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  • Africa: Diplomats Told to Study Science and Health
    [SciDev.Net] Manchester -Diplomats need better training in science and health to support international collaborations dealing with shared problems and increase the scientific capacity of developing countries, a UK summit has heard.
    All Africa.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:02 GMT.
  • Zimbabwe President Mugabe warns dissenting war veterans
    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe threatens to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their long-standing support for him.
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:43:39 GMT.
  • Kenya's ice hockey team eye Olympics
    The Kenyan ice hockey team have been training on the only rink in East Africa and they hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018.
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:10:25 GMT.
  • Terror Group Claims Ex-Lawmaker Conducted Somali Suicide Bombing
    A former member of Somalia’s parliament who joined the Al-Shabab terror organization in 2010 was the man behind a suicide bombing that killed 13 people in Mogadishu Tuesday, according to the group. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:48:50 -0400.
  • Protesters Fume as Zimbabwe Vice President Runs Up a Hotel Bill
    Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s year-and-a-half stay in a luxurious hotel — at a taxpayer cost of $1,000 a night, including meals — may be coming to an end.
    Jeffrey Moyo and Norimitsu Onishi.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:22 GMT.
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  • Mohamed Khan, Egyptian Filmmaker, Dies at 73
    Mr. Khan drew popular and critical acclaim for his neorealist films, which focused on social ills and often featured feminist protagonists.
    Sam Roberts.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:38:29 GMT.
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  • Bid to block Burundi from European Union trade pact with other East African countries
    At risk are other economies in the region and alternatives are being sought to allow trade.
    Mail & Guardian.  Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200.
  • Should Pro Athletes Speak On Political, Social Issues?
    New York Knicks' Star Carmelo Anthony participated this week in a Los Angeles Town Hall on relations between police and the African-American community and expressed strong opinions. ...
    By Leigh Steinberg.  Forbes.  Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:50:00 GMT.
  • At Least 10 Killed in Suicide Attack On Base In Somalia
    At least 10 people have been killed in a July 26 suicide bombing on the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Mogadishu, Somalia, police said.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:56:06 +0000.
  • Avian Honeyguides Lead Human Hunters to Honey
    Instances of collaboration between humans and wild animals are rare. One of the most noteworthy is that of the greater honeyguide bird, found in Africa, which seeks out humans and solicits their help to get a free meal. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:29:11 -0400.

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