Category Archives: Africa

Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Hoisted onto the operating table by a nurse, Aminata Conteh, a spunky 8-year old, crossed her skinny ankles jauntily and held stock-still as doctors numbed her eye and then pierced it with a needle to withdraw ...

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Kenyan Election Official Fears New Vote Won’t Be Credible

NAIROBI, Kenya — After his fellow commissioner fled the country, citing threats to her life, Kenya’s top election official on Wednesday accused the nation’s political parties of undermining the country’s stability and warned that he was not confident that next ...

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U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Issues Warning on South Sudan

The leader of United Nations’ peacekeeping operations offered a dire appraisal of South Sudan on Tuesday, saying the world’s youngest nation is sliding further into mayhem with no sign that its antagonists want peace. In a report to the United ...

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Truck Explosions Kill Hundreds in Somalia

More than 200 were killed and hundreds injured in Mogadishu on Saturday, in twin blasts that officials called one of the deadliest attacks to hit the capital since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. Related: article:Somalia Truck Bombings Kill Over ...

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Truck Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed at least 20 people in Mogadishu, the police said on Saturday, and shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they have heard in years. The explosion appeared to ...

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