French troops secure an area after protesters from an angry mob set fire to the dead body of a Muslim man along a street in Bangui, Central African Republic, Jan. 19, 2014.
Despite pleas from France, which is spearheading counterterror efforts in the Sahel, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Washington's focus is on China, Russia
Jeff Seldin
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:19
Kariobangi Sharks' Kenyan midfielder Duke Abuya celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between…
The team became a source of hope for talented youth with an interest in football who might otherwise be involved in criminal activities
Rael Ombuor
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:51
Kenyan Football Team Emerges from Slum to Rise to Top
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In the year 2000, a football team was founded in a slum of Nairobi plagued by crime. The football team would later be named Kariobangi Sharks, Kariobangi being the name of the informal settlement the team members hailed from. The team became a source of hope, an escape for talented youth with an interest in football, some of might otherwise be involved in criminal activities. In the last two decades, the team has risen to the top of Kenya’s football league. Rael Ombuor reports.
Rael Ombuor
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 15:36
As Marriage Age Rises, South African Women Ask: Who Needs It?
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In recent years, the median age for first-timers in South Africa is 32 for women, up from 30 five years ago, and 29 in 2001
Anita Powell
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:04
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At least 18 paramilitary members and seven civilians were injured in Sunday's confrontation, the government said
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 13:52
FILE - People displaced by Islamist extremists queue for water at the Muna camp, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Aug. 30, 2016.
Millions of people in conflict-ridden northeast Nigeria are suffering from violence, human rights violations and deprivation of basic life-saving assistance, Doctors Without Borders says
Lisa Schlein
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:56
Map of Oromia region, Ethiopia
Ethiopians are expressing anger and frustration over several university students, most of them female, who remain missing after their kidnapping two months ago
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:47
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks with journalists as he arrives for a meeting to discuss the situation in…
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the appeal as Defense Minister Florence Parly was due to meet U.S. counterparts on Monday to discuss the crisis in the Sahel, a band of scrubland south of the Sahara
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:19
Burundi Army Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye, center, is accompanied by his wife Angeline Ndayubaha, left, after he was chosen as…
News of his choice has galvanized members of the ruling party who say that he is the right candidate to take the helm after President Pierre Nkurunziza leaves office
Frederic Nkundikije
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 00:55
FILE - Troops drive to Segou, Jan. 16, 2013. Gunmen ambushed a convoy Tuesday, killing four soldiers.
The camp in Sokolo in the Segou region remains under control by Malian Armed Forces, and the provisional toll includes five injured, the armed forces said in a statement on Twitter
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Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:57
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Officials from Libya's two rival governments say fighting erupted as the country's east-based forces advanced toward the strategic western city of Misrata, further eroding a crumbling cease-fire agreement brokered earlier this month
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Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:40
Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh speaks during a press conference in Tunis, Tunisia, Jan.24, 2020.
Former finance minister Elyes Fakhfakh fared poorly in elections but is seen by many as an acceptable compromise candidate
Lisa Bryant
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:23
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 22, 2018 The secretary general of the Burundi's ruling party CNDD-FDD Evariste…
Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye was chosen Sunday during a national conference for the ruling CNDD-FDD party in the rural province of Gitega
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Sun, 01/26/2020 - 09:52
Eritrean refugees sew cloth during a training in Hitsats refugee camp during the visit of the Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon…
Money from the appeal will address gaps for refugees and their Ethiopian hosts in health, nutrition, education, shelter, energy and livelihoods
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:59
Dinka cattle herdsmen in Abyei.
The UN is calling for calm in the wake of the attack by armed gunmen on a Dinka village that left dozens dead and scores injured
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:10