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FILE - A man is sprayed with disinfectant after he celebrated the memory of a loved one who died due to the Ebola virus at a newly build grave yard for Ebola virus victims in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Liberians held a church service Wednesday

Ebola Returns to Liberia

Liberian health minister tells VOA teenager died June 24 and was given safe burial the next day More

People line up to vote in Bujumbura, Burundi, June 29, 2015. (Edward Rwema/VOA News)

Burundi Ruling Party Happy With Election Turnout

Party Chairman Pascal Nyabenda says Burundians defied opposition boycott calls; Presidential ballot July 15th will go on as planned More

FILE - Zambian President Rupiah Banda, left, toasts with Chinese President Hu Jintao after a signing ceremony for a wide range of mining, trade and cultural agreements, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Feb. 25, 2010.

Former Zambian President Cleared of Graft Charges

Banda's lawyer said his client knew the case was politically motivated and that he will demand restoration of presidential immunity More

FILE - Army personnel are seen outside the military headquarters in Maseru, Lesotho.

Growing Lesotho Political Violence Imperils Trade Deals

US diplomatic source tells VOA Lesotho risks losing benefits from African Growth and Opportunity Act that provides duty-free access to US markets More

File - A child soldier (C), known as "Kadogo," meaning "small one" in Swahili, stands at the front line at Kanyabayonga in eastern Congo.

DRC to Offer Training for Former Child Soldiers, Sex Abuse Victims

Under agreement, government will pay Institute for Professional Training $25,000 to give two months of skills training to affected individuals More


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Terror Attacks Leave Dozens Dead Across Three Continentsi
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Sharon Behn
June 27, 2015 1:48 AM
World leaders joined in their condemnation of three terror attacks across three continents Friday that left dozens dead in the space of a few hours. The White House and nations around the world described the assaults in Tunisia, France and Kuwait as horrific acts of terrorism. VOA's Sharon Behn reports.
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Video Terror Attacks Leave Dozens Dead Across Three Continents

World leaders joined in their condemnation of three terror attacks across three continents Friday that left dozens dead in the space of a few hours. The White House and nations around the world described the assaults in Tunisia, France and Kuwait as horrific acts of terrorism. VOA's Sharon Behn reports.
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Video Turning Nigeria's Disabled From Beggars to Workers

An estimated 20 million people in Nigeria have physical handicaps. With few opportunities for work, many have resorted to street begging. But a group of disabled men in Kaduna state are encouraging others to get off the street by empowering them with new skills. For VOA, Mohammed Yusuf reports from Kaduna.
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Video US Human Rights Report Highlights Role of Terror Groups, Conflicts, Corruption

The U.S. government's 2014 report on human rights practices highlights terror groups, rising conflict, and corruption and poor governance as key problems around the world. But it also cites some progress. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas has more on the State Department's annual report released on Thursday.
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Video In Kenya, Police Said to Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

An organization that documents torture and extrajudicial killings says Kenyan police were responsible for 1,252 shooting deaths in five cities, including Nairobi, between 2009 and 2014, representing 67 percent of all gun deaths in the areas reviewed. Gabe Joselow has more from Nairobi.
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Video Nubians in Kenya Face Land Challenges

East Africa's ethnic Nubians have a rich cultural history that dates back thousands of years, but in Kenya they are facing hardships, including the loss of lands they have lived on for generations. They say the government has reneged on its pledge to award them title deeds for the plots. VOA's Lenny Ruvaga reports.
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Video Obstacles to Ending Ebola Remain in West Africa

A spike in the number of Ebola victims in Guinea has citizens and health officials in West Africa concerned about a possible return of the deadly disease. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Terrorism Report: Islamic State, Boko Haram Among Worst

The State Department says terrorist attacks worldwide rose by 35 percent last year, with an 81 percent increase in the number of deaths. In its annual assessment of terrorism, it said more than half of the terrorist attacks took place in five countries: Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.
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Video DNA Samples Help Fight Illegal Ivory Trade

Illegal trade of wild animals has become the world’s fourth largest international crime. Many of the animals are killed only for their highly sought-after parts, such as rhinos for their horns or elephants for their ivory tusks. A scientist from the University of Washington, in Seattle, has developed a new method for tracking where seized elephant tusks came from, helping international law enforcement agencies pinpoint the hotspots of the illegal trade. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Tension Evident in Rural Burundi Ahead of Elections

In Burundi, as clashes continue in Bujumbura against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, rural parts of the country do not appear to be experiencing the same turmoil. But the president's opponents say that's because it's difficult to speak out against the ruling party in the face of active intimidation. From Ngozi, VOA's Emilie IOB reports.
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Video Nigerian Immigrant Turned Brooklyn Restaurateur Tells His Story

