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Migrants Surge From Sub-Saharan Africa Into Italy

The International Organization for Migration reports a large number of Sub-Saharan Africans, mainly from Nigeria, Mali, Gambia, and Senegal has been arriving in Italy this year. The IOM says most of the migrants are...

UN Considers Police to Help In Stabilizing Burundi

The U.N. Security Council has asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present options for deploying U.N. police to Burundi to help monitor the security situation following nearly a year of politically linked violence. In a...

Niger’s Opposition Leader Released

  Hama Amadou, Niger’s opposition leader, was granted bail Tuesday, five months after being detained on baby-trafficking charges he said were politically motivated. Last week, Amadou lost a runoff election to President Mahamadou Issoufou,...

IVF Faces Stigma in Kenya

Millions of babies have been born via in-vitro fertilization since the method was first developed in Britain in 1978; but, IVF technology has been slow to catch on in sub-Saharan Africa. The Nairobi IVF...

France to Pull Troops Out of Central Africa

France will stop military operations in the Central African Republic later this year after France’s defense minister said its objectives have been achieved. The mission, dubbed Operation Sangaris, began in 2013 as the country...

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