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FILE - A police officer looks on at a voting station during the Lesotho national election in Magkhoakhoeng village outside the capital Maseru , Feb. 28, 2015.

Lesotho’s Coalition Government Faces Challenging Future

Problems that propelled acrimonious breakdown of previous government last year remain and threaten new government as well More

A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia, Feb. 2, 2015.

Liberia Discharges Last Ebola Patient

Liberian officials described the development as a milestone but said the country cannot and must not be complacent until it becomes fully Ebola-free More

Oil pipes in Nigeria's Ogoniland, where oil may start flowing again after Shell was forced to leave the region in 1993.

Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production

Oil giant Shell was forced to pull out of Ogoniland in 1993 in the face of protests; Now, some say it is time for oil to flow once again More

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Cameroon Builds Schools for Students Displaced by Boko Haram

Said school children have been displaced from 170 schools destroyed by Boko Haram fighters on Cameroon's border with Nigeria More

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Boko Haram Kills 68 in Nigerian Town

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March 06, 2015 5:24 AM
More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again. Chris Stein reports from Kegbara Dere, Nigeria.
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Video Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production

More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again. Chris Stein reports from Kegbara Dere, Nigeria.
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Video Sierra Leone Ebola Orphans Face Another Crisis

There's growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after a staff member and his wife died this week from Ebola. The Saint George Foundation Orphanage in Freetown is now in quarantine, with more than 20 children and seven staff in lock-down. The BBC has agreed to share Ebola-related material with Voice of America because of the difficulties faced by media organizations reporting the crisis. Clive Myrie reports from Sierra Leone.
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Video Fuel Shortages in Nigeria Threaten Election Campaigns

Nigeria is suffering a gas shortage as the falling oil price has affected the country’s ability to import and distribute refined fuels. Coming just weeks before scheduled March 28 elections, the shortage could have a big impact on the campaign, as Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.
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Video VOA's Mariama Diallo Interviews South Sudan’s Ambassador to the US, Garang Diing Akuong

Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong talks about peace talks aimed at ending violence in Africa’s newest country, and a United Nations Security Council resolution that could impose sanctions if a deal is not reached.
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Video Cash Brings Relief, But Not Recovery, to Oil-Polluted Nigerian Community

A pair of oil spills in 2008 and 2009 polluted the waters around the town of Bodo, in Nigeria’s southern Rivers State. A settlement between the Shell oil company and the affected community that was negotiated in January put cash in the pockets of townspeople, but it did not undo the environmental damage to the area around Bodo. Chris Stein reports.
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Video Positive Messaging Transforms Ethiopia's Image

Ethiopia was once known for famine and droughts. Now, headlines more often point to its fast-growing economy and its emergence as a regional peacemaker. How has Addis Ababa changed the narrative? VOA's Marthe van der Wolf reports.
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Video Land Disputes Arise Amid Uganda Oil Boom

Ugandan police say there has been a sharp increase in land disputes, with 10 new cases being reported each day. The claims come amid an oil boom as investors appear to be cashing in by selling parcels of land to multiple buyers. Meanwhile, the people who have been living on the land for decades are chased away, sometimes with a heavy hand. VOA's Serginho Roosblad reports.
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Video Liberian President Expresses Gratitude for US Ebola Support

On her first trip to Washington since her country declared a state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak last July, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf acknowledged the difference American involvement made in the fight against the deadly virus. She also discussed the need for economic reconstruction and sustained investment in the region’s public health infrastructure to help prevent future outbreaks. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Western Students Outsourcing Their Homework to Kenya

Freelance writers in Kenya may be contributing more to academic research in the United States and Europe than we know. For a fee, Kenyans are increasingly writing assignments for students abroad. This academic outsourcing raises all kinds of ethical issues, though writers say the money is too good to turn down. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports.
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Video FGM Remains Rampant in Some Kenyan Communities

Each February, the U.N. holds the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation [FGM]. The practice is believed to affect more than 140 million girls and women globally. The U.N. has pledged since 2012 to eliminate FGM, and billions of dollars have been spent creating awareness of the dangers it creates. But in a remote rural district in southwest Kenya, the practice is deeply rooted, and the community doesn't shy away from what it is doing. For VOA, Mohammed Yusuf reports.
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Video Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy Driving Animals Away from Humans

In Laikipia, Kenyan rangers are driving game farther into a 36,000 hectare conservancy to protect the animals from conflict with encroaching humans. Lenny Ruvaga went along as wildlife officials used trucks and helicopters in the Ol Pejeta conservancy to protect game from being killed by locals either for food or protection. He brings us this report.
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Video Fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan Fuels Mass Displacement

Heavy fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan state is causing hundreds of thousands to flee into uncertain conditions. Local aid organizations estimate as many as 400,000 civilians have been internally displaced since the conflict began more than three years ago, while another 250,000 have fled across the border to refugee camps in South Sudan. VOA's Adam Bailes reports.
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Video Disruption in Sending Cash Home Distresses Somali Immigrants

Every year Somalis in the U.S. send hundreds of millions of dollars back home to help their families make ends meet. But in February the U.S. bank that handled more than half of these cash transfers to Somalia decided to shut down its services, and smaller banks providing such services are also planning to eliminate them soon. That has left Somali communities worried for their families back home who are now desperate for new ways to get the funds. VOA’s June Soh has more details.
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Video New Fighting Sends Surge of Refugees to Sudan's Border Region

Fighting in the war-torn Nuba mountains in Sudan has led to an increase in the number of Sudanese refugees fleeing to South Sudan in the last month. In addition to an estimated 1.4 million internally displaced people, South Sudan is also now home to around 250,000 Sudanese. Adam Bailes reports from Yida, where more than 80,000 of them have taken refuge.
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Video Terror Attack In Mogadishu Kills 25, Including Government Officials

A terrorist attack on a popular hotel in Somalia's capital that killed as many as 25 people sparks renewed security concerns in the country that suffered two decades of anarchy after a civil war broke out in 1991. While the government hopes to mobilize Somalis to join forces in rebuilding their country, the militant Islamic group al-Shabab continues to stage attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere. Zlatica Hoke has this story.
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Video World Powers Broadening Efforts to Fight Extremists

The U.S. has announced a series of regional summits and other events to galvanize international efforts to combat violent extremism. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the issue Thursday as delegates from more than 60 countries gathered in Washington seeking ways to counter efforts by extremists to recruit and radicalize. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
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Video Space Observatory Offers Ethiopia Pathway to Stars, Development

Space technology is new to Ethiopia, but a lot is expected from two new telescopes that are part of Ethiopia’s development program. VOA's Marthe van der Wolf reports.
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Video Pollution is Silent Killer in Uganda

Pollution is said to be the biggest killer in developing countries. Contaminated air, water and soil claim millions of lives every year. And with rapid urbanization and economic growth come fears that these numbers will only rise in years to come. In Uganda, the effects of pollution on people are becoming more visible, as Serginho Roosblad reports for VOA from Kampala.
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Video Sudan’s Government Accused of Stepping Up Shelling of Civilians in Nuba Mountains

In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, residents of the frontline village of Um Serdiba, in Um Dorein county, say they have been subjected to relentless shelling and aerial bombings by Sudan’s military since the end of last year. Adam Bailes reports from Um Serdiba.
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Video In Uganda, Lease-to-Own Boda Bodas are Good Business

Boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are one of the main forms of transport in Uganda. But the costs of buying one and starting your own business are high. Now, an American entrepreneur has started a lease-to-own boda boda business -- with good results. There are about 800 paying drivers and 200 on the waiting list. Serginho Roosblad has more from Kampala.

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