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Angola closes Congo border as Ebola spreads

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Angola closes Congo border as Ebola spreads

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has put neighboring countries on alert. The highly infectious disease, for which there is no known cure, kills approximately 80 percent of those infected.

Posted: January 6, 2009 23:21   Comments: 3
Opposition leader wins Ghana’s runoff election

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Opposition leader wins Ghana’s runoff election

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the significance of Ghana's elections for Africa as a whole after Ghanaian opposition candidate John Atta Mills emerged victorious in a runoff vote.

Posted: January 5, 2009 19:01   Comments: 2
Congolese president vows to stop violence

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Congolese president vows to stop violence

Joseph Donnelly of Caritas Internationalis explains last week's massacre of hundreds of Congolese by Ugandan rebels in northern Congo.

Posted: January 2, 2009 17:04   Comments: 2
Young Darfuri refugees form vocal political movement

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Young Darfuri refugees form vocal political movement

As some of the 2.7 million people displaced by violence across Darfur, young male refugees face hunger and alienation, with little future to anticipate. Now, they have formed an outspoken political force known as the "shabab," Arabic for "young men."

Posted: January 1, 2009 17:24   Comments: 1
Zimbabwe crisis persists though absent from headlines

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Zimbabwe crisis persists though absent from headlines

Andrew Meldrum, a senior editor at GlobalPost, discusses the state of Zimbabwe's health sector as the cholera crisis worsens and considers how the U.S. can respond to the situation.

Posted: January 1, 2009 14:57   Comments: 3
Chinese ships navigate Somalia’s waters

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Chinese ships navigate Somalia’s waters

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the announcement that China plans to send at least three ships to Somalia to protect its vessels from rampant piracy and assesses the Asian country's naval ambitions.

Posted: December 22, 2008 14:14   Comments: 0
Week in review: Iraqi shoes, Gaza and Zimbabwe

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Week in review: Iraqi shoes, Gaza and Zimbabwe

Carla Robbins of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the week's top stories.

Posted: December 19, 2008 15:46   Comments: 5
African nations unite against Ugandan rebel group

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African nations unite against Ugandan rebel group

Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo mounted a joint offensive against Uganda’s anti-government Lord's Resistance Army this week. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that broader efforts to combat the violence are needed.

Posted: December 19, 2008 13:20   Comments: 1
Humanitarian crisis unfurls in a volatile Zimbabwe

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Humanitarian crisis unfurls in a volatile Zimbabwe

Andrew Meldrum, a senior editor at GlobalPost, discusses Zimbabwe's political instability and its future as a major humanitarian crisis continues to unfold.

Posted: December 17, 2008 14:48   Comments: 0
Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo

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Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, war has raged for more than a decade. The United Nations estimates that 200,000 women and children have been raped in that time, some victims as young as three years old.

Posted: December 16, 2008 19:08   Comments: 6
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