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Kenya’s High Court Upholds Ban on Gay Sex

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld laws that criminalize gay sex, declining to join the handful of former British possessions that have recently abolished a prohibition imposed by Britain during the colonial era. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the court, announced in a courtroom …

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Botswana Ends Ban on Elephant Hunting

CAPE TOWN — Elephant hunting will resume in Botswana after a five-year prohibition, the government of that southern African nation said, despite intense lobbying by some conservation advocates to continue the ban. The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism announced the decision on Wednesday, saying that after “extensive …

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Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo — When Ebola came to this city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Janvier Muhindo Mandefu quit farming and got work burying the highly contagious bodies of Ebola victims. But Mr. Muhindo is less afraid of Ebola than of the mourners he encounters at funerals. …

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Burkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence

DAKAR, Senegal — A mission to rescue kidnapped tourists that went fatally awry. A church burned to the ground, the priest shot at Sunday Mass. A day later, another attack; four more Christians dead. The fury that hit Burkina Faso this month left a dozen people dead and laid bare …

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36 Hours in Dakar – The New York Times

Sunday 10) 9 a.m. Bakery breakfast Join the long line of locals at Graine D’Or, a heavenly bakery with rows of glistening pastries, including raisin rolls, puffy beignets, fluffy croissants, spears of bread and perfect pain au chocolat. Holiday seasons bring out child-sized chocolate Santa Clauses and Easter bunnies — …

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Sudan Talks Collapse Amid Clashes in Khartoum

CAIRO — Power-sharing talks in Sudan between the ruling military junta and the leaders of a powerful protest movement collapsed on Wednesday after violent clashes erupted in the capital, Khartoum, for the second time this week. The leader of the ruling Military Transitional Council, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said …

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