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Somali President Vows to Reset Security after Assassination Attempt

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Incoming Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud — the target of an assassination attempt earlier this week — says restoring security will be his first order of business once he officially assumes office Sunday. Mr. Mohamud spoke Saturday to VOA from the country’s heavily-fortified presidential palace in Mogadishu. He arrived there Thursday — three days early […]

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Obama Makes His Case for Second Term

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has made a case for his re-election by setting himself apart from his Republican challengers. In an interview Sunday on American television (the CBS news show 60 Minutes), the president compared himself to a ship’s captain in stormy waters. He said he did not expect the American people to feel satisfied […]

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Cape Verde’s Pires Discusses Post-Prize Plans

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Cape Verde’s former president, Pedro Pires, who won a a $5-million prize for good governance in Africa, says he will use the money to help “fulfill some ideas and dreams. Mr. Pires told VOA Tuesday he does not intend to continue in politics. But the president, who stepped down this year after two terms in […]

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Sirleaf ‘Humbled’ By Peace Prize

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf she felt “humbled” by her Nobel Peace Prize recognition, but welcomed the honor as recopgnition of a long struggle to achieve peace in her West African nation. She spoke to VOA’s James Butty Friday in Monrovia: “I’m very excited. I’m very thankful. And I’m also humbled to have this award. […]

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Obama: US Voters Not “Better Off” Economically Than Four Years Ago

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he does not consider himself to be the favorite to win the country’s 2012 presidential elections, telling a television interviewer that the faltering economy has “absolutely” made him an underdog in his bid to win a second term as president. Speaking to ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, President […]

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Obama: US Voters Not “Better Off” Economically

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he does not think Americans are “better off” economically now than three years ago when he was elected. With the American economy struggling and high unemployment, Mr. Obama said in an Internet interview Monday that he “absolutely” considers himself an underdog against the as-yet unselected Republican presidential nominee in the […]

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Strauss-Kahn: ‘Regrets’ Sex with NY Hotel Maid, No Violence Involved

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 4:37 pm (UTC-5)
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The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has told French television he regrets having sex with a New York hotel maid, but he calls her rape charge a lie. Strauss-Kahn gave his first television interview Sunday since New York police arrested him in May. He was interviewed on TF1 television by a […]

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Former IMF Chief to Give 1st Post-Arrest TV Interview

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, gives his first television interview Sunday since his arrest in New York City four months ago on sexual assault charges. The French TV interview with Strauss-Kahn will appear late Sunday. The 62-year-old banker is a leading opposition socialist once seen as a presidential contender. He […]

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Burmese Activist Urges Democracy Dialogue Without Pre-Conditions

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will continue pressing the country’s new, nominally civilian government for the release of all political prisoners, but that she does not believe a prisoner release should be a condition for further talks. The Nobel laureate spoke Tuesday in Rangoon to a reporter for VOA’s Burmese service, […]

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Burmese Activist Urges Democracy Dialogue Without Pre-Conditions

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will continue pressing the country’s new, nominally civilian government for the release of all political prisoners, but that she does not believe a prisoner release should be a condition for further talks. The Nobel laureate spoke Tuesday in Rangoon to a reporter for VOA’s Burmese service, […]

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