Lookman Mashood immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in 1996, working in a restaurant as a dishwasher, cook and manager for several years. About five years ago, he and his girlfriend opened a restaurant in Brooklyn featuring Nigerian food. It’s called Buka, a Hausa word meaning a simple roadside joint, with good food and no pretensions. Mashood, now a U.S. citizen, tells his story.
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Video US Congress Set to Extend African Trade Act

The U.S. Congress is on its way to extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act for another 10 years. The House Senate have each passed versions of the bill and now must work out differences between the two. What will the extension mean for U.S.-African trade? VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Egypt Tries to Reassure Tourists After Ancient Temple Attack

Egypt’s prime minister has visited the ancient temple site in Luxor targeted by a suicide bomber earlier this week. He said security forces are doing everything possible to keep tourists safe. Meanwhile, Muslim Brotherhood supporters have warned of a backlash if the death sentence against former President Mohamed Morsi is confirmed.
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Video AU Summit: Pomp A-Plenty, But Non-Gov’t Groups Complain About No Participation

African leaders are descending on Johannesburg for this year’s African Union summit, a chance for the continent’s most powerful men (and a few women) to set priorities, policies and reach consensus on important issues like raging conflicts, political problems and more. But critics say a group of powerful people is deciding what the entire continent of Africa needs - without the people's input. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
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Video In Ethiopia, Fight Continues Against Child Labor

June 12 marks "World Day Against Child Labor" as many children in developing countries below the age of 18 have to work to help their families or just take care of themselves. One example is Ethiopia, where, as Marthe van der Wolf reports for VOA from Addis Ababa, more than 60 per cent of the country's children are engaged in different forms of child labor.
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Video Kenya Risks US Sanctions for Failing to Stem Human Trafficking

Kenya risks being subjected to U.S. sanctions for failing to comply with the minimum standards of the Trafficking Victims Protection Acts [TVPA]. Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA on the problem of human trafficking in Kenya.
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Video American Cardiologist Fixes Broken Hearts in Uganda

Thousands of children in developing nations like Uganda are born with heart problems, and thousands more contract heart diseases in their youth. An American cardiologist has taken it upon himself to see that Ugandan children get the treatment they need. VOA's Mike Richman has more on this doctor with a big heart.
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Video Results from Phase One Trials of Ebola Vaccine in Kenya Called Promising

Initial results from Phase One trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine known as rVSV ZEBOV have shown that the vaccine is safe and generates an immune response against the deadly Ebola virus.  Lenny Ruvaga has more from the town of Kilifi.
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Video Ambassadors: Africa Makes Progress on Empowering Women

While African women have made considerable gains in the political, economic and social development of the continent, some say they are still widely marginalized within government. The African Union has declared 2015 the year of women's empowerment and development toward Africa's Agenda 2063, and many women say it's time to put public declarations into practice. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Nigeria President Vows War Crimes Probe

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT | VIDEO: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Tweeted that his government will leave "no stone unturned" investigating charges of widespread torture, abuse and killing of more than 8,000 prisoners during the military’s offensive against the terror group Boko Haram, according to a recent repory by Amnesty International. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video New Nigeria Leadership Could Lead to Greater US Role in Boko Haram Fight

Nigeria’s change in leadership could breathe new life into U.S. efforts to assist the country in fighting Boko Haram. Analysts say Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration gives the two countries a chance to reset relations that became strained under former President Goodluck Jonathan. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.

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Burundi Ruling Party Happy With Election Turnout

Party Chairman Pascal Nyabenda says Burundians defied opposition boycott calls; Presidential ballot July 15th will go on as planned
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Under agreement, government will pay Institute for Professional Training $25,000 to give two months of skills training to affected individuals
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Growing Lesotho Political Violence Imperils Trade Deals

US diplomatic source tells VOA Lesotho risks losing benefits from African Growth and Opportunity Act that provides duty-free access to US markets
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Burundi Votes Despite Boycott, Violence

Heavy security presence across capital, Bujumbura, as gunfire and at least one grenade explosion could be heard in city - though no injuries reported
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US ‘Deeply Concerned’ After Former Lesotho Army Chief Killed

Western diplomats and security analysts are concerned Maaparankoe Mahao's death could spark security crisis
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Burundi Holding Parliamentary Elections Despite Boycott

The United Nations and African Union are questioning the free and fair nature of the vote
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Study: 10th-grade Education Cuts HIV Risk

Risk of infection overall fell more than eight percentage points, from 25.5 percent to 17.4 percent, Botswana case study shows
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2 Die in Burundi Pre-election Violence

Opposition parties say they will not participate in national elections as protest against president's bid for third term in office
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