Africa: U.S. Africa Command (Africom) Announces American Deaths from Attack on Kenyan Base

[Africom] Stuttgart -During an attack by al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida group in East Africa, earlier today, one (1) U.S. service member and two (2) Department of Defense contractors were killed at a Kenya Defense Force Military Base in Manda Bay, Kenya.

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The conflict between America and Iran intensifies in Iraq

FOR MONTHSyoung Iraqi protesters trying to reach the Green Zone, the government enclave in Baghdad, were met with bullets and tear-gas canisters, the latter often fired at their heads. But on December 31st hundreds of militiamen were allowed to enter unmolested. The men, affiliated to Kataib Hizbullah, an Iranian-backed Shia paramilitary group, tried to storm the American embassy

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Africa: Low-Income Countries Hit By ‘Double Burden’ of Malnutrition Extremes

[SciDev.Net] Lower-income countries are increasingly facing a double blow from the impact of both undernutrition and obesity, which often coexist within the same community – and are even found within the same families or individuals.

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