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U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry, center, walk with Nigerian government officials upon Kerry's arrival in Lagos, Jan. 25, 2015.

Kerry: US Supports Nigeria in Fight Against Boko Haram

US secretary of state arrives in Lagos, shortly after Nigerian troops repel attack by Boko Haram militants on outskirts of Borno state capital of Maiduguri More

Edgar Lungu, right, is sworn in as president at an inauguration ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia, Jan. 25, 2015.

Zambia's New President Sworn Into Office

Election commission said Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, won 48.3 percent of vote, his rival, Hakainde Hichilema 46.7 percent More

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, second left, with their wives, attend the cutting of the tape for the new airport terminal in the capital Mogadishu, Jan. 25, 2015.

Turkish President Arrives in Somali Capital

Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Mogadishu, under tight security, for a visit aimed at launching development projects More

FILE - Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza visits victims at the general Hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic, June 1, 2014.

One Tumultuous Year in Power for CAR's President

As sectarian violence raged across Central African Republic, interim President Catherine Samba-Panza has Herculean task: to end civil war and put country back on right track More

FILE - Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization.

WHO's Late Efforts in Tackling Ebola Highlight Need for Reform

Health experts debate measures to reform agency’s response to global public health emergencies in special one-day session on deadly outbreak More



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Worldwide Photo Workshops Empower Youthi
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Julie Taboh
January 23, 2015 11:08 PM
Last September, 20 young adults from South Sudan took part in a National Geographic Photo Camp. They are among hundreds of students from around the world who have learned how to use a camera to tell the stories of the people in their communities through the powerful medium of photography. Three camp participants talked about their experiences recently on a visit to Washington. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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Video Worldwide Photo Workshops Empower Youth

Last September, 20 young adults from South Sudan took part in a National Geographic Photo Camp. They are among hundreds of students from around the world who have learned how to use a camera to tell the stories of the people in their communities through the powerful medium of photography. Three camp participants talked about their experiences recently on a visit to Washington. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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Video Nigerian Elections Pose Concern of Potential Conflict in 'Middle Belt'

Nigeria’s north-central state of Kaduna has long been the site of fighting between Muslims and Christians as well as between people of different ethnic groups. As the February elections approach, community and religious leaders are making plans they hope will keep the streets calm after results are announced. Chris Stein reports from the state capital, Kaduna.
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Video Activists: Nigeria Elections Should Be Postponed

Nigerian expatriates, activists recently gathered in Washington to denounce deadly raids and massacres by militant group Boko Haram, and some urged that next month’s presidential polls be delayed. Mariama Diallo reports from Washington for VOA.
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Video Mobile Technology Spurs Water Connections for Nairobi Slum

Kenya's slum residents lack basic services such as like running water and electricity. But that is changing as the World Bank and the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company roll out a program to allow residents to pay their water bills by mobile phone. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf reports from Nairobi.
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Video Kenya: Misuse of Antibiotics Leading to Resistance by Immune System

In Kenya, the rise of drug resistant bacteria could reverse the gains made by medical science over diseases that were once treatable. Kenyans could be at risk of fatalities as a result if the power in antibiotics is not preserved. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi.
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Video Homicide Mystery Deepens in Case of Kenya ICC Witness

An alleged witness in the International Criminal Court case against Kenya’s deputy president was found slain near his home, but doubts about the identity of the victim and unanswered questions about his alleged testimony have deepened the mystery. VOA’s Gabe Joselow reports.
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Video How Experts Decide Ethiopia Has the Best Coffee

Ethiopia’s coffee has been ranked as the best in the world by an international group of coffee connoisseurs. Not surprisingly, coffee is a top export for the country. But at home it is a source of pride. Marthe van der Wolf in Addis Ababa decided to find out what makes the bean and brew so special and how experts make their determinations.
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Video Former Kenyan Prisoners Seek Redemption Through Work

It is hard to find a job in Kenya and even harder with a criminal record. But a group of former prisoners in Nairobi is working to prove there is life after crime. VOA’s Gabe Joselow has the story.
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Video A Kenyan Sci-fi TV Series Tackles Immigration

