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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:02:27 GMTThe aftermath of an attack on Tuesday in Mandera, Kenya. According to officials, a powerful bomb was detonated at a hotel when most guests were sleeping.Militants detonated a powerful bomb when most guests were sleeping, officials said, and part of the building collapsed.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:46:06 GMTSo far 2,574 of an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people have left the camp, which the French government plans to close.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:24:37 GMTPresident Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya commuted 2,747 convicts’ death sentences to life in prison on Monday, in a country that has not actually executed anyone since 1987.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:17:57 GMTFreed crew members from the Naham 3 arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. They had been held captive by Somali pirates for four and a half years.The crew members, released after four and a half years in captivity, recalled how they were beaten with poles and ate rats to survive in the desert.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:48:03 GMTKigeli V, a towering presence at 7 feet 2 inches, reigned for less than two years.The monarch, who reigned for less than two years and spent over 50 in exile, ended up a pauper in Washington.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:49:19 GMTThe pirate said $1.5 million had been paid for the release of the sailors, seized in 2012 and among the few hostages still in the hands of Somali pirates.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:44:02 GMTThe shooting, the highest-profile attack against an army official since 2013, was thought to be linked to the officer’s role in destroying tunnels used by Hamas.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:40:33 GMTBisi Silva, a curator based in Lagos, Nigeria, has been called “the godmother of contemporary African art.”Specialists are discovering artists, then empowering them to push boundaries, build networks and draw the public to their work.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:49:43 GMTPassengers escaped a derailed train near a station in Eséka, Cameroon, on Friday. Some people were trapped under the wreckage.Hundreds of people were injured when the packed passenger train traveling between Cameroon’s two largest cities derailed and overturned.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:24 GMTPresident Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, center, in South Africa last year. South Africa has been criticized for not arresting Mr. Bashir, who faces charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.The move, reflecting concerns that crimes in other parts of the world are not adequately addressed, has prompted fear of an African exodus from the tribunal.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:50:01 GMTThe authorities declared a state of emergency amid a wave of demonstrations by people who say the government unlawfully seized their land.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:41:37 GMTJean-Pierre Bemba, center, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in March.Mr. Bemba and four others were found guilty by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:00:27 GMTIbrahim Mubarak, second from right, arguing during the final minutes of the Lagos Under-17 Monopoly Championship last month in Nigeria.The tournament had two aims, to break the world record for simultaneous players of the game, and to teach children strategies for saving and investing.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:00:13 GMTA protest in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, on Oct. 2. No place exposes the cracks in the narrative of Africa’s rising better than Ethiopia, which is one of the continent’s fastest-developing but most repressive nations.Protests, civil war and economic problems are undermining a recent belief that the African continent was in a period of strong economic growth.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:26:30 GMTMohamedou Ould Slahi, 45, was subjected in 2003 to a special interrogation at Guantánamo Bay. He denied involvement with terrorism and was never charged with a crime.Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose memoir detailing abuse at the prison was a best seller, denied any involvement with terrorism and was never charged.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:42:51 GMTAt a joyful ceremony, parents of the freed Nigerian girls heard them describe their two years of captivity.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:05:45 GMTA binding accord on a heat-trapping chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators could have a greater impact on global warming than the Paris pact of 2015.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:30:23 GMTUgandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia in 2012. About 200 to 300 American Special Operations troops work with soldiers from African nations to carry out raids, senior American military officials said.With lessons from the “Black Hawk Down” battle of 1993, the Obama administration has intensified America’s military role in the past year.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:15:07 GMTPresident Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in Berlin on Friday. He had made securing the release of the abducted girls a cornerstone of his campaign last year for the presidency.The country celebrated the release of 21 girls whom Boko Haram had seized from their school in April 2014, but many others remain unaccounted for.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:16:19 GMTOludolapo Osinbajo, left, the wife of Nigeria’s vice president, in Abuja on Thursday with some of the 21 girls who were released.Officials revealed last month that they had been negotiating with the Islamist militant group to gain the release of girls taken in April 2014.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:32:47 GMTThe lower house of Burundi’s Parliament voted on Wednesday to withdraw the country from the International Criminal Court.The country’s lower house of Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, something that other nations have threatened to do.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:12:55 GMTNigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram reuniting with their families after their release..The release of 21 kidnapped girls was both a joyous occasion and a sign of how much more it will take to defeat the extremist group.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:17:35 GMTIn a country enamored of dark humor, a common greeting among the middle class now is “Happy recession!”
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:58:00 GMTTatum Keshwar, a former Miss South Africa, walks in David Tlale’s show on the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in 2011.For “African Catwalk,” the Swedish photographer Per-Anders Pettersson spent five years documenting the energy of Africa’s emerging fashion industry.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:42:16 GMTSoukeyna is studing marketing in France. She is wearing her great-grandmother’s outfit from Ivory Coast.Joana Choumali, a photographer from Ivory Coast, is documenting modern African women wearing traditional clothing. She said these portraits allow her subjects to reconnect with their family history.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:21:59 GMTTrevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” who grew up in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Johannesburg. He’s the author of “Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood” (Spiegel & Grau).Born and raised in South Africa, Mr. Noah talks about growing up poor there, and his mother’s beat-up, tangerine Volkswagen Beetle.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:53:03 GMTAnnaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Sunday in the Park With George,” at City Center.In this gala performance, Mr. Gyllenhaal plays the French painter Georges Seurat at work. It’s another musical night to remember at City Center.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:22 GMTAt a practice this month in Oakland, Calif., the off-season acquisition Kevin Durant, second from left, joined Stephen Curry, third from left, and his other new teammates.Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, shoot. Purists and critics agree: It’s a sight to behold.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:50:08 GMTMaury Lerner batted .328 for the Boise Braves in 1957. Twenty years later, he was serving time at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Rhode Island.Baseball scouts used to scrutinize Maury Lerner’s every move. Then F.B.I. agents were the ones watching.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMTAiring and addressing them is a founding principle of American democracy. But what if a claim of injustice is just a grudge?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMTOmarosa ManigaultThe campaign official believes the Republican nominee can secure 15 percent of the African-American vote.