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Militants Bomb Kenya Hotel, Killing 12; Shabab Claim Responsibility

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:02:27 GMT

The 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.

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More Migrants Leave Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp as Demolition Begins

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:46:06 GMT

So far 2,574 of an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people have left the camp, which the French government plans to close.

Kenya Spares the Lives of Everyone on Its Death Row

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:24:37 GMT

President 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.

Freed Sailors Recount Years of Torture at the Hands of Somali Pirates

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:17:57 GMT

Freed 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.

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Kigeli V, the Last King of Rwanda, Dies at 80

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:48:03 GMT

Kigeli 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.

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26 Asian Sailors Released After Ransom, Somali Pirate Says

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:49:19 GMT

The 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.

Egyptian Army Officer Killed Outside Home; Militant Group Is Suspected

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:44:02 GMT

The 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.

Discovering Contemporary African Art, With a Curator as a Guide

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:40:33 GMT

Bisi 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.

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Train Derails in Cameroon, Leaving Dozens Dead

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:49:43 GMT

Passengers 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.

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South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:24 GMT

President 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.

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Ethiopia Arrests Hundreds of ‘Ringleaders and Bandits’ in Effort to Quell Protests

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:50:01 GMT

The authorities declared a state of emergency amid a wave of demonstrations by people who say the government unlawfully seized their land.

Jean-Pierre Bemba, Congolese Politician Imprisoned for War Crimes, Is Convicted of Witness Tampering

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:41:37 GMT

Jean-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.

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Lagos Journal: Monopoly Tournament in Nigeria Mirrors Chaos of the Real-Life Property Market

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:00:27 GMT

Ibrahim 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.

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Memo From Nairobi: ‘Africa Rising’? ‘Africa Reeling’ May Be More Fitting Now

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:00:13 GMT

A 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.

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‘Guantánamo Diary’ Writer Is Sent Home to Mauritania

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:26:30 GMT

Mohamedou 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.

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21 Chibok Schoolgirls, Reuniting With Parents, Tell of Boko Haram Slavery

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:42:51 GMT

At a joyful ceremony, parents of the freed Nigerian girls heard them describe their two years of captivity.

Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:05:45 GMT

A 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.

In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:30:23 GMT

Ugandan 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.

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In Nigeria, Joy for Girls Freed by Boko Haram. What of the Rest?

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:15:07 GMT

President 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.

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21 Girls Kidnapped From Chibok School Released by Boko Haram, Nigeria Says

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:16:19 GMT

Oludolapo 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.

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Raising Fears of a Flight from International Criminal Court, Burundi Heads for Exit

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:32:47 GMT

The 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.

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Editorial: All the Victims of Boko Haram

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:12:55 GMT

Nigerian 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.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Nigeria’s Failed Promises

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:17:35 GMT

In a country enamored of dark humor, a common greeting among the middle class now is “Happy recession!”

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Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:58:00 GMT

Tatum 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.

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Lens Blog: Young Africans, Wrapped in Tradition

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:42:16 GMT

Soukeyna 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.

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Trevor Noah: The First Time I Drove a Car. (I Was 6.)

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:21:59 GMT

Trevor 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.

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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Shines in a Joyous ‘Sunday in the Park With George’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:53:03 GMT

Annaleigh 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.

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The Golden State Warriors Play the Beautiful Game

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:22 GMT

At 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.

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The Big League Prospect Who Became a Mob Hit Man

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:50:08 GMT

Maury 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.

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First Words: From ‘Hamilton’ to Donald Trump: Are All ‘Grievances’ Created Equal?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Airing and addressing them is a founding principle of American democracy. But what if a claim of injustice is just a grudge?

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Talk: Omarosa Manigault Changed Parties for Trump

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Omarosa ManigaultThe campaign official believes the Republican nominee can secure 15 percent of the African-American vote.

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