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Mali leader promises court changes in bid to quell protests

BAMAKO, Mali In a televised midnight speech, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised early Thursday to reform the country’s constitutional court in a bid to quell another round of protests calling for his resignation. The change to the court’s makeup is among the demands being sought by Keita’s opponents, who already have taken to the…
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Africa’s locust outbreak is far from over

NAIROBI, Kenya The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The…