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Ethical US consumers struggled to pressure the sugar industry to abandon slavery with less...

By Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University Twenty-two-year-old Sam Watts saw the Virginia coastline vanish while he was aboard a domestic slave ship in the fall...

Ethiopia grants amnesty to high-profile political detainees

By Associated Press Ethiopia’s government on Friday announced an amnesty for some of the country’s most high-profile political detainees, including opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and...

South African minister objects to sale of Mandela’s cell key

By Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press A South African Cabinet minister on Friday urged the cancellation of an upcoming U.S. auction of a key to the...

US Catholic clergy shortage eased by recruits from Africa

By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Associated Press The Rev. Athanasius Chidi Abanulo — using skills honed in his African homeland to minister effectively in rural Alabama—...

Cracked It: How Ancient Ostrich Egg Beads Could Reveal The Secrets Of Stone-Age Trade...

By Martin M Barillas Experts have traced evolving human connections by studying beads made from ostrich eggshells by ancient humans 50,000 years ago, shedding light...