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  • Malian soldiers man a checkpoint at the northern entrance to Gao, Mali, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. French soldiers on Wednesday recovered an enormous stash of explosives that authorities believe radical Islamic fighters were using to make bombs for attacks on northern Mali's largest city, a Malian military spokesman said. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Mali faces long-term threat, House panel is told

    French forces have quickly dislodged terrorist enclaves from the West African nation of Mali, but U.S. authorities "remain concerned about the continued presence of terrorist and extremists groups, including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb," a high-ranking State Department official told Congress on Thursday.



  • **FILE** M23 rebels withdraw from the Masisi and Sake areas in the eastern Congo town of Sake, some 27 kms west of Goma, on Nov. 30, 2012. (Associated Press)

    U.S. diplomat calls for international action in Congo

    The international community has "a moral imperative" to end the violence that has killed more than 5 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1998, the State Department's top diplomat for Africa said Monday.


  • Embassy Row: No collapse in Nigeria

    Nigeria, a key U.S. oil supplier, is under severe threat from Islamic terrorists, but the democratic West African nation "is not going to collapse, implode or go away," said a top American diplomat who has served as ambassador to three African countries.


  • Embassy Row

    The top U.S. diplomat for Africa faced a revealing question at a press conference in Uganda that exposed African suspicions about the American role in Somalia, a failed state threatened by Muslim terrorists loyal to al Qaeda and plagued with pirates who attack ships in the Indian Ocean.


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