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Pugnacious pirates threaten West Africa

By Jessica Moody Piracy tends to conjure up an image of Jack Sparrow with a bottle of rum, a parrot on his shoulder and an eye patch. Not so in West Africa, where pirates carry AK47 guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, terrorising sailors traversing the Gulf...
Africa: Time to stand up and not just stand by

Africa: Time to stand up and not just stand by

Soldiers training before heading to the Somalia peacekeeping operation, 30 April 2012 (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) By Pascal Fletcher As the United Nations and African leaders try to push South Sudan’s civil war protagonists towards peace and Nigeria and its neighbors strive...
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