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Attacks in Somalia Leave at Least 5 Dead

Attacks in Somalia Leave at Least 5 Dead

Attacks in Somalia Leave at Least 5 Dead Attacks in Somalia Leave at Least 5 Dead NAIROBI, Kenya — Attacks in two of Somalia’s largest cities killed five people and wounded 16 others Saturday, in the latest example of the chronic failure of the country’s security sector to crack down on terrorist groups. In the capital, Mogadishu, a suicide car …

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George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home

George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home

George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan and American protesters knelt outside the United States Embassy in Nairobi one morning last month, outraged at George Floyd’s killing and the racism and brutality they saw across the Atlantic. But they …

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Coldcut + Tony Allen and African Artists = Studio Electricity

Coldcut + Tony Allen and African Artists = Studio Electricity

Coldcut + Tony Allen and African Artists = Studio Electricity Coldcut + Tony Allen and African Artists = Studio Electricity Keleketla! isn’t a group. It’s a studio assemblage of British, South African, Nigerian, American and more musicians that recorded mostly in South Africa and England, produced by the English electronic-music duo Coldcut. From its beginnings in the 1980s, Coldcut — …

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Killing of Hachalu Hundessa Shows Ethiopia’s ‘Combustible’ Politics

Killing of Hachalu Hundessa Shows Ethiopia’s ‘Combustible’ Politics

Killing of Hachalu Hundessa Shows Ethiopia’s ‘Combustible’ Politics Killing of Hachalu Hundessa Shows Ethiopia’s ‘Combustible’ Politics NAIROBI, Kenya — In life, Hachalu Hundessa’s protest songs roused and united Ethiopians yearning for freedom and justice. He is doing the same in death, with thousands flocking on Thursday to bury him in Ambo, the town 60 miles west of the Ethiopian capital …

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Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian Singer and Activist, Is Shot Dead

Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian Singer and Activist, Is Shot Dead

Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian Singer and Activist, Is Shot Dead Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian Singer and Activist, Is Shot Dead NAIROBI, Kenya — Hachalu Hundessa, a prominent Ethiopian singer, songwriter and activist, has been shot dead in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in a killing that risked heightening tensions in a nation taking stuttering steps toward establishing a multiparty democracy. Mr. Hundessa, …

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Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class

Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class

Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class NAIROBI, Kenya — James Gichina started out 15 years ago as a driver shuttling travelers from the airport, worked his way up to safari guide, and with the help of some bank loans, bought two minivans of his own to ferry vacationers around. His clients were, …

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Elsa Joubert, 97, Dies; Afrikaans Writer Explored Black Reality

Elsa Joubert, 97, Dies; Afrikaans Writer Explored Black Reality

Elsa Joubert, 97, Dies; Afrikaans Writer Explored Black Reality Elsa Joubert, 97, Dies; Afrikaans Writer Explored Black Reality This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Elsa Joubert, one of South Africa’s best-known writers in the Afrikaans language, whose apartheid-era novel “The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena” opened …

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Over, W.H.O. Says

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Over, W.H.O. Says

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Over, W.H.O. Says Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Over, W.H.O. Says NAIROBI, Kenya — The second-worst Ebola outbreak in history is over, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, after nearly two years and 2,280 deaths. Efforts to fight the outbreak in eastern Congo were hampered by mistrust from community members, feuds between government officials, …

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Dan Foster, the American-Born ‘Big Dawg’ of Nigerian Radio, Dies at 61

Dan Foster, the American-Born ‘Big Dawg’ of Nigerian Radio, Dies at 61

Dan Foster, the American-Born ‘Big Dawg’ of Nigerian Radio, Dies at 61 Dan Foster, the American-Born ‘Big Dawg’ of Nigerian Radio, Dies at 61 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Dan Foster had a big voice, a love of giving away gifts and a light touch …

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Suicide Bombing Targets Major Turkish Military Base in Somalia

Dozens Missing After Ferry in Solomon Islands Defies Cyclone Warning

Suicide Bombing Targets Major Turkish Military Base in Somalia Suicide Bombing Targets Major Turkish Military Base in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside Turkey’s largest overseas military base in Mogadishu on Tuesday, Somali officials said, the latest reminder of Somalia’s struggle to curb the deadly attacks that have haunted the …

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