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East Africa Doesn't Want 'Clothes of Dead White People' Anymore

And the US isn't happy about it

(Newser) - Seventy percent of donated second-hand clothing ends up in Africa, and a number of African nations are tired of it, the New York Times reports. Last year, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Burundi, and Kenya raised import tariffs on what Kenyans call the "clothes of dead white people" so... More »

The World's 10 Poorest Nations

Democratic Republic of Congo has lowest GNI per capita

(Newser) - Many Americans make more in a week than residents in some of the poorest countries earn in an entire year, reports 24/7 Wall St. , which has ranked the poorest countries in the world based on gross national income. GNI includes residents' net incomes as well as the country's gross... More »

General Says Burundi Coup Underway, Prez Says No

Conflicting reports emerge as witnesses note gunfire in capital of Bujumbura

(Newser) - As police in Bujumbura's main business district today tried to ward off street protesters with water cannons and tear gas—one cop even fired five times at demonstrators, an AP journalist on the scene says—a military general prepared to make an announcement in the Burundi capital: that President... More »

African Quakes Kill at Least 40

Hundreds injured; residents avoid returning home after houses topple

(Newser) - A pair of earthquakes killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 400 in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo today, AFP and the AP report. The first quake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale and the second, less than 4 hours later, 5.0. Public buses carted... More »

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