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An update from Gaza, protecting Afghan allies and assessing HIV risk in Africa
November 15, 2012
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As Israeli troops and Gazan militants exchange rockets, we get an update from the Gaza strip. Then, as the U.S. military prepares for its 2014 drawdown, thousands of Afghans who helped the mission await visas while in serious danger. And, a Nigerian activist reaches the men most at risk for HIV.
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Israel / Gaza conflict update
As Israeli troops and Gazan militants exchange rockets, we get an update from the Gaza strip.
Israeli air strike kills Hamas military leadereuronews
Deaths reported after fresh airstrikes on Gazaeuronews
Israel and Gaza militants in deadly exchanges - live updatesIsrael and militants in Gaza are trading fire after yesterday's assassination of the Ahmed al-Jabari, commander of Hamas's military wing....
We speak with
, a military correspondent for the Jerusalem Post.
The Afghan List Project
In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act that allocated 7,500 visas for Afghans employed by the US government. Most estimates, however, show that the US so far has approved less than 100.
Afghan Allies Protection Act Has Yet To Keep Promise of US Visas For Interpreters | immigration-newsThu, Oct 25 3:24 PM In 2009, the Afghan Allies Protection Act allocated 7,500 visas for citizens of Afghanistan who served as military in...
Meanwhile, as the US military prepares for its 2014 draw-down thousands of Afghans who helped the mission await visas while in serious danger. Becca Hanna, director of the
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
, which has also begun working with Afghans, joins us to discuss the situation.
Assessing, and addressing, H.I.V. risk in African men
Bartholomew Boniface Ochonya ("OBB"), a human rights and AIDS activist from Nigeria, runs the largest HIV prevention program for high-risk men in sub-Saharan Africa.
He recently returned from a comparative study tour in India where he represented Nigeria’s MARPs (most-at-risk-populations).
OBB and Lori Babcock, from Heartland Alliance International, tell us about fulfilling but sometimes dangerous work of HIV education and prevention in Nigeria.