John Pierre Burr, one of two children the former vice-president Aaron Burr is said to have fathered with a servant from India, was officially memorialized as a descendant of the founding father at a ceremony
Ghana’s “Year of Return” is changing how the history of the slave trade is remembered in Africa. Ghana has declared a “Year of Return” for African descendants around the world to mark 400 years since first
As Donald Trump marked the 400th anniversary of American democracy in Virginia, top Democrats who had stayed away from the commemoration were observing a 400th anniversary of a different kind – one inextricably
Facebook today said it detected dozens of Facebook accounts that were engaging in what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which is the company’s broad phrase for election interference and other
The graveyard was where they buried their loved ones. It was there they could gather in private. It was there where they could worship a God who offered not only salvation, but the thing they sought most
A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — An aid worker who was held hostage by Boko Haram for seven months has been executed after a deadline for negotiations expired, the Nigerian government said. Nigeria's Minister of
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s reformist agenda is facing a major test. In recent days, Addis Ababa has experienced violent unrest that has led to dozens of killings, mass arrests, and even an shutdown.