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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kenyan president blames 'local political networks' for deadly attacks

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" on Tuesday for extremist attacks on several coastal villages, Kenyans were left wondering whom to believe: their president or the Somali terrorist group that claimed responsibility. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Navy rescues 282 people from Mediterranean

    U.S. Navy rescues 282 people from Mediterranean
    The U.S. Navy reported Saturday that two American warships had rescued nearly 300 people from boats in the Mediterranean Sea after one of the small craft began to sink. The amphibious assault ship Bataan and guided missile frigate Elrod responded...
  • Toms Shoes launches new program to benefit gorilla habitat in Africa

    Toms Shoes launches new program to benefit gorilla habitat in Africa
    Venice-based Toms Shoes is going animal-style with a new partnership that benefits endangered mountain gorillas living in Africa's oldest national park. A version of Toms classic alpargata silhouette bearing the embroidered logo of Virunga National Park...
  • No longer exotic, South Africa attracts more productions

    No longer exotic, South Africa attracts more productions
    While Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg in March, leaving cinematic destruction and traffic snarl-ups in its wake, South Africa's booming filming locations industry couldn't be in better shape. Just weeks...