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    Nightline Africa

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    Nightline Africa

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    September 2013

    Nightline Africa highlights the latest issues and developments on the continent.

    Join host Akwei Thompson and correspondents from Washington and across Africa as they offer in-depth interviews, reports analysis and features.  Nightline also brings you African arts and culture, country profiles, sports, music and commentary by top African experts.

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    A Facebook campaign organized by a VOA radio host raised 150,000 Afghan rupees to rescue a family from forced labor at a brick kiln in Nangarhar province – the result of the father’s unpaid debt. Video by a VOA reporter in Jalalabad went viral this week and triggered the Facebook campaign.
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    A newly restored painting captures the moments following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. It was recently unveiled at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, where America’s 16th president was shot. It is the only known painting by an eyewitness that captures the horror of that fateful night. VOA’s Julie Taboh tells us more about the painting and what it took to restore it to its original condition.
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