Africa

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says NAIROBI, Kenya — Eritrean troops continue to commit atrocities in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, despite assurances by Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, that they were leaving, a senior United Nations official said Thursday. Mr. Abiy has come under …

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Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnation

Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnation

Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnation Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnation NAIROBI, Kenya — In a highly contentious move, Somalia’s president has extended his own term in office by two years, drawing condemnation from the United States and other allies who viewed the move as a naked power grab and feared it could …

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With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny AMSTERDAM — When the Dutch artist Renzo Martens presented his film “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty” at Tate Modern in London in 2010, he couldn’t help but notice the many Unilever logos painted across the museum’s white walls. Unilever, …

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Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack in Kenya That Killed 3 Americans

Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack in Kenya That Killed 3 Americans

Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack in Kenya That Killed 3 Americans Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack in Kenya That Killed 3 Americans WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a high-level review of an initial military investigation into an attack on a Kenyan base by Islamic extremists in January 2020 that left three …

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‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda ‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda Mr. Kasato, the district councilor, said that plainclothes officers picked him up from a church meeting on Feb. 8, threw him, hooded, into a car and clobbered him. He said the men asked him for the evidence of election rigging …

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‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future

‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future

‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future ‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future KAMPALA, Uganda — Bobi Wine’s eyes were bloodshot from little sleep. When he spoke, his thoughts trailed off, and his sentences sometimes lacked the precision and eloquence he employed while running for president. At times, he forgot to sip his …

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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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From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity

From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity

From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity A chance meeting with the director Roland Emmerich and his cinematographer, Ueli Steiger, in a Cape Town restaurant led to a friendship that changed everything. “One day Roland said to me, if you can get in …

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In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants

In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants

In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants In Bid to Boost Its Profile, ISIS Turns to Africa’s Militants Violence by Islamist extremists in Africa reached a record high last year. Now, the Islamic State is using those attacks to project an image of strength. Source link

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More Than 1,800 Prisoners Are Broken Out of Jail in Nigeria

More Than 1,800 Prisoners Are Broken Out of Jail in Nigeria

More Than 1,800 Prisoners Are Broken Out of Jail in Nigeria More Than 1,800 Prisoners Are Broken Out of Jail in Nigeria But while he was visiting Owerri, Mr. Adamu was fired as police chief by the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari. It was a month before his tenure was set to end, and the reasons for the dismissal were unclear. …

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