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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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(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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