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SABHA, Libya — Their fatigues don't match and their pickup has no windshield. Their antiaircraft gun, clogged with grit, is perched between a refugee camp and ripped market tents scattered over an ancient caravan route. But the tribesmen keep...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The stakes are high for France: the lives of four French children, their parents, a relative and nine other French hostages being held by Al Qaeda-linked militants in Nigeria and Mali. But France, entrenched in a war in...
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The jihadists stoning women to death in Mali and taking hostages in Algeria are harbingers of much worse to come. Osama bin Laden may be dead, but Al Qaeda in Africa now threatens an area twice the size of Germany. Mali is just one country in the Sahel,...
World NowAs Malala Yousafzai lay in a Pakistani hospital recovering from gunshot wounds, the United Nations on Thursday marked its first International Day of the Girl Child....
FOX 17 Assignment EditorRiders bicycled against hunger in Africa on Saturday in Grand Rapids. The Remember Niger Coalition organized the bike-a-thon to address the hunger emergency taking place right now in the country of Niger. The local group had a goal of $25,000 to be...
World NowMali and neighboring Niger are facing swarms of locusts, left uncontrolled while Libya and Algeria grappled with conflicts of their own....
TribLocal - ElmhurstMark Dyer of Elmhurst was honored as a local hero at the 10th Annual American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Heroes Breakfast in Chicago. Sixteen …...
World NowThe Mexican government Wednesday exposed what it said was a plot to sneak a son of Moammar Kadafi into this country, a plan foiled when authorities busted an international smuggling ring....
World NowA hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
World NowThe Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq,...
WASHINGTON — After a daylong visit to Libya, Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois had a message for the White House that it hasn't heard lately from the GOP: "Unquestioned kudos go to the president and his team." Kirk praised the Obama...
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