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At next month’s Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C., it’ll be important for President Barack Obama to refrain from prioritizing counter-terrorism, resource extractive or aid-only agendas – which is what has dominated White House policies in the past – and … read more »

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WHO DUNNIT? Somali pirates not to be solely blamed for growing crisis on the Horn of Africa

By Peter O’Neil, Europe Correspondent, Canwest News Service PARIS — Somali pirates plundering one of the world’s most lucrative shipping routes, while leading navies from Canada and 16 other countries on costly and often fruitless chases, shouldn’t be taking the … read more »

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Mother of the lone Somali pirate held in US custody appeals to Obama to release her son

MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED, Associated Press Writer NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The mother of a captured Somali pirate accused of holding a U.S. captain hostage at sea for five days says he is only 16 years old and appealed Monday to … read more »

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