War games raise questions about NATO's role in Africa

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MINDELO, Cape Verde (AP) -- NATO's first war games in Africa have thousands of allied troops pounding pretend terrorist bases, grappling with rioters and separating factions in a mock war over oil -- maneuvers that have many speculating on the alliance's potential role on the African mainland.

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