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Somalia Parliament Approves New Prime Minister

WASHINGTON — Members of Somalia’s Parliament have approved the appointment of Hamza Abdi Barre as the new prime minister.More than 200 members of Parliament, who were present at a session held Saturday in Mogadishu, unanimously backed Barre, who also i…

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‘Total Bloodbath’: Witnesses Describe Ethiopia Ethnic Attack

NAIROBI, KENYA — The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, frightening residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops and rebels.“The militants assured us that they will not t…

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Civics Groups Slam ‘Rigid’ Kimberley Process as Russia Emerges Unscathed

GABORONE, BOTSWANA — Activists in Botswana have slammed the Kimberley Process, which is intended to prevent diamonds from financing wars, after meetings this week failed to censure Russia.The European Union (EU) and allies sought to expand the definiti…

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