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36d ago

British museums return looted crown jewels to Ghana under a long-term loan arrangement

The museums announced the “important cultural’’ collaboration, which sidesteps U.K. laws that prohibit the return of cultural treasures to their countries of origin.
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World's first malaria vaccine program for children starts in Cameroon

The country will be the first to routinely give children a new malaria vaccine, aiming to vaccinate about 250,000 kids this year and next year.
A mother holds her baby receiving a malaria vaccine in Kombewa, Kenya
A mother holds her baby receiving a malaria vaccine in Kombewa, Kenya
44d ago

Doomsday cult leader in Kenya charged in murders of nearly 200 children

Paul Mackenzie and 30 of his followers were presented in a Kenyan court in the coastal town of Malindi on Wednesday to face charges of murdering 191 children.
Kenyan prosecutors said on January 16, 2024 they intend to charge a suspected cult leader and dozens of other suspects with murder and terrorism over the deaths of more than 400 of his followers, after a court warned it may have to free him.
Kenyan prosecutors said on January 16, 2024 they intend to charge a suspected cult leader and dozens of other suspects with murder and terrorism over the deaths of more than 400 of his followers, after a court warned it may have to free him.
46d ago

Navy SEALs missing after going overboard during search for weapons

One sailor fell into the rough, nighttime waters and a second jumped in to rescue the first, officials said, before both disappeared into the darkness.
Joint Service Naval Operation Prevents Weapons Smuggling In The Indian Ocean
Joint Service Naval Operation Prevents Weapons Smuggling In The Indian Ocean
50d ago

Africa's Catholic hierarchy refuses same-sex blessings for being 'contrary to the will of God'

The controversy has deepened a growing chasm between Pope Francis’ progressive, reform-minded papacy and the conservative church in much of the world.
Cardinal Fridolin Among Besungu leaves after receiving the red three-cornered biretta hat from Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilicaon Oct. 5, 2019.
Cardinal Fridolin Among Besungu leaves after receiving the red three-cornered biretta hat from Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilicaon Oct. 5, 2019.
50d ago

Somalia works to free U.N. helicopter passengers seized by al-Shabab militants

The helicopter was conducting an air medical evacuation when a technical problem forced it to make an emergency landing near Hindhere village in central Somalia, an area controlled by the militants.
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday Nov. 9, 2023 suspended for a period of three months the pullout of African Union troop from Somalia, where fighting rages with al-Qaida’s affiliate in East Africa. The decision follows a request by the Horn of Africa nation for the forces to remain in the country to help in the fight against the al-Shabab extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday Nov. 9, 2023 suspended for a period of three months the pullout of African Union troop from Somalia, where fighting rages with al-Qaida’s affiliate in East Africa. The decision follows a request by the Horn of Africa nation for the forces to remain in the country to help in the fight against the al-Shabab extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
56d ago

Oscar Pistorius, disgraced South African sprinter, is released from prison on parole after killing his girlfriend

The “Blade Runner” sprinter is a free man, nearly 11 years after the death of his girlfriend, law school graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14, 2013.
Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
56d ago

Uganda gay activist blames knife attack on a worsening climate of intolerance

Uganda enacted one of the world’s most draconian anti-LGBTQ laws last year, prescribing the death penalty for certain same-sex acts.
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Image: Steven Kabuye
63d ago

With all eyes on Gaza and Ukraine, a slew of other conflicts could erupt in 2024

An unprecedented number of potentially “catastrophic” conflicts are going under the radar, analysts say.
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Image: SUDAN-CONFLICT

Stigma against gay men could worsen Congo's biggest mpox outbreak, scientists warn

Mpox has been in parts of central and west Africa for decades, but it was not until 2022 that it was documented to spread via sex.
Hands of a monkeypox case patient in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997.
Hands of a monkeypox case patient in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997.
71d ago

3 million children at risk in Sudan as civil war engulfs former safe haven, U.N. says

“This new wave of violence could leave children and families trapped between fighting lines or caught in the crossfire, with fatal consequences,” UNICEF says.
The war between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has killed 12,190 people, according to conservative estimates by the Armed Conflict Locations and Events Data project. It has displaced 5.4 million people inside the country, according to the UN, and sent over 1.3 million fleeing abroad.
The war between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has killed 12,190 people, according to conservative estimates by the Armed Conflict Locations and Events Data project. It has displaced 5.4 million people inside the country, according to the UN, and sent over 1.3 million fleeing abroad.

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