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Central African Republic
Rebels Halt Advance

Reuters, by Richard Valdmanis*

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/2/2013 2:59:57 PM

Bangui - Rebels in Central African Republic said they had halted their advance on the capital on Wednesday and agreed to start peace talks, averting a clash with regionally backed troops in the mineral-rich nation. (Snip) CAR remains severely underdeveloped despite its deposits of gold, diamonds and other minerals. French nuclear energy group Areva mines CAR´s Bakouma uranium deposit - France´s biggest commercial interest in its former colony. Diplomatic sources have said talks organized by central African regional bloc ECCAS could start on January 10. The United States, the European Union

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*W/ [Additional reporting by Paul-Marin Ngoupana in Bangui and Jon Herskovitz in Johannesburg].

We have removed embassy personnel and sent in troops [50] last week to help out. Meanwhile, Mali, a country to the west is being taken over by Al Qaeda. I have always believed that Africa is rich in natural resources and can´t understand, as the purported "Cradle of Life," why it hasn´t been developed to greatness all over.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wordsmith82, 1/2/2013 3:32:04 PM     (No. 9095127)

OP: They could develop and become an economic powerhouse, but they adhere to a culture that makes progress impossible.



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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2013 2:28:33 AM     Post Reply
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Time Magazine, by Michael Crowley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2013 2:08:15 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2013 1:50:41 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/5/2013 1:33:27 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2013 11:31:35 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2013 5:27:53 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2013 6:44:18 AM     Post Reply
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U.S. expected to say
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2013 5:51:34 AM     Post Reply
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Reuters, by Jeff Mason    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2013 5:29:08 AM     Post Reply
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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/3/2013 7:44:20 PM     Post Reply
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What should be next to
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/4/2013 11:54:06 AM     Post Reply
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.

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New York Post, by Kirstan Conley    Original Article
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Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.

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Sunday Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
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Lindsey Graham challenger
Nancy Mace´s biggest obstacle:
Her association with FITSNews

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City Paper [Charleston, SC], by Chris Haire    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/3/2013 4:27:22 PM     Post Reply
Goose Creek resident Nancy Mace officially announced her campaign to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Party primary. The first woman to graduate from the Citadel, Mace is a well-regarded up-and-comer in Palmetto State politics, counting at least one notable South Carolina Tea Party fave as an ally, state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). However, if Mace truly hopes to secure the SCGOP nomination, she will need to answer questions about another comrade, Will Folks of FITSNews. As the former co-owner of FITSNews, Mace presided over the South Carolina political gossip site during its most infamous days;

   

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