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Mali newspaper editor charged with incitement to revolt

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A Malian newspaper editor who published an open letter criticizing the leader of last year's military coup has been charged with incitement to revolt, the head of Mali's written press association said.Full story

Insurgency threatens food crisis in Central African Republic: WFP

GENEVA (Reuters) - Insecurity in Central African Republic threatens a severe food crisis this year, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Friday, citing a doubling of prices for staples such as corn after a month-long insurgency. Full story

Syria allows U.N. to step up food aid

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's government has authorized the World Food Programme (WFP) to extend its reach in the war-torn country where 2.5 million people are suffering from hunger, the United Nations agency's chief said on Wednesday. Full story

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