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Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress (APC) party celebrate in Kano, March 31, 2015.

Multimedia  Nigeria's Jonathan Concedes to Buhari in Historic Election

The results from this weekend's vote return Buhari to power nearly 30 years after he served as rule during a period of military coups More

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, center-left, and President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, center-right, hug and shake hands after signing a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections, at a hotel in the capital.

Nigerian Diaspora Rejoices at Buhari's Presidential Win

Washington DC-area expatriates talk to VOA More

Kano Celebrations for Buhari

Video Buhari Supporters Celebrate Election Victory in Nigeria

Buhari rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan's presidency More

People gather near the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near the airport in Sana'a, Yemen, March 31, 2015.

E. Africa Braces for Security Fallout from Yemen Conflict

Analyst says well-established trade routes across Red Sea and Gulf of Aden will become highways for illegal activities and strengthen terrorism in region More

FILE - Somali traders prepare sword fish at the Hamarweyne market in southern Mogadishu, Aug. 16, 2010.

Rise in Illegal Fishing Threatens to Revive Somalia Piracy

Somali officials say private security details, presence of international warships have neutered pirates leaving trawler captains increasingly confident they can operate with impunity More


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Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africai
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Carol Pearson
March 30, 2015 10:47 PM
Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people in West Africa. Since last summer, researchers have rushed to get anti-Ebola vaccines into clinical trials. While it's too early to say that any of the potential vaccines work, some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some of the studies. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africa

Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people in West Africa. Since last summer, researchers have rushed to get anti-Ebola vaccines into clinical trials. While it's too early to say that any of the potential vaccines work, some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some of the studies. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Film Tells Story of Musicians in Mali Threatened by Jihadists

At this year's annual South by Southwest film and music festival in Austin, Texas, some musicians from Mali were on hand to promote a film about how their lives were upturned by jihadists who destroyed ancient treasures in the city of Timbuktu and prohibited anyone from playing music under threat of death. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin, some are afraid to return to their hometowns even though the jihadists are no longer in control there.
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Video Straight Talk Africa: Nigeria Decides 2015 Special Sat., March 28, 2015

Shaka Ssali and his guests take part of Special edition of "Straight Talk Africa" as part of VOA's “Nigeria Decides 2015” Election Day coverage. Featuring Peter Clottey, Host of VOA's “Nightline Africa” and Chris Stein, VOA Nigeria Correspondent Guests: Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman. Dr. Okenwa Nwosu, Goodluck Johnathan Global Campaign Team for 2015, Sylvester Okere, USA Movement 4 Buhari-Osibanjo and Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo, African Presidential Center Fellow
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Video Africa 54 Previews Saturday Election in Nigeria

Africa 54 Previews Saturday Election in Nigeria
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Video Islamic State Eying al-Shabab for Would-be Caliphate

The so-called Islamic State’s presence in Africa could soon be growing again. Having gotten a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria’s Boko Haram terror group and claiming responsibility for attacks in Tunisia and Libya, Islamic State operatives could have their sights set on Somalia. VOA’s National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin reports.
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Video Nigeria Peace Accord

Nigeria's leading candidates sign an accord to ensure a peaceful election. Is it enough to prevent a repeat of 2011?
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Video Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Faces Stiff Re-election Challenge

Nigeria votes Saturday in its most hotly-contested presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of military rule in 1999. President Goodluck Jonathan’s faces 13 candidates in his bid for re-election. His prime challenge comes from Muhammadu Buhari, the flag-bearer of the All Progressive’s Congress, Nigeria’s first truly nationwide opposition party able to give the ruling People’s Democratic Party a run for its money. VOA’s Anne Look has the story from Abuja.
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Video Liberia's Almost Last Ebola Patient Grateful but Still Grieving

Beatrice Yardolo was to make history as Liberia’s last Ebola patient. Liberians recently started counting down 42 days, the period that has to go by without a single new infection until the World Health Organization can declare a country Ebola-free. That countdown stopped on March 20 when there was another new case of Ebola, making Yardolo’s story a reminder that Ebola is far from over. Benno Muchler reports from Monrovia.
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Video Africa 54 Takes a Closer Look at Obama's Message to Nigerians

