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Lack Of Electricity Dims Afghan Economic Prospects

Despite billions of dollars in projects over the past decade, only about one-third of the Afghan population has access to regular power. The country imports electricity, but existing distribution lines aren't adequate. The lack of a reliable power supply is severely limiting economic growth.

Africa's Ongoing Militant Conflicts And Ethnic Feuds

Seventeen people were killed and dozens wounded after attacks on churches on the Kenya-Somalia border Sunday. The bombings are just the latest in a series of incidents in Africa blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants in Kenya, Somalia, and Nigeria. NPR's Neal Conan speaks with NPR foreign correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.

What The Mexico Elections Mean For The U.S.

Enrique Pena Nieto, the presidential candidate from Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI, won the country's election Sunday. The party has been accused of using corrupt practices in the past. In a piece in the Dallas Morning News, Jesus Velasco asks if the U.S. can trust Mexico's new administration.

Mexico's PRI Rises From 'Death Bed' With Return To Power

After a 12-year absence, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is back in power with the election of Enrique Pena Nieto as president. He has promised the party won't return to its corrupt ways.

'Political Crisis' Faces Hong Kong's New Leader

After massive protests surrounding Sunday's swearing-in, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying toured the island Monday, talking with locals about their concerns. His rocky start could complicate mainland China's own difficult power transition.

Mexico's Former Ruling Party Returns To Power

Preliminary results in Mexico's presidential race indicate the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as PRI, will return to the presidency after being out of office for 12 years.