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A newly released report finds that the State Department's Africa operations are beset with "leadership shortcomings" that compound "acute staffing problems."


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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- There was no finger wagging Monday when former pro basketball star Dikembe Mutombo guided U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton through a hospital he founded in his native Congo.


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No trial of suspects as the Kenyan government wraps its investigation into one of the worst cases of post-election violence in the country's history.


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On trial for crimes against humanity, former Liberian President Charles Taylor accuses the United States of gunboat diplomacy and hypocrisy.


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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ Kenya's more than 4,000 death row inmates all will have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment, the president announced Monday, describing their wait to face execution as "undue mental anguish and suffering."


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Violence claims more than 700 lives

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) _ Nigerian authorities ignored dozens of warnings about a violent Islamist sect until it attacked police stations and government buildings last week in a bloodbath that killed more than 700 people, Muslim clerics and an army official said ...


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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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