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  • In defense of Texas huntress and conservationist Kendall Jones

    In defense of Texas huntress <em>and conservationist</em> Kendall Jones
    For big-game hunters in Africa, there’s said to be a “Big Five” among animals they’d like to bag: the lion, the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the white/black rhinoceros. You might add a sixth: Kendall Jones, the 19-...
  • In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options

     In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options
    At night he dreams of the sea. As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright...
  • Durban Festival: Rehad Desai Gives 'Miners' a Voice

    The son of a celebrated leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, helmer Rehad Desai has protest in his blood. His first doc, released in 2004, was the Cannes selection "Born Into Struggle," and he's spent much of the past decade examining the...
  • WHO can't fully deal with Ebola outbreak, health official warns

    International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 603 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "The situation...
  • Nigeria gas depot blast was suicide bombing, security analysts say

    Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine. Two weeks ago, Islamic...
  • South Africa Launches Black Filmmakers Fund

    Exactly two decades after the first democratic election in South Africa, programming at the Durban Intl. Film Festival has included retrospection and introspection on the gains made over the last 20 years and problems that still need attention. Both...
  • 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...
  • In Nigeria, distrust hampers the fight against Boko Haram

    In Nigeria, distrust hampers the fight against Boko Haram
    When soldiers of Nigeria's corrupt and incompetent army patrol remote and vulnerable towns in the northeast, boys often watch as they pass, then hurl rocks at them. Yet early last month, residents of Gamboru Ngala, on the border with Cameroon, cheered...
  • Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned

    Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
  • 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....