Africa:What’s Behind U.S. Secretary Pompeo’s Calls to African Leaders?

Africa:What’s Behind U.S. Secretary Pompeo’s Calls to African Leaders?

Less then a month after taking office as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone last week to four African leaders. Announced on Twitter by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, the calls were with Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of...
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Africa:What Is Behind Mozambique’s Growing Number of Assassinations?

Africa:What Is Behind Mozambique’s Growing Number of Assassinations?

analysisBy Rupert Horsley and Simone Haysom On 27 March, Mozambican journalist and activist Ericino de Salema was leaving the National Union of Journalists in Maputo when two men threw him into an unregistered Toyota. They drove out along the Maputo...
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Over 10,000 Moroccans Protest U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Over 10,000 Moroccans Protest U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

CASABLANCA, Morocco — More than 10,000 Moroccans chanting “death to Israel” took to the streets of Casablanca on Sunday to protest the United States’ decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The marchers carried Palestinian flags and placar...
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Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases

Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases

analysis By Ahoua Constant, Nangui Abrogoua University As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it’s become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more ...
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East Africa:Raging Floods Destroy Costly Infrastructure in East Africa

East Africa:Raging Floods Destroy Costly Infrastructure in East Africa

Photo: Sammy Lutta/Nation Media Group A truck headed to Lodwar in northern Kenya is swept away by floods. Heavy rains across East Africa have destroyed roads and bridges. By Johnson Kanamugire, Victor Kiprop East African governments will be forced to...
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Congo Says 3 New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Large City

Congo Says 3 New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Large City

KINSHASA, Congo — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than one million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised...
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Africa:Palestine Wants Ethiopia, African Union to Mediate Peace Talks With Israel Instead of U.S.

Africa:Palestine Wants Ethiopia, African Union to Mediate Peace Talks With Israel Instead of U.S.

Photo: allafrica.com Flags of Palestine (top-left), Ethiopia (top-right), U.S. (bottom-left), Israel (bottom-right). By Brook Abdu The Palestinian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Nasri Abujaish (PhD), called on Ethiopia and the African Union to engage in peace talks w...
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Africa:Titbits On the Royal Wedding

Africa:Titbits On the Royal Wedding

Who is Meghan Markle? If she were auditioning for the role of a lifetime, it would seem she has won the part. Meghan Markle, the actress, yoga-lover and now fiancée of Prince Harry, has stepped officially into the warm embrace...
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Of Crowns and Rings: Images of Royal Weddings Over a Century

Of Crowns and Rings: Images of Royal Weddings Over a Century

After 33 star-crossed and often unhappy years, after other marriages and public opprobrium, the Prince of Wales married Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9, 2005. Because both had divorced, they elected to have a civil ceremony in Windsor Guildhall, followed...
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W.H.O. Says New Ebola Outbreak Is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency

W.H.O. Says New Ebola Outbreak Is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency

GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Friday that a six-week-old outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo was worrisome and must be aggressively controlled, but does not warrant its top designation as an international public.....
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