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Grueling Rescue Operation In Mediterranean Unable To Save 26 African Girls
November 7, 2017
Traffickers are still sending migrant boats out into the Mediterranean - the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday that more than 2,560 migrants had been saved over four days. ... read more »
Charities Facing Closer Scrutiny Over Sex Harassment and Graft Claims
November 7, 2017
The charity’s own figures show that it handled 87 allegations of sexual exploitation by staff in 2016 and 2017, up from 26 cases in 2014. ... read more »
Tax Havens For The Rich and Powerful Exposed In Latest ‘Data Dump’
November 7, 2017
These firms create and register companies that can be legitimate vehicles for protecting wealth and tax planning, but also hideaways for tax dodgers, frauds and worse. ... read more »
From The Fantastic To The Grimly Realistic, New Book Wins Literary Prize
November 7, 2017
Arimah’s focus is on the lives of girls and women, and while her perspective is often bleak, the collection is bracing and varied.   ... read more »
Amidst Election-Related Violence, President Kenyatta is re-elected
October 31, 2017
He distributed relief food and once accommodated 10,000 internally displaced people in the Eldoret cathedral’s compound. ... read more »
All Eyes Fixed On West Africa As U.S. Role In Combat Grows
October 31, 2017
They took part in two operations in Mali before Melgar’s death, according to the Times.   ... read more »
Home of Parents of Afrobeat Legend ‘Fela’ to become a museum, Gov’t Says
October 31, 2017
Practically all of his records are dominated by political events and discussions from the approach of Pan-Africanism. ... read more »
Voters Pick Two For Run Off In Historic Liberian Elections
October 28, 2017
Mr. Weah, a former star in soccer, is running with Jewel Howard Taylor, the estranged wife of imprisoned ex-President Taylor. He has campaigned on promises to fix the country’s broken health-care system and improve social services. ... read more »
Somalians Face Renewed Threat From Al-Shabab in Twin Truck Bombings
October 28, 2017
“Over a decade of intense firepower and at times brilliant military tactics has not made Somalia or its neighbors safer. In fact, lawlessness has only increased.” ... read more »
Burundi Social Justice Activist Wins Civil Courage Prize
October 28, 2017
He has gradually regained his strength and continues to campaign from exile in Belgium for the rights of all Burundians. ... read more »
Top U.S. general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger 
October 26, 2017
The American people and the fallen soldiers’ families deserve answers about a deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger, the top U.S. general said Oct. 23, without being able to provide many himself.  ... read more »
Liberian President Leaves A Mixed Legacy With ‘Fragile Gains’
October 11, 2017
At her final address to the U.N. General Assembly last month she summed up her legacy: “Liberia has remained stable, peaceful and secured”. ... read more »
U.S. Opens New Chapter In Sudan Relations, Lifting Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Antagonism towards Israel has since cooled and diplomatic channels between the two former enemies have reportedly opened. ... read more »
On A National Day For Burundians, Thousands Live in Exile
October 11, 2017
These jarring witness testimonies counter President Nkurunziza’s recent declaration that “Burundi is at peace.” ... read more »
Cameroon Fires on English-Speaking Separatists, Killing 17
October 6, 2017
Separatist groups and their supporters hoisted the blue and white flag of their would-be nation, Ambazonia, in road junctions and some public buildings. ... read more »
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