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S.Africa struggles to quell anti-immigrant violence

South African police officers and soldiers are seen with migrants after a 2015 raid in Johannesburg.  By MUJAHID SAFODIEN (AFP/File) Thursday, February 23, 2017

Johannesburg (AFP) - The South African government on Thursday called for calm after a wave of xenophobic violence in which dozens of shops and houses owned by immigrants have been torched and looted. ...

Gunmen kidnap two Germans in northern Nigeria: police

A convoy of soldiers pictured in Kaduna, northern Nigeria on January 17, 2013.  By Victor ULASI (AFP/File) Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Two Germans have been kidnapped while working at an archaeological site in northern Nigeria, police said on Thursday. "I can confirm to you the abduction of two Germans at Je ...

Sciences Po First Continental European University to Join The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Photo Credit: Intersect/Jake Naughton for The MasterCard Foundation Thursday, February 23, 2017

[B]PARIS, France, 23 February 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The MasterCard Foundation has announced a six-year, USD$8.2 million (around €7.6 million) partnership with Sciences Po in Paris, ...

First drug-resistant malaria parasite detected in Africa

Africa  now joins southeast Asia in hosting a malaria parasite that is partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin.  By Robert THOMPSON (SANARIA INC/AFP/File) Thursday, February 23, 2017

Miami (AFP) - For the first time in Africa, researchers said Wednesday they have detected a malaria parasite that is partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, raising concern abou ...

More than 700 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coast guard

Rescued migrants and refugees wait to be transferred in 2016.  By ANDREAS SOLARO (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rome (AFP) - About 730 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Wednesday after seven rescue operations mounted by the Italian coast guard and the SOS Mediterranee aid group. The migrants were ...

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

A displaced child is seen in Yemen in August 2015, where the UN says it needs $4.4 billion in emergency famine relief funding, among other countries.  By MOHAMMED HUWAIS (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 22, 2017

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said W ...

Tunisia parliament adopts anti-graft law

One hundred and forty-five lawmakers out of 217 voted to pass the 36-article law, which criminalises any retribution against whistleblowers including any disciplinary measures against civil servants.  By FETHI BELAID (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a law to fight widespread corruption that has plagued the North African country's economy since the 2011 revolution. One hundred and forty-f ...

Blind sheikh buried in Egypt after dying in US jail

Mourners carry the coffin of Omar Abdel Rahman during his funeral in the village of Jamalia, in the Egyptian province of Dakahlia, on February 22, 2017.  By MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (AFP) Wednesday, February 22, 2017

El-Gamaleya (Egypte) (AFP) - Hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday in Cairo for the funeral of Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheikh linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died in a US jail ...

I.Coast hosting bid to save its last chimpanzees

The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, which works to safeguard chimpanzees in west Africa, says less than 2,000 chimpanzees are left in the Ivory Coast compared to 12,000 in 2002.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast, which has seen a 90 percent decrease in its chimpanzees in just 20 years, is to host international talks in July in a bid to save the primates. Some 200 experts are due ...

Parable Of The Sower – Not 1984 – Is The Dystopia For Our Age – Nnedi Okorafor

Friday, February 17, 2017

[B]Following US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell&rsquo ...

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Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach

Libyan Red Crescent volunteers recovering the bodies of 74 migrants that washed ashore on February 20 near Zawiyah on Libya’s northern coast on February 21, 2017.  By Mohaned KREMA (Al-Zawiyah Branch - Libyan Red Crescent/AFP) Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Harcha (Libya) (AFP) - The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranea ...

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Hundreds of migrants storm Spain's Ceuta fence

Migrants celebrate after forcing their way through a fence between Morocco and the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta, on February 17, 2017.  By Antonio SEMPERE (AFP) Friday, February 17, 2017

Madrid (AFP) - Hundreds of migrants stormed the border between Morocco and Spain ...

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Gambia celebrates Barrow's inauguration

Gambian President Adama Barrow looks at the audience from the roof of a car as he arrives at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, west of the capital Banjul for his inauguration ceremony, on February 18, 2017.  By SEYLLOU (AFP) Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bakau (Gambia) (AFP) - Thousands celebrated Saturday as new Gambian President Ad ...

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Messi promotes hepatitis C treatment in Egypt

Barcelona's striker Lionel Messi arrives for a press conference in Cairo's northern Giza district on February 21, 2017.  By MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (AFP) Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cairo (AFP) - Argentinian football star Lionel Messi was in Egypt Tuesday as the ...

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More than 700 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coast guard

Rescued migrants and refugees wait to be transferred in 2016.  By ANDREAS SOLARO (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rome (AFP) - About 730 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Wednesday a ...

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