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Youth Choir From Africa Spreads Message Of Love In Upland

A local church in the Inland Empire was filled with the joyous sounds of the Watoto Children’s Choir, which is touring the Southland.

01/23/2014

Watoto Children’s Choir Performs At High School In Upland

A children’s choir from Africa performed Thursday at a San Bernardino County school as ambassadors for the orphans in their country.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/23/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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New USC Medical CEO Dies on African Vacation

Officials say a dean at the University of California, San Diego who was about to start a new position as a chief executive at the University of Southern California has died while on vacation in Africa.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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State Department Issues Global Travel Alert Warning Of Potential For Terrorist Attacks

The State Department Friday issued a global travel alert in light of threats against American embassies.

08/02/2013

Black student leaders are calling for UC Irvine to strengthen campus cultural awareness initiatives after the second racially-charged incident on campus in less than a week. (source: YouTube)

Racially-Charged Note Found On UCI Campus; 2nd Incident In A Week

A note that told a student to “go back 2 Africa” strained tensions on campus following an Asian fraternity’s offensive Internet video of a student dancing in blackface.

05/13/2013

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2 African Tortoises Stolen From Hesperia Pet Store

Authorities are looking for a man and woman who stole two African Sulcata tortoises from a pet store in Hesperia.

11/08/2012

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Dodger Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Teams Up With Wife To Save African Orphans

Dodger Clayton Kershaw is arguably the best starting pitcher in baseball. But his relief work off the field is even more impressive – using his celebrity to help others. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, are working to save orphans halfway around the world.

05/09/2012

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Girl, 13, Works To Bring Attention To African Water Crisis

Instead of having a birthday party, a 13-year-old girl has enlisted friends to carry jugs of water in Studio City to raise awareness and money for African water crisis.

05/04/2012

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Santa Monica Event Will Raise Funds For Africa And Asia

How would you like to help reduce poverty in Africa and Asia from right here in the Southland? Shaheen Nanji and Sasha Rawji visited the KCAL9 studio Tuesday to talk about how you can be involved with Partnership Walk LA.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2011

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Donate To UNICEF To Save Children In Africa

With an estimated 1.25 million children across southern Somalia in urgent need of life-saving care, UNICEF is calling for help to make saving children’s lives the top priority and to urgently support all efforts to reach children in need.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2011