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An Interview With Megan Green of Invisible Children

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Megan Green is the supporter engagement manager for Invisible Children, an organization that began after three filmmakers discovered the horrors taking place in Uganda, where...




  • Oscar Pistorius, appears in the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, June 13, 2016 for sentencing proceedings. An appeals court found Pistorius guilty of murder, and not culpable homicide for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

    Psychologist at Sentencing Hearing: Pistorius ‘Broken’ Man

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Oscar Pistorius is a “broken” man whose mental state has deteriorated over the last two years and he should be hospitalized and not... Read more

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    Monkey Causes Power Outage Across Kenya

    The entire country of Kenya was left without electricity for 15 minutes on Tuesday after a monkey somehow slipped into a power station, triggering a... Read more

  • Catherine Amidu , a 12-year-old Malawian albino girl, sits in her home, in the traditional authority area of Nkole, Machinga district, on April 17, 2015. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

    Surge in Albinos Targeted and Killed in Malawi for Rituals: Amnesty

    There is a sharp increase in killings of people with albinism in Malawi, according to a report by Amnesty International released on June 7, as... Read more

  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the International Anticorruption Summit in London, England, on May 12, 2016. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    After a Year With President Buhari, Is Nigeria Backsliding?

    When news broke earlier this month that one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria had been freed, the Nigerian government... Read more

  • Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe, in this undated photo. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)

    Cecil the Lion Has ‘Grand-Cubs’

    Last year, the world mourned the death of Cecil the lion, who was shot and killed by a Minnesota trophy hunter. But now, a park... Read more

  • This still image taken from video posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows an Egyptian dinghy collecting wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

    El-Sissi Says Egypt Submarine Headed to Plane Crash Site

    CAIRO—Egypt’s president said on Sunday a submarine belonging to his country’s Oil Ministry was headed to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in... Read more

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    Woman Has Facial Tumor Removed After 32-Year Wait

    A woman had a facial tumor that started to grow in her cheek when she was only 12 years old. Now, 32 years later, her... Read more

  • This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. (AP Photo)

    Nigerian Schoolgirl Abducted by Boko Haram Found, Is Pregnant

    A Chibok girl that was kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists in 2014 was found and reunited with her mother on May 17. The victim,now 19,... Read more

  • Egyptian protesters take part in a demonstration against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, outside the Journalists' Syndicate in central Cairo, on April 15, 2016. The deal to hand over two islands in the Straits of Tiran, signed during a visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Cairo, has provoked a storm of criticism against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egypt Sentences 101 Protesters to 5 Years in Prison

    CAIRO—Two Cairo courts have convicted and sentenced to five years in jail a total of 101 protesters for taking part in peaceful, anti-government demonstrations last... Read more

  • Egyptians shout slogans against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a protest against the decision to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in front of the Press Syndicate, in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Wide Arrests in Egypt Signal No-Tolerance Policy on Critics

    CAIRO—Hours after marching in a peaceful protest against the government late last month, Yassin Mohammed and his friends were lingering in the area in a... Read more

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    ‘Ghost Ship’ Washes Up Ashore With Not a Soul Onboard

    An abandoned oil tanker from Panama has washed up on the shores of West Africa, prompting questions about what happened to the ship’s crew.  The 210-foot-long... Read more

  • (Photo credit: ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Leopard Snatches 6-Year-Old Boy at South African Game Reserve

    A boy was attacked and dragged by a leopard at a South African game reserve. Kellan Denny, 6, was playing with his eight-year-old brother near... Read more

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    Oxford Student Boasts About How He Made Waitress Cry ‘Typical White Tears’

    A waitress who was taunted by a black Oxford University student has received thousands of dollars in donations. The Oxford student, Ntokozo Qwabe, who is... Read more

  • Firemen stand by at the ready as pyres of ivory are set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, on April 30, 2016. Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya Burns 105 Tons of Ivory Tusks

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest... Read more

  • Congolese music star Papa Wemba performs during the Femua music festival in Abidjan on April 24, 2016 before collapsing on stage. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Legendary Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dead at 66

    Papa Wemba, the King of Rhumba Rock has died. He was 66. Wemba, born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, collapsed on stage during his performance at... Read more

  • Libyans wave their national flag during a demonstration marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Moammar Gadhafi, in the city of Benghazi, the 2011 uprising's birthplace, on Feb. 17, 2016. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Years After Gadhafi’s Fall, Is Libya Any Closer to Political Stability?

    After five years of violence and political instability, Libya may be on the verge of forming a stable government, after the self-declared administration in Tripoli... Read more


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