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Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:07:29 GMT

Vincent Nguini, far right, warming up before a performance with Paul Simon at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Va., in 2016.Mr. Simon called the Cameroonian-born Mr. Nguini, a member of his band for 30 years, “the most creative musician I’ve ever worked with.”


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Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:13:45 GMT

French soldiers patrolling past Hutu troops from the Rwandan government forces in 1994.The findings of an independent study could exacerbate a long diplomatic feud over accountability for one of Africa’s worst atrocities.


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South African Court Rejects Zuma’s Bid to Block Corruption Inquiry

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:07:33 GMT

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa at a session of Parliament last month in Cape Town.The ruling against the president came days before a major political gathering to choose a new leader of the African National Congress.


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Oscar Pistorius Is Bruised in Prison Brawl

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:33:28 GMT

Oscar Pistorius arriving at a court in Pretoria, South Africa, in July 2016.The South African prisons authorities said the altercation at Atteridgeville Correctional Center would be investigated and that “appropriate action” would be taken.


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Pentagon Foresees at Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:01:26 GMT

The United States has undertaken an escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia.In a proposal, the Defense Department is also seeking looser oversight of its operations in Somalia, where it doubled the number of airstrikes it carried out this year.


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U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:51:36 GMT

Undocumented immigrants waited to board an ICE charter jet in Mesa, Ariz., in 2015. This week, dozens of Somali citizens were on a flight to Somalia that made it only as far as Senegal before turning around.The Somalis boarded a flight to the war-torn country on Thursday, but the plane only made it as far as Senegal. Immigration officials cited logistical issues.


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Weeks After Mugabe Fell, Zimbabwe Remains in the Army’s Grip

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:14:33 GMT

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe unveiled a plaque naming a tree he planted as part of the ZANU-PF annual congress in Harare, the capital, on Friday.The governing ZANU-PF party, now led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, consolidated power ahead of elections scheduled for next year.


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