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  • Kenyan kids jump across the world

    Kenyan kids jump across the world
    When she first picked up a jump-rope, at age 11, Beryl Atieno was just another young girl in Kibera, Nairobi's notorious slum. Her horizon didn't extend far past its mud-slick streets and jagged patchwork of rusting rooftops. Since then, she has...
  • Explosión de una bomba deja 20 muertos en un mercado de Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Una bomba oculta en una camioneta que transportaba carbón explotó el martes en un concurrido mercado en el noreste de Nigeria, dejando al menos 20 muertos, en el último ataque presuntamente cometido por insurgentes...
  • Nigeria detiene a un empresario en conexión con el secuestro de niñas

    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Soldados nigerianos han detenido a un empresario sospechoso de estar al frente de la red de inteligencia de Boko Haram que participó en el plan de secuestro de más de 200 niñas en el noreste del país, dijo el martes el...
  • Experts: West Africa should prepare for more Ebola

    Experts: West Africa should prepare for more Ebola
    West African nations neighboring those hit by the Ebola epidemic - Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau - should prepare for the possible arrival of travelers carrying the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said on Friday. "We want other...
  • U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale

    U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale
    A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
  • U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]

    U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]
    The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
  • Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO

    Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO
    The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has hit 337 since February, the U.N. World Health Organization said on Wednesday, as weak local health services struggle to contain the highly contagious disease. WHO said 47...
  • Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'

    Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'
    The Ebola outbreak is devastating West Africa and will spread to more countries unless more aid is provided, an official with the group Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The outbreak has been linked to 337 deaths across Guinea, Sierra Leone and...
  • Poaching elephants

    Poaching elephants
    In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...
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  • South African economy stumbles as longest strike rolls on

    As the longest strike in South Africa's history ground on Tuesday, the governor of the Reserve Bank offered a wintry assessment: even if the country narrowly avoids recession, a small growth rate will offer investors little comfort. Gov. Gill Marcus...