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Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighbourhood in Monrovia, August 20, 2014.

Liberia’s Ebola Quarantine Affecting Livelihoods

West Point, a densely populated borough of the Liberian capital, has been quarantined to control the spread of the Ebola virus More

FILE - Photo of Democratic Republic of Congo Communication Minister Lambert Mende taken by VOA-French staffer Nicolas Pinault.

DRC Sends Ebola Expert to Help Liberia Combat Disease

Information minister says government is looking into allegations of an Ebola-like virus in northern Equateur province More

Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare themselves before to carrying an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia, Aug.17, 2014. To try to control the Ebola epidemic spreading through West Africa, Liberia

Photogallery South Africa Bans Travelers From Ebola-stricken Countries

South Africans returning from affected West African countries will be thoroughly screened, required to fill out medical questionnaire, health minister says More

FILE - Young fighters display their Quranic studies notes for a journalist as their Islamist commanders look on, in Douentza, Mali.

Amnesty says Mali Continues to Jail Former Child Soldiers

Some ex-combatants reportedly being held in adult prisons in Bamako are as young as 16 More

FILE - An internally displaced Somali girl carries a jerry-can of water as she walks through their makeshift shelters at Sayyidka camp in the Howlwadag district, south of Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UNHCR Seeks Repatriation of Somali Refugees

Earlier this month, UN refugee agency officials, Somali refugee leaders assessed security, economic conditions for refugees to return home More



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Nigeria's 'Nollywood' Movie Industry Rolls in High Geari
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Heather Murdock
August 21, 2014 4:54 PM
Twenty years after its birth in a video shop in Lagos, Nigeria's "Nollywood" is one of the most prolific film industries on earth. Despite low budgets and whirlwind production schedules, Nigerian films are wildly popular in Africa and industry professionals say they hope, in the future, their films will be as great in quality as they are in quantity. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Lagos.
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Video Nigeria's 'Nollywood' Movie Industry Rolls in High Gear

Twenty years after its birth in a video shop in Lagos, Nigeria's "Nollywood" is one of the most prolific film industries on earth. Despite low budgets and whirlwind production schedules, Nigerian films are wildly popular in Africa and industry professionals say they hope, in the future, their films will be as great in quality as they are in quantity. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Lagos.
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Video African Media Tries to Educate Public About Ebola

While the Ebola epidemic continues to claim lives in West Africa, information technology specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about the disease - using social media to educate the public about the deadly virus. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video In Rural Kenya, Pressure Builds Against Female Circumcision

In some Kenyan communities, female genital mutilation remains a rite of passage. But activists are pushing back, with education for girls and with threats of punishment those who perform the circumcision. Mohammed Yusuf looks at the practice in the rural eastern community of Tharaka-Nithi.
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Video WHO: Ebola Crisis 'Vastly Underestimated'

The World Health Organization now says the Ebola crisis that has struck West Africa and taken more than 1,000 lives has been "vastly underestimated." In addition, the Doctors Without Borders humanitarian group says the crisis is likely to last at least another six months. Zlatica Hoke has more on the fight to contain the deadly disease.
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Video Ebola Hurts Economies in West Africa

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to hurt economic growth and government finances in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and perhaps Nigeria, according to a key analyst. As VOA’s Jim Randle reports, prevention efforts are crimping commerce, sports, travel and trade.
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Video Researchers: Raw, Organic Chocolate May Provide Better Health Benefits

Chocolate. Some people just can't get enough! But while nutritionists warn the sugar in chocolate is bad for us....doctors point to the beneficial qualities of its antioxidants. As VOA's George Putic reports, raw, organic chocolate may contain the right balance.
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Video Work on Ebola Treatments Speeds Up to Address Outbreak

The World Health Organization has approved the use of experimental drugs for people who have Ebola, a virus that already has claimed more than 1,000 lives in western Africa. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at possible treatments and vaccines for those with the disease.
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Video For Nairobi's Disabled, an Equal Chance Behind the Wheel

