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10 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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EU launches second security mission in Mali

The European Union on Tuesday agreed to launch a new mission to boost police and national guard forces in Mali, its second operation in the vast African nation threatened by Islamist rebels. The mission "is a further demonstration of the EU's commitment to supporting reform in Mali", said the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The current mission was ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Wall Street Journal

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EU Bolsters Security Support for Mali

The European Union moved to bolster its military support for Mali, extending its training mission for the African country's army by two years and launching a new operation to help shore up security.

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17 HOURS AGO - The Week

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Inside the U.N.'s failed Darfur mission

At 6:20 p.m. on March 24, 2013, a convoy of United Nations and African Union peacekeepers escorting three buses of displaced residents of Darfur to a peace conference was stopped by a group of uniformed men in a pair of Toyota Land Cruisers.Mistaking the heavily armed men for government soldiers, the convoy commander, Lt. Paulinus Ifeanyi Nnadi, stepped out of ...

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APR 14, 2014 - CNN

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Aid workers rescued in Somalia

Two Kenyan aid workers who had been held by the al Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab since 2011 have been rescued near Somalia's border with Kenya, the African Union Mission in Somalia said Friday.

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APR 12, 2014 - Seattle Times

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Traders avoid import taxes and women bear the weight

On Spain’s enclave on the African coast, goods worth hundreds of millions of euros go from the European Union into Morocco and beyond. But first, women carry the loads on their backs over the border, all so Moroccan traders can avoid import taxes. These “mule ladies” lead a very ha

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