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Tunisia Polls Suggest Conservative Professor Wins Election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia’s presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday’s runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Kais Saied’s supporters exploded with joy, celebrating on the main boulevard of Tunis even though …

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Gunmen Strike Mosque in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU — Gunmen killed about 15 people in an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso during prayers on Friday evening, a security source and a local official told Reuters. The gunmen entered the mosque in the village of Salmossi, in the north of the West African country, and opened …

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Botched Medical Procedures May Have Led to Death of U.S. Soldier

The American military’s Africa Command had no immediate comment on the investigation. The Green Beret team’s mission on June 8, alongside their Somali counterparts, was to push into Shabaab-held territory, where the militants had been instigating attacks from, and build the small base that would later be renamed after Sergeant …

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A Writer’s Favorite Spots in Nairobi

The prominent author Zukiswa Wanner, born to a South African father and a Zimbabwean mother in Zambia, has a complicated relationship with Nairobi, the Kenyan capital and her adopted city of seven years. “In its many layers, Nairobi has the beauty and the frustrations of all African cities I love,” …

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U.N. Report Bolsters Theory That Hammarskjold Plane Was Downed

A prominent jurist investigating the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed the United Nations secretary general, Dag Hammarskjold, in southern Africa has concluded that the aircraft may have been attacked, and that four nations — Britain, Russia, South Africa and the United States — may be withholding information that could …

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