Africa

Ethiopian Workers Are Forced to Return Home, Some With Coronavirus

Ethiopian Workers Are Forced to Return Home, Some With Coronavirus

Ethiopian Workers Are Forced to Return Home, Some With Coronavirus Ethiopian Workers Are Forced to Return Home, Some With Coronavirus ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Unemployed and shunned as possible coronavirus carriers, Ethiopian migrant laborers are returning home by the thousands, placing a huge strain on Ethiopia’s poorly equipped medical system. More than 30,000 workers have re-entered Ethiopia since mid-March, according …

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Zimbabwe Locks Down Capital, Thwarting Planned Protests

Zimbabwe Locks Down Capital, Thwarting Planned Protests

Zimbabwe Locks Down Capital, Thwarting Planned Protests Zimbabwe Locks Down Capital, Thwarting Planned Protests HARARE, Zimbabwe — When Robert Mugabe was ousted as president of Zimbabwe in a coup in 2017, many in the country hoped for an end to the repression and mismanagement that had characterized his 37 years in office. But when protesters tried to gather on Friday …

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For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep

For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep

For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep MISSIRAH, Senegal — The couscous was all ready for the lunchtime crowd in Yassin Dicko’s restaurant near one of the biggest sheep markets in Senegal. But except for family members, the place was empty. Ms. Dicko’s usual customers, shepherds from …

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Compensation for Embassy Bombing Victims Could Imperil Thaw With Sudan

Compensation for Embassy Bombing Victims Could Imperil Thaw With Sudan

Compensation for Embassy Bombing Victims Could Imperil Thaw With Sudan Compensation for Embassy Bombing Victims Could Imperil Thaw With Sudan “Will this make up for all the pain and suffering, and all the pain that I put my family through, with my PTSD?” Mr. Khaliq asked. “No, it doesn’t. But I also feel like it at least gets to some …

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Pentagon Admits to Civilian Casualties in Somalia for a Third Time

Pentagon Admits to Civilian Casualties in Somalia for a Third Time

Pentagon Admits to Civilian Casualties in Somalia for a Third Time Pentagon Admits to Civilian Casualties in Somalia for a Third Time WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has admitted for the third time that its bombing campaign against terrorist groups in Somalia, which has been underway for more than a decade, had caused civilian casualties there, a military report said on …

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Benjamin Mkapa, Ex-President of Tanzania, Dies at 81

Benjamin Mkapa, Ex-President of Tanzania, Dies at 81

Benjamin Mkapa, Ex-President of Tanzania, Dies at 81 Benjamin Mkapa, Ex-President of Tanzania, Dies at 81 Before becoming president, Mr. Mkapa worked in various capacities in government for almost three decades. In the 1970s, he was employed as the presidential information officer for Julius Nyerere, the founding father of modern Tanzania. Mr. Mkapa later became a lawmaker, and he served …

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Video Surfaces of Execution of Aid Workers Abducted in Nigeria

Video Surfaces of Execution of Aid Workers Abducted in Nigeria

Video Surfaces of Execution of Aid Workers Abducted in Nigeria Video Surfaces of Execution of Aid Workers Abducted in Nigeria DAKAR, Senegal — A Nigerian terrorist group has executed five men — most of them aid workers — who disappeared while providing assistance in the northeastern state of Borno last month. A video surfaced on Wednesday showing the men kneeling …

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Andrew Mlangeni, Ally of Mandela in Anti-Apartheid Struggle, Dies at 95

Andrew Mlangeni, Ally of Mandela in Anti-Apartheid Struggle, Dies at 95

Andrew Mlangeni, Ally of Mandela in Anti-Apartheid Struggle, Dies at 95 Andrew Mlangeni, Ally of Mandela in Anti-Apartheid Struggle, Dies at 95 Faced at home with powerful, white-led security forces and an all-pervasive secret police, the would-be freedom fighters played a cat-and-mouse game to avoid detection as they planned their journey to China as representatives of the outlawed African National …

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Cosmas Magaya, Musician and Teacher of African Traditions, Dies at 66

Cosmas Magaya, Musician and Teacher of African Traditions, Dies at 66

Cosmas Magaya, Musician and Teacher of African Traditions, Dies at 66 Cosmas Magaya, Musician and Teacher of African Traditions, Dies at 66 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. In his village in northern Zimbabwe, Cosmas Magaya played music to summon ancestral spirits at traditional rituals of …

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Omar Hassan al-Bashir Goes on Trial in Sudan Over 1989 Coup

Omar Hassan al-Bashir Goes on Trial in Sudan Over 1989 Coup

Omar Hassan al-Bashir Goes on Trial in Sudan Over 1989 Coup Omar Hassan al-Bashir Goes on Trial in Sudan Over 1989 Coup CAIRO — Three decades ago, a little-known army officer named Omar Hassan al-Bashir seized power in Sudan, ushering in a long period of brutal rule that would push the sprawling African country into a series of destabilizing wars, …

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