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Battle for Abidjan Rages on in Ivory Coast

Source: VOA – By Julia Ritchie   Fighting between forces loyal to Ivory Coast‘s rival presidents continued for a fourth day in Abidjan, as French troops took control of the city’s airport. Embattled incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo clung to power

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December 9, 1992: U.S. Marines Storm Mogadishu, Somalia

On this day in 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country. Following centuries of colonial rule by countries including Portugal, Britain and Italy, Mogadishu became

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