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What a Reporter Found in the Sweep of the East Africa Bureau

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:54:51 GMT

The author in Kenya’s Kibera slum in 2013.It was only in cleaning out all the drawers and leaving the cupboards as empty as Jeffrey Gettleman found them that he saw how he had covered this part of the world.


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E.U. Court Urged to Punish Hungary and Slovakia for Resisting Migrant Plan

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:15:37 GMT

Migrants washing their clothes at an abandoned factory, which has become their temporary home, in Patras, Greece, in June.The nations were criticized for hampering efforts to relieve the burden on Greece and Italy, where refugees arrived in huge numbers in 2015 and 2016.


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Keith Baird, Linguist Who Fought the Use of ‘Negro,’ Dies at 94

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:46:43 GMT

Keith Baird in 2015. He argued in favor of using the term Afro-American.Mr. Baird, a native of Barbados who became a teacher and administrator in New York City schools and at various colleges, argued for the term Afro-American.


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Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:52:17 GMT

A presentation Sunday at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris, where research on a South African child in H.I.V. remission was presented.A girl in South Africa, born infected with the virus, was given early treatment and remained free of the infection eight years later, scientists reported on Monday.


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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Affluence Without Abundance’

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:58:42 GMT

The author James Suzman.In his new book, James Suzman writes about the Bushmen hunter-gatherers and what they have taught him about how the modern world lives.


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When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:47:04 GMT

A market in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country has been racked with political and economic instability after its longtime president refused to step down as required last year.The deeply unpopular president, Joseph Kabila, was supposed to step down in December. But he refused, setting off a political and economic crisis that may turn violent.


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For Ethiopia’s Underemployed Youth, Life Can Center on a Leaf

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:35:16 GMT

A farmer collecting khat in Infranz, a village in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The young and underemployed are increasingly chewing khat, a psychotropic leaf that has amphetaminelike effects.About half of Ethiopia’s youth are thought to chew khat, a psychotropic leaf. Officials consider such widespread use of the drug, blamed on a lack of work, “a huge problem” for the country’s future.


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Amnesty International Accuses Cameroon of Torturing Suspects

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:32:57 GMT

More than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon’s security forces after being accused of having links to the extremist group Boko Haram, the human rights group reported.



Cecil the Lion’s Son Xanda Killed by a Trophy Hunter

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:41:28 GMT

Xanda in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.The lion was shot in Zimbabwe during what a researcher said was a legal hunt, two years after Cecil was killed by an American dentist.


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A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:17 GMT

A male chimpanzee hooting in the wild forests of western Uganda. Deforestation in the country is occurring at some of the fastest rates on Earth, shrinking the habitat of this endangered species.A new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.


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