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Midday Roundup: Migrants storm Chunnel in attempt to escape France

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Chunnel blockage. Immigrants trying to get from France to England have launched coordinated attacks on the fences surrounding the Eurotunnel entrance for…

Vaccines & Viruses: Regulators approve world’s first malaria vaccine

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Mosquito defense. After spending $356 million and conducting 30 years of research, British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline won approval last week from European…

Obama talks gay rights, corruption in East Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa began Friday with a warm welcome in Kenya, where his father was born. Billboards announcing his arrival covered the…

Boko Haram ends Ramadan with more killings

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | As Ramadan, the Muslim season of fasting, ends today with the Friday Eid-al-Fitr celebration, two northeastern Nigerian towns mourn the death of at least 62…

Ebola makes a comeback in Liberia

By Onize Ohikere
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Ebola Virus | On May 9, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia Ebola-free after 42 days without any new cases.  During the outbreak, the country recorded…

South Sudan ousts UN official over army abuse claims

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Political leaders in South Sudan’s Unity state have voted to expel a United Nations diplomat in response to a report accusing the army and other armed…

Out of the ashes

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | In Christian communities ravaged by Boko Haram militants, churches find new life among the ruins

Kenya cleans up ahead of Obama visit

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI,  Kenya—The Nairobi county government is spending the equivalent of about $500,000 to spruce up the city ahead of U.S. President Barack…

South Africa latest stop for anti-Uber protests

By Onize Ohikere
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Transportation | Since it’s launch in 2009, ride-sharing service Uber has had to navigate regulatory roadblocks and opposition from the licensed taxi community. Drivers…

Kenyan evangelicals protest upcoming Obama visit

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Kenya sent a small group of protestors to the streets on Monday. Their message to him: Don’t advocate for gay…

Boko Haram attacks continue despite recent arrests

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | The latest attack by the insurgent group Boko Haram left nearly 100 Muslims dead Wednesday night. A local government official said the militant Nigerian…

African nations band together to defeat Boko Haram

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | WASHINGTON African countries will not defeat Boko Haram terrorists unless they work together, experts at a Wilson Center forum in Washington, D.C., said…

 
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