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Congo’s Self-Taught Guitarmaker Caters to the Stars

In a tin shed in the backstreets of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, a barefoot 61-year old Jean-Luther Misoko Nzalayala, aka Socklo, hacks with…

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Congo’s Self-Taught Guitarmaker Caters to the Stars

In a tin shed in the backstreets of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, a barefoot 61-year old Jean-Luther Misoko Nzalayala, aka Socklo, hacks with a machete at a lump of wood that is starting to resemble the neck of a guitar.Later, he ha…

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Congo’s Self-Taught Guitarmaker Caters to the Stars

In a tin shed in the backstreets of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, a barefoot 61-year old Jean-Luther Misoko Nzalayala, aka Socklo, hacks with a machete at a lump of wood that is starting to resemble the neck of a guitar.Later, he ha…

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Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’ Shifts Focus to Contain Sahara

KEBEMER, SENEGAL — The idea was striking in its ambition: African countries aimed to plant trees in a more than 8,000 kilometer-line spanning the entire continent, creating a natural barrier to hold back the Sahara Desert as climate change swept the sa…

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Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’ Shifts Focus to Contain Sahara

KEBEMER, SENEGAL — The idea was striking in its ambition: African countries aimed to plant trees in a more than 8,000 kilometer-line spanning the entire continent, creating a natural barrier to hold back the Sahara Desert as climate change swept the sa…

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Posted in Government Politics

‘A Fragile Win’: Climate Pact Reached at Glasgow COP26 Summit

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — World leaders hailed a new climate deal signed by nearly 200 countries late Saturday to speed up action on tackling climate change as the two-week COP26 summit came to an end in Glasgow, Scotland.The signatories to the Glasgow Clima…

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Author Wilbur Smith, Chronicler of African Adventures, Dies at 88

PARIS — Zambia-born novelist Wilbur Smith chronicled dramatic adventures on the African continent, creating internationally acclaimed fiction that drew on his own action-packed life.Smith died in South Africa at age 88, his publisher announced Saturday…

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