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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…

‘Reliving his nightmare’

By Louise K. Ahern
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Amy Writing Awards | ‘Lost Boy’ escapes Sudanese violence a second time. The fifth prize award winner

UN report: Eritrea guilty of ‘gross’ human rights violations

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The government of Eritrea rules its people by fear and control in a “totalitarian” state, according to a new United Nations report. Amid rampant human…

Nigerian court dismisses murder case against child bride

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Wasila Tasi’u, 15, appeared Monday in a Nigerian court wearing a full-face veil. The case against her: murdering her husband with rat poison. Tasi’u’s…

Kenya shifts anti-terror focus, offers amnesty to militant youth

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | Between late last year and now, more than 200 people died from terror attacks in northern Kenya, with the militant group al-Shabaab from Somalia claiming…

Congo voters battle against presidential power lust

By Onize Ohikere
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Congo | As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) prepares for its upcoming elections, the battle against the incumbent president’s run for a third term rages on.

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