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  The trouble with pirates: Part 2

Just who are these Somali pirates who are bringing the shipping world to its knees? How do they operate? And why do we negotiate with them?

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Using cell phones to deliver health care to African children

In Africa, more people have access to mobile phones than treatment for diarrhea. Innovators are using the ubiquitous phones to improve health care services.

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Officials confirm arrest of rebel leader for mass rapes in Congo

United Nations officials hailed the capture of a militant leader implicated in a barbaric series of mass rapes earlier this year, but experts feared the arrest would be seen as an “isolated event.”

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Rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In this extended web interview, Alison Stewart speaks with Anneke van Woudenberg of Human Rights Watch about the roots of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the use of rape as a weapon against communities there.

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