Africa

The Legacy of America’s Post-9/11 Turn to Torture

The Legacy of America’s Post-9/11 Turn to Torture

The Legacy of America’s Post-9/11 Turn to Torture The Legacy of America’s Post-9/11 Turn to Torture NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — Mohamedou Ould Slahi is almost clinical as he recalls details of the torture he endured in the summer of 2003 at Guantánamo Bay. There were the guards who menaced him with attack dogs and beat him so badly they broke his …

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US Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup

US Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup

US Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup US Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup NAIROBI, Kenya — American Green Berets were training local forces in the West African nation of Guinea last weekend when their charges peeled away for a mission not listed in any military …

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Africa’s C.D.C. Director Urges Wealthy Nations to Forego Covid Vaccine Boosters

Africa’s C.D.C. Director Urges Wealthy Nations to Forego Covid Vaccine Boosters

Africa’s C.D.C. Director Urges Wealthy Nations to Forego Covid Vaccine Boosters Africa’s C.D.C. Director Urges Wealthy Nations to Forego Covid Vaccine Boosters The decision by some rich nations to offer booster shots will hinder coronavirus vaccine access for low-income countries, the director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday, arguing there is no conclusive evidence …

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Islamists See Big Losses in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections

Islamists See Big Losses in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections

Islamists See Big Losses in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections Islamists See Big Losses in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections Morocco’s moderate Islamist party suffered major losses in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, a stinging setback in one of the last countries where Islamists had risen to power after the Arab Spring protests. Moroccans cast ballots in legislative, municipal and regional races, the first such …

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Jacob Zuma of South Africa Is Granted Medical Parole

Jacob Zuma of South Africa Is Granted Medical Parole

Jacob Zuma of South Africa Is Granted Medical Parole Jacob Zuma of South Africa Is Granted Medical Parole Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, has been released on medical parole a little over two months after he was ordered imprisoned on contempt charges. The government’s department of correctional services said in a statement on Sunday that Mr. Zuma’s …

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Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea

Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea

Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea The head of Guinea’s special forces appeared on state television on Sunday and announced the suspension of the West African country’s Constitution after a morning of heavy gunfire and reports of a coup in the capital, Conakry. The move comes barely a year after the president, …

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Indian vs. Black: Vigilante Killings Upend a South African Town

Indian vs. Black: Vigilante Killings Upend a South African Town

Indian vs. Black: Vigilante Killings Upend a South African Town Indian vs. Black: Vigilante Killings Upend a South African Town Later in the day, the family began seeing pictures and videos of their bodies, bloodied and seemingly lifeless, on social media. One Indian homeowner in Phoenix, who spoke anonymously for fear of retribution, said that he saw the two men …

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How Nania The Elephant Beat the Odds

Reuniting an Orphan Elephant and Her Mom, Perhaps, With DNA and Luck

How Nania The Elephant Beat the Odds How Nania The Elephant Beat the Odds The elephant was alone and dehydrated when villagers first found her. It was September 2017, and the motherless mammal wandering near Boromo in Burkina Faso was only 2 or 3 months old. “She was tiny,” said Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, who is currently the senior program officer for …

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Waste From Mine in Angola Kills 12 Downstream in Congo, Minister Says

Waste From Mine in Angola Kills 12 Downstream in Congo, Minister Says

Waste From Mine in Angola Kills 12 Downstream in Congo, Minister Says Waste From Mine in Angola Kills 12 Downstream in Congo, Minister Says LUANDA, Angola — First, the river turned red. Then dead fish by the ton floated up to the surface. Then thousands of people started getting sick. Now, 12 people have died in the Democratic Republic of …

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Ethiopian Rebels Looted American Aid Stores, U.S. Official Says

Ethiopian Rebels Looted American Aid Stores, U.S. Official Says

Ethiopian Rebels Looted American Aid Stores, U.S. Official Says Ethiopian Rebels Looted American Aid Stores, U.S. Official Says NAIROBI, Kenya — Fighters from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have looted food stores holding U.S. government aid as Ethiopia’s civil war spreads into new areas and hunger rises across the country, America’s top aid official there has charged. Tigrayan fighters leading a …

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