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Some Somalis Fight Slavery Despite Failed State

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 7:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Prosecution of Traffickers in Puntland Draws Praise Failure is no stranger in Somalia. From warlords Ali Mahdi Mohamed and Mohamed Farrah Aidid to the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, a generation of chaos followed the 1991 ouster of Major General Mohamed Siad Barre. Despite the sacrifices of African Union peacekeepers backing a Transitional Federal Government, Somalia […]

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Clinton in 2016?

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 4:06 pm (UTC+0)

    Her supporters hold out hope for a presidential run Hillary Clinton can’t escape the talk of another run for the White House in 2016. At home or abroad, she is asked about her political future almost as often as she is asked about Syria or Iran. Announcing that she will not serve a […]

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Norway Questions China’s Temperament for Seat on Arctic Council

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 5:04 pm (UTC+0)
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Anger Over Nobel Peace Prize Stalling Beijing’s Admission to Polar Group China wants a bigger say in the Arctic, where thinning ice is opening faster trade routes to Asia in a region that could hold 20 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and natural gas. But its condemnation of Norway for Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel peace […]

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China Playing Bigger Diplomatic Role in Trying to End Sudan Conflict

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC+0)
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  How Much Is About Oil?     Chinese diplomats are stepping up their pursuit of a deal between Sudan and South Sudan to end cross-border hostilities and resume oil exports from the south.   Following South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s state visit to Beijing, China’s Special Representative for African Affairs, Zhong Jianhua, shuttled between […]

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Scott Stearns

Scott Stearns

Scott Stearns is VOA’s State Department correspondent. He has worked as VOA’s Dakar Bureau Chief, White House correspondent, and Nairobi Bureau Chief since beginning his career as a freelance reporter in the Liberian civil war. He has written for the BBC, UPI, the Associated Press, The Jerusalem Post, and The Economist. Scott has a Bachelors and Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University.



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