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PBS Wide Angle: Once upon a coup

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PBS Wide Angle: Once upon a coup

PBS WIDE ANGLE's film "Once Upon a Coup" investigates the inner workings of a coup attempt in the tiny West African country of Equatorial Guinea. Discovery of a vast underwater oil reserve there caught the attention of the U.S., China and more.

Posted: August 26, 2009 14:07   Comments: 4
British interests in Libya probed after bomber’s release

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British interests in Libya probed after bomber’s release

Geoff Porter, the head of Middle Eastern and African affairs for the Eurasia Group, examines the extent to which the business relationship between the U.K. and Libya influenced the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.

Posted: August 25, 2009 14:26   Comments: 5
Cheap fuel takes disastrous toll on Mozambique’s forests

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Cheap fuel takes disastrous toll on Mozambique’s forests

Charcoal is a thriving industry in Mozambique, because it is cheap, easily accessible, easy to transport and burns longer than wood. But the growing demand for charcoal is placing increasing pressure on Mozambique's forests.

Posted: August 25, 2009 13:29   Comments: 2
Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week’s top stories: A major U.S. offensive as national elections approach in Afghanistan, a surge in suicide bombings in Iraq and Hillary Clinton's trip to Africa.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:15   Comments: 5
Clinton demands an end to Congo’s rape epidemic

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Clinton demands an end to Congo’s rape epidemic

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country with vast natural resources that for years has been plagued by civil war and sexual violence. Severinne Autesserre of Barnard College discuss how the country's government and people will respond to Clinton's message.

Posted: August 11, 2009 13:01   Comments: 1
Clinton must call for an end to Congo’s media censorship

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Clinton must call for an end to Congo’s media censorship

The catastrophe in Congo has received relatively scant international media coverage, writes Worldfocus contributor Tom Rhodes, and violence continues unabated. Admittedly, it is costly for foreign media bureaus, but there is another reason for the lack of western media coverage: censorship.

Posted: August 10, 2009 14:57   Comments: 3
Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

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Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

Nikhil Deogun of The Wall Street Journal and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Africa and her husband's mission to North Korea to secure the release of two American journalists.

Posted: August 7, 2009 14:52   Comments: 1
Clinton pledges support for Somalia’s weak government

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Clinton pledges support for Somalia’s weak government

On her African tour, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to expand American support for Somalia's weak interim government as it struggles against Islamic extremists. Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses Clinton's agenda in Africa and U.S. goals in Somalia.

Posted: August 6, 2009 13:51   Comments: 1
Somalia emerges as birthplace of terrorism, piracy

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Somalia emerges as birthplace of terrorism, piracy

Police arrested four Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent in connection with a plot to blow up a large army base outside Sydney. In Somalia, pirates have released a German container ship and its crew. Sarjoh Bah of New York University discusses the conditions in Somalia that have allowed pirates and terrorists to thrive.

Posted: August 4, 2009 08:47   Comments: 1
Years after war, rape still endemic in Liberia

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Years after war, rape still endemic in Liberia

In Arizona, an eight-year-old girl -- an immigrant from Liberia -- was allegedly raped by four Liberian boys two weeks ago. It caused outrage in the U.S. and far beyond. Tania Bernath of Amnesty International discusses efforts to combat rape and sexual violence in Liberia and other post-conflict countries.

Posted: July 30, 2009 15:30   Comments: 1
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