Octavia Butler and Iceberg Slim: Black Literary Traditions Honored in ATL

Many are still reeling from the recent death of Things Fall Apart (1958) author Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). While the world remembered...

Benin: Former President Mathieu Kerekou Dies

BBC Africa is reporting that Benin's former President Mathieu Kerekou, 82, has died. Kerekou served as president of Benin twice, serving...

Akosua Report: Charles Mingus

“I say, let my children have music. For God’s sake, rid this society of some of the noise so that those...

Tunisian Rapper Sentenced to Jail for Anti-Cop Lyrics

NSFW (Not Safe for Work - pas sûr pour le travail) Reuters is reporting that a Tunisian court has sentenced a rap...

Mixed-Race Miss France Gets Racist Threats on Social Media

The Voice (UK) is reporting that the 2014 Miss France Flora Coquerel, 19, has been receiving racist threats via social media...

Why Has the International Criminal Court Only Heard Cases Against Africans?

AllAfrica.com recently published an analysis by Stephen A. Lamony in African Arguments acknowledging that, while all cases brought to the International...

Kenya: ICC Drops Charges Against Kenyatta's Co-Accused

BBC Africa is reporting that the International Criminal Court (ICC) dropped charges against Francis Muthaura. Muthaura had been accused of crimes...

Kenya: Women Nominees to Break Glass Ceiling

Brian Ngugi of AllAfrica.com is reporting that Kenya's nominees for cabinet secretary positions include an unprecedented number of women. Six out of...

Nigeria: Plane Carrying Body of Former Governor Crashes

AllAfrica.com is reporting that a plane carrying the body of former Governor Olusegun Agagu to Akure for burial crashed at the...

PHOTO GALLERY: Legendary Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dies

The world is mourning the loss of legendary stage and screen actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee who died on Wednesday...

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