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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:47:53 GMTMore Clues, and Questions, in 1961 Crash That Killed Dag HammarskjoldOfficials searching through debris after the plane carrying Dag Hammarskjold crashed in Northern Rhodesia.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:04:32 GMT11th-Hour Delay of Nigeria’s Presidential Election Disappoints MillionsNigerians checking their names on voting lists in Jimeta on Saturday. The country’s electoral watchdog postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, hours before polls were to open.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:48:10 GMTNigeria Postpones Election Just Hours Before Polls OpenElection material awaiting distribution in Yola, Nigeria, on Friday.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:08:19 GMTBrazil Arrests 8 at Mining Giant Vale Over Deadly Dam CollapseA firefighter at the Vale plant near Brumadinho, Brazil, this past week. The rupture of the dam last month unleashed a tidal wave of mining waste and sludge that killed at least 166 people.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:40:42 GMTSexual Violence on the Rise in South Sudan, U.N. SaysA woman who said she and a friend were raped by four gunmen in November recounted the attack at a hospital in Nhialdiu, South Sudan, in December.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:26:38 GMTCan France Ever Leave Africa? Airstrikes in Chad Raise an Old QuestionPresident Emmanuel Macron of France, left, and President Idriss Déby of Chad in N’Djamena, the Chad capital, in December. France came to Mr. Déby’s aid this month.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:30:45 GMT‘It’s Not Getting Better’: Nigeria Braces for Election Day as Frustrations BoilSupporters of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria carrying a poster at the rally in Abuja, the capital.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:34:48 GMTTrilobites: An Icy Superhighway Once Carried Glaciers From Namibia to BrazilDrumlins, sedimentary rock formations made by fast-moving ice floes in Namibia.
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:16:05 GMTAfrica’s Black Panthers Emerge From a Century in the ShadowsA young female black leopard was spotted in the Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya. She appeared five times in footage from February to April 2018.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:16:41 GMTNigeria’s Election Brings Dual Crises Back to the Polls: Corruption and Boko HaramSupporters of President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigera at a rally in Kano last month. Mr. Buhari first took power after a military coup in 1983, and won election in 2015.