Harvard DNA study offers new insights on African genetic history

Harvard DNA study offers new insights on African genetic history

Scientists who studied the ancient DNA of 15 Africans and compared it with living people say they’ve been able to reconstruct migration patterns across the continent and understand the prehistory of humans dating back thousands of years. A Harvard Medical School team led by senior author David Reich has published…

Malawi begins UNGA with proof its flag in New York is flown right

As African leaders gather in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, the Government of Malawi announced the arrival of President Peter Mutharika at the annual session – but it wasn’t the only thing at the UN that Malawian officials wanted to call attention to. The government’s Malawi…

UN wants answers after dozens of Burundi refugees killed in DRC

The United Nations refugee agency said it was “shocked and saddened” by the news that at least three dozen refugees and asylum seekers from Burundi were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called for an investigation into the incident in Kamanyola,…

American TV drama upsets Algerians with portrayal of their country

A popular American television show has upset many Algerians because of its cliché-driven portrayal of the North African nation, one they see as negative no matter how fictional the drama. The “Madam Secretary” series stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst who serves as the United States…