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A burial team in protective gear carry the body of a woman suspected to have died from Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Oct, 18, 2014.

Local Reports Suggest Ebola Cases in Liberia may be on the Decline

Ambulance driver Sam Bropleh says his service has been receiving fewer calls this month to pick up Ebola patients More

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir speaks during joint news conference with opposition Umma Party leader and former Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al Mahadi (L) after their meeting at Mahadi's house in Omdurman, August 2013.

Two Sudanese Opposition Parties Seek Peaceful Change in Sudan

Uma Party vice president Mariam al-Sadig al-Mahdi says the opposition wants ‘radical change’ from totalitarian to ‘real’ democratic rule More

A Street vendor sells newpapers with elections headlines at a central street, Oct. 16, 2014 in Maputo.

Mozambique Opposition Party to Challenge Election Credibility

Party says there were several instances of ‘overwhelming’ voter irregularities including ballot stuffing and voter suppression More

Zambia President Michael Sata delivers a speech on May 17, 2013 during the commissioning of the construction of Palabana University in Chongwe, 60 kms east of Lusaka.

Zambia Workers Union Threatens Strike Action

Union president says indefinite strike action aims to pressure government in Lusaka to lift public sector workers pay freeze More

Newspapers with various front page headlines on the Chibok girls and their possible release are displayed at a news stand in Abuja, Oct. 18, 2014.

Nigeria, Boko Haram to Discuss Girls' Release

Nigerian government, militants agreed to cease-fire Friday; will meet in Chad next week to negotiate release of 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in April More



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Nigeria Agrees to Cease-Fire With Boko Harami
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Mariama Diallo
October 18, 2014 2:41 AM
Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have agreed to a cease-fire. The Nigerian government issued an order Friday, telling all military chiefs "to comply with the cease-fire agreement in all theaters of operations. Why now and the significance of the agreement are questions on some people’s minds. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Nigeria Agrees to Cease-Fire With Boko Haram

Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have agreed to a cease-fire. The Nigerian government issued an order Friday, telling all military chiefs "to comply with the cease-fire agreement in all theaters of operations. Why now and the significance of the agreement are questions on some people’s minds. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video UN: Somalis Need Food, Not Just Security Improvements

The United Nations envoy in Somalia is warning that political and security improvements are not enough to stop hunger and stave off a worsening humanitarian crisis. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.
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Video As Mozambique Votes, Parties Zero in on Voters’ Wallets

Mozambique is on an upward trajectory, becoming one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, due in part to huge gas reserves. But as Mozambique's long-time ruling party promises to take the nation forward after the election on October 15, citizens say they want to see even more economic changes. VOA's Anita Powell visited the bustling main market in Maputo to talk to voters about their priorities.
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Video Flooding Adds to Misery in South Sudan Camps

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese who fled to a U.N. base to escape violence in Unity State are now facing another enemy: rising floodwaters. VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow has this exclusive report from the Bentiu protection site, where aid workers are scrambling to help a population with nowhere else to turn.
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Video Liberia's JFK Hospital Reopens After Temporary Ebola Exposure

JFK Hospital is Liberia’s largest and one of its oldest medical facilities. The hospital had to close temporarily following the deaths of two leading doctors from Ebola. It is now getting back on its feet, with the maternity ward being the first section to reopen. Benno Muchler has more for VOA News from Monrovia.
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Video Liberians Living in US Struggle From Afar as Ebola Ravages Homeland

More than 8,000 Liberians live in New York City, more than in any other city outside of Liberia itself. As VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports, with the Ebola virus ravaging their homeland, there is no peace of mind for these New Yorkers.
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Video A Day with Sierra Leone’s First Ebola Burial Team

In West Africa, traditions are suffering in the time of Ebola, as important burial rites are bypassed. Since June, Sierra Leone's government has decreed all deaths be treated as suspect and should only be handled by trained Ebola teams. Adam Bailes reports for VOA News from Kailahun, where Sierra Leone's first body management team was established and remains hard at work.
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Video Liberia’s Brave Men Who Remove Ebola-Infected Bodies

