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Dustin Harrison, via Facebook.

A Tucson man was among those killed in a weekend assault on a base in Africa — reportedly part of a terrorist response to the U.S. assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday. Read more»

Commentary: South Africa’s transcendent mission to address the abuses of apartheid began 20 years ago this week. Read more»

Washington D.C. commentator Jimmy Zuma, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Tucsoncitizen.com sports reporter Anthony Gimino, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona Vice President of Program Services and Initiatives Barbara Brown, Middle East cxpert Stephen Zunes Read more»

Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Insitute, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, Pima County Bond Advisory Committee Chair Larry Hecker, state Sen. Steve Farley, Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times and Middle East expert Stephen Zunes Read more»

The Mobius, Africa's $6,000 anti-Hummer, in action.

At $6,000, the Mobius could be a game-changer for businesses working on Africa’s rough roads. Read more»

Ryan Hall during the 2009 Boston Marathon.

Ryan Hall is the second fastest American marathon runner in history, and last year, 36 Kenyans ran faster than he did. But 33 of them won't be on the Olympic marathon starting line. Read more»

World champion David Rudisha in 2011.

Looking for a sure thing on Thursday's Olympic schedule? Kenya's David Rudisha will win the men's 800 meters. And you can take that to the bank. Read more»

We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage. Except those of us who are not, in this great melting pot of a nation. Read more»

The gloomy global economic situation, and recent scale-backs in HIV funding around the world, have cast great doubt as to whether policymakers will take advantage of the combination of new prevention tools to fight AIDS. Read more» 1

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, has died at age 71. A national hero in Kenya, she died late Sunday in Nairobi Hospital, where she had been privately battling ovarian cancer for the past year, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Read more»

A family awaits help outside Dabaab refugee complex July 8. The Dabaab camp is the world's largest refugee complex, currently aiding more than 370,000 people, according to Oxfam International.

East Africa's worst drought in 60 years is putting 11 million lives at risk, many of them in war-torn Somalia, where thousands of hungry families are making the dangerous trek across parched, violent territory to the promise of safety and food in Kenya. Read more»

President Barack Obama

Kenya has tightened its security around President Barack Obama's step-grandmother after the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces put the country on alert. Read more»

Osama bin Laden began plotting the attacks on The World Trade Center 18 years ago. After terrorist attacks across the globe, the leader of al-Qaeda was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday.

The death of al-Qaeda's mastermind will lead to a shifting approach in confronting Islamic militancy around the world. It marks the beginning of the post-9/11 world. Read more»

Trump speaks at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

If Donald Trump worked for us, we’d have to say: "Donald, you’re fired — for incompetence." When it comes to getting facts straight, he fouls up again and again on the basics of President Obama’s birth. As a rookie reporter, he just wouldn’t make it. Read more» 3

George Clooney is visiting South Sudan to alert the world to its impending election and the danger of civil war.

Much has been made of the impending emergence of Africa’s newest state — South Sudan, or “New Sudan” — but if all goes smoothly the January referendum will lead to the creation of two new states in a volatile corner of Africa. Read more»

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