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Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:30:27 GMT

The United States Embassy in London, also known as the American mission to the Court of St. James’s.In embassies around the world, some of America’s diplomats are being dressed down by their host nations. Others are considering leaving their posts.

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Sudan Jails Journalists in New Sign of Repression

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:42:58 GMT

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan during an independence day celebration in Khartoum last month. His government has ratcheted up censorship.The arrests of seven reporters covering economic protests reflect what advocacy groups call increasingly harsh censorship in the vast African country.

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Roy Bennett, White Zimbabwean With Black Political Base, Dies in U.S. Helicopter Crash

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:40:39 GMT

Roy Bennett, a leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, in Zimbabwe in 2010. Mr. Bennett was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday in New Mexico.Mr. Bennett, 60, was a coffee grower whose farm was seized as part of the land redistribution program of Robert G. Mugabe. He was a formidable leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party.

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Gabon Says It Busted a Major Ivory Smuggling Network

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:00:14 GMT

President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, right, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya speaking to reporters after officials set ablaze stockpiles of smuggled elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns in Nairobi in 2016.Officials said they had dismantled an ivory trafficking network with links to Boko Haram in a region where poaching has decimated the elephant population.

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Suicide Bombers Attack Market in Nigeria, Killing at Least 12

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:07:48 GMT

An injured girl was aided by a rescue worker after suicide bombers struck a market in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Wednesday.The attack, which also wounded at least 48 people, struck a market in the northern city of Maiduguri that has been hit several times by Boko Haram militants.

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Gunmen Kidnap 2 Americans and 2 Canadians in Nigeria

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:37:00 GMT

The gunmen killed two police officers as they seized the visitors, who are investors setting up solar stations.

Books News: Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:45:09 GMT

Actress Lupita Nyong’o at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York, on Jan. 9.Drawing on her experience as a child who felt self-conscious about her dark skin, the actress hopes to help other kids reimagine what is beautiful.

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Keorapetse Kgositsile, 79, South African Poet and Activist, Dies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:44:37 GMT

Keorapetse Kgositsile in an undated photograph. In New York he fell in with writers and musicians, among them Hugh Masekela, Amiri Baraka (then known as LeRoi Jones) and Ishmael Reed.He received acclaim while living in the United States; when he returned to South Africa after the fall of apartheid, he was welcomed as a hero.

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Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:36:10 GMT

President Trump greeting President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria at a working luncheon in honor of African leaders in New York last September.Experts fear that the president’s remarks about “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

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Boko Haram Video Is Said to Show Captured Girls From Chibok

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:09:45 GMT

In an image from a video released by the extremist group Boko Haram, girls said to be among those abducted from the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 say they will never go home.In the video, a girl who claims she is among the kidnapped students from Chibok says she is happy being with the fighters of the extremist group. Her identity was not confirmed.

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Lesotho Diamond Weighs More Than a Baseball

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:00:37 GMT

The 910-carat diamond found at the Letseng mine in Lesotho is the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found.The stone, the world’s fifth-biggest, is a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars.

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Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:33:36 GMT

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia waiting to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2015.Senior members of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party accused her of supporting the opposition candidate George Weah, who is now president-elect.

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Tunisia’s Government Pledges Improvements After Protests

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:48:22 GMT

Tunisians marked the seventh anniversary of their revolution in Tunis on Sunday.Officials promised to better the daily lives of Tunisians, but protesters and government opponents voiced skepticism.

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H&M Closes Stores in South Africa Amid Protests Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:30:54 GMT

An H&M store in Johannesburg on Saturday after a protest by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters.Outrage over a photograph of a black child modeling a sweatshirt with the words “coolest monkey in the jungle” led to protests in several cities.

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