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Chadian peacekeepers killed in CAR fighting

Six Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and 15 others injured in the Central African Republic after hours of sporadic fighting, a spokesman for the African Union Peacekeeping Mission (MISCA) said.<p>The Chadians were attacked by fighters from the mainly Christian "anti-balaka" militia in the Gabongo …

Witnesses describe atrocities in South Sudan | Canada

<b>Juba, South Sudan</b> - In the suburb of Munuki in South Sudan's capital, men are digging fresh graves against a backdrop of large birds swooping through clouds of smoke billowing from an area where the new nation's rebel-movement-turned-army has its main barracks.<p>It was here that, a week ago, forces …

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South Sudan crisis: Kenya and Ethiopia leaders in Juba for talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039640_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534490590_b92cd9b8c5da83cbc1149b47fc87758e<p><b>The leaders of two of South Sudan's neighbours, Kenya and Ethiopia, have held "constructive" talks there in a bid to halt fighting, officials say.</b><p>More …

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Leaders of Kenya, Ethiopia in South Sudan for peace talks

The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country.<p>Kenyan President Uhuru …

You’re Saying It Wrong

The implacable pedantry of the word police<p>In August, the outcry began. “Have we literally broken the English language?” asked The Guardian. The Web site io9 announced “literally the greatest lexicographical travesty of our time,” while The Week bemoaned “the most unforgivable thing dictionaries …

The Origins of War in the DRC

How the region became overrun by warlords and lacking any kind of functional government.<p>The conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which I visited over the last week of April, has killed somewhere between 3.5 and 5.4 million people since 1996. It destroys human life in crushing and …

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'A Rare Bird Sighting': 'Slash' As A New Conjunction

If there is one piece we recommend you read today, it would be the latest from Anne Curzan at <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i>'s Lingua Franca blog.<p>Curzan explains that in a history of English course she teaches at the University of Michigan, she requires students to teach her slang terms. This …