Africa: Mattis Cuts U.S. Troop Numbers in Africa by 10 Percent

Africa: Mattis Cuts U.S. Troop Numbers in Africa by 10 Percent

By Carla Babb U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is cutting hundreds of U.S. troops from Africa so he can use those resources for potential future conflicts with Russia and China. Pentagon spokeswoman Navy Cmdr. Candice Tresch told VOA the move...
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Africa: Kabila’s Perfectly Imperfect Choice of Successor

Africa: Kabila’s Perfectly Imperfect Choice of Successor

analysis By Kristof Titeca & James Thamani The selection of Emmanuel Shadary to be the regime’s presidential candidate has surprised many. None more so than Shadary himself. On 27 October, presidential candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary was official...
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8 U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Congo in Area Facing Ebola Outbreak

8 U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Congo in Area Facing Ebola Outbreak

Eight United Nations peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in a joint military operation against rebels in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the Security Council said Thursday....
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Africa: Africa Doesn’t Need Lessons in Democracy

Africa: Africa Doesn’t Need Lessons in Democracy

opinion If what’s happening in Florida’s mid-term elections had happened in Africa, the condemnation would have been swift. It’s time to reverse this, says Chrispin Mwakideu. It is inconceivable that more than a week after American voters cas...
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Africa: U.S.$350 Million Committed For Global Family Planning

Africa: U.S.$350 Million Committed For Global Family Planning

Photo: New Times First Lady, Jeannette Kagame speaks at the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali. By Eugène Kwibuka Women in developing countries around the world, especially those who are least privileged could have better access to reproduc...
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Dorothy Cheney, Who Studied Primates Up Close, Dies at 68

Dorothy Cheney, Who Studied Primates Up Close, Dies at 68

Dorothy L. Cheney, whose careful research into how primates live and communicate revealed the surprising complexity of their thought processes and social structures, died on Friday at her home in Devon, Pa. She was 68. Her husband and research partner,...
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U.N. Lifts Sanctions on Eritrea, but Keeps Somalia Arms Embargo

U.N. Lifts Sanctions on Eritrea, but Keeps Somalia Arms Embargo

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries, but kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in...
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Africa: #IdibalaChallenge Goes Global, People Are Fainting Everywhere!

Africa: #IdibalaChallenge Goes Global, People Are Fainting Everywhere!

By Melody Chironda Cape Town — You’ve probably been wondering what this dancing fainting craze videos are all about, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or two… Limpopo-based singer King Monada’s hit song, Malwedh...
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Africa: How We Arrived At a U.S.$1 Billion Annual Price Tag to Save Africa’s Lions

Africa: How We Arrived At a U.S.$1 Billion Annual Price Tag to Save Africa’s Lions

analysisBy Luke Hunter, University of Kwazulu-Natal A billion dollars. That’s approximately what it would cost, to save the African lion. That’s a billion dollars each year, every year into the foreseeable future. The startling price tag comes from...
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Africa: World Set to Miss Contraception Goal, Leaving Millions of Women Behind

Africa: World Set to Miss Contraception Goal, Leaving Millions of Women Behind

Photo: @ICFP2018/Twitter The 5th International Conference on Family Planning is being held in Kigali, Rwanda. By Ellen Wulfhorst Kigali — An ambitious goal to boost the number of women using modern contraception by tens of millions by 2020 is falling...
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