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[l] at 11/29/22 1:11am
Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, was accused of enriching herself with state resources during her time in control of the country’s oil company.

[Category: Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Corruption (Institutional), dos Santos, Isabel, Lourenco, Joao, Angola]

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[l] at 11/28/22 1:43pm
She wanted them to feel connected to their origins by helping them start businesses and open synagogues and schools.

[Category: Bograd, Harriet (1943-2022), Deaths (Obituaries), Jews and Judaism, Volunteers and Community Service, Kulanu (Nonprofit), Africa]

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[l] at 11/28/22 11:08am
The global appetites of Europe’s major leagues shape talent pipelines from South America to Africa. That picks winners and losers long before the games are played.

[Category: Soccer, World Cup 2022 (Soccer), World Cup (Soccer), Palmeiras (Soccer Team), Brazil, Europe]

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[l] at 11/28/22 10:26am
An extremist group, Al Shabab, claimed responsibility for the 22-hour gun-and-bomb assault in the Somali capital, which ended with the death of all six attackers.

[Category: Mogadishu (Somalia), Somalia, Shabab, Terrorism, Mohamud, Hassan Sheikh, Villa Rosa (Mogadishu, Somalia, Hotel)]

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[l] at 11/27/22 2:30pm
Rescuers were still searching for people who might have been swept up in the disaster.

[Category: Cameroon, Landslides and Mudslides, Deaths (Fatalities), Funerals and Memorials]

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[l] at 11/25/22 12:32am
From Iran to Ukraine to Xinjiang in China, Volker Türk will have no shortage of challenges as he steps into one of the United Nations’ most delicate roles.

[Category: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Turk, Volker, Political Prisoners, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, International Relations, United Nations, Darfur (Sudan), Xinjiang (China), Somalia, Egypt, Austria, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Sudan, Ukraine]

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[l] at 11/22/22 6:30am
President Cyril Ramaphosa emerged well-placed to win a second term as the head of the country’s governing party, although there is much haggling and horse-trading to come.

[Category: South Africa, Ramaphosa, Cyril, African National Congress, Elections, Politics and Government, Appointments and Executive Changes, Tax Evasion, Corruption (Institutional), Agriculture and Farming, Money Laundering, Johannesburg (South Africa)]

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[l] at 11/21/22 6:06am
The Supreme Court decision raises the possibility that former President Jacob Zuma, who was granted medical parole from a contempt-of-court sentence, may have to return to prison.

[Category: Decisions and Verdicts, Prisons and Prisoners, Probation and Parole, African National Congress, Zuma, Jacob G, South Africa]

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[l] at 11/21/22 3:00am
The worst drought in 40 years is pushing Somalia to the brink. If it triggers a rare famine declaration, the militant group Al Shabab will also be to blame.

[Category: Famine, Drought, Global Warming, Food Aid, Terrorism, Somalia, Baidoa (Somalia), Shabab, vis-photo]

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[l] at 11/17/22 8:37am
“What matters at the World Cup is experience,” Senegal’s coach says. “How do you want to have experience if you go to the World Cup every 20 years?”

[Category: World Cup (Soccer), Cisse, Aliou, Senegal, Africa]

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[l] at 11/17/22 8:17am
Amid the ‘loss and damage’ debate at global climate talks, the study adds to evidence that less-developed countries suffer from warming that industrialized nations largely cause.

[Category: Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Floods, Research, World Weather Attribution, Nigeria, West Africa]

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[l] at 11/17/22 5:45am
Droughts, cyclones and floods have forced the people of Madagascar, a poor country in the southern Indian Ocean, to find new homes, new livelihoods and even new diets.

[Category: Global Warming, Madagascar, Migrants (Environmental), Drought, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Food Insecurity, Poverty, Third World and Developing Countries, vis-photo]

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[l] at 11/15/22 3:00am
The small country in southeastern Africa is leveraging its little-known rock cliffs and boulders to develop local interest in climbing — and to draw adventure tourists.

[Category: Malawi, Mulanje Massif (Malawi), Adventure Travel, Rock Climbing, Hikes and Hiking, Mountains]

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[l] at 11/14/22 6:40am
A note in the handwriting of Alaa Abd El Fattah, who has been on hunger strike for about seven months, read: “I began drinking water, my vitals are good.”

[Category: Politics and Government, Abd El Fattah, Alaa, Sisi, Abdel Fattah el-, Egypt, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Prisons and Prisoners]

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[l] at 11/13/22 4:33pm
The West African nation of Benin adopted one of the continent’s most liberal laws on abortion last year after hearing testimony from gynecologists about women dying from illegal abortions.

[Category: Abortion, Women's Rights, Benin, Talon, Patrice, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), Pregnancy and Childbirth, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Gynecology and Gynecologists]

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[l] at 11/11/22 6:39am
For the first time, the conference agenda will officially include the divisive issue of compensation by large nations responsible for the bulk of emissions.

[Category: Global Warming, International Relations, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oceans and Seas, Heat and Heat Waves, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations, Egypt]

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[l] at 11/10/22 7:46am
In South Africa, a township’s battle over a new mine shows the challenge of a nation dependent on coal, but also desperate to leave it behind.

[Category: South Africa, Coal, Energy and Power, Global Warming, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Ramaphosa, Cyril, Eskom, African National Congress, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change]

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[l] at 11/8/22 2:00pm
Truck drivers used to wait for days before crossing the Gambia River by ferry, but a towering bridge has cut the transit time down to minutes, and brought Senegal and Gambia closer.

[Category: Bridges and Tunnels, Senegal, Gambia, Roads and Traffic, Infrastructure (Public Works), Casamance (Senegal), African Development Bank, Sall, Macky, Senegambia Bridge]

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[l] at 11/8/22 12:37pm
No single image tells the story of a climate in crisis, but our photographers have come back from their global travels with an encyclopedia’s worth of pictures that hint at the scope and devastation.

[Category: Global Warming, Photography, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Forests and Forestry, Wildfires, vis-photo]

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[l] at 11/8/22 11:55am
The publication of details of a 2014 loan agreement for a cross-country train fulfilled a campaign vow by President William Ruto and revealed Beijing’s tough terms.

[Category: China, Kenya, Railroads, Ruto, William, Belt and Road Initiative (China), International Relations, Kenyatta, Uhuru Muigai]

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[l] at 11/7/22 10:06am
The new right-wing government appears to be taking a harder line with people who are picked up in the Mediterranean as they try to cross from Libya.

[Category: Politics and Government, Rescues, Asylum, Right of, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Humanitarian Aid, Ships and Shipping, Italy, Africa, Libya, Mediterranean Sea, Doctors Without Borders]

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