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Guinea security forces crack down, kill more than 100

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Guinea security forces crack down, kill more than 100

Almost one year after a bloodless coup in the impoverished West African nation, security forces cracked down on around 50,000 protesters. Witnesses have accused the junta's soldiers of brutal murders and indiscriminate sexual assault.

Posted: September 29, 2009 13:09   Comments: 1
Worldfocus reporting from the United Nations: Day two

From the Field (blog)

Worldfocus reporting from the United Nations: Day two

Worldfocus spoke with foreign journalists at the United Nations to get their reactions to U.S. President Barack Obama's speech on Wednesday.

Posted: September 23, 2009 12:35   Comments: 1
In the Newsroom: Africa and climate change

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In the Newsroom: Africa and climate change

Worldfocus associate producer Connie Kargbo shares her opinion on climate change and policy in Africa.

Posted: September 17, 2009 12:47   Comments: 1
Chaos in Somalia creates humanitarian crisis in Kenya

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Chaos in Somalia creates humanitarian crisis in Kenya

Thousands of displaced people continue to stream across the Somali border into a large refugee camp in northern Kenya. Spencer Platt of Getty Images recently returned from the Dadaab refugee complex and shares his impressions.

Posted: September 14, 2009 15:19   Comments: 2
Twitter, blogs and Kenyan TV on deadly Ugandan riots

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Twitter, blogs and Kenyan TV on deadly Ugandan riots

Twitter users and bloggers have responded to riots that broke out late last week in Uganda’s capital city, leaving at least 21 dead. By Monday, Kampala was relatively calm — but the turmoil points to mounting tensions between Uganda's government and traditional kingdoms.

Posted: September 14, 2009 13:40   Comments: 2
Tribal king in Ghana embraces future while preserving past

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Tribal king in Ghana embraces future while preserving past

The western African country of Ghana is an increasingly modern society. But some old ways endure -- the country's largest tribe, the Ashanti, still have their own king.

Posted: September 11, 2009 13:29   Comments: 1
Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

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Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.

Posted: September 9, 2009 14:19   Comments: 5
Misinterpretation of Qur’an holds back gender equality

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Misinterpretation of Qur’an holds back gender equality

Egyptian-American reporter Hoda Osman reported from Morocco for Worldfocus. She writes about her own perceptions of equality and Islam, and varying interpretations of the Qur’an.

Posted: September 9, 2009 12:23   Comments: 2
Scientists discover new species in Mozambique rain forest

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Scientists discover new species in Mozambique rain forest

Jeffrey Barbee of Global Post traveled to Mozambique to explore a pristine rain forest discovered only four years ago. Scientists are now scouting the forests to discover species of plants and animals unknown to science until now.

Posted: September 3, 2009 16:46   Comments: 6
Malaria still kills more than a million people a year

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Malaria still kills more than a million people a year

The mosquito-borne disease malaria kills more than one million people each year -- most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Shravan Vidyarthi and Christina MacGillivray of the International Reporting Project report from Kenya and Michael Novacek discusses the challenges of fighting malaria.

Posted: August 28, 2009 14:41   Comments: 8
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