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Worst Drought in 60-Years Hits Horn of Africa

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says at least nine million people in the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in six decades. Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says the drought is one of the worst to strike East Africa since the 1950s and people are […]

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Obama Urges Gabon’s President to Root Out Corruption

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo to root out corruption and protect human rights in the West African country. Mr. Obama met with Mr. Bongo at the White House Thursday, despite questions about alleged corruption in Mr. Bongo’s family and government. The White House said Mr. Obama welcomed reforms that […]

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