Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month
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Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, Norfolk State University will pay tribute to the contributions African-Americans have made throughout the United States and in the Commonwealth of Virginia by hosting panel discussions, several art exhibits, special lectures and performing arts events. The university will host several “signature events,” that will explore topics such as the … Continue reading

Ivory Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home
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Ivory Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Dozens of Ivory Coast politicians, including ex-ministers and diplomats, gathered in a hotel conference room here this week to honor a man widely blamed for his country’s descent into months of grisly killings and sexual violence five years ago. The event organized by supporters of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo was intended … Continue reading

Suicide bombers kill 13 in Chibok home of kidnapped girls
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Suicide bombers kill 13 in Chibok home of kidnapped girls

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Four female suicide bombers exploded at a market in the Chibok hometown of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls on Wednesday Jan. 27, killing 13 civilians and wounding 32 people, witnesses said. Three soldiers including their commanding officer are among the injured being treated at the hospital, according to a man who was at the … Continue reading

Kenyan troops pull out of Somali towns after deadly attack
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Kenyan troops pull out of Somali towns after deadly attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Kenyan forces pulled out of two towns in southern Somalia on Tuesday Jan. 26, and Islamic extremists quickly moved into one of them, residents said. The Kenyans’ withdrawal came after an attack by Islamic extremists who claimed to have killed scores of Kenyan peacekeepers recently, residents said Tuesday. The town of … Continue reading

Zimbabwe’s Heroes Acre is too exclusive, Mugabe critics say
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Zimbabwe’s Heroes Acre is too exclusive, Mugabe critics say

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The hilltop has a commanding view of Harare, features a huge bronze statue of three guerrilla fighters and boasts black marble and granite flourishes. It is quiet and is Zimbabwe’s most exclusive neighborhood. Turnover is zero: Once there, those who move in never leave. But now, people are complaining that President … Continue reading

Egypt’s president praises 2011 uprising, urges patience
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Egypt’s president praises 2011 uprising, urges patience

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president paid tribute on Sunday to the country’s 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, saying that protesters killed during the 18-day revolt had sought to revive “noble principles” and found a “new Egypt.” President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s praise of the uprising, delivered via a televised speech on the eve of … Continue reading

Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief
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Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the survivors of al-Shabab’s attack on a beachside restaurant in Somalia’s capital was Mohamed Abdiqani Kheyre. He is only 3 years old, and his mother was killed. Witnesses said the Islamic extremists entered the restaurant from the beach Thursday evening Jan. 21 , shouting “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is … Continue reading