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Burundi Talks Delayed As Violence Increases

  There was hope the appointment of a new regional mediator for Burundi, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa, would jumpstart the peace process; but, talks that were scheduled to start Monday in Arusha have...

Children Most Affected By Ethiopia’s Drought

  Ethiopia is dealing with its worst drought in decades. Its crops failed last year, contributing to food shortages affecting at least 10 million of the east African country’s 99 million people. Approximately 6...

Al-Shabab Attack Leaves 22 Somali Soldiers Dead

  Militant group al-Shabab attacked and recaptured a town in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region early Sunday morning, killing 22 Somali soldiers. The militants claimed that they had killed more than 32 soldiers including a...

African Presidents Pledge to Stop Elephant Poachers

  More than 200 people, including three African presidents, attended the opening of a three-day summit Friday near Mount Kenya, where activists and officials have gathered to discuss the future of Africa’s elephants and...

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