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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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