A Kenyan television series, "Usoni," is winning audiences with a twist on immigration stories. The series imagines a future in which the sun is no longer visible in most parts of the world, leaving Africa as the sole oasis of sunshine. "Usoni" is meant to examine immigration issues and to challenge the common view of Africa as poverty-stricken. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi for VOA.
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Video Economists Predict Africa’s Growth to Go Beyond Oil, Commodities in 2015

Economic experts across the Africa say this could be an exciting year for the continent's economies, which may start to move out of their traditional roles and into new sectors. In Johannesburg, Africa’s economic capital - for now - VOA’s Anita Powell reports on what may be in store for 2015 - and beyond.
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Video Somali Parliament Forces PM to Dissolve Cabinet

Somalia's prime minister has dissolved his 60-member cabinet on the day it was to face a confidence vote in the federal parliament. The prime minister has 14 days to propose a new cabinet and to seek a confidence vote in the divided legislature. Abdulaziz Billow reports on the latest political development in Somalia.
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Video Rising Boko Haram Attacks Worry Leaders, Experts Ahead of Nigeria Poll

In less than two weeks, the militant group Boko Haram has seized a key military base in northeastern Nigeria, strapped a suicide bomb on a 10-year-old girl that killed 16 people, attacked another base in neighboring Cameroon and directly threatened that country's president, Paul Biya. As Nigeria prepares for presidential elections next month, some wonder if voting will be possible in some parts of Nigeria with the rampant insecurity linked to the militant group. Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Kenyan Construction Problems Blamed on Corruption

The recent collapse of two buildings in Kenya's capital has raised concerns about building safety in the country. Government regulators have been making the rounds to inspect construction sites, but corruption continues to plague the industry. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports.
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Video Somalia Hosts IGAD Foreign Ministers

Foreign Ministers from seven countries in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, have met in the Somali capital for the first time nearly 25 years. The trade grouping's talks focused on political and security progress made in Somalia, as well as the anticipated 2016 elections. VOA’s Abdulaziz Billow has more from Mogadishu.
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Video Libya Becoming Hot Spot for Foreign Fighters

Efforts by the Islamic State group to make its presence felt in Libya come as no surprise to the United States, with military officials warning last month that a couple hundred fighters were training at IS camps there. Intelligence officials say there’s been no letup, but they caution it doesn't mean the jihadist group sees Libya as part of its expanding caliphate, at least not yet. VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports.
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Video Security Experts: Nigeria, Neighbors Must Unite Against Boko Haram

The capture of a key town in northeastern Nigeria this week by Boko Haram militants is raising questions about the commitment of Nigeria's neighbors to help fight the militant group. But Cameroon's President Paul Biya says his country needs more help from the international community after the recent release of a video by Boko Haram’s leader threatening his nation. Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Water Packs in Kenya Help Eliminate Waterborne Diseases

An estimated 783 million people around the world do not have access to clean, running water. But in Kenya, the growing use of water packs is providing safe drinking water to more people while reducing the number of deadly waterborne diseases. Reporter Lenny Ruvaga has details from Nairobi.
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Video S. African Church No Longer Haven for Refugees

At least 200 Zimbabwean refugees who’d found shelter at Johannesburg's Central Methodist Church face an uncertain future after being ordered, by church authorities, to pack up and get out. VOA's Thuso Khumalo reports.
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Video Group Warns of Eradication of Christians in Muslim Countries

An international missionary organization released its annual list of the worst countries for Christians to live in. As in past years, North Korea held the top spot. But as VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports, for the most part the greatest threat to Christians came from an extreme form of Islam.
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Video Libya Seeks Arab Help as Terrorism Concerns Grow

As Libya’s official government asks for military help to tackle rival militias, analysts warn the country is on the verge of breaking apart. There are also fears over Libya’s role as an exporter of terror, amid reports of growing links between Islamist militants in the country and the Islamic State group. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

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Leading attorney says government applied double standards to retired military officers it favored
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Spain Arrests 4 in Swoop of Suspected Militant Cell in N. Africa

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Audio Lungu Wins Presidency, Zambian Election Officials Say

Second-place finisher Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development contends election was 'stolen'
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Video Activists: Nigeria Elections Should Be Postponed

Nigerian expatriates, activists recently gathered in Washington to denounce deadly raids, massacres by militant group Boko Haram
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'Clubs' Keep S. African HIV Patients on Drug Regimens

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