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Congolese rebel leader is arrested in Rwanda

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Congolese rebel leader is arrested in Rwanda

Congolese rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda has been arrested in Rwanda, a country that had been accused of supporting him. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why Nkunda has lost the support of Rwanda's leaders.

Posted: January 23, 2009 17:14   Comments: 2
Cholera death toll surpasses 2,700 in Zimbabwe

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Cholera death toll surpasses 2,700 in Zimbabwe

Ann Veneman, the executive director of UNICEF, recently returned from Zimbabwe and discusses efforts to combat cholera and the relationship between Zimbabwe's political impasse and its deteriorating health sector.

Posted: January 23, 2009 16:01   Comments: 1
South Africa plans summit on political dispute in Zimbabwe

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South Africa plans summit on political dispute in Zimbabwe

As South African leaders plan to meet and discuss the political situation in Zimbabwe, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that military intervention would further destabilize the country.

Posted: January 23, 2009 09:15   Comments: 0
Thousands of Rwandan troops enter DR Congo

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Thousands of Rwandan troops enter DR Congo

The Congolese government has allowed at least 2,000 Rwandan troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo, though the two countries have a history of tense relations. The increased military presence has led to fears of more violence.

Posted: January 21, 2009 18:16   Comments: 2
Q&A: Answers to lawlessness in Somalia

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Q&A: Answers to lawlessness in Somalia

The Worldfocus radio show takes a look at Somalia beyond the pirate frenzy offshore and examines the causes of instability onshore. Listen now and read our Q&A.

Posted: January 20, 2009 19:56   Comments: 14
Q&A: Ask your questions about Somalia’s lawlessness

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Q&A: Ask your questions about Somalia’s lawlessness

Next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, Worldfocus.org's radio show will explore the worsening situation in Somalia, a place where pirates are only symptomatic of the lawlessness and instability onshore. Ask your questions here.

Posted: January 15, 2009 20:50   Comments: 3
A letter from Zimbabwe on bank lines and cholera

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A letter from Zimbabwe on bank lines and cholera

A Worldfocus contributing blogger shares a letter from Zimbabwe, where the lines at the bank are long and residents struggle to get clean water and power.

Posted: January 15, 2009 12:41   Comments: 1
Nigerians go hungry despite oil wealth

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Nigerians go hungry despite oil wealth

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about visiting a farm in Nigeria, where the majority of the population remains poor and hungry even though the country is one of the world's top oil exporters.

Posted: January 14, 2009 09:07   Comments: 3
U.S. wages a new kind of war in Africa

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U.S. wages a new kind of war in Africa

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about a new kind of war seen in several African conflicts, one waged in courtrooms and by means of humanitarian aid.

Posted: January 12, 2009 12:13   Comments: 0
Moderate Palestinian group aims to resolve Gaza conflict

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Moderate Palestinian group aims to resolve Gaza conflict

Nabil Abuznaid, a top Palestinian representative in the United States and an official with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), discusses the moderate Fatah group's efforts to end the fighting in Gaza and public sentiment among Palestinians.

Posted: January 9, 2009 16:40   Comments: 24
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