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Much of the world seems to have written Africa's problems off as insolvable, and nowadays, if you ask a lot of Americans to name an ongoing tragedy, they'd probably point first to the U.S. economy. Hollywood's political activists are trying to pitch in...
Thousands of Hutu rebels with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR, have brought instability and violence to eastern Congo for more than a decade. The rebels fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo after ethnic Tutsis seized power...
Tags: Armed Forces, Rwanda, Wars and Interventions, Defense
Conor Cruise O'Brien, a leading Irish author, politician and diplomat who rose to international prominence while leading a United Nations mission in the troubled Congo and remained an independent, often contrarian thinker amid religious strife of his...
Larry Devlin, a CIA station chief in Congo who claimed to have refused an order to assassinate the ousted prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, during the newly independent nation's chaotic early days, died Dec. 6 of emphysema at his home in Lake of the Woods,...
Chicago TribuneBwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda You wake up fast when there's a 400-pound gorilla standing outside your tent. "Ruth!" I called over in something of a whisper-yell to the woman in the tent next to mine. "Ruth! Wake up! There's a gorilla out...
Times Staff WriterEvery day is a fight for pennies. At sunrise, Adolphe Mulinowa is out hauling 10-gallon cans of sand at a construction site. It takes him an hour to earn 5 cents. Then he hustles to a roadside with a few plastic bottles of pink gasoline, which he hawks...
Tags: Employees, Africa, Gaming, Rape, Justice System
Special to The TimesBob WEIS was trolling EBay from his 1962 Palm Springs ranch house, hunting for the African artifacts he has collected for the last 20 years, when he hit the mother lode. There, among the carved wooden stools and ceremonial figures, hand-woven textiles,...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struggled today over whether the time has come to end the death penalty for young murderers. Two years ago, the court in a 6-3 decision struck down capital punishment for the mentally retarded, saying that a "national...
Tags: Death Penalty, Justice System, Social Issues, St. Louis, Lawyers
Brussels -- Generations of Belgian schoolchildren have tramped past glass-topped cases of insects at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, a few miles southeast of Brussels. Now this moldering dowager, created by Belgian King Leopold II around the turn...
Associated PressUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The illegal trade in elephant ivory may constitute an important source of funding for armed groups, including the Lord's Resistance Army, threatening peace and security in central Africa, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said...
Tags: Africa, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Government, Francois Bozize
Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.Other than doing some leisurely strolling on grassy fairways as a member of the Bloomington High School North golf team, Morgan Scherer has not done any training for his six-week, 500-mike hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail this summer. "I expect...
VarietySince a new film law took effect in January, Colombia has emerged as the go-to location for a growing number of international filmmakers. Also helping lift production: the country has turned the page on the notorious drug violence of its past....
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