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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Dutch Documentary Part II: Blood On Trump And Kushner’s Hands From Deals With Africa War Zone Diamond Mines

That’s the premise in Part Two of a documentary series by the Dutch TV network Zembla, The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump: King of Diamonds. It shows how the U.S. president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have apparent partnerships with an Israeli billionaire…

May 16, 2017

As Many As 27 Killed In Attack On Mali Hotel; 6 Americans Among Scores Freed

Gunfire and explosions continued late into the afternoon, as security forces surrounded the Radisson Blu hotel and conducted a floor-by-floor rescue operation.

November 20, 2015

Obama Sends U.S. Troops, Drones To Cameroon In Anti-Boko Haram Fight

The United States has no combat troops in Africa, but has been increasing support to allies in the region battling Boko Haram.

October 14, 2015

Twelve Die In Attacks On Three Mali Hotels

Soldiers and police Saturday ended a siege in a northern Mali trading hub in which at least 12 people died.

August 8, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart’s ‘Secret’ Meetings

Jon Stewart had some fun mocking the news coverage of his “secret” meetings with President Obama — though in fact, the two meetings were both on the White House visitor logs.

July 30, 2015

Zimbabwean Duo In Court Over Killing Of Cecil The Lion

Two Zimbabweans who were paid $50,000 by an American hunter who killed ‘Cecil’, the southern African country’s best-known lion, arrived in court.

July 29, 2015

Endorse This: Obama And Trump — Distant Relatives?!?

President Obama was got to meet a very distinguished ancestor of his during his African tour — indeed, she’s a renowned ancestor to all of us.

July 28, 2015

Endorse This: Yes, Obama Went There — And In Kenya

Obama paid tribute to his late father’s homeland, spoke of his own continued family ties and heritage, and toasted to hope for future generations in all of Africa. But he also got in a joke against his detractors back home in America — who might be wondering what his trip to Kenya was really all about.

July 27, 2015

Obama Urges Africans To Drop Anti-Gay Laws

President Barack Obama urged Kenya and other African nations to abandon laws criminalizing homosexuality, comparing anti-gay policies to racial segregation.

July 25, 2015

His Late Father Looms Over Obama’s Trip To Kenya

Growing up without a father, Obama said, is “something that leaves a hole in a child’s life.”

July 19, 2015

Scandal? Knowing Zero About Clinton Foundation, Indignant Pundits Blather

When you hear loud braying about the Clinton Foundation, remember that these same pundits (and newspapers) once insisted that Whitewater was a huge and terrible scandal.

May 13, 2015
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Kenya University Attack: At Least 147 Killed By al-Shabab Gunmen

Al-Shabab terrorists separated their victims by faith, before killing at reported 147 Christians at a Kenyan university.

April 2, 2015
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Opposition Candidate Builds Solid Lead In Nigeria Presidential Election

Analysts predict challenger Muhammadu Buhari to win the Nigerian presidential election which would not only be the first democratic transfer of power in the country, but a victory for the Muslim minorities in the largely Christian nation.

March 31, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe To Head African Union, Despite Rights Record

Mugabe’s election is a step back for human rights in Africa.

January 30, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Deflated News

The ongoing sports scandal involving “deflated balls” was obviously prime material for the late night comedians.

January 23, 2015
A file of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Abubakar Shekau (AFP)

Boko Haram Accused Of ‘Crime Against Humanity’ As Massacre Images Emerge

The international community is condemning Boko Haram’s brutal wave of destruction.

January 15, 2015

U.S. Ebola Survivor Reveals Identity, Says He’s Grateful

Inside Dr. Ian Crozier’s fight with Ebola.

December 8, 2014

At Least 120 Dead In Nigeria Mosque Suicide Attack

Get the latest on the horrific attack in Kano.

November 28, 2014

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free In ‘Spectacular Success’

After a 42-day period of no new, confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the World Health Organization has declared the country Ebola-free.

October 20, 2014

Ebola Strikes Fourth American As UN Ramps Up Response

Get the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

October 3, 2014

Sierra Leone Quarantines One million Ahead Of UN Ebola Talks

Get the latest on the epidemic sweeping across Western Africa.

September 25, 2014

In U.S., Calls Mount For Major Scale-Up To Ebola Crisis

Washington (AFP) – The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, U.S. lawmakers and leading doctors said Thursday. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control, with 2,296 […]

September 11, 2014

Missionary Who Survived Ebola Describes Ordeal

By Karen Garloch, The Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were times when missionary Nancy Writebol thought she would not survive her Ebola virus infection, the now-cured Charlotte, N.C., woman told reporters in her first public appearance since leaving an Atlanta hospital last month. Recounting the ordeal of being placed on a specially-equipped flight from Liberia […]

September 3, 2014

Hurricane Cristobal Racing North To Die

By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel Now racing north into the Atlantic, Cristobal is expected to fall apart over the next day. The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor three other disturbances, one in the Caribbean, another expected to move off the coast of Africa on Friday, and the third in the northern Gulf of Mexico. […]

August 28, 2014

Liberia Imposes Curfew As Ebola Crisis Grows

Monrovia (AFP) – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighborhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa. “Commencing Wednesday, August 20 there will be a curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am,” Sirleaf said in a radio address late Tuesday. “All […]

August 20, 2014