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  • Scandal erupts over South Africa's 'farm of horrors'

    When animal inspectors arrived at a deserted South African farm this past weekend, they found stomach-churning neglect. Dozens of animals -- including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese -- were dead or dying, abandoned without food or water. The...
  • Nigeria gas depot blast was suicide bombing, security analysts say

    Nigeria gas depot blast was suicide bombing, security analysts say
    Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine. Two weeks ago, Islamic...
  • Kenyan kids jump across the world

    Kenyan kids jump across the world
    When she first picked up a jump-rope, at age 11, Beryl Atieno was just another young girl in Kibera, Nairobi's notorious slum. Her horizon didn't extend far past its mud-slick streets and jagged patchwork of rusting rooftops. Since then, she has...
  • A cheat sheet for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    A cheat sheet for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
    Africa's coming to town, and in a big way. Africa's movers and shakers are in Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama about trade and investment opportunities, politics and U.S. interests in the region's stability. The 2014 U.S.-...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • In defense of Texas huntress and conservationist Kendall Jones

    In defense of Texas huntress <em>and conservationist</em> Kendall Jones
    For big-game hunters in Africa, there’s said to be a “Big Five” among animals they’d like to bag: the lion, the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the white/black rhinoceros. You might add a sixth: Kendall Jones, the 19-...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 887 as spread of disease picks up speed

    The deadly Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa continues to accelerate, according to numbers released Monday by the World Health Organization. The virus has now claimed at least 887 lives, the WHO reported, with 163 new cases and 61 deaths in...
  • Why it's harder to contain this Ebola epidemic

    Why it's harder to contain this Ebola epidemic
    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options

     In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options
    At night he dreams of the sea. As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright...
  • Countries move to evacuate citizens as Libya fighting escalates

    CAIRO More countries moved to evacuate their citizens Thursday from Libya where the fighting between rival militias was escalating. The Libyan Health Ministry said that 179 people were killed in clashes in the capital Tripoli and the flashpoint eastern...
  • Ebola patient got experimental serum, missionary group says

    Ebola patient got experimental serum, missionary group says
    Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa while caring for victims of the disease, received an experimental serum before leaving Liberia for the U.S., the organization he works for said Sunday. Samaritan's Purse said in a...
  • Libyan government orders army units to cease fire in Benghazi

    CAIRO Libya's interim government Tuesday ordered all army units in the troubled eastern city of Benghazi to cease fire immediately. The government also called on Islamist militias to lay down their arms, saying that the "tragic situation of the residents...