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On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers

On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers

On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers Although analysts initially estimated the T.P.L.F. had 250,000 men under arms, it quickly became clear that its force was much smaller. Government soldiers and allied ethnic militias surrounded the T.P.L.F.’s forces by sealing Ethiopia’s borders with Eritrea and Sudan, effectively …

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New Bat Species With Orangutan Hue Discovered in West Africa

New Bat Species With Orangutan Hue Discovered in West Africa

New Bat Species With Orangutan Hue Discovered in West Africa New Bat Species With Orangutan Hue Discovered in West Africa In 2018, scientists set out on an expedition to survey the habitat of an endangered bat species in the West African country of Guinea. One night, a trap turned up something unusual: a new species of bat with a fiery …

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Has Africa been spared? Researchers say the numbers of cases and deaths are probably undercounted.

Has Africa been spared? Researchers say the numbers of cases and deaths are probably undercounted.

Has Africa been spared? Researchers say the numbers of cases and deaths are probably undercounted. Has Africa been spared? Researchers say the numbers of cases and deaths are probably undercounted. LAGOS, Nigeria — As the pandemic has swept across the world, it has become increasingly evident that in a vast majority of countries on the African continent, most deaths are …

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As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come

As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come

As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come The coronavirus killed far fewer people in Africa than in Europe and the Americas, leading to a widespread perception that it was a disease of the West. Now, a tide of new cases on …

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House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000

House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000

House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000 House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000 Four Bedrooms and a Lap Pool in Hout Bay $760,000 (11.2 MILLION SOUTH AFRICAN RAND) This four-bedroom house sits at the foot of the Skoorsteenberg peaks in Hout Bay, a coastal suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, where hikers and …

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Navy Warship’s Secret Mission Off West Africa Aims to Help Punish Venezuela

Navy Warship’s Secret Mission Off West Africa Aims to Help Punish Venezuela

Navy Warship’s Secret Mission Off West Africa Aims to Help Punish Venezuela Navy Warship’s Secret Mission Off West Africa Aims to Help Punish Venezuela WASHINGTON — For the past month, the Navy cruiser San Jacinto had sailed off the West African island nation of Cape Verde on a secret mission aimed at helping deal a major blow to President Nicolás …

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Edward J. Perkins, 92, Dies; First Black U.S. Envoy to South Africa

Edward J. Perkins, 92, Dies; First Black U.S. Envoy to South Africa

Edward J. Perkins, 92, Dies; First Black U.S. Envoy to South Africa Edward J. Perkins, 92, Dies; First Black U.S. Envoy to South Africa When Edward J. Perkins was a student at a segregated school in Pine Bluff, Ark., his history teacher taught the class about the brutal racial oppression in South Africa. It was even worse, the students were …

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South Africa and Malawi Quarrel Over Fate of Shepherd Bushiri, a Fugitive Preacher

South Africa and Malawi Quarrel Over Fate of Shepherd Bushiri, a Fugitive Preacher

South Africa and Malawi Quarrel Over Fate of Shepherd Bushiri, a Fugitive Preacher South Africa and Malawi Quarrel Over Fate of Shepherd Bushiri, a Fugitive Preacher “Our coming to Malawi, hence, is a tactical withdrawal from the Republic of South Africa solely meant to preserve our lives,” he said. His spokesman did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The …

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Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa

Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa

Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa JOHANNESBURG — A top member of South Africa’s governing African National Congress party appeared in court on Friday, charged with corruption, in a rare sign that powerful members of the party could be held to account for endemic pilfering of public funds …

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Killing of White Farmer Becomes a Flash Point in South Africa

Killing of White Farmer Becomes a Flash Point in South Africa

Killing of White Farmer Becomes a Flash Point in South Africa Killing of White Farmer Becomes a Flash Point in South Africa SENEKAL, South Africa — A young white farm manager was found earlier this month strangled and tied to a pole on a farm in the eastern part of the Free State province, police said. Two Black men were …

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