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African national voted to head WHO

An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency’s history. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?

A gun attack that killed at least 26 Coptic Christians on a bus in Egypt is just the latest assault on the religious minority group, which has been a target

Wounded elephant collapses on hunter, crushing him to death

A big game hunter was crushed to death after an elephant, that his friends had shot, collapsed on top of him. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization BBC News – Africa

Nigeria President seeks treatment in London

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has traveled to London for a follow-up medical consultation with his doctors, according to a statement. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

First ever Nigerian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

For the first time in history a Nigerian Pavilion will make its debut at the 57th Venice Biennale, also known as the Olympics of the art world. The country’s pavilion

Ebola kills 3 in DRC

Three people have died from an Ebola outbreak in a remote northern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as health officials travel to the central African country in response

300,000 Child Refugees and Migrants Traveled Alone in ’15 and ’16, U.N. Says

A report by the world body said the findings amounted to an alarming international lapse in providing basic safety and security for the world’s most vulnerable people. NYT > Africa

Report: 3,000 teens, mainly in Asia and Africa, die daily

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new

A Mission to Capture or Kill Joseph Kony Ends, Without Capturing or Killing

A small group of Ugandan and American military officials will hold a ceremony to celebrate the end of the mission to capture Mr. Kony, the head of the Lord’s Resistance

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