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Terror Threat Against German President in Africa

German President Rau canceled a state visit to the east African country of Djibouti after an assassination threat by Islamic terrorists. Djibouti says the move will hurt its image and economy. In a statement, Rau said that he didn’t want to let terrorists dictate his travel plans, but added that he’d been convinced that sticking to his program would have endangered many others as well. The German president was due to meet with about 1,000 German soldiers stationed in Djibouti and on navy ships monitoring the Gulf of Aden as part of the U.S.-led anti-terror programme “Operation Enduring Freeedom.” Their commitment, Rau said after cancelling his trip, had become all the more important in the face of terrorist threats. Full Story

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