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Rwanda opposition figure Rwigara faces insurrection charges

October 6, 2017

Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, is photographed next to a portrait of her father, business tycoon Assinapol Rwigara, at her home in Kigali, Rwanda. The brother of the former presidential hopeful in Rwanda said Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that Diane Rwigara and four other family members are in police custody. (AP Photo, File) By Ignatius Ssuuna…

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Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Surviving members of the Little Rock Nine, the students who integrated Central High School in 1957, speak with the media Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark. From the left are Thelma Mothershed Wair, Minnijean Brown Trickey, Terrence J. Roberts, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Gloria Ray…

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Lee descendant resigns as pastor over racial justice comment

September 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Robert W. Lee IV By Jonathan Drew Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C.–A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice during an MTV awards show. The general’s distant nephew, the Rev. Robert W. Lee IV,…

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Amnesty says ‘horrific’ violence in Central African Republic

September 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: A makeshift camp set outside Bria, Central African Republic. The United Nations says about 300 people have been killed and 200 wounded in the past two weeks alone in Bria and a handful of other towns. The U.N. humanitarian agency said the unprecedented violence emptied Bria of its population, sending an “uninterrupted stream”…

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Cousin who saw Emmett Till being kidnapped dies at age 74

September 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Simeon Wright   (Photo insert: Civil Rights History Project) CHICAGO–Simeon Wright, who was with his cousin Emmett Till when the Chicago boy was kidnapped and killed in Mississippi in 1955, has died at age 74. Wright’s cousin, Airickca Gordon-Taylor, said Tuesday that Wright died from cancer on Monday at his Chicago-area home. Till…

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Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

September 8, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastoralists feed their cattle at an animal feeding scheme run by UN agencies, in the Danan district of the Somali region of Ethiopia, which hasn’t seen significant amounts of rain in the past three years. Despite economic growth in the past decade that has made Ethiopia one of Africa’s fastest-developing countries, rural areas…

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Boko Haram killings have doubled in five months: Amnesty report

September 8, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A man walks past burnt out houses following an attacked by Boko Haram in Dalori village near Maiduguri. Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has resulted in double the casualties compared to the five months before…

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