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Google is opening an AI research center in Ghana

Google wants to increase its toehold in Africa, which is expected to one day be home to 25 percent of the world's population.

2 British tourists and their driver have been abducted in a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The tourists were visiting Virunga National Park, which is famously home to critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Donald Trump and Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari.

Trump doesn’t deny calling African countries ‘shitholes’ while meeting with Nigeria’s president

President Donald Trump was offered the opportunity to deny he once referred to African nations as 'shithole' countries while hosting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington on Monday, but instead said there are "some countries that are in very bad shape."
Survey and mapping of the Al Wusta site.

Scientists just discovered an 88,000-year-old finger bone in Saudi Arabia that changes our understanding of human migration around the world

The bone indicates that early human migrations may have happened more often than previously thought, and to regions scientists hadn't suspected.
A map of undersea internet cables, showing Mauritania's single link to the global infrastructure.

The internet’s worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

UK and US military intelligence officials have warned that little is done to guard the safety of undersea internet cables.

An Emirates flight attendant dies after falling out of a Boeing 777

The Emirates flight attendant was preparing the plane for a flight to Dubai when she fell.
Green Berets make elevation adjustments to engage their target during an urban stress shoot on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 29, 2017.

US Special Forces troops killed 11 ISIS fighters in an undisclosed firefight in Niger

Though a military spokeswoman didn't say why the incident wasn't previously disclosed, a congressional aide said lawmakers were aware of the firefight.
Mansa Musa gave away so much gold that he reportedly caused inflation in Cairo.

Here’s what it was like to be Mansa Musa, thought to be the richest person in history

Mansa Musa, the 14th century African king of the Mali Empire, is widely considered the richest person to have ever lived.
President Donald Trump.

Poll: 48% of Americans think Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks were racist

Americans are divided on whether President Donald Trump referring to African nations and Haiti as "shithole countries" was racist.