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Five Zebras Still on the Lam in Maryland After Escape

Everyone loves zebras; the beautiful horselike denizens of Africa that have jaunty black and white stripes are a perennial favorite in wildlife parks around the world and of course with those who are fortunate enough to go on an...

“Glimmer of Hope” for Africa as First Malaria Vaccine Approved

World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghedbreyesus stepped out to recommend the world's first malaria vaccine to people after the organization had approved the vaccine. Ghebreyesus called this a "historic moment" after the United Nations health agency's vaccine advisory group...

Greece to Train Libyan Coast Guard, Expand Investments in Libya

Greece announced it will begin training the Libyan Coast Guard on Monday, as part of a broader effort to expand its ties with the north African country. This announcement comes just a day after the Libyan Investment Authority signed a...

Uganda’s Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga Laid to Rest

Hundreds of faithful, members of the Greek Orthodox hierarchy and Uganda officials gathered on Monday for the funeral of Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga who died earlier in September. A Greek flag was draped over the coffin of the spiritual leader of...

King of Insta Hushpuppi Among the Worlds’ Biggest Fraudsters

Ramon Abbas, a Nigerian social media influencer known to his followers as "Hushpuppi," has been paying for his luxury lifestyle with organized crime. Abbas--who has nearly 3 million Instagram followers-- is currently up against a 20 year prison sentence. Abbas...

Archbishop of Uganda Orthodox Church, Jonah Lwanga, Passes Away

The Uganda Orthodox Church announced on Sunday that Archbishop Jonah Lwanga passed away at an Athens hospital where he was receiving treatment. No details were released on the cause of his death. Jonah Lwanga was the spiritual leader of more...

George Stravelakis: The Enslaved Greek who Became Ruler of Tunisia

George Stravelakis, sometimes called "Halkias," was an enslaved Greek man from the island of Chios who rose to become the Prime Minister of Tunisia in the 1860s. By Antonis Chaldeos Stravelakis was born in 1817 on the island of Chios. During the...

EU Supports Africa With €1 Billion to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

Africa's Covid-19 struggle will be supported with over €1 Billion and expertise from Europe, the European Commission announced.  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Friday at the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome a Team Europe initiative...