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Everyday You Write Your History

Every day you live you write your story, will it be legendary, nostalgic, or regrettable. On a late Wednesday afternoon, I walk home into the main gate and behold the sight in front of...

President Kabila looks on during signature ceremonies.

DRC Opposition Unites Against President Kabila

  Leading opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they have organized themselves under one umbrella called “Rassemblement” or “Rally” to force President Joseph Kabila to leave power. Kabila’s second term...


Fighting Reported on Eritrea-Ethiopia Border

  Residents of a town on the Eritrea-Ethiopia border reported hearing sounds of heavy fighting Monday, as both countries accused each other of launching an attack. The fighting appeared centered on the Eritrean town...