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[l] at 3/31/23 11:23am
The International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for President Vladimir V. Putin could thrust his allies into domestic and foreign legal disputes, experts say.

[Category: International Relations, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022), African National Congress, BRICS Group, International Criminal Court, Bashir, Omar Hassan Al-, Pandor, Naledi, Putin, Vladimir V, Russia, South Africa]

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[l] at 3/31/23 7:25am
Mr. Pistorius, who has maintained that the killing was an accident and that he is remorseful, has served about half of his 15-year sentence.

[Category: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Pistorius, Oscar, Olympic Games (2012), Running, Prostheses, Deaths (Fatalities), Steenkamp, Reeva, South Africa]

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[l] at 3/31/23 3:00am
Scholars say it is important to hold the powerful legally accountable, but there are likely to be charges — well-founded or not — that prosecutors have political motives.

[Category: Corruption (Institutional), Courts and the Judiciary, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Trump, Donald J, Berlusconi, Silvio, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Sarkozy, Nicolas, Chirac, Jacques, Da Silva, Luiz Inacio Lula, Democracy (Theory and Philosophy), Brazil, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, United States, Chen Shui-Bian, Park Geun-hye, Tanaka, Kakuei, Taiwan]

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[l] at 3/28/23 4:31pm
He also supported reparations for descendants of enslaved Americans and sanctuary for Haitian refugees. But he lived for two decades in self-imposed exile.

[Category: Robinson, Randall (1941-2023), Deaths (Obituaries), TransAfrica, Black People, International Relations, Apartheid (Policy), Reparations, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Free South Africa Movement, Haiti, South Africa]

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[l] at 3/28/23 4:10pm
The vice president leaned into her heritage during a three-nation trip to Africa to strengthen U.S. relations on the continent.

[Category: Harris, Kamala D, Ghana, Slavery (Historical), United States International Relations, Zambia, Africa]

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[l] at 3/27/23 2:14pm
His release ended more than two and a half years of captivity, during which he was tried on terrorism charges and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

[Category: Rwanda, Rusesabagina, Paul, Kagame, Paul, Political Prisoners, Amnesties, Commutations and Pardons, Doha (Qatar), Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Politics and Government, Terrorism, Qatar, Kigali (Rwanda), Constantin Niyomwungere, Burundi, Speeches and Statements]

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[l] at 3/27/23 10:01am
In a weeklong trip to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia, the vice president will face a balancing act as she tries to foster a collaborative U.S. relationship.

[Category: Harris, Kamala D, United States International Relations, Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Vice Presidents and Vice Presidency (US), Politics and Government, International Relations]

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[l] at 3/27/23 9:16am
While live bees can be used as a deterrent to keep elephants away from farms, a new technology fills in for cases where a buzz without the sting is preferable.

[Category: Elephants, Bees, Audio Recordings, Downloads and Streaming, Animal Behavior, Wildlife Trade and Poaching, Conservation of Resources, Save the Elephants, Africa, Liberia, Research, your-feed-science, your-feed-animals, Science and Technology]

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[l] at 3/26/23 11:19am
Paul Rusesabagina, a critic of Rwanda’s president, was tricked into entering the country, then sentenced to 25 years after what his supporters called a show trial.

[Category: Rusesabagina, Paul, Political Prisoners, Rwanda, Kagame, Paul, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity]

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[l] at 3/24/23 3:14pm
Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired a Hollywood movie, was kidnapped by the Rwandan government and jailed. In a deal brokered by the U.S., he is to be set free.

[Category: Political Prisoners, United States International Relations, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Rusesabagina, Paul, Kagame, Paul, Rwanda, Hotel Rwanda (Movie), Qatar]

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[l] at 3/24/23 2:29pm
On visiting Morocco with a group-travel company that promised to build “meaningful friendships” among its youngish clientele.

[Category: voyages2023, internal-sub-only, audio-positive-escape, audio-positive-happy, Travel and Vacations, Millennial Generation, Friendship, Women and Girls, Morocco, Flash Pack Travel Ltd]

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[l] at 3/23/23 3:00am
As terrorists move south through the Sahel, the Pentagon’s annual Flintlock exercise reinforced the rule of law in a region roiled by coups.

[Category: Terrorism, Defense and Military Forces, United States Defense and Military Forces, International Relations, United States International Relations, Piracy at Sea, Al Qaeda, United States Africa Command, Sahel (Africa), Ghana, Gulf of Guinea, vis-photo]

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[l] at 3/22/23 3:32pm
The legislation, which now goes to the president, also calls for life in prison for anyone engaging in gay sex. Policies to stifle L.G.B.T.Q. rights have been on the rise in several African nations.

[Category: Uganda, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Discrimination, Law and Legislation, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Capital Punishment, Politics and Government, Museveni, Yoweri]

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[l] at 3/20/23 4:39pm
Jeffery Woodke, an aid worker abducted in Niger by militants, was released after more than six years in captivity. A second hostage was also released: Olivier Dubois, a French journalist who disappeared in April 2021.

[Category: Woodke, Jeffery, Niger, Kidnapping and Hostages, Terrorism, Humanitarian Aid, News and News Media, United States Politics and Government, International Relations, France, Dubois, Olivier (Journalist)]

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[l] at 3/20/23 8:23am
At least half of the deaths were children under the age of 5, according to the report by health researchers, the United Nations and the Somali government.

[Category: Somalia, Famine, World Health Organization, Drought, Horn of Africa, Deaths (Fatalities)]

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[l] at 3/19/23 10:37am
The U.S. is reprising its playbook in Ukraine, where it has used classified information to expose plans by Russia. Next target: Chad.

[Category: Africa, Chad, Russia, Wagner Group, International Relations, Classified Information and State Secrets, United States International Relations, Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations, Prigozhin, Yevgeny V, Lavrov, Sergey V, Deby, Mahamat Idriss, Sahel (Africa), Mali, Sudan, France, Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors]

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[l] at 3/17/23 8:53am
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said that 2.5 tons of natural uranium concentrate was unaccounted for, but that the ore itself posed little radiation hazard.

[Category: Nuclear Weapons, Uranium, Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament, International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations, Grossi, Rafael, Libya]

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[l] at 3/15/23 9:30pm
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken walked a careful line during a visit to Ethiopia as the Biden administration reassesses relations with the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed.

[Category: Africa, Ethiopia, Blinken, Antony J, Ahmed, Abiy, International Monetary Fund, State Department, Eritrea, Tigray (Ethiopia)]

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[l] at 3/14/23 9:25pm
The record-breaking storm barreled across southeastern Africa into landlocked Malawi, where rescue workers searched for survivors as rain kept falling.

[Category: Cyclones, Malawi, Deaths (Fatalities), Mozambique, Madagascar, Australia, Indian Ocean, Floods, Rain, Weather, Cholera, Humanitarian Aid, Rescues]

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[l] at 3/14/23 4:09pm
A multibillion-dollar oil drilling and pipeline project is displacing thousands of people in Uganda and Tanzania, and ravaging pristine habitats. Environmentalists are fighting to stop it, but the governments are all in.

[Category: Uganda, Tanzania, Africa, East African Crude Oil Pipeline, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Total Energy Services Trust, Pipelines, Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda), China National Offshore Oil Corp, vis-photo]

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[l] at 3/14/23 2:40am
A storm that has broken records for its longevity — now 35 days — swept inland from the southeastern coast of Africa and is causing massive flooding and displacement.

[Category: Cyclones, Landslides and Mudslides, Floods, Africa, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Weather, Cholera]

As of 3/31/23 6:23pm. Last new 3/31/23 12:43pm.

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