Africa

Switzerland Finds Liberian Rebel Leader Guilty of Wartime Atrocities

Switzerland Finds Liberian Rebel Leader Guilty of Wartime Atrocities

Switzerland Finds Liberian Rebel Leader Guilty of Wartime Atrocities Switzerland Finds Liberian Rebel Leader Guilty of Wartime Atrocities GENEVA — A former Liberian warlord was found guilty of war crimes including murder, cannibalism and the use of child soldiers in Switzerland’s criminal court on Friday — the first conviction specifically for atrocities in Liberia’s back-to-back civil wars between 1989 and …

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Angélique Kidjo Connects With Africa’s Next Musical Generation

Angélique Kidjo Connects With Africa’s Next Musical Generation

Angélique Kidjo Connects With Africa’s Next Musical Generation Angélique Kidjo Connects With Africa’s Next Musical Generation Angélique Kidjo, the singer from Benin who has been forging Pan-African and transcontinental hybrids for three decades, didn’t really need another Grammy. In 2020, she received the best world music album award for the fourth time with “Celia,” her tribute to the Afro-Cuban salsa …

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Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97 Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97 The electoral transition went smoothly, but what followed did not. Mr. Chiluba began depicting his predecessor as a dictator who had ruined the country, blaming him for Zambia’s economic troubles. Offended, Mr. Kaunda returned to politics, to run against Mr. …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sparks Controversy in Online Essay

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sparks Controversy in Online Essay

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sparks Controversy in Online Essay Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sparks Controversy in Online Essay For more than a decade, the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has coached and mentored African writers through her annual creative writing workshop. Held in Lagos and Awka in Nigeria, the program has more than 200 graduates, including rising stars like Ayobami Adebayo, whose …

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Zimbabwe Releases Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

Zimbabwe Releases Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

Zimbabwe Releases Local Reporter Working for The New York Times Zimbabwe Releases Local Reporter Working for The New York Times JOHANNESBURG — A freelance reporter working for The New York Times was granted bail and released from a Zimbabwe jail on Wednesday, three weeks after the authorities arrested him on charges that he improperly helped two Times journalists make a …

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Pentagon Weighs Proposal to Send Dozens of Troops Back to Somalia

Pentagon Weighs Proposal to Send Dozens of Troops Back to Somalia

Pentagon Weighs Proposal to Send Dozens of Troops Back to Somalia Pentagon Weighs Proposal to Send Dozens of Troops Back to Somalia “Al Shabab has had more freedom to maneuver,” Maj. Gen. Dagvin R.M. Anderson, who commands American Special Operations forces in Africa, said in an interview. In recent Senate testimony, General Anderson called Al Shabab “the largest, wealthiest and …

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Suicide Blast at Military Training Camp in Somalia Targets New Recruits

Suicide Blast at Military Training Camp in Somalia Targets New Recruits

Suicide Blast at Military Training Camp in Somalia Targets New Recruits Suicide Blast at Military Training Camp in Somalia Targets New Recruits MOGADISHU — At least 10 people were killed and 20 wounded in an attack on a Somali Army training camp where new recruits were gathering on Tuesday morning, the authorities said, the latest in a series of assaults …

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FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation

FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation

FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation A 16-year-old player told The Times that Bamba sexually assaulted her at the 2020 U-18 African championships held last December in Egypt. While the team trained in Mali before the tournament, the player said, Bamba threatened to expel her from …

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Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade

Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade

Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade Famine has afflicted at least 350,000 people in northern Ethiopia’s conflict-ravaged Tigray region, a starvation calamity bigger at the moment than anywhere else in the world, the United Nations and international aid groups said Thursday. With their joint announcement, the …

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Without Vaccine Boost, Many African Nations May Not Meet W.H.O. Goal

Without Vaccine Boost, Many African Nations May Not Meet W.H.O. Goal

Without Vaccine Boost, Many African Nations May Not Meet W.H.O. Goal Without Vaccine Boost, Many African Nations May Not Meet W.H.O. Goal Only seven African nations, most of them small, are likely to meet the World Health Organization’s goal that each country across the world be able to vaccinate 10 percent of its people against the coronavirus by September, the …

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