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2 HOURS AGO - Miami Herald

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Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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JUL 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the ...

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JUL 25, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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UN seeks to shore up C. Africa ceasefire deal

The UN Security Council on Thursday threw its support behind a ceasefire deal reached by warring factions in the Central African Republic and said the agreement should be fully implemented. In a statement, the Council said it welcomed the deal and "called on all parties to immediately and fully implement this agreement." "This agreement is a first step in a ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Real Clear Politics

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George Patton's Summer of 1944

Victor Davis Hanson, National ReviewNearly 70 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1944, Lieutenant General George S. Patton took command of the American Third Army in France. For the next 30 days they rolled straight toward the German border.Patton almost did not get a chance at his summer of glory. After brilliant service in North Africa and Sicily, fellow officers — ...

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JUL 23, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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South Africa sets 5 years to stem military decline

Continental military power South Africa committed Wednesday to save its armed forces from meltdown within five years, amid budget constraints and increasing involvement in peacekeeping missions around Africa. A review earlier this year found the South African Defence Force (SANDF) was in a "critical state of decline" after two decades of underfunding. "Although the SANDF is still able to maintain ...

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