Outbreak: Ebola in DRC

We provide updates on the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, now the second largest in history. ISSUES • Health, Epidemics PLACE • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu Province and spreading) DATES • May 2018 — present ORGANIZATIONS • DRC Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières, and World Health Organization...

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IAAF Athletes of 2018

The IAAF announce Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Caterine Ibarguren of Colombia as male and female athletes of 2018. MONTE CARLO, MONACO — In award ceremonies held today, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced the recipients of the 2018 Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Eliud Kipchoge,...

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Winnie Mandela Passes

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The former wife of Nelson Mandela, and a well-known activist in her own right, passed from illness today. ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April 2, 2018 BODY • Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April...

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Ouattara and Macron Launch

Men Disembarking from Model Metro Train

Presidents Ouattara of Ivory Coast and Macron of France meet to launch the construction of the Abidjan’s first metro train. ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST — Following the AU-EU Summit being held in Abidjan, Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast and Emmanuel Macron of France officially launched the construction of the...

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Zimbabwe in Military Control

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The Army has today taken control of Zimbabwe, while indicating that none of their activities constitute a coup. HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Early Wednesday, the Army took state control of Zimbabwe, assuring the public that the action was “not a coup.” Rather, the goal is to “target criminals” around the...

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Burundi Opposes ICC

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Burundi, long in tense dialogue with the International Criminal Court, now declares non-cooperation with an ICC investigation of alleged crimes. BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI — Burundi, the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), has recently declared its intent not to cooperate with the Court’s ongoing investigation of reported crimes....

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Tunisia Extends Emergency

Man Speaking at Conference

Tunisia is needing to once again prolong its state emergency, which began the previous year during political violence. TUNIS, TUNISIA — Tunisia’s President Beji Caid el Sebsi  has extended the state of emergency in the country for another three months, a decision made following the stabbing of a police...

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Italy Examines Sea Deaths

A Body, Covered, Being Lifted onto Ship As Crew of Men Watch

The flow of migrants from Africa through the Mediterranean continues — and leads to the discovered drowning of women, young, Nigerian apparently. SALERNO, ITALY — The bodies of 26 young women were pulled from the Mediterranean this past Saturday and brought ashore in Italy. They were found floating in the...

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Morocco Holds Western Sahara

Map of North African Coastal Territory

The policy regarding independence of Western Sahara from Morocco continues with no perceptible changes, per the recent King address. RABAT, MOROCCO — King Mohammed VI of Morocco has this week restated his firm stance against a peace deal that awards Western Sahara with independence. The announcement was made amidst...

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African Migrants Try Canada

This winter several African migrants in the US made the treacherous, snowy trek on foot across the border into Canada, acquiring frostbite, respite, attention, asylum.CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES — A number of vivid reports have emerged on migration difficulties for Africans in North America during winter resulting in dangerous border...

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