there are isolated instances from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but the modern use is a re-invention first attested 1969 (in reference to the African-American Teachers Association) which became the preferred term in some circles for "U.S. black" (noun or adjective) by the late 1980s. Mencken, 1921, reports Aframerican "is now very commonly used in the Negro press." Afro-American is attested in 1853, in freemen's publications in Canada. Africo-American (1817 as a noun, 1826 as an adjective) was common in abolitionist and colonization society writings.
1. And a number of African countries, too, are slipping through the net.
2. The African National Congress threatened to withdraw from the talks.
3. Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness.
4. They flew the flag of the African National Congress.
5. The South African mailboat arrived on Friday mornings unless bad weather intervened.