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Kenya moves forward with strict new church regulations

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Kenyan government is cracking down on churches in the country, using two high-profile incidents of misconduct to help justify the new…

Vaccines & Viruses: Measles outbreak kills over 300 in Congo

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Measles mortality. An outbreak of measles is wreaking havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 315 people have died in Katanga, a copper and cobalt…

Migrants die crossing the Mediterranean

By Mickey McLean
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Europe | At least 40 migrants died Saturday aboard a smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, while the Italian navy rescued 320 others. Tens of…

Ebola survivors still struggling to live

By Julie Borg
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Ebola Virus | The West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 has afflicted about 27,000 people so far and has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 of its victims. The…

Kenyan Catholic Church battles government over polio vaccine

By Moses Wasamu
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Vaccinations | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Catholic Church is once again at odds with the Kenyan government over a vaccine, this time for polio. Church leaders have demanded the…

Central African Republic still rife with conflict a year after ceasefire

By Julia A. Seymour
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Africa | More than a year after warring factions reached a cease-fire agreement, Central African Republic (CAR) remains divided, unstable, violent, and on the edge of…

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…

Constant targets

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | In central and northern Nigeria, defenseless Christians learn to cope with the threats and trauma from enemies visible and invisible

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…

 
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