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  • 'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways

    'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways
    Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history: In May 1985, a little African-American boy runs from a building in flames in Philadelphia....
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of...
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate...
  • Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished

    The lecture about the dangers of Ebola had just begun, but the village had heard enough. A group of women started chanting, to warn the others against the visitors, "They are coming to kill you." A mob of men masked their faces, waved machetes and...
  • Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension

    The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year. Polling stations closed after peaceful voting in the mountain...
  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leaders to life in prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced five leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to life in prison on Saturday over violence at their headquarters in 2013 and issued death sentences for four others. The case stems from clashes in a Cairo suburb on June...
  • In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights

     In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights
    Late at night in the Kalahari Desert, a little more than a decade ago, the clouds drew together like rippled crocodile skin, and the Bushmen, led by an old man named Kexla Sanao, danced on the cool sand. Sanao shook his body and stamped his feet,...
  • Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram

    Thousands of Cameroonian youths marched through the capital Saturday to show support for the military's battle against attacks by neighboring Nigeria's Islamic extremists. Boko Haram rebels have crossed over from Nigeria to attack towns in northern...
  • UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted

    The U.N. children's agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country's military. UNICEF had previously said about 89 boys, some as young as 13,...
  • ICC Prosecutor: Evidence against Ugandan rebel incomplete

    The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Friday that more time is needed to gather evidence against a Ugandan rebel commander who faces trial at The Hague court. Fatou Bensouda told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Friday that...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthday

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime leader, has sought to brush away concerns that his wife controls him, saying she is "not the power behind my throne." The remark came ahead of a lavish birthday party for Mugabe — he turned 91 a week ago —...