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African Refugees Evacuated from Libya Tell Horror Stories in Rwanda

GASHORA, RWANDA – African migrants evacuated from Libyan detention centers to Rwanda say they still want to make the dangerous journey to Europe, despite the abuse they encountered in Libya.

The 189 migrants, mostly Eritreans …

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Reparations for Slavery

DETROIT – Few Americans are in favor of giving reparations to descendants of enslaved black people in the United States, a new poll shows, even as the idea has gained momentum among Democratic presidential contenders. …

One of Europe’s Last Wild Rivers Is in Danger of Being Tamed

ALONG THE VJOSA RIVER – Under a broad plane tree near Albania’s border with Greece, Jorgji Ilia filled a battered flask from one of the Vjosa River’s many springs.

There is nothing else better than …

Uber Turns to India, Africa and Middle East As Losses Mount

NEW DELHI – The head of Uber said Tuesday that the global ride services firm was counting on India, Africa and the Middle East for future growth amid investor fears about mounting losses and a …

In Congo, an Ebola Survivor With a Motorbike Helps Ease Fear

BENI, CONGO – When Germain Kalubenge gets a request for a ride on his motorcycle, it can be a matter of life or death. The 23-year-old is a survivor of the Ebola virus and often …

Libya Coast Guard Intercepts Dozens of Europe-Bound Migrants

CAIRO, EGYPT – Libya’s coast guard says it’s intercepted dozens of Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Sunday the migrants were returned to shore and would be taken to a …

South Africa’s energy mix still to lean on coal in next decade

South Africa’s plans to boost electricity generation over the next decade will be a mix of renewable energy and coal power, Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said, as nationwide power cuts entered a third day Friday.…