03-30-2017  3:38 am      •     
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(GIN) – Worldreader, a "market-oriented, not-for-profit organization focused on increasing access to books in developing countries" is testing an e-book reader designed for developing countries at a school for orphans in Ghana.


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(GIN) – Speaking to a group of African student leaders in Tripoli, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said nothing would stop ethnic violence in Nigeria except splitting the oil-rich nation into Muslim and Christian states.


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(GIN) – A report that claims that half the food aid to Somalia is routinely stolen by Somalia's own security forces, among other serious charges, has been roundly criticized by the Somali government.


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(GIN) – In a new book entitled "Dreams in a Time of War, a Childhood Memoir," acclaimed Kenyan author Ngugi was Thiong'o recounts his life as the fifth child of his father's third wife in a family that included twenty-four children born to four different mothers.


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GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- Shorts, tight skirts and suggestive T-shirts are out and, in stifling local temperatures, men must wear long-sleeved shirts, according to new dress regulations for civil servants issued by Botswana authorities.


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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- South African President Jacob Zuma said Thursday he believes he made great progress in his first trip to Zimbabwe as chief mediator between members of the fragile power-sharing government...


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SEATTLE (AP) -- He had only four months in the United States, but what Abayneh Adefris took back to Ethiopia with him on Monday will likely last him a lifetime...


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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- President Robert Mugabe defended a law requiring Zimbabwean businesses to be controlled by blacks, underlining differences with his governing partners in an interview Saturday...


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The following is a look at the members of the armed forces killed in Afghanistan in January...


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(GIN) -- Some $7 million in U.S. aid to primary schools in Kenya has been suspended, pending an investigation into fraud claims, according to the U.S. ambassador.
The US move comes a month after the UK government pulled out of the project when $1 million in donated funds to the Education Ministry were reported missing.
Kenya is ranked as East Africa's most corrupt country by the group Transparency International...


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