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The Earliest Human Burial in Africa

The Earliest Human Burial in Africa

The Earliest Human Burial in Africa The Earliest Human Burial in Africa Researchers have identified the earliest known human burial in Africa at Panga ya Saidi, a cave near the Kenyan coast. A child, probably a boy of about 2-1/2 to 3 years old, was placed in a pit about 78,000 years ago, laid carefully on his side, curled up, …

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Somali lawmakers reverse president’s extended stay in power Senate Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Mogadishu United Nations Horn of Africa

Somali lawmakers reverse president's extended stay in power Senate Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Mogadishu United Nations Horn of Africa

Somali lawmakers reverse president’s extended stay in power Senate Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Mogadishu United Nations Horn of Africa Somali lawmakers reverse president’s extended stay in power Senate Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Mogadishu United Nations Horn of Africa The controversial two-year term extension for Somalia’s president evaporated Saturday after intense public pressure, as the lower house of parliament approved his request to …

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Somalia’s parliament votes to extend president’s mandate Parliament Horn of Africa Somaliland United Nations Mogadishu

Somalia's parliament votes to extend president's mandate Parliament Horn of Africa Somaliland United Nations Mogadishu

Somalia’s parliament votes to extend president’s mandate Parliament Horn of Africa Somaliland United Nations Mogadishu Somalia’s parliament votes to extend president’s mandate Parliament Horn of Africa Somaliland United Nations Mogadishu Somalia’s parliament on Monday voted to effectively extend the mandate of the president and federal government by two years in an attempt to end a political crisis after national elections …

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As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them

As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them

As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them “Saying ‘Oh, there’s locusts in northern Kenya’ doesn’t help at all,” Mr. Cressman said. “We need longitude and latitude coordinates in real time.” Rather than try to rewrite the locust-tracking software for newer tablets, Mr. Cressman thought it would be …

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Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims

Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims

Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims Oxfam has suspended two staff members over accusations of sexual misconduct in the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent years, the British charity said on Friday, months after commissioning a broader investigation into abuse claims in the central African nation. …

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FIFA Has a Plan for Africa. But Who Does It Serve?

FIFA Has a Plan for Africa. But Who Does It Serve?

FIFA Has a Plan for Africa. But Who Does It Serve? FIFA Has a Plan for Africa. But Who Does It Serve? It reminds me of the time Gianni walked into a FIFA Council meeting and told the board to sign a document that would allow him to sell the Club World Cup to private investors (who turned out to …

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Ships Reroute Around Africa as Suez Canal Stays Blocked: Live Updates

Ships Reroute Around Africa as Suez Canal Stays Blocked: Live Updates Ships Reroute Around Africa as Suez Canal Stays Blocked: Live Updates Here’s what you need to know: Ships are anchored in the Suez Canal in Ismailia, on Thursday.Credit…Khaled Elfiqi/EPA, via Shutterstock Shipowners are beginning to reroute ships bound for the Suez Canal around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, a …

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Janice McLaughlin, Nun Who Exposed Abuse in Africa, Dies at 79

Katharine Q. Seelye

Janice McLaughlin, Nun Who Exposed Abuse in Africa, Dies at 79 Janice McLaughlin, Nun Who Exposed Abuse in Africa, Dies at 79 Sister Janice McLaughlin, an American nun who was imprisoned by the white minority government in war-torn Rhodesia for exposing atrocities against its Black citizens, then returned to help the new country of Zimbabwe establish an educational system, died …

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Some Elephants in Africa Are Just a Step From Extinction

Some Elephants in Africa Are Just a Step From Extinction

Some Elephants in Africa Are Just a Step From Extinction Some Elephants in Africa Are Just a Step From Extinction While some African elephants parade across the savanna and thrill tourists on safari, others are more discreet. They stay hidden in the forests, eating fruit. “You feel pretty lucky when you catch sight of them,” said Kathleen Gobush, a Seattle-based …

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South Africa Court Set to Rule on Jacob Zuma, and an Era of Impunity

South Africa Court Set to Rule on Jacob Zuma, and an Era of Impunity

South Africa Court Set to Rule on Jacob Zuma, and an Era of Impunity South Africa Court Set to Rule on Jacob Zuma, and an Era of Impunity JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For nearly three years, South African investigators have been unearthing a web of corruption around the former president, Jacob Zuma, in a public inquiry that has captivated the …

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