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Burkina Faso’s food woes deepen as extremists expand reach

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TOUGAN, Burkina Faso (Net) — Islamic extremists chased Adama Drabo and his family from their land in western Burkina Faso, forcing them to abandon a year's worth of crops.
Now that food is rotting in storage in the village, too dangerous for him to retrieve, even as the family is forced to survive on meager government rations. Drabo already has lost his 20-year-old son, who was killed by a roadside bomb.
"Security is getting worse, and this year we won't be able to cultivate and it will be...

Killing of unarmed black man in US condemned in Africa

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NAIROBI, June 3 (Net) -- The death of George Floyd, an African American who died in police custody last week, is facing fierce condemnation in Africa as two separate autopsies released Monday both found Floyd's death to be a homicide.
The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat...

Zuckerberg still under fire over inflammatory Trump posts

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Net) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't budging over his refusal to take action on inflammatory posts by President Donald Trump that spread misinformation about voting by mail and, many said, encouraged violence against protesters.
His critics, however, are multiplying. Some...

Los Angeles mayor takes knee amid peaceful protests

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LOS ANGELES (Net) — Thousands thronged the streets of Los Angeles in peaceful protests Tuesday and smaller demonstrations dotted California while authorities renewed overnight curfews in LA and other areas that have seen clashes with police and groups of thieves wreck hundreds of...

Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

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NEW YORK (Net) — Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism.
It has become a ritual — a somewhat...

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