Africa

  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013
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    Tunisian Opposition Leader's Slaying Prompts Protests

    Thousands of Tunisians are protesting in the streets after the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, a critic of the moderate Islamist group that dominates the country's government. Steve Inskeep talks with Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution's Doha Center.
  • 2:29pm Feb 04, 2013
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    U.S. May Build Base For Drones In Northwest Africa

    The United States is looking to base surveillance drones in the African nation of Niger. The base there will allow the U.S. unmanned vehicles to conduct operations in northern Africa, including in Mali, where France has intervened to fight Islamist militants. Tom Bowman talks to Melissa Block about the latest on the increasing U.S. military role in Africa.
  • 8:36am Jan 29, 2013
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    Tunisia's Salafis: 'A Danger' Or Preachers Of God's Law?

    Critics call the country's Salafis a threat to the ideals of economic prosperity, civil liberties and gender equality. The Salafis insist that only their rigid interpretation of Islamic law can govern Muslims. Their stand puts Tunisia's moderate Islamist leaders in a difficult position.
  • 8:36am Jan 29, 2013
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    Timbuktu Freed From Islamist Fighters

    In the West African nation of Mali, residents of Timbuktu were cheering in the streets Monday, after the city was liberated by French and Malian forces after months under the harsh rule of Islamist fighters. In a final act of cultural warfare before fleeing Timbuktu, the rebels are reported to have set fire to libraries housing priceless manuscripts.
  • 10:11am Jan 28, 2013
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    Egypt's Morsi Declares State Of Emergency

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has declared a state of emergency after a deadly bout of violence over the weekend left at least 50 dead in three cities the Suez Canal.
  • 1:19pm Jan 24, 2013
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    Algeria Attack A 'Wake-Up Call' For Energy Companies

    Investors didn't panic after last week's attack, and oil and gas prices held steady. But if the attack on the gas complex signals the beginning of a new phase of terrorism in North Africa, energy companies and governments will need to make new assessments of the risks and benefits of investments.
  • 10:01am Jan 21, 2013
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    Nightmare Details Emerge After Siege Ends In Algeria

    After the four-day hostage crisis in Algeria, the death toll has risen to at least 81. Algerian forces that were searching the natural gas plant in the Sahara that was taken over by Islamist militants found at least 25 more bodies on Sunday.
  • 10:01am Jan 21, 2013
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    Ambassador Huddleston: U.S. Must Save Mali

    The casualties are still being counted from last week's attack on an Algerian gas plant by Islamist militants. The four-day siege left dozens of people dead. The group warned of more such attacks against any country backing France's military intervention in neighboring Mali. For a perspective on Mali, Renee Montagne talks to Vickie Huddleston, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Mali from 2002 to 2005.
  • 9:11am Jan 18, 2013
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    Kenyans Expect More From U.S. President With African Roots

    As President Obama prepares to start another term next week, Morning Edition has asked NPR's foreign correspondents to gauge worldwide expectations for the president's next four years. In Kenya, where pride still runs deep for the president with Kenyan roots, expectations of America's role have shifted from donor aid, to partner in trade.
  • 7:16am Jan 18, 2013
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    Algeria Hostage-Taking Could Be Retaliation For France's Actions In Mali

    Islamist militants attacked and seized a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday and said they were holding dozens of foreign workers hostage, including seven Americans. The militants said the attack is retaliation for France's military intervention in Mali.