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African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander, rescue 10 abductees in central Africa
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African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander, rescue 10 abductees in central Africa Associated Press, By RODNEY MUHUMUZA April 22, 2014 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an international hunt for its fugitive leaders. The commander — a rebel

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S.Sudan rebels slaughter ‘hundreds’ in ethnic massacres: UN
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S.Sudan rebels slaughter 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres: UN AFP April 21, 2014 Juba (AFP) - Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred "hundreds" of civilians because of their ethnicity when they captured a key oil town last week, the UN said Monday, calling for a probe into one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation. In the main mosque alone, "more than 200 civilians were reportedly killed and over 400 wounded," the UN mission in the

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A nation’s dire needs
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A nation's dire needs The Washington Post, Editorials 21 April, 2014   The unanimity with which the United Nations Security Council approved a peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic early this month attested to the dire situation in that impoverished country. More than 630,000 people in a nation of 4.5 million have fled their homes, and tens of thousands are living in miserable and dangerous conditions at the airport in Bangui,

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South Sudan rebels kill more than 200 at mosque in ethnic massacre: UN
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South Sudan rebels kill more than 200 at mosque in ethnic massacre: UN BNO News April 21, 2014   BENTIU, SOUTH SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Soldiers who joined rebel forces killed more than 200 civilians at a mosque in the South Sudanese oil town of Bentiu last week, the United Nations (UN) said on Monday, making it one of the worst ethnic massacres since the world's newest state descended into civil war. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said its

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South Sudan conflict: UN outrage at deadly Bor attack
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South Sudan conflict: UN outrage at deadly Bor attack BBC News, by 18 April 2014 The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime". Thursday's attack by armed youths on the base in Bor left at least 58 dead, including children.Thousands of civilians are sheltering from ethnic violence there. The UN said its peacekeepers returned fire as a mob of some 300 people forced their

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Deep into a bloody history
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Deep into a bloody history Harvard Gazette, Corydon Ireland April 18, 2014   This story could be three words long: Watch this film. That is: “Enemies of the People,” a lyrical and terrifying documentary of mid- to late-1970s Cambodia, whose subtitle tells the story — “A Personal Journey into the Heart of the Killing Fields.” It was screened Thursday night at the Carpenter Center at an event hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center

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Jews in East Ukraine Are Being Threatened, But By Whom?
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Jews in East Ukraine Are Being Threatened, But By Whom? The Daily Beast, By Anna Nemtsova April 17, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine—It was the second day of Pesach celebrations on Tuesday and over 100 Jewish believers at the Donetsk synagogue had just finished praying. Several stayed to visit a bit longer; some shared a community meal, others just chatted with friends.  A few community members were smoking outside when a car pulled up, five men in masks

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Rohingya Muslims massacred as the world averts its eyes
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Rohingya Muslims massacred as the world averts its eyes Kaleo, byBrad Dell April 16, 2014 5:00 am The genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is being orchestrated. As they experience countless acts of violence from anti-Muslim Buddhists, the media murmurs, and the world merely lets out a small sigh. Where is the uproar? Where is justice for these minorities living in this small Southeast Asian country? THE SPARK Approximately 1.3 million Rohingya

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U.S. officials warn Burma that attacks on Rohingya Muslims, aid groups are hurting ties
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U.S. officials warn Burma that attacks on Rohingya Muslims, aid groups are hurting ties The Washington Post, By Joseph J. Schatz, April 16 RANGOON, BURMA — RANGOON, Burma — American officials are warning that attacks on minority Muslims and foreign aid groups in Burma are threatening the nascent thaw in relations between Washington and this former pariah state. The Obama administration counts Burma’s transition from military rule as a major

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Saving South Sudan from chaos
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Saving South Sudan from chaos The Washington Post, by Editorial Board, Published: April 9 SOUTH SUDAN, a new nation midwifed into being by the United States out of the ashes of war, is sinking into a mire of senseless violence and chaos. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are wrecking their country in a conflict that has lasted more than 100 days and threatens more severe human suffering in the months ahead. Since a schism between

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