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Africa

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  • Africa: an investment opportunity [Commentary]

    When President Barack Obama convenes nearly 50 African leaders in Washington next week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the grand scale of the event could fill television screens for days. The real action, however, will be the behind-the-scenes,...
  • Fighting a killer virus [Editorial]

    Fighting a killer virus  [Editorial]
    The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
  • Superstition complicates fight against Ebola in Africa [Letter]

    Superstition complicates fight against Ebola in Africa [Letter]
    A recent report that a runaway Sierre Leone Ebola patient had been located but died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital is good news for the wrong reasons. Maybe this incident will help members of the community understand that Ebola is not a...
  • U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]

    U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]
    The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
  • Ray Lewis featured on Oprah Winfrey Network show searching for water in Africa

    Ray Lewis featured on Oprah Winfrey Network show searching for water in Africa
    Ray Lewis was always viewed as something of a messianic figure here in Baltimore. Tonight, we can watch him try to expand his influence to the African nation of Tanzania, where he and a group of NFL stars were filmed for the Oprah Winfrey Network show...
  • Stevenson students robbed in South Africa; university cuts trip short

    Stevenson students robbed in South Africa; university cuts trip short
    A group of students on a tour of South Africa led by Stevenson University was robbed on Sunday while traveling in Pretoria, a school spokeswoman said. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 1 p.m. local time in the South African...
  • Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner

    Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner
    Louis G. Hecht, an owner of the Triangle Sign Co. and an antiques appraiser who immersed himself in Baltimore's classic jazz scene, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, his 92nd birthday, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. He lived...
  • Sun's Lexington Market coverage is one-sided [Letter]

    Sun's Lexington Market coverage is one-sided [Letter]
    The Sun's coverage of Lexington Market has been one-sided and, in my opinion, borders on being racist ("Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market," March 8). I am a teacher at Polytechnic Institute. Every year for more than...
  • Annapolis acting city manager resigns

    Annapolis acting city manager resigns
    The acting Annapolis city manager submitted her resignation to Mayor Mike Pantelides this week, the latest of several staff departures for a new administration that has seen a tumultuous start. Virginia Burke, who had been assistant city manager under...
  • Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift

    Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift
    The controversy surrounding the renaming of the Laurel library has taken a turn as the purported Confederate past of Charles H. Stanley, for whom the library is named, has put some city residents in conflict with a campaign to keep Stanley's name on the...
  • Building safe and just communities [Commentary]

    Building safe and just communities [Commentary]
    Marylanders are ready for an open and serious discussion about our state's laws pertaining to the possession of small amounts of marijuana. As currently constructed and enforced, these laws are costly, ineffective and racially biased, and they result in a...
  • Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI

    Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI
    A national black firefighters association and African-American leaders in Anne Arundel County are criticizing state officials for allowing an all-white class of firefighter recruits at BWI Marshall Airport. The new class of firefighters, which started...