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  • World Briefing

    THE PHILIPPINES Typhoon slams into main island The third typhoon to hit the Philippines in five weeks slammed into the main island of Luzon, uprooting trees and toppling power lines, but there were no immediate reports of widespread damage. Authorities...
  • Festering conflicts in Sudan, Congo

    Festering conflicts in Sudan, Congo
    NAIROBI, Kenya—Amid surging violence in eastern Congo and a worrisome buildup of government troops in Darfur, Obama may quickly face pressure to deal with two festering African conflicts. He has promised to end what he has called genocide in Sudan'...
  • El fútbol no teme a los inmigrantes

    Europa vive inmersa en un complicado debate interno en torno a la necesidad, o no, de endurecer las leyes migratorias. Algunos gobiernos abogan por cerrar a cal y canto las puertas del continente, mientras que otros consideran que no se debe perder la...
  • Hillary Clinton Lashes Out At Congo Student

    Hillary Clinton Lashes Out At Congo Student
    Hillary Clinton temporarily lost her composure Monday on a trip to Africa when a Congolese university student asked her what her husband, Bill, thought about an international financial matter. The student is seen on tape taking the microphone and...
  • 'Black Nativity' gets radical reworking

    Most Christmas shows are safe, comforting affairs dependent on our love of seasonal repetition. Create a heartwarming production, the thinking usually goes, and you can trot it out year after year. Not so the Congo Square Theatre Company. In Rajendra...
  • EGYPT: Cairo scoffs at new Nile water agreement

     
    Egypt, the largest user of Nile River water, has played down the importance of a new Nile Basin Cooperative Framework agreement that could limit how much water flows into the country. The treaty, signed Friday by Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and......
  • Nic Harcourt curates Congo benefit album featuring Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Amadou & Miriam, Mos Def and more (UPDATED)

     
    KCRW DJ and Los Angeles Times Magazine contributor Nic Harcourt has good taste, and it's gotten him far. His aesthetic judgment has helped bring lesser-known artists into the mainstream, and his seal of approval helps separate the great from the......
  • Album review: Konono No. 1's 'Assume Crash Position'

     
    You know you're doing something right when your die-hard fans include post-rock pioneers Tortoise, Björk and "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening. Such is the case of Konono No.1, the Congo-based legend that is revered internationally, but largely overlooked...
  • Bushmeat from Africa is being smuggled into Europe at an alarming rate, new study finds

     
    PARIS — The traders sell an array of bushmeat: monkey carcasses, smoked anteater, even preserved porcupine. But this isn't a roadside market in Africa -- it's the heart of Paris, where a new study has found more than 5 tons......
  • D.J. Mbenga brings hope, championship ring to his native Democratic Republic of Congo

     
    Visiting his native Democratic Republic of Congo, Lakers center D.J. Mbenga sported his 2009 championship ring for all the citizens to see. Even if he played a marginal role in securing the Lakers' second consecutive title, Mbenga's ring symbolized hope...
  • Jazz Fest Posters to Be Unveiled

    Singer-pianist Allen Toussaint and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews are the subjects of the two posters that will be sold during this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The posters are set to be unveiled Tuesday. Toussaint's image will...
  • Jazz Fest a Month Away, Posters Unveiled

    NEW ORLEANS - Singer-pianist Allen Toussaint and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews are the subjects of the two posters that will be sold during this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The posters are set to be unveiled Tuesday. Toussaint's...