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His discoveries of ancient human skulls and skeletons, including the famed “Turkana Boy,” helped cement Africa’s standing as the cradle of humanity.

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Mr. Hamdok was restored to power a month ago after being deposed in a coup, but he was never able to gain control of the fractious country.

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Officials warned that the damage to the buildings would be extensive. A man was arrested on Sunday morning inside the parliamentary complex, Parliament’s spokesman said.

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Officials said a man was arrested in connection to a fire that heavily damaged the country’s Houses of Parliament.

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The extent of the damage was not immediately clear on Sunday morning, but officials feared it would be extensive.

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The extent of the damage was not immediately clear on Sunday morning, but officials feared it would be extensive.

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Desmond M. Tutu, a powerful opponent of apartheid and Cape Town’s first Black archbishop, was remembered in a modest ceremony scaled down further by pandemic restrictions.

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The archbishop and Nobel laureate left plans for an unostentatious ceremony, which were stripped back further under Covid restrictions.

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The archbishop and Nobel laureate left plans for an unostentatious ceremony, which were stripped back further under Covid restrictions.

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The Ugandan government says it is targeting rebels it accuses of terrorist attacks in Kampala. Many Congolese fear the incursion is cover for yet another plundering of their country.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s death has reignited a public conversation about the state of the country’s reconciliation process and its democracy.

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Two shots of the vaccine reduced the risk of hospitalization from the fast-spreading variant by 85 percent, a clinical trial found.

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Not even a pandemic, wars or autocrats could prevent our correspondents from seeking out secrets and surprises to share with readers. They sent dispatches from 40 countries on six continents.

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Church leaders in South Africa urged mourners to attend services for Desmond M. Tutu, the first Black archbishop of Cape Town, in their local communities because of pandemic restrictions.

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The cleric and anti-apartheid activist’s funeral will be held on Jan. 1 at the cathedral where he served as South Africa’s first Black archbishop.

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The premier, Mohamed Hussein Roble, defied the order to step down as tensions continue over long-delayed elections.

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The Nobel laureate retired from public life over a decade ago, but he continued to advocate social justice, gay rights and climate change.

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From prominent South African lawmakers to religious figures, many on social media honored Archbishop Tutu as a patriot of peaceful principles who dedicated his life to combating injustice everywhere.

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From prominent South African lawmakers to religious figures, many on social media honored Archbishop Tutu as a patriot of peaceful principles who dedicated his life to combating injustice everywhere.

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The archbishop, a powerful force for nonviolence in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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The protests on Saturday underscored the resolve of protesters to continue defying the Oct. 25 coup that derailed the country’s nascent attempt to transition to democratic rule.

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Infections have more than doubled or tripled in many countries, prompting the authorities to reimpose curfews and quarantines and introduce vaccine mandates as the holiday season gets underway.

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The new regulations follow data showing that while the Omicron variant is highly transmissible, it has not caused high rates of severe disease in South Africa.

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