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Africa

  1. last night on late night
    Weezer Covers ‘Africa’ Live, Rivers Cuomo Reads Lyrics Off a LaptopIt’s their biggest song in nearly a decade, oy.
  2. #WeezerCoverAfrica Campaign Concludes With Weezer Covering ‘Africa’Bless the rains.
  3. #WeezerCoverAfrica Campaign Concludes With Weezer Covering ‘Africa’Bless the rains.
  4. Ebola Patients Escape Hospital, Increasing Fear of Massive OutbreakThe highly contagious virus has spread to Mbandaka, a city of more than a million, and health officials are scrambling to contain it.
  5. foreign affairs
    Cape Town’s Water Crisis Should Be a Warning to the WorldMajor cities running dry are a predictable consequence of climate change, population growth, and poor water management.
  6. The Worst Defenses of Trump’s Racist Comments on Immigration“This is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar.”
  7. international affairs
    Robert Mugabe Still Refuses to Resign, But Pressure MountsZimbabwe’s former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has already been appointed as Mugabe’s successor.
  8. gallery
    See How Africa Changed Contemporary DesignA new exhibit showcases more than 120 artists, designers, and entrepreneurs.
  9. awful things
    Terrorist Truck Bombings in Somalia Leave Hundreds DeadThe death toll is still rising after the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia’s history.
  10. coffee talk
    Hipster Demand for Fancy Coffee Is Really Helping Africa’s FarmersYour $6 single-origin Yirgacheffe habit is giving the industry new legs.
  11. Trump’s Cuts to AIDS-Treatment Programs Would Kill 1 Million, Researchers SayAmerica saves one million lives for every $1 billion it spends on HIV treatment. But Trump would rather invest that money in a border wall.
  12. Here’s Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is Wearing Only Nigerian BrandsThe author is mostly wearing Nigerian looks for public appearances.
  13. Humans and Wild Animals Talk to Each Other, Find HoneyCross-species communication for the win.
  14. gallery
    The Best Fashion in Africa, Gathered in One BookFrom Nairobi to Johannesburg.
  15. the environment
    Kenya Lights the Largest Ivory Bonfire in HistoryThey torched more than 100 tons of confiscated ivory and rhino horns in an attempt to discourage poaching.
  16. scary things
    At Least 28 Dead After Jihadists Storm Luxury Hotel in Burkina FasoThe Al Qaeda–linked group behind the attack also struck a hotel in neighboring Mali last fall.
  17. Shortages
    Get Ready for a Chocolate ShortageThe industry’s top brands are spending $1 billion to increase cocoa’s productivity.
  18. zimbabwe
    Second American Doctor Wanted for Killing a Lion in ZimbabweThis time it’s a gynecological oncologist from Pittsburgh. 
  19. foreign affairs
    In Return to Kenya, Obama Promotes Equal Rights and Economic GrowthIn the first-ever visit by a sitting U.S. president, Obama pushed for gay rights, increased counterterrorism ties, and more foreign investment.
  20. Suspected New York Ebola Cases Don’t Actually Have EbolaThe duo is believed to have recently returned from Africa.
  21. ebola
    The First African Ebola Vaccine Is Being Tested in MaliA country not affected by Ebola.
  22. human rights
    Kidnapped Nigerian Girls: ExplainerA primer on the international tragedy.
  23. awkward moments in social media
    Twitter’s AIDS Joke-Maker Justine Sacco Is Very Sorry, EveryoneIt was “a needless and careless tweet.”
  24. tastemakers
    The Woman Who Makes Suno’s Patterned Luxury HappenIt’s Nadiyah Bradshaw-Spencer’s job to keep ethics alive in Africa, India, and Peru.
  25. international affairs
    The Corporate Shortcomings of Al Qaeda’s Most Difficult EmployeeA regional terrorist commander was an HR headache.
  26. tastemakers
    Bantu: African Swimsuits That Won’t Be ‘Pity Purchases’Yodit Eklund’s swimsuit line celebrates (and supports) the positives of her home country.
