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What was the real purpose of Barack Obama’s $100m visit to Africa? | Stop The War Coalition

Not all South Africans swallowed the White House spin on Barack Obama's visit to Africa in June 2013.

There is little room for optimism that Obama will transform America’s militaristic Africa agenda into one that promotes peace and development in accordance with what Africans want. … Today the so-called War on Terror has emerged as the new paradigm for Washington’s policy toward Africa. Framed as ungoverned territory ripe for Islamic extremism, wide swaths of the African continent are ...

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Benghazi report forces resignation of four US state department officials | World news | guardian.co.uk

Four US State Department officials have resigned after a damning investigation into the killing of the American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, in Benghazi in on 11 September found “systematic failures” of leadership and “grossly inadequate” security. The report said that US personnel on the ground acted with “courage and readiness to risk their lives to protect their colleagues, in ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: In the Arab world, building fridges to live in an oven | IRIN Middle East

In the last three decades, 50 million people in the Arab world have been affected by natural disasters, many of them extreme climate events, according to a new report by the World Bank. The report projects the horrific scenario of temperatures regularly rising over 50 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, which experts fear could lead to countless more disasters.

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