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Looking at the British side of the war in Afghanistan

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Looking at the British side of the war in Afghanistan

This week, a Taliban sympathizer gunned down five British troops in Afghanistan. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Gideon Lichfield, deputy editor of The Economist online in New York, about British public sentiment and the reaction of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Posted: November 5, 2009 17:29   Comments: 10
Dual Taliban attacks strike in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Interview

Dual Taliban attacks strike in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ahmad Kamal, a Pakistani diplomat for 40 years, discusses the relationship between the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the escalation of attacks. He also examines what it will take to end the violence in both countries.

Posted: October 28, 2009 17:21   Comments: 0
One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

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One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

A public debate erupted earlier this year when graphic Dancehall music lyrics and images were banned from Jamaica's airwaves. The public responses reveal the legacy of two Jamaicas dating back to the country's slave history, as correspondent Lisa Biagiotti reports.

Posted: October 1, 2009 17:17   Comments: 14
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
Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

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Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

Jamaica is a land of deep contradictions, writes producer Micah Fink -- a lush tropical country inhabited by hospitable people, but with violence and hatred lurking close to the surface.

Posted: September 23, 2009 13:06   Comments: 8
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
NATO airstrike kills scores in Afghanistan

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NATO airstrike kills scores in Afghanistan

Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the civilian casualties and potential setbacks to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan after an explosion killed at least 90 people, many of whom were civilians.

Posted: September 4, 2009 14:55   Comments: 3
Afghanistan news hunt results

News Hunt

Afghanistan news hunt results

Worldfocus partnered with News Trust to find some of the best journalism on Afghanistan and its second-ever presidential election. Find out how the international media portrayed the election.

Posted: August 27, 2009 08:43   Comments: 0
Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

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Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army describes the atmosphere in northeastern Afghanistan, a well-known insurgent haven, ahead of national elections.

Posted: August 18, 2009 15:53   Comments: 1
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
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