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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:30:18 GMTWorkers provided food for residents at a camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, Nigeria. With villagers from the countryside pouring in, the entire city has become a sprawling refugee camp.The militant group, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, has continued its bloody campaign, creating a growing humanitarian crisis.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:58:03 GMTThe police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse students.Protests by university students flared up after a government proposal that university fees could increase as much as 8 percent next year.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:48:53 GMTThe high commissioner for human rights blamed the government for using excessive force during political demonstrations and riots that may have killed over 50 people.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:05:04 GMTThe KhoiSan, hunter-gatherers living today in southern Africa, above, are among hundreds of indigenous people whose genetic makeup has provided new clues to human prehistory.Unprecedented DNA analyses of people in indigenous populations suggest that almost all non-Africans trace their roots to one migration from the continent.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:12:20 GMTThe headquarters of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, an opposition party, in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Tuesday after it was attacked.At least 25 people from opposing sides of a political divide have been killed in a burst of violence in Kinshasa in the past two days.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:29:00 GMTThe body of a domestic worker who was shot by the police lay in the back of a truck in Musaga, a neighborhood of Bujumbura, the capital, in January.Investigators said the government was responsible for the “vast majority” of abuses and urged international action to contain the country’s violence.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:57:59 GMTAllister Sparks, second from right, in Cape Town in 2011 with Bono, the U2 frontman, left; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, right; and Archbishop Tutu’s daughter Mpho, who co-wrote a biography of him with Mr. Sparks.As the editor of The Rand Daily Mail, Mr. Sparks exposed a covert government propaganda campaign that led South Africa’s president to resign.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:17:52 GMTCongolese protesters in Kinshasa, the capital, on Monday. They are calling on President Joseph Kabila to abide by term limits and step down.Many Congolese fear that President Joseph Kabila is trying to wiggle out of term limits and hold onto power indefinitely.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:37:54 GMTThe government has denounced a report that accuses the leaders on both sides of the country’s civil war of stoking violence to amass illegal wealth.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:30:23 GMTIn a scene caught on cellphone video, a police officer in Ivory Coast killed an unarmed theft suspect.Citizens are increasingly deploying social media in nations where corruption and abuse by security forces sometimes occur with few repercussions.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:44:41 GMTA screen grab made last month from a video shows a man described as a Boko Haram fighter with a group of girls said to be some of those abducted from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014.More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group in July 2015, and three times government negotiations have failed.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:07:09 GMTOfficials inspecting a piece of debris found off the coast of Tanzania this summer, more than two years after Malaysia Airlines’ Flight 370 disappeared. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau matched the piece’s serial number and confirmed that it is from the missing plane.The Boeing 777-200 part, found on a Tanzanian island, came from Flight 370, which mysteriously disappeared in March 2014, officials said.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:06:31 GMTA rebel fighter prepared to tow away a government truck mounted with a machine gun that was hit by a NATO airstrike near Brega, Libya, in April 2011.A parliamentary committee said the former prime minister, David Cameron, “was ultimately responsible for the failure to develop a coherent Libya strategy.”
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:30:35 GMTA jute suitcase containing 100 blocks of hashish in the office of the Guardia di Finanza, the Italian financial police force, in Palermo, Italy. The blocks were among 13 tons of hashish seized from the cargo ship Munzur in December.Hashish from Morocco was once smuggled to Europe a speedboat at a time. But the trafficking has escalated to huge cargo ships, on a route including a chaotic stretch of Libya.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:45:52 GMTAllegations of a fraudulent election put Gabon’s stability at risk.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 22:42:58 GMTWhen the results finally were announced, a curious set of returns from one province — the incumbent’s — gave him the slimmest of victories over me.
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, 27 Sep 2016 21:31:20 GMTStephen Colbert and members of “The Late Show” staff watch Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton during Monday’s presidential debate, hoping to capitalize on its huge viewership.In the battle against Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, Mr. Colbert is taking a hands-on approach that includes more topical humor and live episodes.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:29:48 GMTDonald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday.In their first debate, the two candidates’ stage styles served as campaign arguments in themselves.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMTChris Thile in Highland Park, Ill., in June.Chris Thile, a 35-year-old mandolin player, aims to find out.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:18:39 GMTHillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the presidential debate on Monday.On Monday night, Hillary Clinton used the Republican candidate’s own tactics against him.