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Portugal Dominated Angola for Centuries. Now the Roles Are Reversed.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:04:08 GMT

The Estoril Sol Residence in Cascais, Portugal, is often referred to as the “Angolans’ building.”Money flowing into Portugal is coming from a former colony. And while Angola is often cited for corruption, Portugal has been singled out for its laxness in reining in money laundering.


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President Buhari Returns to Nigeria, Facing Serious Challenges

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:46:36 GMT

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, center, arriving in Abuja on Saturday. He returned to the country after more than three months in London for medical treatment.The president spent months abroad on medical leave as his country tries to dig out of recession while fighting a brutal war against Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group.


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Grace Mugabe Wins Diplomatic Immunity After Assault Accusations

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:29:37 GMT

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, Grace, at a youth rally in Marondera in June.The South African government said it had granted immunity to the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe after she was accused of whipping a model.


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Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens, Official Says

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:17:48 GMT

After heavy rains, the landslide buried about 50 households in the village of Tora, in an eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo.



Sierra Leone Mudslides Unlikely to Leave Survivors, Rescuers Say

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:13:02 GMT

Graves at the Paloko cemetery in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, on Thursday. Since the mudslides in Freetown, more than 400 bodies had been buried by late Thursday, and the government expected the death toll to rise.A search and rescue mission that had been carried out since heavy rains caused the collapse of a hillside has now all but turned into an effort to recover bodies.


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Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:47:47 GMT

Wayne LotterWayne Lotter, who helped found an organization to combat poaching and the ivory trade, was killed when two men opened the door to his car and one of them shot him.


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Flow of Migrants to Italy Slows, but Nobody Knows Why

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:42:47 GMT

Migrants in the Mediterranean early this month waiting for the Aquarius rescue ship, run by SOS Méditerranée and Doctors Without Borders. Italy and Libya have acted to make it harder for boats from nongovernmental organizations to operate in their waters.The main route to Europe is experiencing one of its longest lulls since the start of the migration crisis in 2014, though experts said it was unlikely to last.


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U.S. Faults U.N. Report on Killings of 2 Investigators in Congo

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:24:37 GMT

Two United Nations investigators, Zaida Catalán and Michael J. Sharp, were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasaï-Central Province, where violence has long been a constant threat. United Nations peacekeepers from Uruguay patrolled in armored vehicles there in March.An internal inquiry absolves the United Nations, suggests that the investigators did not take security measures, and fails to identify the killers.


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Jihadist Is Liable for $3.2 Million for Damage to Shrines in Mali

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:12:03 GMT

Two tombs at the ancient Djinguereber mosque in Timbuktu, Mali, were damaged in an attack by Islamist extremists in 2012.Because the convicted man is in prison and penniless, the International Criminal Court asked the court’s Trust Fund for Victims to pay the reparations.


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Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:18:18 GMT

A South Sudanese family crossing into Uganda in June. The United Nations refugee agency said about 1,800 people have fled across the border to Uganda every day for the past year.The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.


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Sierra Leone Buries Over 300 Mudslide Victims in Mass Graves

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:02:10 GMT

Relatives of mudslide victims waited to identify bodies on Wednesday at the Connaught Hospital morgue in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital.The disaster, which killed at least 400 people, awakens painful memories of past national traumas: the Ebola outbreak and Sierra Leone’s civil war.


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Zimbabwe’s First Lady Said to Seek Diplomatic Immunity Over Assault Claim

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:07:54 GMT

Grace Mugabe, right, the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, left, at a welcome-home event at Harare International Airport in 2016.A South African model said Grace Mugabe attacked her with an extension cord after finding her with the first lady’s two sons in a luxury hotel room in Johannesburg.


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Kenya Opposition Leader Says He’ll Expose Election Fraud

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:10:32 GMT

Raila Odinga, the leader of Kenya’s opposition party, said on Wednesday that he would challenge the results of the presidential election in the Supreme Court.Raila Odinga, who lost last week’s presidential election to the incumbent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, says he will challenge the result in the Supreme Court.


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Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 20 People in Northeastern Nigeria

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:55:58 GMT

The attack, which also wounded dozens of people, struck a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market.



Chaos in Central African Republic Imperils Aid Groups’ Work

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:06:50 GMT

Central African Republic army soldiers in April at Camp Kassai, outside Bangui, the capital. The poorly trained and equipped army of about 4,000 troops has been unable to assert control over the many armed factions vying for power.Mayhem is spreading, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and aid groups warn that “we cannot operate in a country where we are the target.”


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‘This Is Too Much for Us’: Sierra Leone Deluged by Mud and Grief

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:51:44 GMT

The Kaikai family’s home was destroyed on Monday by a mudslide in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.With hundreds dead and hundreds more missing after torrential rains and mudslides, residents of the country’s capital can’t find room for all the dead.


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Grace Mugabe Is Accused of Assault at Johannesburg Hotel

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:55:47 GMT

Grace Mugabe, wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, voluntarily reported to the South African police over an alleged assault. She has been married to Mr. Mugabe for more than two decades, and has emerged in recent years as a political force in her own right.The wife of Zimbabwe’s longtime president appeared at a police station in South Africa after being accused of hitting a woman in the forehead.


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