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How one of Africa’s richest men is trying to stem migrant crisis

It's a timely message. Many of Africa's youth are perishing, risking their lives in perilous journeys across the Sahara desert on their way to Europe. Some get stranded and die of thirst in the desert. Others fall into the hands of kidnappers who sell them into slavery in Libya, as a recent CNN investigation discovered. Twenty-six young girls, thought to be from
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Macron lays out policies on Françafrique

Last week, French president Emmanuel Macron participated in an informal ritual of French presidents: The Big Africa Speech. At the beginning of a French president’s reign, a pilgrimage is typically made to Africa to lay out the president’s policy on Françafrique—the formal and informal network of currency, business, and political ties which link West African nations to
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U.S. pledges $60 million to support Africa ‘G5 Sahel’ counterterrorism efforts

Today, U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, announced a $60 million dollar pledge in support of a multilateral, United Nations effort in the Sahel region of the African continent. The pledge, of course, requires Congressional approval for funding the G5 Sahel group (G5S). The mandate for the group was set forth in UN Security Resolution 2359 and consists of five African
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Nigerians return home with a warning to others: Don’t go to Libya

But theirs is no ordinary love story. Love has blossomed in the most unusual but uplifting circumstances for Nigerian migrants Mabel Emmanuel, 27, and Henry Stevens, 28, who met after she was kidnapped in Libya during an attempt to enter Europe.Emmanuelwas unable to pay a ransom to her kidnappers, so Stevens stepped in to pay the money and bought her freedom. They became
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100,000 Kurds Flee Kirkuk

Iraqi armed forces have seized the city of Kirkuk, and reportedly 100,000 Kurds are now fleeing the region out of fear of persecution. This all follows an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan in September, which overwhelmingly favored secession from Iraq. On Friday, Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters clashed as Iraqi units moved north of Kirkuk to the town
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China fuels macadamia nut boom in South Africa

But the traditional crops of guava and avocado are making way for more popular produce: macadamia nuts. South Africa has swiftly become one of the world's leading producers of the nut. Production rose from 3,000 tons in 1996 to over 40,000 tons in 2015, and almost 4,000 hectares of new trees are added each year. The vast majority of the nuts are exported, and
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How one of Africa’s richest men is trying to stem migrant crisis

It's a timely message. Many of Africa's youth are perishing, risking their lives in perilous journeys across the Sahara desert on their way to Europe. Some get stranded and die of thirst in the desert. Others fall into the hands of kidnappers who sell them into slavery in Libya, as a recent CNN investigation discovered. Twenty-six young girls, thought to be from