Shashank Bengali

Africa Correspondent, McClatchy newspapers

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Africa correspondent for McClatchy newspapers

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President Obama has assembled a coalition against the Islamic State that includes 5 Arab countries—which could face internal backlash from sympathizers with extremist jihadists.

The US Leads an Arab War on Terror; How Committed Are They?

President Obama has assembled a coalition against the Islamic State that includes 5 Arab countries—which could face internal backlash from sympathizers with extremist jihadists.

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The Secretary of State has an opportunity to make news of her own on  her visit  to sub-Saharan Africa. First stop, Kenya, where she criticized the government for graft and corruption.

Hillary Clinton Launches African Tour

The Secretary of State has an opportunity to make news of her own on her visit to sub-Saharan Africa. First stop, Kenya, where she criticized the government for graft and corruption.

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Somali pirates vowed "revenge" against the US after Navy snipers  killed three of their number  this week. But in the Indian Ocean today, it was another story.

French Navy Seizes Pirates of Kenyan Coast

Somali pirates vowed "revenge" against the US after Navy snipers killed three of their number this week. But in the Indian Ocean today, it was another story.

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