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People read newspapers with election headlines on the street in Abuja, Nigeria, March 30, 2015.

Photogallery Nigerians Await Presidential Election Result

The election was supposed to be held solely on Saturday, but voting was extended into Sunday because of delays caused by technical problems More

A man washes his hands at a checkpoint in Sierra Leone, as the country enters the third and final day of a three-day countrywide lockdown to combat the Ebola virus in Freetown, March. 29,  2015.

Sierra Leone’s 3-Day Ebola Lockdown is Over

Residents were told to stay at home while volunteers went door to door educating people on Ebola prevention and encouraging sick people to seek treatment More

Gloria Scott of Liberia

Liberians Hold Constitutional Review Conference

Counselor Gloria Musu-Scott says most Liberians want shorter elected terms, greater accountability of officeholders More

FILE - Lambert Mende, DRC information minister.

Congo Official: DRC Will Not Accept UN ‘Neo-colonization’

Information Minister Lambert Mende says DRC would cede independence if it agrees to UN demand it sack two generals over alleged human rights abuses More

Ebola survivor Finda Fallah sits in front of her new room in West Point, Monrovia. (Benno Muchler/VOA)

Liberia Ebola Survivors Complain About Lack of Support

There are an estimated 2,000 Ebola survivors in Liberia More



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Nigeria Decides 2015: Kano
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Video Straight Talk Africa: Election Day Special

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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Video Nigeria Elections Discussion Africa 54

Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and his main challenger, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, are facing off against a backdrop of economic troubles and security fears tied to relentless violence by Islamist militants. So, who is the man for the moment? VOA’s Vincent Makori gets an update from VOA’s Peter Clottey.

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Photogallery Polls Close in Nigeria Election After Technical Glitches Extend Voting

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Photogallery Technical Problems Mar Nigerian Election; Voting Extended Into Sunday

Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan is trying to fend off a strong challenge from former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari
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Guinea 'Emergency' Aimed at Stemming Spread of Ebola

President declares 'health emergency,' says authorities will be able to confine people or restrict their movements in five districts for 45 days
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French Woman Shot in Tunisia Museum Attack Dies

Huguette Dupeu, who had been hospitalized in Tunis, was fourth French victim; in all, 22 people were killed
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Nigeria Goes to the Polls Amid Heavy Security

Voter accreditation is under way, but not without serious problems, ahead of national elections later in the day
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Somali Forces End Al-Shabab Siege of Mogadishu Hotel

Officials say at least 20 people killed, 28 injured in militant group's attack on popular hotel
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Young Voters Could Be Crucial to Nigerian Elections

Campaigns continue online with parties trying to publicize their own achievements while making other side look bad
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Conservation Group Seeks Sources of Ebola Virus

Wildlife Conservation Society wants to find which animals harbor virus so efforts can be made to halt encroachments into human populations
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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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