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Militants from the so-called Islamic State stand behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Libya, in this still image from an undated video posted to a social media website on April 19, 2015.

Ethiopia Declares 3 Days of Mourning for Citizens Killed by IS

Move follows government confirmation that its nationals were killed by Islamic State militants in Libya; White House condemns mass murder in strongest terms More

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, April 20, 2015.

Multimedia EU Commission Sets Out Urgent Steps to Ease Migrant Crisis

Foreign ministers are discussing growing immigration crisis in Luxembourg Monday as search and rescue operation continues for hundreds of missing migrants in Mediterranean sea More

FILE - U.N. peacekeepers, part of 700-strong battalion that began deploying to Juba, South Sudan, in January, attend training in Beijing, Jan. 15, 2015.

Analysts Weigh Role of Chinese Peacekeepers in S. Sudan

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of Chinese military personnel deployments More

Children bring their dogs for a free vaccination, Freetown, Sierra  Leone, April 12, 2015 (Nina deVries/VOA)

Sierra Leone's Stray Dog Population Doubles During Ebola Crisis

Many dog owners fear their pets could infect them with the virus and have abandoned them, leading to the increase and sparking fears of rabies More

New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria

Video New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria

As World Malaria Day approaches April 25, mortality rates are falling and Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test - in its last stage of trials - is having positive results in Kenya More



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Rocked By Migrants Deaths, Europe Debates Boosting Rescue Operationi
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April 21, 2015 1:03 AM
Italy has proposed targeted attacks against people smugglers in Libya to counter the flow of migrants to its southern shores. Rescuers are still searching for survivors and bodies following the capsizing of a migrant boat Sunday, which was carrying up to 900 people. That incident -- one of the worst ever recorded -- has prompted the European Union to convene an emergency summit meeting later this week to tackle the issue. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Rocked By Migrants Deaths, Europe Debates Boosting Rescue Operation

Italy has proposed targeted attacks against people smugglers in Libya to counter the flow of migrants to its southern shores. Rescuers are still searching for survivors and bodies following the capsizing of a migrant boat Sunday, which was carrying up to 900 people. That incident -- one of the worst ever recorded -- has prompted the European Union to convene an emergency summit meeting later this week to tackle the issue. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Hope, Prayer Enter Fight Against S. Africa Xenophobia

South Africa has been swept by disturbing attacks on foreign nationals. Some blame the attacks on a legacy of colonialism, while others say the economy is to blame. Whatever the cause, ordinary South Africans - and South African residents from around the world - say they're praying for the siege of violence to end. Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
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Video New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria

The World Health Organization estimates 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria, with children under the age of five and pregnant women being the most vulnerable. As World Malaria Day approaches (April 25), mortality rates are falling, and a new test -- well into the last stage of trials -- is having positive results in Kenya. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA from Nairobi.
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Video Liberia's President Discusses US Trip with VOA

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the president of Africare, Dr. Darius Mans, spoke to VOA on Saturday about their meetings in the United States. The interview covered a range of topics, including the fight against Ebola, other health care challenges and the problem of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe
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Video Overwhelmed by Migrants, Italy Mulls Military Action to Stabilize Libya

Thousands more migrants have arrived on the southern shores of Italy from North Africa in the past two days. Authorities say they expect the total number of arrivals this year to far exceed previous levels, and the government has said military action in Libya might be necessary to stem the flow. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports.
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Video Xenophobic Violence Sweeps South Africa

South Africa, long a haven for African immigrants, has been experiencing the worst xenophobic violence in years, with at least five people killed and hundreds displaced in recent weeks. From Johannesburg, VOA’s Anita Powell brings us this report.
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Video Sierra Leone President Koroma Bemoans Ebola Impact on Economy

In an interview with VOA's Shaka Ssali on Wednesday, President Ernest Koroma said the outbreak undermined his government’s efforts to boost and restructure the economy after years of civil war.
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Video Obama Pledges US Aid for Ebola Recovery Efforts

President Barack Obama is pledging more U.S. assistance to nations of West Africa as they recover from the devastating Ebola epidemic. The pledge came Wednesday, when Obama hosted the leaders of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone at the White House. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video VOA Panel Discussion - Chibok Girls: Not Forgotten

Nigerian organizers, US lawmakers discuss the fate and future of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped one year ago
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Video A Look Back at the Chibok Kidnapping

