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U.S. airstrike kills terrorist leader who planned Kenya attack that caused Tucson man's death

A "precision airstrike" this week killed the Al-Shabaab leader who planned an a January attack on a U.S. training base in which three Americans died, including Dustin Harrison of Tucson, officials said.... Read more»

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Tucson pilot among Americans killed in Kenya terror attack

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»


Celebrating Mandela on 20th anniversary of end of apartheid

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

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J.C. Scott: Community Foundation directing efforts to kids and poverty

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»

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J.C. Scott: Farley holding health-care town halls

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»

Africa’s anti-Hummer

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


Toughest road to London? Kenya's marathon team ran it

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»

David Rudisha: 'Sure thing' on London Olympic track

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»


The 'White' House

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»

In AIDS fight, it's a question of funding, not science

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

Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai dies

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»

11 million hungry from East Africa's drought

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»

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Obama's grandmother gets beefed up security in Kenya

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: World's most wanted man no more

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»

You’re fired! Trump repeats false claims about Obama's birth

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

Opinion: Why George Clooney is in South Sudan

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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