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Burundi exile to US's Samantha Power: 'You shake the hand of the killers'

Alexis Sinduhije is disappointed in the West. And the West is disappointed in him.<p>The former Burundian journalist-turned-politician-turned-exile once had close friends in high places in the US government. But last December, Washington slapped sanctions on Sinduhije, alleging he supported armed …

Africa

Somalia's al-Shabab killed '180 Kenyan troops' in el-Ade

<b>At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia's president has said.</b><p>Kenya's army said the number was untrue, but again refused to give its own casualty figures for the assault in the southern Somali base of el-Ade.<p>The Islamist militant group said it …

Africa

Boko Haram sought terror training in Somalia, security chief says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Boko Haram fighters are crossing Africa to receive specialized training from Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, the country's national security chief told CNN.<p>The Nigerian terror group were taught how to carry out suicide attacks and build weaponry in Al Shabaab training camps, said General …

Africa

10 Books to Read When You Have a Bad Case of Wanderlust

Whether you’re reminiscing about your study abroad days in Prague or dreaming of quitting your day job and taking on an international gig, when wanderlust hits, it can hit really, <i></i><i>really</i> hard. Sure, a little bit of bikini shopping can sometimes do the trick, but when flights — no matter how cheap — …

Books

JNU Controversy: What India Said About Freedom of Speech

By<p>Joanna Sugden<p>Joanna Sugden<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>The row around the arrest of a student leader accused of sedition in New Delhi, has dominated Indian news this week and generated acres of comment about free speech, the future of India and what it means to be “antinational.”<p>Kanhaiya …

India