It has been a year since Boko Haram took 276 schoolgirls from their dormitory in northeast Nigeria. The Chibok kidnapping was an audacious, but by no means isolated, move for Boko Haram. It was emblematic of a sharp uptick in militant attacks against civilians that have since killed thousands. More than one million people have been displaced. And most of the Chibok girls are still missing. VOA’s Anne Look takes a look at the past year.
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Video Sudan’s Bashir Heads for Clear Win in Vote Boycotted by Opposition

There were few voters turning out at polling stations in Sudan's capital Monday at the start of general elections. Opposition parties are boycotting the polls, making it all but certain that President Omar al-Bashir will win another term. VOA’s Gabe Joselow has this report from Khartoum.
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Video US Scientist Works to Prevent Disease in Conflict Zones

As bad as things are for people in conflict zones of the Middle East and northern Africa, a U.S. health expert says the breakdown in health infrastructure could make things much worse. Dr. Peter Hotez, who develops vaccines for tropical diseases and serves as a U.S. science envoy, is working on a plan to fight an epidemic before it happens. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Africa's Largest City Picks Next Governor

Nigeria’s Lagos isn’t just the commercial hub of Nigeria, but the most populous city in all of Africa. Two men are vying for the state’s top job in Saturday’s governorship election. Chris Stein is in Lagos and has this report for VOA.
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Video Night Basketball Returns to a Safer Mogadishu

For the first time in decades, young basketball players in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are enjoying better security and are playing tournaments at night - attracting more fans. For years, warlords and terrorists groups denied young Somalis the ability to even play sports. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.
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Video Law Classes Educate Inmates at Kenya's Langata Women's Prison

At a women's prison in Nairobi, Kenyan inmates are taking the law into their own hands. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports on how law classes have helped inmates launch their own appeals and defend themselves in court.
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Video At Porous Liberian Border, Vigilant People Prevent Spread of Ebola

When Liberia reopened its borders earlier this year, many people felt it was premature with Ebola still rife in Sierra Leone and Guinea. The border is porous and hard to control under the best of times. Benno Muchler travelled there in Nimba Country and filed this report on how locals are dealing with the situation.
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Video Picking up the Pieces in Garissa After Terror Attack

Victims of the devastating terrorist attack that left 148 people dead last week in Garissa, Kenya are trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. VOA’s Gabe Joselow has the story from northeastern Kenya.
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Video Ethiopia Steams Ahead With Massive Dam Project

With a newly signed deal on sharing Nile River waters with Egypt, Ethiopia is moving ahead with the continuing construction of Africa's largest hydro-power dam and the filling of a reservoir. Marthe van der Wolf reports from the dam site, 40 kilometers from the Sudanese border.
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Video Deadly Day at Kenyan University

Kenyan officials say a day-long siege at a university east of Nairobi ended with 147 people dead, as well as four al-Shabab terrorists. The gunmen attacked in the early morning hours Thursday and started shooting indiscriminately. As the security forces surrounded the Garissa University College, the attackers held some students as hostages. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Kenyan Families Lobby for Autism Awareness, Support

A U.S. study indicates that 1 in 68 children worldwide is autistic. In Kenya, autistic children and their families are lobbying for better laws and support to overcome stigma and a lack of awareness. VOA's Lenny Ruvaga reports.

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Video S. Africa's 'Rainbow Nation' Turns Dark as Immigrant Attacks Rise

South Africans complain there are too many foreigners, day-to-day living conditions are tough; accuse them of stealing jobs, working for little money
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Palestine, Trade Highlight Asia-Africa Conference

High ranking ministers from over 70 participating countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East gathered in Jakarta for second day of Asian African Conference
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Cameroonian Female Scientist Praised for Fighting Stereotypes, Disease

Rose Gana Fomban Leke, 68, has succeeded in breaking new ground in clinical care for pregnant women suffering from malaria
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7 Killed as al-Shabab Targets UNICEF Bus in Somalia

UN envoy to Somalia says attack is clear sign of complete disregard for lives of people working for Somalia's humanitarian and development needs
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AU Calls Al-Shabab Attack in Somalia 'Cowardly'

Militants attack AU convoy in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, killing three peacekeepers from Burundi and wounding several other soldiers
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Video Liberia's President Discusses US Trip with VOA

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she met with US President Obama, discussed fight against Ebola as well as progress made in her country, Guinea and Sierra Leone
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Sudan's Youth Activists Battle Restraints, Apathy

Most main opposition parties boycotted presidential, parliamentary elections, saying government had continued to detain, harass them despite promises to allow more political freedoms
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Al-Shabab Ambush Kills AU Soldier in Somalia

Governor of Lower Shabelle region tells VOA 11 al-Shabab militants were killed during exchange of heavy fire
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