Africa 54 Takes a Closer Look at Obama's Message to Nigerians
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Video Morocco Claims Dismantling IS-linked Terror Cell

Moroccan authorities say they have dismantled a militant cell, linked to Islamic State, that was planning to murder public figures and security personnel. During raids in several Moroccan cities on Sunday, security forces captured 13 men and confiscated weapons, computers and other material from their hideouts. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Remittance Cuts a Threat to Somalia’s Food Security

The United Nations says remittances from abroad are key to food security in Somalia, and that a recent decision by Western banks to bar money transfers into the country could have disastrous effects. VOA's Abdulaziz Billow reports.
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Video Nigeria Campaign Rallies Turn Violent

Nigerian campaign rallies turn violent, and reporters find themselves caught in the crossfire
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Video Uganda Hospital Program Helps Former Tuberculosis Patients

People cured of pulmonary tuberculosis often continue to have problems breathing, while poor living conditions contribute to their continued suffering. But a contribution by a group of European doctors may soon help millions of former TB patients. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Malnutrition in Africa Wears Two Faces

Obesity levels in Africa have been skyrocketing among all levels of society. Malnutrition now involves both under- and overeating, and countries such as Kenya are struggling to tackle both. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA News from Nairobi.
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Video Hunger Stalks S. Sudan; Desperate Turn to Leaves

More than 2.5 million people are facing food insecurity in war-torn South Sudan, humanitarian agencies warn. Reporting from opposition-held territory, VOA's Gabe Joselow explains the dimensions of the crisis and how ordinary South Sudanese are coping without getting enough to eat.
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Video Somalis Still Face Food Insecurity After 2 Famines

Somalia is the only country to suffer two famines in recent history. Though farming and livestock industries are strong, political turmoil, clan infighting and land disputes leave the country's population vulnerable to food insecurity. Abdulaziz Billow reports for VOA from Mogadishu.
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Video Business, Farming Go Greener to Protect Nairobi Water Supply

In a unique pairing of business interests and conservation, a new water fund is launching in Kenya to better-protect Nairobi's main source of water -- the Tana River. By investing in conservation, big corporations, including Coca-Cola and East African Breweries, hope to reap big rewards -- a possible win-win for business and the environment. Lenny Ruvaga reports from Nairobi.
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Video Drones May Help Stop Poaching in South Africa

Monitoring vast areas of South Africa for illegal hunting of animals is most effective from the air. But it is also expensive. A group of Spanish college students has designed a drone that can look for poachers, even in places where they hide from airborne observers. VOA’s George Putic reports

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Kenyan Report Alleges Official Corruption

Five ministers have stepped down temporarily over roles in Chinese-backed projects
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Guinea Finds 3 Ebola Cases in Alumina Hub of Fria

Ebola is believed to have killed more than 10,300 people in West Africa, mostly in Guinea, neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization
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E. Africa Braces for Security Fallout from Yemen Conflict

Analyst says well-established trade routes across Red Sea and Gulf of Aden will become highways for illegal activities and strengthen terrorism in region
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S. African Comedian Taking Over Popular TV Show

Mixed-race comedian Trevor Noah, who is loved for his edgy jibes about race and language, is taking the helm from Jon Stewart at The Daily Show in US
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Somali officials say private security details, presence of international warships have neutered pirates leaving trawler captains increasingly confident they can operate with impunity
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Cameroon No Longer a Polio Exporter

Cameroon health minister warns country remains at high-risk because of mass refugee movements from CAR and Nigeria, and poor sanitation
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Multimedia  Nigeria's Jonathan Concedes to Buhari in Historic Election

The results from this weekend's vote return Buhari to power nearly 30 years after he served as rule during a period of military coups
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The World According to Julius: South Africa’s Most Radical Politician Speaks

Julius Malema, the 34-year-old leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, presents a far-left challenge to the ruling ANC
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