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Kenya’s Westgate Mall Reopens after 2013 Terror Attack

Robyn Dixon, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES   NAIROBI, Kenya (The L.A. Times) — It was the bad example, the embarrassment, the painful memory. But when Westgate shopping mall reopened in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Saturday morning, shoppers and politicians poured through the security Read More

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West Africa: Next Big Deal in Oil?

LONDON (UPI) – With the right investment strategies, the emerging offshore oil prospects in West Africa could be the industry’s next big deal, an executive leader said. West Africa has drawn interest from international energy companies eager to tap into unexploited reserves. Africa-focused Tullow Oil is Read More

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Greece’s Debt Crisis Explained

  (The New York Times) — The question of how to save Greece, debated for more than five years, is the European Union’s recurring nightmare. After the country’s citizens voted to reject the terms of a new bailout by international creditors, Greece is now veering Read More

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The Dominican Time Bomb

(New York Times) – In early 2006, my first long-term overseas posting as a journalist took me to the Dominican Republic. From my new home in Santo Domingo, I planned to write about tourism, baseball, corruption and drug trafficking, while working on my Spanish. If Read More

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Japan Has a Flag Problem, too

Adam Taylor, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post) — As the debate about the use of the Confederate flag raged in the United States this week, many looked abroad for other symbol-based controversies. Germany, which had banned the swastika and other Nazi iconography after Read More

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South Africa: AU Summit Kicks Off in SA

  PRETORIA, South Africa (AllAfrica.com) — Delegates from African countries are gathering at the International Relations and Cooperation Department offices in Pretoria as the African Union (AU) Summit gets underway there on Sunday. The summit, which is being held under the theme: “Year of Women’s Read More