AFRICA

People line up to vote in Bujumbura, Burundi, June 29, 2015. (Photo: Edward Rwema / VOA)

US Cancels Burundi Assistance Over Election

The State Department said the government's decision to push ahead with elections 'exacerbated an already dire situation' More

Timbuktu. Mali

US, UN Condemn Mali Attack Claimed by Al-Qaida

The attack took place on a road about 45 kilometers southwest of Timbuktu in Mali's restive northern desert; 6 people were killed More

Kukawa, Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram Attacks Kill Nearly 150 in Northern Nigeria

In worst incident, witnesses say gunmen entered mosques in Borno state town of Kukawa, killed at least 97 people More

FILE - Cars queue in front of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation headquarters to buy fuel in Abuja, Nigeria May 26, 2015.

Analysts: Nigerian Oil Shake-Up Shows Buhari Serious About Reform

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrates the new president’s plans for managing Nigeria’s biggest industry More

VIDEO: Many Malawians fled South Africa early this year after xenophobic attacks on African immigrants. But many quickly found life was no better at home and have returned to South Africa – often illegally and without jobs. Lameck Masina and Anita Powell have more from Johannesburg.

Video Xenophobia Victims in South Africa Flee Violence, Then Return

Find life no better at home, repatriated Malawians return to South Africa – often illegally and without jobs More


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Liberians Frustrated, Confused by Ebola's Returni
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Mariama Diallo
July 02, 2015 10:30 PM
Liberians are worried by at least three new cases of Ebola that have emerged since their country had been declared free of the disease. But health officials insist there is no need to panic. Mariama Diallo reports from Dakar.
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Video Liberians Frustrated, Confused by Ebola's Return

Liberians are worried by at least three new cases of Ebola that have emerged since their country had been declared free of the disease. But health officials insist there is no need to panic. Mariama Diallo reports from Dakar.
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Video Xenophobia Victims in South Africa Flee Violence, Then Return

Many Malawians fled South Africa early this year after xenophobic attacks on African immigrants. But many quickly found life was no better at home and have returned to South Africa – often illegally and without jobs, and facing the tough task of having to start over. Lameck Masina and Anita Powell file from Johannesburg.
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Video UK Holds Terror Drill as MPs Mull Tunisia Response

After pledging a tough response to last Friday’s terror attack in Tunisia, which came just days before the 10th anniversary of the bomb attacks on London’s transport network, British security services are shifting their focus to overseas counter-terror operations. VOA's Henry Ridgwell has more.
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Video Blind Somali Journalist Defies Odds in Mogadishu

Despite improving security in the last few years, Somalia remains one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist – even more so for someone who cannot see. Abdulaziz Billow has the story of journalist Abdifatah Hassan Kalgacal, who has been reporting from the Somali capital for the last decade despite being blind.
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Video Terror Attacks Leave Dozens Dead Across Three Continents

World leaders joined in their condemnation of three terror attacks across three continents Friday that left dozens dead in the space of a few hours. The White House and nations around the world described the assaults in Tunisia, France and Kuwait as horrific acts of terrorism. VOA's Sharon Behn reports.
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Video Turning Nigeria's Disabled From Beggars to Workers

An estimated 20 million people in Nigeria have physical handicaps. With few opportunities for work, many have resorted to street begging. But a group of disabled men in Kaduna state are encouraging others to get off the street by empowering them with new skills. For VOA, Mohammed Yusuf reports from Kaduna.
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Video US Human Rights Report Highlights Role of Terror Groups, Conflicts, Corruption

The U.S. government's 2014 report on human rights practices highlights terror groups, rising conflict, and corruption and poor governance as key problems around the world. But it also cites some progress. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas has more on the State Department's annual report released on Thursday.
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Video In Kenya, Police Said to Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

An organization that documents torture and extrajudicial killings says Kenyan police were responsible for 1,252 shooting deaths in five cities, including Nairobi, between 2009 and 2014, representing 67 percent of all gun deaths in the areas reviewed. Gabe Joselow has more from Nairobi.
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Video Nubians in Kenya Face Land Challenges

East Africa's ethnic Nubians have a rich cultural history that dates back thousands of years, but in Kenya they are facing hardships, including the loss of lands they have lived on for generations. They say the government has reneged on its pledge to award them title deeds for the plots. VOA's Lenny Ruvaga reports.
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Video Obstacles to Ending Ebola Remain in West Africa

A spike in the number of Ebola victims in Guinea has citizens and health officials in West Africa concerned about a possible return of the deadly disease. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Terrorism Report: Islamic State, Boko Haram Among Worst

