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The Washington-Pretoria-Tel Aviv relay

Many observers have been quick to argue that the recent US-Africa summit was meant to deepen America’s involvement in Africa at a time when China is fast expanding its presence on the continent. That may well be so, but it is also not unlikely that the US could work with China and other nations for mutual exploitation of Africa.

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Everybody needs good neighbours (except “those Nigerians”)

May13

Vocativ, is what some trust for a news source in the United States. An American news-aggregator accessing the ‘deep web’ for information in a bid to report the world in slick packaging that uses dramatic music and oversized fonts to really DRIVE HOME A POINT. I get it.

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Kerry Aims to ‘Celebrate’ African Progress, Promote Human Rights, Democracy & Peace

United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Addis Ababa today on the first stop of a visit to east and central Africa. As his trip began, he responded by email to questions from AllAfrica:

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There is more to Lesotho than blankets, mountains and horse rides

The Forgotten Kingdom,” the new feature film by American director Andrew Mudge, depicts the story of a rebellious young man called Atang, toiling in inner city Johannesburg. When Atang’s father, living elsewhere in a Joburg township, passes away, he must voyage back to his homeland of Lesotho to honour his father’s wish to be buried in the “forgotten” country of his birth.

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U.S. Oil Firm Creates Tension over Western Sahara

Washington – Even as U.S. and Moroccan executives meet to discuss strengthening private sector ties between the two countries, advocacy groups are raising concerns about plans by a U.S. energy firm to explore for oil in the contested territory known as Western Sahara.

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Political Wrangling Stymies CAR Peacekeeping Force

United Nations – Budget constraints in Washington and obstinacy at the highest levels of the African Union (AU) have combined to dangerously delay a possible U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to sources close to negotiations currently underway in New York.

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