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Taliban tango

International | Islamist group dances around peace while still making war
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/12/19, 03:06 pm

While the Taliban orchestrates staged peace talks around the globe, confusion reigns in Afghanistan over how the country will function if and when U.S. troops leave.

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The Iranian revolution at 40

International | Plus, elections in Nigeria and a euthanasia trial in Canada
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/11/19, 03:06 pm

IRAN: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that ushered in Tehran’s theocracy under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The tumultuous events (timeline here) led to the hostage-taking of 52 Americans from the U.S.

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Taking flight

Africa | A Nigerian school takes an innovative approach to aviation training 
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/31/19, 12:08 pm

Tomiwa Olatunji sat in a classroom with about a dozen other students, all dressed like pilots in white shirts and navy blue trousers. At the back of the room, a plastic foam model aircraft stood on a table, finished with wirings and wooden parts.

The project was the first for Olatunji and four of his classmates who started at the International College of Aeronautics in Nigeria’s Lagos state in July. The group collaborated on the model’s drawing and construction and on sourcing for the materials around Lagos.

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