In East and Central Africa, there’s only one driving school that offers the disabled a chance at learning how to drive. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
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Video US Pledges Additional $180 Million to Avert Famine In S. Sudan

Violence in South Sudan has displaced more than 1.5 million people, forcing many into temporary shelters and refugee camps. Heavy rain in recent days has inundated one of the largest refugee camps in the country's north, adding to the misery of people who have nowhere else to flee. The United States on Tuesday pledged to provide $180 million in additional aid to help avert famine in the war-torn country. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video West African Immigrants Worry About Family, Friends as Ebola Spreads

The deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has taken the lives of more than 1,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. In New York City, many Africans worry about their relatives and friends as the unprecedented outbreak sweeps through the region a continent away. VOA's Daniela Schrier reports from the Bronx in New York.
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Video US Hearing Yields Scathing Remarks About Ebola Response

An emergency U.S. congressional hearing Thursday examined the international efforts to contain the deadly Ebola virus. Testimony from a volunteer organization made a dire prediction about the spread of Ebola in Nigeria and drew scathing remarks about global response to the outbreak. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Kenya: Health Officials Confident Nation Prepared for Ebola

Kenya is famed for its medical research facilities. In the growing wake of the Ebola virus, health officials there now are confident they could quickly contain the disease should the outbreak in West Africa travel east. Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA on the story from Nairobi.
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Video Ghana's Currency Slump Spurs Increase in Cocoa Smuggling

Cocoa beans have been smuggled between Ivory Coast and neighboring Ghana for years. Until recently, Ivorian growers most often illegally sent their cocoa beans into Ghana where the prices were higher and more stable. A recent slump in the Ghanaian currency and political stabilization in Ivory Coast, however, have tipped the balance. Ghanaian farmers are now the ones who smuggle their beans into Ivory Coast, where they get more money for them. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Three-Day African Summit Yields $37 Billion

The U.S. has wrapped up a first-ever three-day summit with African leaders aimed at improving security and bolstering trade and investment. The summit was held amid an Ebola outbreak and various internal conflicts on the African continent. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti has more.
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Video US Takes Different Approach to Africa Than China

President Barack Obama's effort to engage Africa brought together the largest summit of African leaders ever held in Washington. But China has hosted such summits before, and the U.S. gathering highlights what some see as a belated U.S. effort to catch up and expand its economic ties with Africa. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Allegations of Human Rights Violations in Nigeria's Fight Against Boko Haram

Cellphone video from a Nigerian soldier appears to show the extra-judicial execution of suspected members of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says those allegations are false. State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports on a VOA investigation into the fight against Boko Haram.
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Video Kenya Graffiti Artists Spray for Social Change

Some of Kenya’s graffiti artists have become a voice for social change, using their art to push boundaries and to make statements about the country’s political elite. VOA's Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi.
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Video More Education Needed to Contain Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 900 people in four countries, and experts say it could be months before it’s over. The outbreak has hit Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and now Nigeria. This is the first time West Africa has seen Ebola, and it is turning out to be the worst outbreak of the disease ever, in part because people who are sick or have been exposed are not coming forward for testing and treatment. VOA West Africa correspondent Anne Look has more.
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Video Efforts to Curb Ebola Show Some Results

As the apprehension grows worldwide about the spread of the Ebola virus, news from West Africa where the outbreak started is mixed. Campaigns to raise awareness of the virus and teach people how to protect themselves are showing some success, but economists say the disease may have a harmful effect on businesses. African leaders attending a summit in Washington have called on developed nations to help. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video US, Partners to Invest $33 Billion in Africa's Energy, Infrastructure, Banks

At Tuesday’s Africa Business Forum in Washington, President Barack Obama announced that the United States and partners will commit nearly $33 billion in new financing to promote U.S. investment in Africa. The money will be spent to develop clean energy, improve infrastructure and help financial institutions and other sectors. Mariama Diallo reports.

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