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European Union leaders pledged more money Thursday to help Italy work with Libya to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa trying to get to Europe. "We have a real chance of closing the central Mediterranean route," European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters at a Brussels summit. Tusk was referring [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Thursday the military is investigating the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger earlier this month at the hands of Islamic jihadists. Mattis told reporters "a full investigation is underway" into the incident, as is the case any time a U.S. service member is [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Residents of Somalia's capital have developed an exceptional state of resilience over the years. They had to, given how often Mogadishu sees deadly warfare involving Islamist militants, troops from five African countries, and assorted government forces. That resilience was on display again this week, just three days after a massive [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Kenya's ruling party has asked for a contempt of court ruling against opposition chief Raila Odinga, saying Odinga and his supporters are trying to obstruct next week's re-run of the presidential election. The Jubilee Party petitioned the Supreme Court for the contempt-of-court ruling Thursday, as Odinga maintained he and his NASA [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The number of cases of plague in Madagascar has doubled during the past five days, according to the United Nations. U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Thursday as of Wednesday 1,032 cases were reported, 67 percent of which are pneumonic, which is more serious than bubonic plague. So far 89 deaths have been [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The BBC's Alastair Leithead sees what is left at the spot where a truck bomb exploded, killing hundreds. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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A red bandana becomes the symbol of protest in Mogadishu as Somalis protest at Saturday's bombing. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The charges against Carlos Nuzman follow an investigation into a payment of $2m to secure votes. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Britain's funding boost to stop people being trafficked from Vietnam and enslaved in brothels, nail bars and cannabis farms must prioritize people most at risk of falling into the hands of traffickers, anti-slavery charities said on Thursday. The government this week pledged 3 million pounds to catch traffickers, help victims and [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The Islamic militants came on motorcycles toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing four American service members after shattering the windows of the unarmored U.S. trucks. In this remote corner of Niger where the Americans and their local counterparts had been meeting with community leaders, residents say the men who [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaida. The Islam and Muslim Support Group aired the video, dated Oct. 1, through MENASTREAM on Wednesday. In it the soldiers, in gray clothing, ask Mali's government and President Ibrahim Boubacar [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says it would be "unfair" to expect Wilfried Zaha to single-handedly save the club from relegation. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut the time and cost of [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Senegal's presidency is getting into the fact-checking business. “Fake news is flourishing. It is something people cannot control and that can end up affecting politics, society and the way people behave," says the Special Advisor to President Macky Sall, Ousmane Thiongane. It is a concern being raised around the continent, and around [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Uganda's ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus. Surveillance teams have deployed to the affected district in the eastern part of the country to contain the outbreak. Uganda's Ministry of Health says one of the two suspected [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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Jennifer Ferguson says the #MeToo campaign convinced her to break her silence after nearly 24 years. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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The Tunisia Football Federation gives up on trying to lure Sevilla star Wissam Ben Yedder to play for the Carthage Eagles. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe. Security Minister Colonel Damehame Yark said Wednesday that one person was shot dead in the capital, Lome, while three [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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North Korea's government has relied for decades on illicit trade to fill its coffers, but a new report notes what appears to be a recent rise in Pyongyang's trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations. The report, by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, warns that the trade is putting [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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