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11 HOURS AGO - Foreign Affairs

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Avoiding Africa's Oil Curse

What East Africa Can Learn From Past Booms April 16, 2014 Ricardo Soares De Oliveira Summary:  The countries of East Africa are in the early throes of an oil boom, with an unprecedented opportunity for economic development. Unless they avoid the mistakes of those before them, though, the region's governments could easily squander it. East Africa is the global oil ...

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APR 15, 2014 - Mother Jones

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How the United States Continues to Make Matters Worse in Libya

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Is the US secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? That's what I asked a spokesman for US Africa Command (AFRICOM). "I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands," he responded by email. "I have not heard this before, and wonder where you ...

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APR 15, 2014 - CNN

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Africa's most endangered species

Africa is home to much unique wildlife, but many of its iconic species are threatened. Find out more about its most endangered animals.

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APR 14, 2014 - Mother Jones

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Behind the Veil of Secrecy Over US Military Operations in Africa

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things—especially when it comes to the US military in Africa. For years, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has maintained a veil of secrecy about much of the command's activities and mission locations, consistently downplaying ...

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APR 14, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Exponential City Growth Presents 'Window Of Opportunity' For Companies, The Environment

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 14 (Reuters) - The world's urban areas are set to grow by almost twice the size of Manhattan a day until 2030 and the design of future cities in Asia and Africa will be crucial to slow global warming, a U.N. study showed on Monday. The breakneck expansion means billion-dollar opportunities for companies, ...

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