The story is becoming all too common in Monrovia. A sick young woman refused to go to the hospital when health workers asked her, and the entire community, to do so. Now, the woman is dead and many of the community are infected with Ebola. Benno Muchler reports.
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Video West African Economies Hard-Hit by Ebola

In 2013, the World Bank ranked Sierra Leone and Liberia as second and sixth respectively among the top 10 countries with the fastest-growing GDPs. But the ongoing Ebola outbreak is threatening to change that. As the numbers of cases and deaths continue to rise, financial institutions like the World Bank say the economies of the three most affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are being hit hard - and the impact could grow if the Ebola epidemic is not quickly contained. Mariama
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Video CDC Head Still Confident Ebola Outbreak Can Be Stopped

Thousands of kilometers from the communities hit hardest by Ebola, scientists in the United States are working to stop the outbreak. VOA's Carol Pearson reports from the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Video US Doctors Learn From Treating Ebola Patients

The predictions are grim: the number of people in West Africa infected with Ebola will increase drastically before the outbreak ends. But doctors are learning more about treating patients with this disease - lessons that could improve survival rates. VOA's Carol Pearson visited Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where doctors discovered some key factors in helping Ebola patients beat the odds.
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Video As Ebola Death Toll Climbs, Experts Study Nigerian Response

While the Ebola virus continues to take a heavy toll in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Nigeria is receiving praise for its swift control of the disease. There have been no new cases of the virus in the country since August 31. As Jeff Swicord reports from Lagos, preparation and swift response by a well-organized public health system were critical to Nigeria’s success.
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Video Ethiopian Workers Struggle After Repatriation from Saudi Arabia

More than 160,000 Ethiopians.. working in Saudi Arabia were expelled last year and sent back home due to new stricter labor regulations in the kingdom. Marthe van der Wolf reports for VOA from Addis Ababa that many of those forcibly repatriated are doing their best to adjust, but are having difficulty making ends meet.
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Video Nigerians Still Fearful of Ebola, Vow to Stay Vigilant

Nigeria has not had a new confirmed case of Ebola for more than a month, after initially confirming 19 cases and reporting eight deaths starting in late July. Health officials have praised the country’s health services for their quick response to the crisis. But as Jeff Swicord reports, people around the commercial capital, Lagos vow to stay vigilant. This report is part of a project on Ebola produced in cooperation with the U.S. State Department.
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Video Ebola Devastates Whole Villages in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone's Darru district, the remote village of Njallah Geima is one of the worst hit by Ebola. Adam Bailes reports for VOA that since May, more than half of the 200 people who live there have been infected with Ebola, killing 61 of them in just eight weeks.
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Video Kenyan School Food Program Powers Bodies, Minds

In Kibera, a large and poor informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, one school is doing more than feeding students’ minds. As Lenny Ruvaga reports from Nairobi, it also is feeding their stomachs.
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Video West Africa Hopes to Contain Ebola by December

West African leaders hope to contain the spread the Ebola virus by December of this year, but say it can only be done with robust international help. Countries most hit by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are appealing to their diaspora abroad to join the effort. A U.S.- African forum in Washington discussed the immediate needs of these countries and what African groups in the United States can do to help. Zlatica Hoke attended the meeting and has this report.
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Video US Officials: Ebola Outbreak in US 'Extraordinarily Unlikely'

Top U.S. officials are reassuring the American public that an Ebola outbreak is “extraordinarily unlikely,” just days after the first case of the deadly virus was confirmed on U.S. soil. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House.
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Video Senegal Takes Tech Approach to Women's Education

More and more Africans, these days, are communicating via text, social media and email. In Senegal, literacy experts are using new technologies to motivate and teach women to read. The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, rolled out the program there in 2012 but is now expanding it to as many as six other African countries. Christin Roby reports from the Pikine suburb of Dakar.
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Video Joburg School for Foreigners Thrives

Six years ago, riots against foreigners in South Africa resulted in more than 60 deaths. In Johannesburg, hundreds of families found refuge in a Methodist church. Faced with hundreds of children unable to integrate into South African schools, the church opened its own school -- which now boasts more than 300 students. For VOA, Emilie IOB reports on the school and its high pass rates.

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