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Patel Clan Challenges India's Quota System
Twenty-two-year-old Hardik Patel is shaking one of the pillars of India: its quota system for socially and economically challenged castes. His drive to win the same status for his relatively well-off sizable Patel clan has attracted a major following. But it's also drawn suspicio...
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DRC Tries Mega-Farms to Feed Population
The Democratic Republic of Congo is trying out a large-scale agricultural plan that is, to say the least, ambitious. The government plans to develop one mega-farm of 50,000 to 150,000 hectares per province — producing food for local consumption and also export crops. The governme...
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S. Sudan Rebel Leader: Peace Deal in Danger
South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement between the warring sides.
Riek Machar told reporters in Ethiopia Monday that he is concerned the government is not respecting the cease-fire.
“The cease-fire h...
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Nigeria Army Uncovers Boko Haram Bomb Factory
Nigeria’s military has uncovered a major Boko Haram bomb-making factory and arrested two leading members of the militant group, military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said.
Usman said the operation resulted in the seizure of a vehicle and bomb materials, including gas cy...
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Panel: Defeat Al-Shabab With Correct Interpretation of Islam
The dissemination of the correct interpretation of Islam is one way Islamic scholars could help defeat al-Shabab, according to a VOA panel discussion held Saturday in Nairobi. 
Panel members agreed an ideological war, combined with military power, must be waged in the fight again...
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