U.N.'s inaction helped cause refugee crisis in Zaire Power of Hutu militia over refugees is unchecked
The Zairian people are left to survive or rebel
U.S. to join Zaire force Clinton agrees to send up to 5,000 troops as part of relief effort; Mission is 'to save lives'; Final decision on role in Canadian-led bid to come in a few days
Mideast, despite troubles, still lures business crowd 1,400 arrive in Cairo for economic meeting
Zaire: Deadly hatreds War: Genocidal ethnic rivalries, a million refugees abandoned by Western aid agencies, and a dictator too ill to exercise his power, all threaten to create a tragedy for two African countries.
Swift aid needed in Zaire Fleeing refugees: Only international force can save desperate Hutus from Rwanda.
Heaven is a prayer away in Africa Promises: "New churches" of born-again Christians are winning thousands of converts in sub-Saharan Africa with promises of miracles that can overcome what their governments can't: poverty and disease.
Zairian town falls, imperiling thousands of helpless refugees Tutsi rebels, Rwanda allies take Goma, forcing U.N. to evacuate aid workers
Mandela finds romance in Mozambique Machel leads U.N. study, works to alleviate poverty
Little Rwanda menaces mighty Zaire Genocide aftermath: rTC Canada's man in Washington sent by U.N. to end catastrophe.
New life stirs ashes of famed park Regeneration: When 20 percent of the renowned Kruger game preserve in South Africa burned a few weeks ago, the authorities decided to let the fire burn itself out.
Forgotten continent Christopher visit: After years of neglect, the U.S. pays rare high-level attention to Africa.
Apartheid-era defense chief acquitted in '87 massacre Prosecutor wanted to lose, say some S. African blacks
Rooting out hidden war hazards Mines: Though Angola's civil war has ended, the population remains terrorized by thousands of unexploded land mines. They are among the 110 million mines still buried in 68 countries.
Deeper into Africa Afrikaners: With apartheid isolation gone, white farmers again move to nearby countries.
PBS series will show real lives of Bushmen
Mysteries of Southern Africa, Ancient ruins: New archaeological digs challenge old beliefs about pre-colonial history.
An African intervention force? U.S. idea: A plan to support and equip troops to move in when neighbors break down.
Mideast leaders due at summit Clinton is hoping two-day gathering will ease tensions; 'Trust has to be restored'; Arafat, Netanyahu attending, but leader of Egypt declines
Kenya's opposition leaders call for constitutional reform Government refuses to consider changes
Out of city crime Kenya: At-risk Baltimore boys depart for East Africa this weekend as the inaugural class of the Baraka School, designed to address students' educational, cultural and other needs.
South African police colonel, convicted of murder, details apartheid terrorism He was trained to commit acts by government, he says
Preserving a jungle's wonders Conservation: Human damage to a remote peninsula in Madagascar has eradicated or endangered animals and plants found nowhere else. Yet tourism may be key to its environmental recovery.
African motifs fit eclectic rooms Home: The natural materials, spiritual symbolism, pattern and color work with any architectural and design style, adding oomph to almost any room of the house.
Ethiopia at the Walters Acquisition coup: New works add to museum specialties in Eastern Christian art.
Sudan invites U.S. legislators in effort to redo image Criticized African nation seeks 'impartial probing' of slave-trade allegations
Otherworldly Ghana rides tourism boom Destination: Vast beaches, rich history as slave-trade center draw increasing numbers of vacationers to West African nation.
Liberians declare for peace again Abuja accord: Nigeria's strongman brokers disarmament and election pledge.
The cavalry won't save bloody Burundi
Burundi coup leader calls for peace Buyoya seeks dialogue between Tutsis, Hutus
New president in Burundi calls for halt to ethnic war Coup leader delivers plea for reconciliation between Hutus, Tutsis
Fears lead to the abyss Each side in Burundi dreads the other, as civil war grows near
Prevent genocide in Burundi Latest coup: Ethnic strife has no reason, knows no limits.
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Local ties to S. Africa encouraged Business partnerships are key, leaders say
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PATTERNS FOR LIVING Home: Design Group partners envision their multicultural textiles in the home and out of it.
Louis Farrakhan, you still have it wrong
Mandela's heir apparent Thabo Mbeki: Three years in advance, South Africa works on an orderly succession.
Bushmen struggle as modern world encroaches Ancient African culture finds itself besieged by pressures from outside
'Verify' Sudan slave reports, Farrakhan urges Nation of Islam leader condemns slavery
A nation's trial of reconstruction Rwanda: Hutu extremists creep across the border to kill or intimidate those who would testify against suspects in Rwanda's genocide. As justice is frustrated, so too are hopes for national reconciliation.
U.N. official says Sudan blocks aid for hungry Islamic regime bans flights to war zone
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Sudanese rebel leader asks U.S. to lift aid ban on areas he rules Garang doesn't want to await civil war's end before rebuilding south
Letter rebutting series on Sudan speaks for itself
A golden opportunity for Olajuwon U.S. citizen finally gets -- shot at Olympics
Diplomat barking up the wrong tree man Name's the same, but Liberian warlord is not head of Md. firm
Southern cities adopt, pamper foreign Olympic teams Malawian runners get tour of Wal-Mart
Black leaders speak up on slavery Black Caucus' head pushes law aimed at Sudan; NAACP to act