If African nations lose the war against AIDS, the continent risks becoming the next breeding ground for international terrorists such as al-Qaeda operatives, an American diplomat said this week. “If they lose the war on AIDS, everything else doesn’t matter,” Dan Mozena said. “The reason this is our top priority is not because we’re nice guys, it’s because it’s in the interest of the United States.” Mozena, last week finished a three-year tour as deputy chief of mission in Zambia and becomes director of the office of Southern African Affairs at the State Department in mid-August. He said Tuesday that fighting AIDS remains the United States’ main goal in Zambia, a nation about the size of Texas. Full Story
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