Central African Republic
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Taliban attacks on the rise in Afghanistan

International | Hundreds die as militants target police and security officials
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/31/17, 03:28 pm

The Taliban claimed responsibility for two attacks in Afghanistan that killed at least 15 police officials at checkpoints, officials confirmed Monday. The latest attack comes amid a spate of Taliban strikes against security officials across the country. More than 200 people have died in Taliban attacks this month alone.

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Forgotten war in Central African Republic

International | Tension builds between Christian and Muslim factions
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/30/17, 02:12 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Intense fighting in a neglected conflict is devolving into civil war, with the population largely partitioned between Christians and Muslims. Church leaders say the “Anti-Balaka” militias, who are often called “Christian rebels” in Western media, are anything but.

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