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African Union ramps up efforts for ceasefire in Libya

The AU questioned the stance of the rebels and the NATO powers that Gadaffi must go before any ceasefire and dialogue can commence.

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World Notes: Venezuela, South Africa, Romania and more

Thousands marched in Caracas on June 7 demanding protection for small farmers determined to take over unused land in accordance with the Lands and Agrarian Development Act of 2001.

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Swazi king in desperate bid to bail out ailing dictatorship

Cash strapped and beset by political turmoil, the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, is petitioning neighboring South Africa for a USD $1.4 billion bailout to stave off collapse.

NATO blocks possible peace deal in Libya

The two European NATO countries which have spearheaded the intervention in war torn Libya, the United Kingdom and France, are calling for an intensification of the intervention.

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Tensions linger in Ivory Coast

The capture and detention of former President Laurent Gbagbo ends last week's military standoff in Côte d'Ivoire, but innumerable challenges remain.

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Swaziland: Eviction case could pull the rug from under absolute monarchy

The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.

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Libya’s Gaddafi wages bloody war against protesters

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is waging a bloody war against his own people, drawing international condemnation - but some warn he is a "crafty survivalist."

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Egypt uprising is turning point for region and U.S.

When the mass uprising in Tunisia spread to Egypt last week, it took a qualitative turn: Egypt occupies a highly strategic position in the region and has for decades been a linchpin of American policy there.

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Tunisian uprising inspires democracy fight

The North African country of Tunisia exploded with a mass democratic uprising in December 2010 and it is still unfolding today with regional repercussions.

World Notes: Cuba, Israel, Venezuela - and more

Pakistanis are protesting U.S. drones while South Africans are negotiating better prices for anti-HIV drugs. All of this and more in World Notes.

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