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Young and restless in Ivory Coast

On a grand scale, Ivory Coast’s economy is growing quickly. For young Ivorians, though, those widely touted gains are mere abstractions.

Peacekeeping force for unsettled Mali gets unanimous UN vote

Resolution 2100 has French troops replaced by blue helmets and at least half the UN force will be from Africa. Al Qaeda-linked militants are still fighting in Mali’s northern mountains.