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Over 200 Feared Dead in Ethiopia Massacre

KIGALI, Rwanda – An Ethiopian insurgent group massacred greater than 200 members of the Amhara ethnic group on Sunday, in accordance with officers and information stories, the most recent atrocity amid a civil conflict that threatens to tear aside Africa’s second-most-populous nation. Witnesses and officers instructed The Associated Press that a minimum of 230 folks …

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Congo Closes Its Rwanda Border After Soldier Is Killed

NAIROBI, Kenya – The Democratic Republic of Congo closed its border with Rwanda on Friday afternoon after considered one of its troopers was killed after he injured two cops whereas reportedly inside Rwandan territory – bringing to a head monthslong tensions which have raised the specter of warfare in Africa’s Great Lakes area. The border …

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From the Wreckage of Caribbean Migration, a New Kind of Beauty

It was curiosity about his own family’s fraught history of migration, from India to Trinidad, that persuaded Andil Gosine, a curator, artist and professor, to begin thinking about ways to connect with other artists who shared his history. Gosine’s great-great-grandparents went there as indentured laborers, part of a wave of over half a million migrants …

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Ryanair Drops South African Passport Test After Protests

Ryanair has dropped a requirement that South African passport holders pass a test written in Afrikaans – a language with a racist legacy that many South Africans do not speak – to prove their nationality before boarding certain flights after the policy was widely criticized as discriminatory and nonsensical . In an email, the company …

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Zimbabwe Court Convicts Reporter for The New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya – A court in Zimbabwe convicted a freelance reporter for The New York Times on charges of breaching the country’s immigration laws, in another blow for the free press in the increasingly authoritarian southern African country. The journalist, Jeffrey Moyo, has been accused of obtaining fake press credentials for two Times journalists who …

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‘We Buried Him and Kept Walking’: Children Die as Somalis Flee Hunger

DOOLOW, Somalia – When her crops failed and her parched goats died, Hirsiyo Mohamed left her home in southwestern Somalia, carrying and coaxing three of her eight children on the long walk across a bare and dusty landscape in temperatures as high as 100 degrees. Along the way, her 3-and-a-half-year-old son, Adan, tugged at her …

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For South Africa’s Leader, Being a Burglary Victim Spells Trouble

CAPE TOWN – The burglars cut through a wire fence around the sprawling property, crept up to a stone farmhouse, climbed through a window and rifled through the furniture until they found their bounty: a fortune in US dollars, in cash, said to be in the millions. The farm’s owner was Cyril Ramaphosa, president of …

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Ryanair Asks Travelers to Prove South African Nationality, in Afrikaans

Before he could board a recent Ryanair flight to London, Dinesh Joseph, a 45-year-old South African leadership and management trainer, had to pass a test about South Africa to prove his nationality. The test was in Afrikaans, a language once imposed by the former white-led apartheid government and one that many South Africans do not …

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Gupta Brothers, Accused of Corruption in South Africa, Are Arrested in Dubai

JOHANNESBURG – A pair of Indian-born businessmen known simply as the Gupta brothers, who became notorious in South Africa amid accusations that they facilitated sweeping public corruption and gutted state resources, have been arrested in Dubai, the South African government has announced. The arrests of Atul and Rajesh Gupta, announced on Monday and confirmed by …

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