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Review: ‘Spell Reel’ Shows a Revolution Filmed, on the Leader’s Orders
The documentary digs up movies shot to document Guinea-Bissau’s war of independence from Portugal in the 1960s and ’70s.
Stopping Pandemics Before They Start
Ebola was finally stopped by rushing a vaccine to Africa. Now a project is planning to be more ready for the next pandemic threat.
Australia to Pay $53 Million Settlement to Detainees Held Offshore
The 1,905 current and former asylum seekers housed on Manus Island, a contentious site, sought damages for physical and psychological injuries and for false imprisonment.
Australian Refugee Camp on Manus Island Is Closing, Detainees Say
Asylum seekers said that immigration officials in Papua New Guinea told them that they would need to leave the center.
Australian TV Host Draws Fire for Invoking Offshore Detention on Anzac Day
The Muslim activist’s Facebook post on the holiday honoring Australia’s war dead stirred anger for its references to island detention centers and Syria.
High Court Asked to Limit Detention of Asylum Seekers in Australia for Care
A legal aid group is challenging the extended detention of asylum seekers transferred to Australia from offshore camps for medical treatment or other temporary purposes.
How Texts From a ‘Hell Prison’ in the Pacific Led to a Powerful Video Diary
Behrouz Boochani would record a handful of videos, then travel from the refugee detention center to a nearby town to connect to the internet and send them.
As Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh Entered Exile, Plane Stuffed With Riches Followed
Mr. Jammeh left with two Rolls-Royces, a Mercedes-Benz, and other cars and luxury items, according to an airport official and a diplomat familiar with activities in the country.
Rex Tillerson’s Maverick Oil Diplomacy
Rex W. Tillerson, former chief executive of ExxonMobil and Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, has conducted his own brand of oil-oriented diplomacy during his 41-year career at Exxon, a company that has often cut deals with authoritarian leaders of politically unstable countries.
Accused of Looting Millions, Son of African Leader Stalls Trial
The son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue of Equatorial Guinea, faces 10 years in prison if he is found guilty in his trial, now delayed until June.
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