Africa:Africa’s Generational War

Africa:Africa’s Generational War

analysisBy John Githongo In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally secured a second term on Nov. 28 after two flawed elections, outbreaks of violence, and a series of court battles. Across the continent in Liberia, the former soccer star George Weah...
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Africa:Donald Trump Pisses off Africa Once Again

Africa:Donald Trump Pisses off Africa Once Again

Blog By Nontobeko Mlambo U.S. President Donald Trump has done it again, calling African nations “shithole countries”. Trump said this on Thursday as he was rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal, according to Associated Press. He questioned why pe...
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Africa:Botswana Condemns Remarks Made by President Trump

Africa:Botswana Condemns Remarks Made by President Trump

press release The Ministry of International Affairs & Cooperation wishes to inform the public and the international community that the Government of Botswana, today summoned the US Ambassador to Botswana to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances...
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Archidona Journal: Short on Space for Migrants, Spain Sent Them to a Town’s New Prison

Archidona Journal: Short on Space for Migrants, Spain Sent Them to a Town’s New Prison

Labor unions representing prison guards complained that the penitentiary needed qualified guards rather than makeshift police surveillance, and nongovernmental organizations filed lawsuits on the grounds that holding migrants in a penitentiary built for crimin...
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Africa:Snow Falls in the Sahara Desert

Africa:Snow Falls in the Sahara Desert

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ Flickr The Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) on the Landsat 7 satellite acquired this natural-color image of snow in North Africa on December 19, 2016. This scene shows an area near the border of...
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‘You Can’t Survive Anymore’: Tunisia Protests Rising Prices and Taxes

‘You Can’t Survive Anymore’: Tunisia Protests Rising Prices and Taxes

On Monday, a week after the new budget took effect, protests erupted in more than 10 towns across the country. Adding to pressure on the government, Nourredine Taboubi, head of the labor union UGTT, demanded that the minimum wage and...
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Africa:Warming Oceans Could Scupper Marine Food System – Scientists

Africa:Warming Oceans Could Scupper Marine Food System – Scientists

Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (File photo). By Thin Lei Win Rome — Failure to rein in global temperature rises could cause the marine food web to collapse, devastating the livelihoods of tens of millions of people who rely...
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Libya Rescues 279 Migrants at Sea, but 100 More Are Feared Dead

Libya Rescues 279 Migrants at Sea, but 100 More Are Feared Dead

Photo Migrants were taken to a naval base in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday after being rescued by the country’s coast guard. Credit Hani Amara/Reuters TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan Navy said on Wednesday that its Coast Guard had rescued at...
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Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

“The Sahara is as large as the United States, and there are very few weather stations,” he added. “So it’s ridiculous to say that this is the first, second, third time it snowed, as nobody would know how many times...
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Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

“As I’m sitting here, I’m still angry,” Mr. Isaac, who left Nigeria in July and was returned in November, said in the parking lot of a run-down motel in Benin City, where the government has temporarily housed returned migrants who...
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Death Toll Reaches 64 After Migrants’ Dinghy Sinks in Mediterranean

Death Toll Reaches 64 After Migrants’ Dinghy Sinks in Mediterranean

Mr. Di Giacomo said smugglers must be held accountable for their role in the deaths. “If you let an unseaworthy dinghy with 150 people sail, that could never handle all of these people,” Mr. Di Giacomo said. “With this sea,...
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