History In The Headlines

Category: Africa

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Scientists Decode Genome of Deadly Tsetse Fly

After a decade-long effort, an international team of scientists has cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, the bloodsucking insect that spreads African sleeping sickness.

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Mali Rebels Burn Historic Manuscripts in Timbuktu

Islamist rebels fleeing the arrival of French troops in Timbuktu set fire to a priceless cache of historic manuscripts, some dating as far back as the 12th century.

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Milestones in Libya’s Relations with the West

The recent crisis in Libya is only the latest development in a long and tumultuous history of relations between the North African nation and the West.