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Burma’s Government Insists on ‘Myanmar’

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The nominally civilian Burmese government is demanding that democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stop referring to the Southeast Asian nation as “Burma” – the colonial name still used by dissidents and many foreign governments. In a terse statement Friday published by state-controlled media, the Union Election Commission called on the Nobel […]

Nigeria Cites Progress in Battling Boko Haram

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s Information Minister tells VOA his country’s security forces have made enormous progress in combating the threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, especially in the federal capital, Abuja. Labaran Maku’s comment follows a U.S. emergency warning issued Wednesday to its citizens in Nigeria of possible attacks by Boko Haram on hotels used […]

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Aid Groups Warn of Looming Food Crisis in West Africa

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations World Food Program and other aid agencies are warning of an impending food crisis in five West African countries. The agencies estimate more than 11 million people across the region face food shortages, poverty and malnutrition because of drought and poor harvests. The groups this week urged donors to act quickly to […]

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US State Department Urges Citizens to be Cautious Visiting Haiti

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is strongly urging U.S. citizens to consider carefully all visits to Haiti. A travel warning issued Monday cites a “critical crime level,” a cholera outbreak and inadequate infrastructure. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti says there are reports of demonstrations in downtown Port-au-Prince and all trips to the capital should be postponed […]

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U.S. State Department Urges Citizens to be Cautious Visiting Haiti

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is strongly urging U.S. citizens to consider carefully all visits to Haiti. A travel warning issued lMonday cites a “critical crime level,” a cholera outbreak and inadequate infrastructure. The U.S. Embassy in Hait, says there are reports of demonstrations in downtown Port-au-Prince and all trips to the capital should be postponed […]

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