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World NowTuareg rebels in Mali seize territory as the army falls into disarray after Thursday's military coup that ousted the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure....
World NowThe Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq,...
World NowMore people clamored for asylum from countries in Arab Spring tumult, part of the global trends that pushed a 20% jump in applications to industrialized nations last year. The increase was observed by the United Nations refugee agency, which released a...
World NowA coalition of West African nations is closing off the borders of Mali, condemning it for a recent military coup that ousted its president. How could that affect the landlocked country? Blocking the borders means that Mali will be starved for gas and...
World NowTuareg rebels who recently captured northern Mali in a stunning military advance declared their own independent state. The state, which the rebels call Azawad, was immediately dismissed by France, the former colonial power in the region. It was also...
World NowMilitary officials in the tiny West African coastal nation known for its illegal drug trade said Friday that Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Jr. had been arrested on accusations of plotting with Angola to crush his country’s military....
World NowAid agencies put out an S.O.S. on Monday, saying they have fallen far short on funding to feed people in the Sahel area of West Africa, a shortfall that could lead to millions of people starving....
World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor faces a possible life sentence for his role in arming ruthless rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood...
NEWPORT BEACH — Waves at The Wedge are legendary for hurling bodysurfers into the air and sweeping tourists off their feet. But they also have a more practical purpose: producing electricity. A pair of Newport Beach entrepreneurs have been testing...
Harbor Springs Street Musique features a new musician this week, whose sound and style comes from his home in West Africa. Facinet Bangoura, originally of Guinea, is a master balafonist. The balafon is an instrument made of gourds and a particular kind...
When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm. Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...
Rev. Gerald L. Janousek of Harbor Springs, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Bay Bluffs of Harbor Springs, he was 89. Gerald was born June 20, 1922, in Grand Rapids where he grew up and attended school. Gerald answered his country's call in November...
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