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Cattle herders on the Ruzizi Plain, summer of 2013. Photo by Jean-Louis Nzweve

How to Understand A Massacre in DR Congo

Was it cattle rustling? Politically motivated? Or something else

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The United Nations in the President’s Budget

The White House released its much anticipated budget today. For those of us who care about diplomacy, development and the US role in the world there is a lot to like about President Obama’s proposal.

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A Cambodian Prisoner of Conscience is Set Free

A prisoner of conscience in Cambodia is set free. But that does not mean the country is becoming any more welcoming of dissent.

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Canadian Lawmakers Defeat Bill To Provide Generic Drugs To Developing World

Canadian lawmakers defeated a bill that would have made it easier for generic drug makers to produce and sell to developing countries. What gives?

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Meet Joyce Banda: A Women’s Rights Advocate Who Just Became President of Malawi

Joyce Banda, former vice-president of Malawi, is sworn in following Bingu wa Mutharika sudden passing. How will the strong-willed and principled new president fare as she tackles Malawi’s complex economic, political and social challenges?

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Guinea Bissau’s President Dies and a Narco-State Plunges Deeper into Crisis

President Malam Bacai Sanha of Guinea Bissauhas passed away. What’s next for Guinea Bissau, a country dubbed the world’s first “narcostate”?

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