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US may consider easing Rwanda sanctions

The United States would consider resuming military aid to Rwanda if it found Rwandan support for Congo's M23 rebel group had ended, a senior US official has said.<p>On October 3, Washington said it would block US military aid to Rwanda because of its "support for the M23, a rebel group which continues …

Rwanda launches circumcision campaign to tackle HIV

Rwanda says it has become the first country to launch a nationwide campaign to "non-surgically" circumcise 700,000 men in an attempt to cut rates of HIV infection.<p>The health ministry said circumcision was a crucial part of its strategy for achieving an Aids-free generation in Rwanda, where the …

Hamas Is in Trouble in Gaza and Looking to Iran for Help

A year ago Hamas was riding higher than it ever had. The militant Palestinian group had not only survived another round of fighting with Israel, it …

Fishing under fire off the Gaza coast | Alex Renton

Gianluca Panella/Observer<p>Under fire: an Israeli gunboat fires on a Palestinian fishing boat/ Photograph: Gianluca Panella for the Observer<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2013/12/3/1386082637028/fishing-under-fire-008.jpg<p>460<p>Gianluca Panella/Observer<p>Under the …

Gaza becoming uninhabitable as blockade tightens, says UN

Gaza is becoming uninhabitable as humanitarian conditions deteriorate rapidly following Egypt's destruction of smuggling tunnels and Israel's renewed ban on the import of construction materials, the United Nations and aid agencies have said.<p>A year after the end of the eight-day war between Gaza and …

A Norwegian Oil Company Will Build Largest Floating Wind Farm Off The Coast Of Scotland

Usually when energy development moves into deeper waters to harness marine energy resources, coastal residents have nightmares of risky technology …

Would an independent Scotland keep the pound? – Q&A

What currency would Scotland use after independence?<p>The idea of joining the euro is far less appealing since the single currency area was plunged into perpetual crisis. The Scottish National party has decided the best option for the newly independent country would be to stick with the pound.<p>So …

Scotland belongs in the EU, and independence won't change that

Opponents of Scottish independence must be more nervous than they are admitting about the referendum result next year. Otherwise there would be no sense in provoking fears that – in some obscure manner – the European Union might frustrate the Scottish government's clearly stated intention to remain …

Could an independent Scotland liberate all Britons? | Neal Ascherson

The Scotland being proposed by Salmond now is the Britain voted for by millions in 1997 – a moderate social democracy<p>It was 1977 when Tom Nairn spooked the political world with his famous book, The Break-Up of Britain. He predicted Scottish independence, a bit prematurely. But last Tuesday, as Alex …

Please, Scotland, vote Yes and take us northerners with you

Act of Union, 1707. Still nailed in my head from history A-level. Three centuries on, could Scotland really be about to tear it up? I hope so. It's a thrilling prospect.<p>It's a bit like your gran divorcing your grandad. Weird and shocking at first, but then you think how brilliant to live in this …

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