lost in First Weeks

More than a million babies die accross Africa every year in thier first month of life
 

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People wait for food aid in the Central African Republic. Photo by Djaounsede Pardon, IRIN.
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South African 'parabats' do a mass jump from two Hercules transports. Photo by Janet Szabo.
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Tristen Coffey's store's merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto.
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File photo: Afro-Brazilian woman and her child.
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African children in a computer facility.
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"Motley Crowd", 1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Tristen Coffey s store s merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto.
Tristen Coffey's store's merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto.
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African refugees in Hong Kong.
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Digital Journalist Samuel Okocha on his computer
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Tristen Coffey's store's merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto.
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A small group of young male lions have retired up into a tree to escape from vast numbers of flies closer to the ground.
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Traditional healers at their work.
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Yida (Comb), 1994/2010. Wooden relief, 24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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A copy of a book by William Cooper being sold at a store at the Afrofest 2010 festival.
Tristen Coffey s store s merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto.
Tristen Coffey's store's merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto.
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The Flightless Dung Beetle (Circellium Bachuss) at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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