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South Sudan: War and misery continue 1 year later
by Jason Straziuso - December 15, 2014 - 3:38am
One year after mass violence broke out in South Sudan, battles between government forces and rebels continue, and aid officials say international assistance is needed to help residents stave off mass hunger.
Kenya women march for right to wear mini-skirts
by Jason Straziuso - November 18, 2014 - 12:12pm
The grainy mobile phone video shows a mob of Kenyan men surround a woman and grab, grasp and yank her clothes until she is naked. 
Kenya president orders guns, bandits turned over
by Jason Straziuso - November 3, 2014 - 5:13am
Kenya's president on yesterday ordered all guns and attackers be turned over to authorities in a northern region after raiders ambushed and killed 22 police.
Somalia rains failing, hunger coming, say groups
by Jason Straziuso - May 10, 2014 - 6:21am
Weak and erratic rains, military conflict and little funding from the international community could lead to mass hunger in Somalia, aid groups warned on Wednesday.
'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter
by Jason Straziuso - April 23, 2014 - 6:11am
The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then...
Cartel inside Kenya fueling rhino, poaching deaths
by Jason Straziuso - March 20, 2014 - 6:16am
A famed scientist and founding former chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service urged Kenya's president on yesterday to invoke emergency measures to protect the country's elephants and rhinos from a poaching crisis...
Skeletons uncovered in mass graves in Somalia
by Jason Straziuso - March 7, 2014 - 5:19am
An American volunteer gently brushes away dirt to reveal the bones of a Somali victim buried in a mass grave some 30 years ago. Tens of thousands of skeletons may lie in mass graves here, on the northern edge of...
Kenya Airways: New planes, terminal and US flights
by Jason Straziuso - January 27, 2014 - 4:00am
New Boeing Dreamliners, the opening of a new terminal, and — on the horizon — Kenya's first direct flights to the United States. The chief executive of Kenya Airways is predicting an exciting couple of...
South Sudan: 'White Army' militia marches to fight
by Jason Straziuso - December 29, 2013 - 5:02am
Twenty-five thousand young men who make up a tribal militia known as the "White Army" are marching toward a contested state capital in South Sudan, an official said yesterday, dimming hopes for a cease-fire.
World Food Program feeds 3 million in Philippines typhoon; Kenya refugee camp food rations cut
by Jason Straziuso - November 23, 2013 - 4:13am
After early delays caused by massive infrastructure damage, the World Food Program is now providing food to 3 million typhoon victims in the Philippines, but the needs there and in Syria mean Somali refugees in Kenya...
Environmental crime wave costs world billions
by Jason Straziuso - November 7, 2013 - 6:04am
The illegal cutting of timber and the poaching of elephants and rhinos are part of a "rapidly escalating environmental crime wave" that international governments must combat by increasing cooperation, police and...
Twitter shuts down Somalia's extremists, again
by Jason Straziuso - September 7, 2013 - 7:30am
The flagship Twitter account of al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terror group, was closed Friday for the second time this year, less than 24 hours after a U.S.-based terrorism expert reported violations of Twitter's...
'Free at last,' Mandela said, quoting King
by Jason Straziuso - August 21, 2013 - 7:15am
The speaker, one of the world's most recognizable black leaders, was addressing a joint session of the US Congress when he quoted America's top civil rights leader. "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty...
15 years since Kenya, Tanzania embassy attacks
by Jason Straziuso - August 6, 2013 - 2:38am
American personnel at the US Embassy in Nairobi will stand beside Kenyan colleagues Wednesday who were wounded in the devastating attack on the downtown embassy 15 years ago.
Somali pirates now protecting illegal fishing biz
by Jason Straziuso - July 26, 2013 - 4:02am
Frustrated by a string of failed hijacking attempts, Somali pirates have turned to a new business model: providing "security" for ships illegally plundering Somalia's fish stocks — the same scourge that launched...
Mandela on life support, faces 'impending death'
by Jason Straziuso - July 5, 2013 - 8:24am
Nelson Mandela is being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces "impending death," court documents show.
Macabre Mandela feud: Rebury bodies, court says
by Jason Straziuso - July 4, 2013 - 7:02am
In a macabre family feud fought as Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition, a South African court ruled yesterday that the former president's grandson must return the bodies of the 94-year-old's three deceased...
South Africa's Mandela spends 6th day in hospital
by Jason Straziuso - June 14, 2013 - 12:06am
South Africa's leader called on his country Thursday to remember Nelson Mandela not only for his years as the nation's first black president but also for his time as a revolutionary and a prisoner as the beloved...
SAfrica: Mandela 'responding better to treatment'
by Jason Straziuso - June 13, 2013 - 3:05am
Former President Nelson Mandela began responding better to treatment yesterday morning for a recurring lung infection following "a difficult last few days," South Africa's president said.
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