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    Report: Supercars seized from African dictator's son sold for over $4M in Paris auction
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    Corruption is a big problem around the world, but perhaps nowhere more than in African dictatorships. Proof? Despite living in one of the wealthiest countries on the African continent, the citizens of Equatorial Guinea live in abject poverty. Clean drinking water is available to less than half ...

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    Report: Mobius Motors plans $6,000 SUV for Africa
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    Ultra low-cost transportation doesn't have a particularly successful history in the recent past. Just ask Tata. The company's Nano subcompact was supposed to revolutionize the way low-income families the world over moved themselves, but as it turns out, even those with no money don't want to be ...

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    Video: This homemade armored battle dozer helped take down Gaddafi
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    These men are, or at least were until recently, Libyan rebels in battle against the dwindling forces of the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi. And the red, black and green lump they're standing in front of was once a bulldozer. It was transformed in the city of Misrata from a plain old earth-mover ...

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    Report: Ford adding 100 dealers in China
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    According to Ford, 70 percent of the company's growth in the next decade will come from the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. The Blue Oval had only planned to have 310 dealerships in China at the end of 2010, but having sold nearly half a million cars this year and expecting the boom to continue, ...

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    Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles looking for a few good adventurous women
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    Scenes from the 2010 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Preparations have begun for the next Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, and that means adventurous women might want to think about getting to Morocco next March. Next year will be the 21st edition of ...

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    Team Miller Fisher finishes the 20th Anniversary Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles
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    Team Miller Fisher finishes the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Team Miller Fisher has crossed the finish line of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles – in a Hummer H3 driven off a Parisian dealer's lot – and battled from 51st to 12th out of ...

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    Emily Miller and Wendy Fisher gear up for the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles (w/video)
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    Team Miller Fisher prepares for the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles – Click above to watch the video after the break
    The Dakar Rally just ended, but there's always another one to get ready for. Off-road racer Emily Miller, of Rod Hall Racing, Baja 1000 and Ironman fame, will be doing the ...

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    UK adventurer challenges Clarkson to cross Sahara in 1937 Austin 7 Ruby
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    Now we're talking! If there's one thing we're in favor of its pushing cars to their breaking point. See LeMons. But what about pushing cars past their breaking point? Like across Africa? That's exactly what British journalist and adventurer Brian Milton did in 1968 when he took a 1937 Austin 7 Ruby ...

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    Nigerian goat held by police, accused of armed carjacking
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    There aren't enough police in some areas of Nigeria, so vigilante groups have formed to take up the slack. When vigilantes in Kwara State saw two men trying to carjack a Mazda 323, they went after the baddies. One of the men escaped, but the other man, cornered... um, how do we say this... turned ...

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    Ethiopia gets its first automaker
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    China's automakers aren't fooling around when it comes to aggressive growth. While you don't hear much enthusiasm from European or North American automakers about the market on the African continent, There's already at least two Chinese carmakers who've set up shop there as a way to expand beyond ...

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    Tunage: Sportech gives a Golf 335 hp and 1,800 watts
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    Sportech is a South African tuner with a penchant for German cars. Out to build the fastest GTI around, they are currently working on a people's missile called the P Cubed Golf. It will have, among many other things, 335 hp, and is being built to handle just as well as it flies. Somehow they plan ...

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    Bahrain is still in the race, and the race is still in Bahrain
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    With Abu Dhabi expected to announce its contract for a grand prix this coming Saturday, you'd be forgiven for thinking Bahrain was off the grid. You'd be forgiven, but you'd be wrong. The small Gulf state has hosted the Bahrain Grand Prix since 2004 with an exclusive contract for the only F1 race ...

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    African-American: Cadillac launches in South Africa
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    GM's on a mission to take over the South African market. Just one day after the first HUMMER H3s rolled off the assembly line at GM's Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth, General Motors today announced it's bringing Cadillac to South Africa. The first models to be offered in "the rainbow nation" ...

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