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Liberia rebuilds but fragments of the fighting remain

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Liberia rebuilds but fragments of the fighting remain

Producer Megan Thompson just returned from reporting in Liberia, where she encountered daily reminders of the country's civil war as Liberia emerges from its past.

Posted: March 18, 2009 11:27   Comments: 10
Pope claims condoms worsen AIDS crisis in Africa

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Pope claims condoms worsen AIDS crisis in Africa

Father Patrick Ryan of Fordham University discusses the significance of Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Africa and his statement that condom distribution doesn't help the HIV problem, but in fact worsens it.

Posted: March 17, 2009 13:54   Comments: 10
Military takes over as Madagascar’s political crisis churns

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Military takes over as Madagascar’s political crisis churns

After Marc Ravalomanana resigned as Madagascar’s president, a Worldfocus contributing blogger provides a background of the country's political turmoil and future.

Posted: March 17, 2009 09:22   Comments: 0
Liberian summit celebrates African women with laughter

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Liberian summit celebrates African women with laughter

Worldfocus correspondent Lynn Sherr is in Monrovia, Liberia, reporting on how the country is faring following its long civil war. She writes about attending the lively International Colloquium on Women.

Posted: March 9, 2009 12:46   Comments: 6
Financial crisis upsets global economic order

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Financial crisis upsets global economic order

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that global leaders have stepped up efforts to coordinate economic action, and that this level of global cooperation is unprecedented and will change the face of the world's economic order.

Posted: March 5, 2009 11:42   Comments: 2
International court issues arrest warrant for Sudan’s Bashir

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International court issues arrest warrant for Sudan’s Bashir

Amir Idris of Fordham University discusses the International Criminal Court's order for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, which charges him with war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

Posted: March 4, 2009 15:08   Comments: 9
Poor white South Africans blame reverse discrimination

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Poor white South Africans blame reverse discrimination

To some extent, the economic playing field has been leveled since the end of apartheid 15 years ago. But that has had another impact -- white poverty has doubled since 1994.

Posted: February 26, 2009 20:52   Comments: 57
So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

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So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

A South African aid worker discusses Cape Town's immigrant dwellings in in camps on the outskirts of communities. She discusses strategies for assimilation with the South Africans who reject them.

Posted: February 26, 2009 16:01   Comments: 1
Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

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Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

Last year, waves of attacks on immigrants swept through South Africa. Now those same immigrants are caught between violence in a country that wants them to leave, and the danger of returning to home countries that don't want them back.

Posted: February 25, 2009 13:32   Comments: 12
Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

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Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

Despite legal racial equality, social and economic structures continue to enforce a wide poverty gap in South Africa. Dr. Xolela Mangcu of the Platform for Public Deliberation discusses the country's economic and class divide.

Posted: February 25, 2009 12:26   Comments: 3
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