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    Leaked UN Report Shows Failed Investigation On Sexual Abuse

    By Carley Petesch, The Associated Press The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down victims, according to a draft report. The report, written in 2017 but not yet...

    Polls Open in Sierra Leone’s Runoff Presidential Vote

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Polls opened Saturday morning in Sierra Leone's runoff presidential election, which had been delayed by a few days after a court challenge of the first round. Voting appeared to be...

    For First-time Visitor, Havana is Charming – and Complicated

    HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms. In my hotel room, the soft sound of guitars enters from the balcony. In...

    Liberia President Hopes US Ebola Aid Pushes World to Do More

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order...

    Burkina Faso Resumes Ties With China After Taiwan Break

    By The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The West African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies. Burkina...

    Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

    By CHRISTINA LARSON and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One afternoon last month, a young woman with a tablet computer sat next to Alphonsine Umurerwa on the living room couch, asking questions,...

    The Latest: Kenya President Says Hostages Taken

    3: 40 p.m. (1240 GMT, 8: 40 a.m. EDT) Kenya's president says hostages have been taken in the attack on a college in the northeastern town of Garissa. In a speech to the nation President Kenyatta...

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies at Age 80

    By JOHN HEILPRIN and FRANCIS KOKUTSE, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become...

    South African Students Rally for Free Education; 30 Arrested

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African university students who want free education protested on several campuses Tuesday, clashing with police in Johannesburg and shutting down classes at some universities around the country. However, many students...

    Zimbabwe Leader Calls Assassination Attempt ‘Cowardly Act’

    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured...

    Baltimore Tourist Says Racism Exists in Cuba

    Myra Queen, who knows what discrimination looks like having grown up in  a segregated section of Baltimore during the 1950s and ‘60s, said she saw subtle patterns of racism play out during a recent...

    Boko Haram Attacks Northeastern Nigerian City, Scores Killed –Again!

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same...

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