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Africa

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  • '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....
  • Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

    When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people. Thirty years after the first large groups of...
  • Former CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture

    President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the...
  • Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians

    Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday. Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade...
  • Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders

    Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might...
  • Ebola victim's family says hospital's donation falls short

    The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped. Texas Health Resources, the parent company of Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, the...
  • Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola

    Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived. Clinton spoke during a visit to Liberia...
  • Fixing U.S. ties with Kenya: Kerry meets leader ahead of Obama visit

    Fixing U.S. ties with Kenya: Kerry meets leader ahead of Obama visit
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday sought to rebuild America’s frayed relationship with Kenya, which went into decline after the 2013 election of a president who had been charged with crimes against humanity in the International Criminal...
  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis

    The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people...
  • Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen

    Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to contribute soldiers to the effort, the country's foreign minister said Monday. The...
  • Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces

    At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid. An estimated 45 more people have been wounded, said Red...