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In Ethiopia, Obama Says Republican Rhetoric ‘Would Be Ridiculous If It Weren’t So Sad’

On Obama's state visit to Ethiopia Monday, the president unexpectedly bashed Republican rhetoric back home.

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Kenya, Open for Business

President Obama's trip to Kenya is a chance to jump start U.S. investment in the country — and across the continent. Otherwise, Africa may be China's for the taking.

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Al-Shabab’s Resilient Insurgency

African Union troops are having their "worst year" in Somalia since 2011. Can they still mount a final offensive against the al Qaeda-linked group?

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War and Weather's 'Toxic Cocktail'

In an increasingly vicious cycle, conflict pushes people from their homes — then floods or landslides force them out of the U.N. tents where they took shelter.

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Obama's mission to east Africa: providing an alternative to Chinese cynicism

The president has tough task as he visits East Africa. He can’t revive British colonialism, but he must provide an alternative to Chinese cynicism.

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