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Terrorism ravaging Africa but can be defeated, France's Hollande says
Terrorism ravaging Africa but can be defeated, France's Hollande says

The Islamic militant siege of a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital that has left scores dead demonstrates the grip of terrorism on Africa and the need for international action to defeat it, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. "Africa has fallen prey to terrorism and the barbaric attack in Nairobi confirms this," Hollande said, referring to the standoff between Kenyan troops and extremists of the Somali Shabab militia that began Saturday. But as the French-led intervention to drive Muslim extremists out of Mali earlier this year showed, "victories are possible against terrorism," Hollande said. France, fearing...

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