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  • Displaced from Abyei, Struggling to Survive
    Fighting in Abyei has led to extreme fuel shortages in Wau, where Southern Sudanese wait in line to purchase petrol, May 25, 2011.
    Fighting in Abyei has led to extreme fuel shortages in Wau, where Southern Sudanese wait in line to purchase petrol, May 25, 2011
    Tens of thousands of people forced to flee violence along the border dividing Sudan from its southern neighbor are now confronted by difficulties of life in displacement camps Read more...

 

  • UN Calls for Speedy Action to Save Children in Sahel
    This family from Mali have joined other refugees in Niger.
    More than one million children in region are at risk of dying from malnutrition Read more...
     
  • Parliament Speaker to Become Interim Mali President
    Mali's parliamentary head Dioncounda Traore, right, with coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo, center, Kati, April 9, 2012.
    Mali's parliamentary head Dioncounda Traore, right, with coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo, center, Kati, April 9, 2012.
    Mali's parliament speaker is expected to be sworn in as interim president on Thursday, taking temporary control of a fractured nation beset by instability. Read more...
     
  • US Anthropologist in Mali Becomes Sought-After Blogger
    Screen capture from Bridges from Bamako blog
    A U.S. anthropologist has become a sought-after Internet blogger in the wake of the recent upheaval in Mali. Read more...
     
  • Malians Protest Rebel Takeover of North

    People in the Malian capital, Bamako, marched to protest the takeover of the north by Tuareg rebels and Islamic militants.
    Thousands of Malians marched in the streets of Bamako on Tuesday, calling for the "liberation" of northern regions taken over by Tuareg separatists and Islamic militants. Read more...
     
  • US: Nigeria's Islamic Militants Are Capitalizing on Discontent
    US Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson (file photo)
    US Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson (file photo)
    The Obama administration says Islamic militants in northern Nigeria are capitalizing on popular discontent with the government, and officials need to tackle economic problems if they are to stop the violence. An Easter Sunday bombing thought to have been carried out by Boko Haram killed at least 36 people.  Read more...
     
  • Kenya Launches Inquiry into PM Assassination Plot
    Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga (file photo)
    Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga (file photo)
    Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) says police will begin investigations Tuesday into an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Raila Odinga ahead of next year’s general elections. Read more...
     
  • Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages
    Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages
    A deadline for Syrian troops to withdraw from cities came and went Tuesday, but opposition activists say the regime's onslaught rages on. Read more... | BROKEN PROMISES  Video | WHY SYRIA SHOULD MATTER TO AMERICANS
     
  • N. Korea: Rocket almost complete

    North Korea rocket launch controversy
    Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- North Korea said the assembly of a rocket it plans to launch in the coming days should be completed Tuesday, setting the stage for a move that has been widely criticized by other nations. Read more... | Same song, different verse?
     
  • If North Korea launches, then what?
    U.S. plans for North Korean 'two-step'
    Satellite image of site where North Korea is believed to be preparing for a nuclear test. (DigitalGlobe/April 1, 2012)
    As North Korea prepares to commemorate the 100th birthday of its late founder Kim Il Sung with the launch of a satellite into orbit, the United States is bracing for more drama the day after. Read more...
     
  • Experts: Norway mass murder suspect is sane
    Anders Behring Breivik was charged last month with committing acts of terror and voluntary homicide.
    Anders Behring Breivik was charged last month with committing acts of terror and voluntary homicide
    (CNN) -- A man accused of killing 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage in Norway last summer was sane at the time of the alleged crimes, two court-appointed psychiatric experts said in a report released Tuesday. Read more...
     
  • Zimbabwe: Leader isn't dying, just on vacation

    Zimbabwean officials have dismissed reports that President Robert Mugabe is critically ill in Singapore, saying he was well and on vacation there with his family.
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  • Israeli forces gear up for pro-Palestinian ‘flytilla’

    UN asked to condemn settlement activities Read more...
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