12-16-2017  1:15 am      •     
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SHAHRAN, Afghanistan (AP) _ For as long as anyone can remember, there was no need for paper money in this remote corner of the Hindu Kush. The common currency was what grew in everyone's backyard -- opium ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ On a seven-nation tour of Africa this week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will pledge more U.S. assistance, including military aid, to Somalia's shaky government as it fights for survival against Islamist extremists ...


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(GIN) – Namibia's Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating a $55 million deal for Chinese scanning equipment that has already put a prominent Namibian businesswoman, a Namibian and a Chinese national behind bars.


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(GIN) - The Democratic Republic of Congo government is considering its options following a Swiss court ruling which released millions of dollars stashed in various Swiss bank accounts of the former President Mobutu Sese Seko to his family.


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(GIN) – A study published in the medical journal Lancet attributes the soaring HIV rates among gay men in Africa to prejudice that leads to isolation and harassment, in turn encouraging high-risk sexual behavior.


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Ahmednur Ali's family fled the chaos and violence of their East African homeland Somalia in the 1990s, eventually making their way to Minnesota like thousands of their compatriots. While many of the estimated 32,000 Somalis who settled in the state have struggled to adapt ...


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Islamic insurgents with alleged links with al-Qaida looted two United Nations compounds in southern Somalia on Monday, and announced they will ban three U.N. agencies from operating in areas the militants control... The U.N. said it was suspending its operations in Baidoa and continuing them in Wajid, which serves as the world body's hub for humanitarian aid in the region ...


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AMSTERDAM (AP) _ Former Liberian President Charles Taylor pointed to impassible roads and his country's own mineral wealth Monday to deny key testimony at his war crimes trial that he had traded arms for diamonds in Sierra Leone...


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Group urges U.S. to take civil rights leader off official watch list

The members and representatives of the African National Congress (ANC), including Nelson Mandela, were placed on the U.S. Terrorist Watch List during the 1970s when American foreign policy was dominated by the Republican Party and closely aligned with the Apartheid regime for strategic reasons.
This was an era in which the ANC was actively engaged in a liberation struggle to free oppressed South Africans from the racist system of Apartheid.
Consequently, the Apartheid government declared the ANC a terrorist organization and persuaded many of its political allies, including the United States, to do the same....

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa—The ruling African National Congress won two-thirds of council seats in local elections, according to final results released Saturday.

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