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[l] at 9/13/19 3:44pm
After a decade of devastating war with Boko Haram extremists, they are now better armed than ever and have more sophisticated drones than the demoralized Nigerian military.

[Category: Terrorism, Vigilantes, Boko Haram, Islamic State West African Province, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Buhari, Muhammadu, Maiduguri (Nigeria), Nigeria]

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[l] at 9/13/19 1:32pm
After a decade of devastating war with Boko Haram extremists, they are now better armed than ever and have more sophisticated drones than the demoralized Nigerian military.

[Category: Terrorism, Vigilantes, Boko Haram, Islamic State West African Province, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Buhari, Muhammadu, Maiduguri (Nigeria), Nigeria]

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[l] at 9/13/19 7:45am
The family of the former strongman, who led his country for over three decades, sought a private ceremony. But the government wanted a public affair.

[Category: Mugabe, Robert, Politics and Government, Funerals and Memorials, Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), Harare (Zimbabwe)]

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[l] at 9/12/19 1:25pm
Williams was the only nonwhite on the Springboks when it won the 1995 World Cup and was embraced by Nelson Mandela in a message of reconciliation.

[Category: Rugby, Deaths (Obituaries), Race and Ethnicity, Springboks (Rugby Team), Mandela, Nelson, Cape Town (South Africa), Chester Williams]

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[l] at 9/12/19 3:44am
During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, she’s still preaching.

[Category: Goodall, Jane, Animal Behavior, Monkeys and Apes, Endangered and Extinct Species, Environment, Africa, Forests and Forestry, Conservation]

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[l] at 9/11/19 3:39am
By comparing fossils and CT scans, researchers say they have reconstructed the skull of the last common forebear of modern humans.

[Category: your-feed-science, Paleontology, Skull (Body Part), Fossils, Neanderthal Man, Evolution (Biology), Cambridge University, Harvati, Katerina, Africa, Aurelien Mounier, Marta Mirazon Lahr, Nature (Journal)]

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[l] at 9/10/19 10:05pm
His doctrine of the world-system, an influential theory in the field, went beyond tribes, nations and ethnic groups.

[Category: Wallerstein, Immanuel, Deaths (Obituaries), Sociology, Books and Literature, The Modern World-System (Book)]

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[l] at 9/10/19 10:12am
The “Freshwater” novelist forays into Y.A. and attempts to find balance amid multiple book and TV projects.

[Category: Books and Literature, Emezi, Akwaeke, Pet (Book), Transgender and Transsexuals, Freshwater (Book), Writing and Writers, Anxiety and Stress]

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[l] at 9/10/19 6:58am
Horse-drawn carts are a staple means of transportation in Dakar, the booming capital of Senegal. But this traditional means of getting around is under increasing threat from motorized rickshaws.

[Category: Pedicabs and Rickshaws, Taxicabs and Taxicab Drivers, Dakar (Senegal), Sall, Macky, Transportation, Senegal]

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[l] at 9/10/19 6:57am
The announcement is the latest effort to respond to anti-immigrant violence in South Africa that has consumed leaders and citizens of the continent’s two largest economies.

[Category: Johannesburg (South Africa), Nigeria, Buhari, Muhammadu, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots]

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[l] at 9/9/19 8:57am
The European Union is preparing to pay Rwanda to host migrants evacuated from Libya, extending an outsourcing policy that is already under criticism.

[Category: Refugees and Displaced Persons, Rwanda, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Libya, European Union, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, International Organization for Migration, Agadez (Niger), Niger]

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[l] at 9/7/19 1:05pm
Francis has made the case to fight climate change and the Earth’s degradation for years. In Africa, he found a backdrop that was fitting if unnerving.

[Category: Global Warming, Encyclicals, Environment, Roman Catholic Church, Francis, Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique]

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[l] at 9/7/19 8:51am
Robert Mugabe transformed from a hero of Africa’s liberation — and a self-proclaimed champion of universal suffrage — into a tyrant. Our writer was there at the start.

[Category: Mugabe, Robert, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Nineteen Hundred Eighties, Marley, Bob, Politics and Government, Appointments and Executive Changes]

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[l] at 9/7/19 3:00am
A descendant of reggae is the dominant sound of the streets and charts the country’s political struggles since the fall of despot, Robert Mugabe.

[Category: Music, Zimbabwe, Mugabe, Robert, Mnangagwa, Emmerson, Politics and Government]

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[l] at 9/6/19 8:55pm
As Zimbabweans learned of the death of their former leader, who held the country in his grip for decades after its independence, the reaction was muted.

[Category: Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), Mugabe, Grace, Africa, Mugabe, Robert, Harare (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe]

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[l] at 9/6/19 12:36pm
After the recent death of Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler, we look back at how a former correspondent covered the country’s independence.

[Category: Pigeons, News and News Media, Politics and Government, Newspapers, New York Times, Reuters Group PLC, Cowell, Alan, Mugabe, Robert, Zimbabwe]

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[l] at 9/6/19 11:34am
The Roman Catholic Church continues to expand in Africa, even as it faces competition from increasingly popular Pentecostal and evangelical movements.

[Category: Francis, Roman Catholic Church, Priests, Christians and Christianity, Youth, Evangelical Movement, Mozambique, Africa, Clergy]

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[l] at 9/6/19 6:14am
The pontiff is on a three-country tour of Africa, where he plans to emphasize the continent’s role in the future of the Roman Catholic Church.

[Category: Politics and Government, Roman Catholic Church, Francis, Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar, Priests, Africa, Renamo]

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[l] at 9/5/19 6:26pm
After rioters in Johannesburg targeted immigrants from other African countries, South Africa has been hit with boycotts and cancellations of soccer games and concerts.

[Category: South Africa, Immigration and Emigration, Discrimination, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Boycotts, Africa, International Trade and World Market, International Relations]

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[l] at 9/5/19 9:27am
The drug regimens can be grueling, and patients often quit taking their medications. But turning it into a cellphone competition helps.

[Category: Tuberculosis, Text Messaging, Epidemics, New England Journal of Medicine, World Health Organization, Africa, Nairobi (Kenya), Solomon Islands]

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[l] at 9/4/19 4:09pm
En route to Mozambique at the start of a six-day trip, Pope Francis called it “an honor that the Americans attack me,” and seemed eager to read a new book about it.

[Category: Roman Catholic Church, Francis, Burke, Raymond L, Muller, Gerhard Ludwig, Mozambique]

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