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Netanyahu Speech Draws Mixed Reviews

Since House Speaker John Boehner secretly arranged for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress, Washington has been whipped by acrimony, denunciations and recriminations.

As America's Attention Wanes, Democracy Grows in Africa

Once again, the U.S. and other western powers are largely ignoring Africa, even as democratic movements are quietly spreading throughout the continent after a generation of leaders who often hoarded power and wealth at the expense of their people.

Assata Shakur Supporters Fight for Her Exoneration

When President Barack Obama announced his intention to normalize relations with longtime nemesis Cuba, it wasn't long before questions began to swirl about the fate of Assata Shakur.

Erica Barks-Ruggles Sworn In as Ambassador to Rwanda

A career diplomat whose first overseas assignment came in 1992 when she was vice consul at the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, India, has been sworn in as the new ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Rwanda.

Haiti Revisited: Five Years After Earthquake

As the five-year anniversary of this tragedy approaches, there will certainly be a plethora of discussions, exhibitions, silent vigils and commemorations honoring those who died as well as those who have since devoted their efforts to Haiti's recovery.

Cuts Spurred Ebola Crisis in West Africa

In a report published this month in the journal Lancet Global Health, U.K.-based researchers blamed policies of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund that hobbled the development of an effective health care system in the three affected West African nations.

Obama's Cuba Announcement Rattles Status Quo

When Jennifer Stokes-Fearing heard that President Barack Obama would begin easing sanctions and normalize relations with Cuba, her first thought, she said, was that it should have happened a while ago.

Nigerian Terrorists Targeting Children with Suicide Bombers

As Americans honored their veterans in a national day of parades and ceremony, Nigerians were grieving over a war with terrorists, who are now slaughtering children with suicide bombs.

Ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to Chair SCLC International Peace Initiative

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has agreed to serve as the international chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Nonviolence Conflict Initiative, calling for resolving conflict through peaceful solutions, the strategy driven during the turbulent Civil Rights era by the ...

Africa.com CEO Clarke Named to Obama Council on U.S.-Africa Biz Relations

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Thursday that Africa.com CEO Teresa Clarke is among the 15 private sector leaders who have been appointed to President Obama's newly established Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

Ebola Numbers Spike Overseas

For months, World Health Organization officials warned that the numbers of Ebola victims and casualties might be understated because of unreported cases in rural areas of the affected countries and families hiding the sick.

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls to be Returned: Report

The Nigerian government has reportedly agreed Friday to a cease-fire with militants Boko Haram that would see the return of more than 200 girls who were kidnapped earlier this year.

Malala, Satyarthi Win Nobel Peace Prize

A Pakistani girl who was shot on a school bus by a Taliban gunman in 2012 is one of two recipients of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Oil Barons Jump on New Finds in Africa, Ignore Climate Calls

U.S. and U.K. oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to "keep the oil in the soil."

Obama: Battle with ISIS 'Not America's Fight Alone'

President Obama said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition that attacked the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria overnight made it "clear to the world that this is not America's fight alone."

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