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February 1, 1998 | MORT ROSENBLUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Midnight at the Hogon, when booming laughter and clanking bottles rise above the haunting rhythms of Toumani Diabate's koro, is no time to look for African misery. It might be the Green Bar in Kinshasa or the Tchova in Maputo or any of hundreds like it in every country south of the Sahara. "This is what Africa is about," Diabate said, setting aside his 21-string gourd lute. "We're not all starving and dying."
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June 16, 2006
BILL GATES' ANNOUNCEMENT on Thursday that he was phasing himself out of Microsoft's day-to-day operations drew the predictable round of cheers from Microsoft bashers, of which there is no shortage. Even some of the company's backers had yearned for a management shake-up at the company, whose marquee product -- the next version of Windows, dubbed Vista -- has suffered repeated delays and whose once-unstoppable stock has languished.
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November 28, 1999 | Norman Kempster, Norman Kempster covers the State Department for The Times
One of the highest-ranking women in Madeleine K. Albright's State Department and one of the youngest assistant secretaries of state in U.S. history, Susan E. Rice presides over the Clinton administration's Africa policy, giving it a high profile after decades in which the continent was a backwater of U.S. diplomacy, important only as a Cold War pawn. Rice, who celebrated her 35th birthday two weeks ago, assumed her current job as chief of the State Department's Africa bureau on Oct.
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