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Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic
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Impatient With Change, Libyans Begin To Leave
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Uganda Punishing Gays: 'Sodomy Is Not A Human Right' Says Evangelical Leader
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Violence In South Sudan Targets Hospitals
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In Brutal Raid On School, Islamic Militant Group Continues Its Rise
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Clashes break out between rival Egyptian groups near Cairo's Tahrir square, on Jan. 25, 2014. The day marked the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled former ruler Hosni Mubarak, but the military is back in control in Egypt. Khaled Kamel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Going 'Afro Global' For Black History Month
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Ugandan Gay Activist: President Will Have No Problem Putting Me In Jail
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Activists protest Uganda's anti-gay legislation in Nairobi, Kenya, this month. LGBT status has been grounds for asylum in the U.S. since 1994, but winning refugee status can be difficult, particularly for people who are unable to obtain visas to the U.S. before applying. Dai Kurokawa /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road
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Soldiers march during a graduation ceremony for recruits of the Libyan army in Tripoli, the capital, on Jan. 16. The military, gutted by years under Moammar Gadhafi and by NATO attacks, faces multiple challenges as it tries to rebuild. Ismail Zitouny/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Libya Struggles To Fix Its Broken Army
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How Will Ugandan Gay Refugees Be Received By U.S.?
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