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  • US envoy urges talks after S Sudan leader's term extension

    The U.S. envoy to South Sudan on Wednesday urged the country's warring factions to resume peace talks the day after lawmakers voted to extend President Salva Kiir's term by three years. The way to peace "is through negotiations" between the warring...
  • Prosecutor: Central African minister arrested for rape

    A minister in Central African Republic was arrested this week on charges he raped a teenager earlier this year, a prosecutor confirmed Wednesday. Romaric Vomitiade, the minister for tourism, arts and culture, was arrested Monday night and has been in...
  • UN: Libya talks holding together despite fighting outbreak

    Despite fierce fighting by rival militias around Libya's capital of Tripoli, peace talks between the factions haven't fallen apart and there could be an agreement on a unity government in a day or two, the U.N. envoy to Libya said Sunday. Weeks of...
  • Smugglers defy conflict-diamonds ban in Central African Republic

    Diamond smuggler Akani Natacha Glawdys tilts a tiny gem in her palm and smiles as a sparkle ripples through the rough yellow rock. "See?" she asks excitedly in a room at the Relais des Chasses hotel in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui. "A bit...
  • Official: Ebola survivor may have infected new Liberia case

    A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official said Tuesday, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in weeks. Ebola is typically transmitted...
  • South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term by 3 years

    Lawmakers in South Sudan on Tuesday voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years, a move the government had said was necessary for stability amid an ongoing rebellion led by a former deputy president. The measure, passed by more than...
  • UN expected to approve 1,000 more peacekeepers for CAR

    The United Nations Security Council on Thursday is expected to adopt a resolution that would authorize more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The draft resolution obtained by...
  • Utah's adoption of firing squads bucks global trend

    Utah's decision to reintroduce the firing squad as an execution method if lethal injections drugs are unavailable bucks an international trend. Utah and Oklahoma are the only states which allow for the firing squads. However, Oklahoma would allow them...
  • Aberdeen-based Army unit returning from Ebola mission

    Aberdeen-based Army unit returning from Ebola mission
    Twenty-two members of a mobile Army medical laboratory are returning to Aberdeen Proving Ground after four months fighting Ebola in West Africa. The 1st Area Medical Laboratory deployed in October for up to a year. Family, friends and coworkers plan...
  • Video tip: Homemade harissa (and a recipe)

    Video tip: Homemade harissa (and a recipe)
    Do you love your food with a little -- or a lot -- of kick to it? If you've never tried harissa, you don't know what you're missing. Harissa is a fiery red hot sauce from North Africa. While the ingredients may vary from region to region, basic recipes...
  • DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

    DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas
    The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas. Historians...