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Targeting Tourists: Al Qaeda Hits Ivory Coast
An al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility for a deadly assault on an African beach town Sunday, the latest in a string of jihadist attacks targeting popular tourist destinations. Sixteen people were killed, including two soldiers, when gunmen opened fire at a beach resort in Grand-Bassam, Ivory
New Year's Stampede Kills 61, Mostly Children
A crush of people has killed at least 60 party-goers — most of them children — following New Year’s eve celebrations in the city of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. Officials say over 200 were injured in a stampede of people who had been watching...
Obama: Famine In East Africa Needs Global Response
ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) Reports: President Obama said today that the famine developing in eastern Africa has not received enough attention and that the humanitarian crisis is going to require a global response. “I think it hasn’t gotten as...
The Presidential Planner: Obama Announces New Fuel Efficiency Standards
ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) reports: As the White House continues to wait for the House to vote on the speaker’s plan to raise the debt limit, President Obama will finally come before the public after three days of closed-door...
US Offered Dictator a Professorship to Step Down
ABC News' Kirit Radia reports: When former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down following a loss to his political rival in last November’s election, the US floated several offers to entice him to cede power, according to...
Who’s Watching President Obama’s Video Message to the People of the Ivory Coast?
“They eyes of the world are on Côte d'Ivoire,” President Obama says in a video message to the people if Ivory coast posted on the White House website on March 25. “You deserve a future of hope, not fear.” The...
Analysis: White House faces tough choices on intervention
In the past month alone, the White House has formally condemned a repressive government's violence against its own people four times. Libya? Nope. The harsh condemnations were aimed at Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Cote d'Ivoire. Yet despite the killings of hundreds of civilians in those four
Women's Long and Winding Road to Equality
International Women's Day Highlights Progress, Continuing Struggle for Equality Worldwide
Valentine's Day 'Chocolate' Car
The 'Chocolate' Car Is Just One Example of Valentine's Day Around the World
Obama Administration Slaps Sanctions on Ivory Coast Leaders
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) slapped sanctions on Ivory Coast leaders yesterday to protest President Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to step down after he lost the November 28, 2010 run-off election between himself and Alassane Ouattara.