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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

...that they hoped contained gold - started about five years ago, according to veteran dealers.It's now like a Deadwood in Africa.In a mining camp in the village of Lujinji, prostitutes stand provocatively near the entrance of a nightclub which has rooms...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/africas-deadwood-gold-rush-u
Nation and World
Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...Ethiopia - President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped...delivered only by a Western leader viewed in Africa as a local son."The future of Africa is up to Africans," Obama said during a trip...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/obama-delivers-frank-words-about-afri
Not For Web
Three-time surf champ fights off shark during South Africa competition

...Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.The Australian surfer was struck by the shark from behind and knocked into the water as he sat on his board waiting...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-20/three-time-surf-champ-fights-shark-du
Not For Web
Paris on her mind

...border with Switzerland."I think it's very sad," said Kirsten Streefkerk, a fellow Rotary exchange student from South Africa. "I feel sorry for Nina, because it did hurt her, and I could see that."Lacroix reached her family after getting word...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-18/paris-her-mind
Local
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...doesn't believe the United States should be a permanent place of relocation for the refugees and that he thinks Europe, Asia or Africa are logically the best places for resettlement or temporary asylum.CALIFORNIA (218)Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says he'll...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/wary-governors-halt-question
Nation and World
On the Trails: Magpies

...other subspecies. There are other geographically isolated subspecies-one in northeastern Siberia, one in extreme northwest Africa, and one in (of all places!) a small mountain range in Saudi Arabia. All the others are found in Eurasia, from the UK...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-11-13/trails-magpies
Outdoors
Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...Iraq is in itself not new as a concept. The group's affiliates have carried out attacks across the Middle East and north Africa and there have been attacks beyond the region that were blamed on IS loyalists. But such high-profile successive cases of...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-16/paris-attacks-signal-move-to
Nation and World
Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...of a U.S.-led coalition bombing suspected IS targets in Syria and Iraq and also has troops fighting Islamic militants in Africa - "will be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group."The Islamic State group claimed responsibility in an...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-15/eiffel-tower-goes-dark-franc
Nation and World
Veterans Day around the United States

...Sordill. He was a medical officer who earned the nation's third-highest decoration for valor, the Silver Star, in North Africa in 1943.The group was able to contact relatives, and the medals were returned to the family during a ceremony Tuesday in...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-12/veterans-day-around-united-s
Nation and World
Lecture to discuss African food security

...hosts agricultural consultant Roland Bunch for a lecture on Africa's growing problems with food security.The lecture takes...and in person. His lecture tonight will address the problems Africa faces in feeding its population and what might be done to solve...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-26/lecture-discuss-african-food-security
Local

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