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FILE- Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Feb. 24, 2015.

IS Video Purports to Show Ethiopians Killed in Libya

update Footage posted online shows two groups of captives said to be held by Islamic State affiliates in different parts of Libya More

A migrant is helped as he disembarks from a Coast Guard boat in the Sicilian harbor of Palermo, Italy, April 18, 2015.

Hundreds Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya

Vessel may have capsized when people rushed to one side of the boat More

Map of Mogadishu, Somalia

Al-Shabab Kills Regional Somali Lawmaker

Legislator from semi-autonomous Puntland region sprayed with bullets returning to his parked car in Mogadishu More

A South African holds a sign as she stands on the side od a road in Sandton, as xenophobic violence continued, on April 18, 2015.

Anti-immigrant Violence in South Africa Spreads

Heavy police presence reported in Alexandra township after rioters looted some shops, burned tires and built street barricades overnight More

From left: Secretary-General United Nations Ban Ki-moon,  Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma,  Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Guinea's President Alpha Condé and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

World Bank Boosts Aid to Ebola-affected Nations

Additional $650 million being offered to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone recover from devastating epidemic, bringing bank's aid total to more than $1.6 billion More



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Overwhelmed by Migrants, Italy Mulls Military Action to Stabilize Libyai
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Henry Ridgwell
April 17, 2015 10:28 PM
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 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 Buhari: Nigeria Has ‘Embraced Democracy’

Nigeria woke up to a new president-elect Wednesday, Muhammadu Buhari. But people say democracy is the real winner as the country embarks on its first peaceful handover of power since the end of military rule in 1999. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Abuja.
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Video Nigerians Welcome Buhari's Return to Power

Crowds of jubilant Nigerians nationwide have celebrated the return to power of former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. The retired army general won this year's presidential election with more than 2 million votes more than incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. Buhari's supporters hope he can strengthen the country's economy and security once he takes office in late May. Zlatica Hoke has this story.
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Video Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africa

Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people in West Africa. Since last summer, researchers have rushed to get anti-Ebola vaccines into clinical trials. While it's too early to say that any of the potential vaccines work, some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some of the studies. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.

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DRC Approves New Plan to Stabilize North Kivu

Plan needed for province with worst levels of violence and insecurity, authors say it involves more local consultation than previous plans
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Video Overwhelmed by Migrants, Italy Mulls Action to Stabilize Libya

Amnesty International says multinational concerted humanitarian effort must be enacted to address crisis; decrepit boats continue to bring thousands of new arrivals daily
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New Fund to Support Nutrition Programs for Children

Power of Nutrition funds supported by public and private finance.
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Zimbabweans Rally Against S. Africa Migrant Attacks

Zimbabweans may comprise the highest number of foreign nationals in South Africa - estimated at about 3 million
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South Sudan State Lawmakers Want Longer Terms

Lawmakers in Jonglei state want their terms, and the tenure of the state's caretaker governor, to be extended by three years.
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Violence Monitor: Xenophobic Attacks Stem From Frustration

The main grievance is that foreigners are taking South African jobs
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12 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack in Cameroon

Resident of village 10 kilometers from northern border with Nigeria says hundred of assailants came to village shooting indiscriminately, looting and burning houses
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Togo Prepares for Next Week's Presidential Vote

Incumbent Faure Gnassingbe running for controversial third term, while his four opponents call for change
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