The State Department says terrorist attacks worldwide rose by 35 percent last year, with an 81 percent increase in the number of deaths. In its annual assessment of terrorism, it said more than half of the terrorist attacks took place in five countries: Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.
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Video DNA Samples Help Fight Illegal Ivory Trade

Illegal trade of wild animals has become the world’s fourth largest international crime. Many of the animals are killed only for their highly sought-after parts, such as rhinos for their horns or elephants for their ivory tusks. A scientist from the University of Washington, in Seattle, has developed a new method for tracking where seized elephant tusks came from, helping international law enforcement agencies pinpoint the hotspots of the illegal trade. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Tension Evident in Rural Burundi Ahead of Elections

In Burundi, as clashes continue in Bujumbura against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, rural parts of the country do not appear to be experiencing the same turmoil. But the president's opponents say that's because it's difficult to speak out against the ruling party in the face of active intimidation. From Ngozi, VOA's Emilie IOB reports.
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Video Nigerian Immigrant Turned Brooklyn Restaurateur Tells His Story

Lookman Mashood immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in 1996, working in a restaurant as a dishwasher, cook and manager for several years. About five years ago, he and his girlfriend opened a restaurant in Brooklyn featuring Nigerian food. It’s called Buka, a Hausa word meaning a simple roadside joint, with good food and no pretensions. Mashood, now a U.S. citizen, tells his story.
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Video US Congress Set to Extend African Trade Act

The U.S. Congress is on its way to extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act for another 10 years. The House Senate have each passed versions of the bill and now must work out differences between the two. What will the extension mean for U.S.-African trade? VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Egypt Tries to Reassure Tourists After Ancient Temple Attack

Egypt’s prime minister has visited the ancient temple site in Luxor targeted by a suicide bomber earlier this week. He said security forces are doing everything possible to keep tourists safe. Meanwhile, Muslim Brotherhood supporters have warned of a backlash if the death sentence against former President Mohamed Morsi is confirmed.
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Video AU Summit: Pomp A-Plenty, But Non-Gov’t Groups Complain About No Participation

African leaders are descending on Johannesburg for this year’s African Union summit, a chance for the continent’s most powerful men (and a few women) to set priorities, policies and reach consensus on important issues like raging conflicts, political problems and more. But critics say a group of powerful people is deciding what the entire continent of Africa needs - without the people's input. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
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Video In Ethiopia, Fight Continues Against Child Labor

June 12 marks "World Day Against Child Labor" as many children in developing countries below the age of 18 have to work to help their families or just take care of themselves. One example is Ethiopia, where, as Marthe van der Wolf reports for VOA from Addis Ababa, more than 60 per cent of the country's children are engaged in different forms of child labor.
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Video Kenya Risks US Sanctions for Failing to Stem Human Trafficking

Kenya risks being subjected to U.S. sanctions for failing to comply with the minimum standards of the Trafficking Victims Protection Acts [TVPA]. Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA on the problem of human trafficking in Kenya.
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Video American Cardiologist Fixes Broken Hearts in Uganda

Thousands of children in developing nations like Uganda are born with heart problems, and thousands more contract heart diseases in their youth. An American cardiologist has taken it upon himself to see that Ugandan children get the treatment they need. VOA's Mike Richman has more on this doctor with a big heart.

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US, UN Condemn Mali Attack Claimed by Al-Qaida

The attack took place on a road about 45 kilometers southwest of Timbuktu in Mali's restive northern desert; 6 people were killed
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Burundi's President Campaigns for Controversial Third Term

Ppposition groups say they will not participate in election, after accusing Nkurunziza of undermining constitution
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Video Xenophobia Victims in South Africa Flee Violence, Then Return

Find life no better at home, repatriated Malawians return to South Africa – often illegally and without jobs
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Rebel Attacks Scare Truck Drivers Supplying CAR

Landlocked nation depends solely on supplies from seaport in Douala, where officials have been dispatched to negotiate with striking drivers
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Suspected Boko Haram Attacks Kill Nearly 150 in Northern Nigeria

In worst incident, witnesses say gunmen entered mosques in Borno state town of Kukawa, killed at least 97 people
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Amnesty Blasts Congo-Brazzaville Over Mass Expulsions

Rights group says at least 179,000 DRC citizens forced out between April-September of last year, with deportations continuing
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UN Official: Donor Fatigue, Insecurity Threaten Somalia Progress

Outgoing UN humanitarian coordinator Philippe Lazzarini says he sees a lot of positives in Somalia but constant challenges remain
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UN Sanctions Could Derail South Sudan Peace, Government Says

A South Sudan government spokesman says U.N. sanctions "will not be helpful" while an analyst says they should have targeted President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.
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