Sage burning as a spiritual cleansing ritual is common at Black Lives Matter protests.
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BLM has been accused of being 'Godless' and operating in a 'demonic realm.' But scholars of religion see a deep spirituality at work in the movement.
The scene in Mali’s capital on Aug. 18, 2020, after Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his prime minister were overthrown by the military.
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A coup may be a quick fix for a problem leader, but history shows that coups beget more coups.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
A nursing home resident in Rome is moved to a hospital.
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The coronavirus found dangerously fertile ground in elements of the country's demographics, business, geography and culture.
Guinea-Bissau’s presidential candidate Umaro Sissoco Embalo of MADEM G15 party during a campaign rally leading to his December 29 victory.
Coup risk in Guinea-Bissau is likely to decline, but changing leadership presents its own risks.
Talk to the hand.
Growing alarms over a 'rudeness epidemic' make it seem like incivility in the workplace is on the rise. The data suggest otherwise.
U.N. technicians prepare an unarmed drone for flight over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Drones could help United Nations peacekeepers save civilians' lives – but there are obstacles.
Dilbar Ali Ravu, 10, is kissed by his aunt, Dalal Ravu, as Yazidi children are reunited with their families in Iraq after five years of captivity with the Islamic State group, March 2, 2019.
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Interviews with the Yazidi survivors of IS attacks that killed 3,100 people in 2014 reveal the emotional, cultural and spiritual scars of religious persecution.
Guinean immigrants living and working in Portugal participate in a demonstration against the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau back in 2012.
The political crisis and any potential instability may once again force the military’s hand
Les forces démocratiques syriennes dirigées par les Kurdes sur le champ pétrolier d'al-Omar à Deir Al Zor, en Syrie, lors de l'annonce qu'elles avaient mis fin au contrôle de l'État islamique sur les terres de l'est du pays, 23 mars 2019.
L’offensive turque contre le Kurdistan met notamment en danger des milliers de femmes qui ont héroïquement combattu Daech.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, at the announcement that they had ended the Islamic State’s control of land in eastern Syria, March 23, 2019.
Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles since the 19th century. A scholar explains the origins of Kurdistan's relative gender equality in a mostly conservative Muslim region.
A military procession accompanies the coffin of the lateTunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi during his funeral in Tunis.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
Nigerian soldiers clearing Boko Haram camps in Borno State. The government has contracted private security companies to help.
Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
Outgoing Bissau-Guinean President Jose Mario Vaz casts his ballot in Bissau during the country’s March legislative elections.
There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about Bissau-Guinean politics going forward.
This is not what board meetings at the biggest nonprofits usually look like.
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Approaching gender parity on the boards of big nonprofits might help narrow the pay gap among the sector's highest-paid leaders.
Israel has a powerful air force — and it’s not afraid to strike neighbors it perceives as a national security threat.
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The US isn't the only country considering a military response to Iranian aggression.
In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 frame grab from Sudan TV, Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, from the ruling military council, speaks on a broadcast.
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History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
Group project experience doesn’t automatically translate to competence at collaboration.
From the biggest 'wicked' problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they're good at this, but they aren't. Here's what could help.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not really feeling 22.
Workplaces the world over tune their thermostats to 22C, because this supposedly optimises mental performance. But the factors that underpin a productive office are much more complicated.
Mauro still has enough money to buy the loyalty of Venezuela’s military — but his government is going bankrupt, so that will change.
A coup seems so imminent in Venezuela that people are debating whether Maduro's overthrow would be good or bad for Venezuelan democracy. But history suggests a coup may be less likely than it seems.