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Africa

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  • A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
  • Zoo's animals enjoy unseasonable warmth

    Zoo's animals enjoy unseasonable warmth
    Like kids bursting out the schoolhouse doors for recess, when the Maryland Zoo's 11 chimpanzees were allowed outside Saturday for a rare bit of winter sunshine, they couldn't help, well, monkeying around. They climbed to the very top of the mesh...
  • The bias too close to see

    Timorous after having been hammered for years by cries from the right of leftist bias, and hampered by a simple-minded understanding of objectivity that gives sober attention to cranks and zanies, American journalism often winds up serving a bland gruel....
  • Former Baltimorean's article inspired Oscar-winning documentary

    Former Baltimorean's article inspired Oscar-winning documentary
    Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom intentionally attended the 85th Academy Awards wearing his father-in-law's tuxedo, the one with the tiny tear in one leg. The music journalist chose not to mend the small rip. He figured it would keep him grounded if the...
  • Edward Norton, Jimmy Kimmel face off in charity showdown

    Edward Norton, Jimmy Kimmel face off in charity showdown
    Mozilla Firefox has challenged fundraisers to step it up over the holidays, offering $100,000 to the one who can bring in the most money through Jan. 10. Baltimore-born Edward Norton is running 5th, having raised -- as of early this week -- more than...
  • W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer

    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer
    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. The former Washington and Annapolis...
  • A message to Obama, served cold

    A message to Obama, served cold
    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
  • Political winds of change put South Africa in charge of its wine industry

    Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
  • Malaria, a scourge that we can defeat

    Malaria, a scourge that we can defeat
    Malaria is an enormous and tragic problem — that can be beat. It takes the life of a child every minute in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a million people die from malaria each year. It also stifles economic development, as malaria prevents children from...
  • Columbia's Shea Radiance nourishes skin, empowers entrepreneurs

    Columbia's Shea Radiance nourishes skin, empowers entrepreneurs
    To Funlayo Alabi, Shea Radiance is much more than a business. It’s a mission. Started in their Ellicott City home by Funlayo and her husband, Shola, Shea Radiance sells skin and hair products made from shea butter. Since the company’s...
  • Maryland won't face up to discrimination in criminal justice

    Maryland won't face up to discrimination in criminal justice
    In June, the Maryland State Advisory Committee (SAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a daylong briefing in Annapolis to gather information about racial disparities in Maryland's criminal justice system. As advocates for reform, we were...
  • Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor and activist

    Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor and activist
    The Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor of East Baltimore's Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church who had also been a community activist in his years as an Annapolis-area pastor, died of cancer Nov. 16 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The...