  27. Foodies With Benefits
    Brian Malarkey’s Enlightened Hospitality Opening Olubugo in UgandaThe restaurant’s proceeds will got AidChild’s efforts to care for children afflicted with AIDS in the notoriously discriminatory nation.
  28. fashion talks
    Fashion People Discuss the Future of Africa Will it be the next China, the next Italy, or neither?
  29. bachmann ambition overdrive
    Michele Bachmann Is Unhappy That American Troops Have Been Sent to Both Libya and AfricaShe’s still not great with geography.
  30. Mediavore
    A Look at Japan’s Cheese Industry; Are We Getting African Food Aid Wrong?According to Howard Buffett, a new approach to farms in Africa is needed.
  31. Mediavore
    President Obama Headed to Fig & Olive This Evening; Grocery Strike Averted AfterThe Commander-in-Chief will tap supporters at two different L.A. restaurants tonight.
  32. dangerous jobs
    Somali Prime Minister Back to Desk Job in BuffaloFrom Buffalo to Africa and back.
  33. Mediavore
    Hosni Mubarak Refuses Solid Food; Hunger Worsens in Horn of AfricaThe deposed dictator is on a hunger strike of sorts as he sits in an Egyptian cell.
  34. Mediavore
    Food Crisis Grows in Africa and North Korea; Eating Out Makes You FatThe rapper plans a U.K.version of 40/40 with soccer player Ashley Cole.
  35. Mediavore
    African Nations Struggle With Food Prices; Chipotle Probed By ICEThe fast food chain swears it has stuck to legal hiring practices as an investigation is launched.
  36. sudan
    Oil-Rich South Sudan Votes to SecedeBy 99.57 percent!
  37. awful things
    Gay Ugandan Activist MurderedUgh.
  38. awful things
    Ugandan Newspaper Publishes Names of ‘Top 100’ Homosexuals, Calls for Their HangingThis isn’t the first time.
  39. the more you know
    Outbreak: Monkeypox!What’s in your monkeys? News at 11.
  40. Badvertising
    Koyaani-snickers-i: Africans Wait for Candy While U.S. Eats All the MeatA controversial Snickers ad and the latest in world eating trends.
  41. secretary of awesome
    Out of AfricaPhoto highlights of Hillary’s dazzling seven-nation journey.
  42. secretary of awesome
    Hillary’s Africa Trip: The Horror, the HorrorA peculiar statement about the 2000 election invites even more scrutiny.
  43. secretary of awesome
    Mistranslation Produces Tense, Awkward Moment for Hillary in AfricaWho really gives a shit what Bill thinks?
  44. secretary of awesome
    How to Make Hillary Laugh: Say ‘John Bolton’This Africa trip is a blast!
  45. secretary of awesome
    Hillary Clinton Is Having a Ball in AfricaHair jokes! Marriage proposals! And boogying!
  46. pirates
    American Ship Captain Valiantly Surviving in Somali Pirate CustodyAlso, enemy and ally ships are zooming in on the area.
  47. pirates
    Somali Pirates Hijack Ship Full of Americans (Updated!)They’ve gotten a bit too cocky, it seems.
  48. the most important adoption in the world
    Malawi Caves to MadonnaAGAIN.
  49. election hangover
    Hoaxer Claims Credit for Palin Africa-Continent Story, MSNBC FooledThis is kind of confusing. Bear with us.
  50. company town
    Jeff Bewkes Starts Cleaning House at Time WarnerMEDIA • At least 75 Time Warner layoffs are expected to be announced today. The layoffs are among CEO Jeff Bewkes’s first public tasks since taking the helm of the company from Dick Parsons last month. Earlier today, Time Warner announced a 41 percent decline in fourth-quarter earnings. [MSNBC & AdAge] • Maybe some of those Time Warner folks can hang their hats over at Condé Nast. The Observer evaluates Portfolio’s recent spending spree, during which it recruited top talent from The New Yorker, the Post, and the Times. [NYO] • (Product)Red, the love child of Bono, iPod, and the Gap, has raised more than $22 million for fighting HIV and AIDS in Africa. But considering the big advertising bucks spent during the Super Bowl and elsewhere, some are arguing that it’s not enough. [NYT]
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