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    FILE - Internally displaced persons wait to be served with food at Dikwa camp, in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, Feb. 2, 2016.

    UNICEF Suspends Aid to Northern Nigeria After Attack on Convoy

    Area plagued by violence and malnutrition depends entirely on humanitarian assistance, says charity group 

    Video Collegian's Nonprofit Empowers Needy Africans Via Entrepreneurship

    Health 2 Humanity identifies prospects, trains them in how to start businesses, teaches them skills and provides subsidies 

    FILE - Soldiers carry the body of a victim of a shipwreck off Sicily in Lampedusa harbor, Oct. 6, 2013.

    Little Progress Made in Efforts to Dismantle Human Smuggling Rings

    Case of alleged smuggler from Eritrea sheds light on deadly routes, high cost faced by migrants 

    Some of the more than 30,000 Nuer civilians sheltering in a U.N. base in South Sudan's capital, Juba, for fear of targeted killings by government forces walk by an armored vehicle and a watchtower manned by Chinese peacekeepers, July 25, 2016.

    US Diplomat Decries Spike in Sexual Assaults in S. Sudan

    UN secretary-general says African nation is 'poised on the brink of an abyss'; UN officials have reported at least 120 rapes in South Sudan in last three weeks 

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, centre, gestures after addressing members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association, at the party headquarters, in Harare on July, 27, 2016.

    Zimbabwe Police Detain Spokesman of Former Loyalist Group

    Zimbabwe's 92-year-old president on Wednesday said the longtime loyalists who turned against him last week should face "severe" punishment, and he vowed to stay in power for "a long time" 


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    Uganda Unveils its First Solar-powered Busi
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    July 28, 2016 4:16 AM
    A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa has made its public debut. Kiira Motors' electric bus, Kayoola, displayed recently at a stadium in Uganda's capital. From Kampala, Maurice Magorane filed this report narrated by Salem Solomon.
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    Video Uganda Unveils its First Solar-powered Bus

    A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa has made its public debut. Kiira Motors' electric bus, Kayoola, displayed recently at a stadium in Uganda's capital. From Kampala, Maurice Magorane filed this report narrated by Salem Solomon.
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    Video Film Helps Save Ethiopian Children Thought to be Cursed

    'Omo Child' looks at effort of African man to stop killings of ‘mingi’ children
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    Video Meet the Frontrunners for Next UN Secretary-General

    In all, a dozen declared candidates are in the race to become the ninth U.N. secretary-general. For the first time, half of them are women.
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    Video New HIV Tests Emphasize Rapid Results

    As the global fight against AIDS intensifies, activists have placed increasing importance on getting people to know their HIV status. Some companies are developing new HIV testing methods designed to be quick, easy and accurate. Thuso Khumalo looks at the latest methods, presented at the International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.
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    Video African Youth with HIV Urge More Support

    HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is the top killer of teens in sub-Saharan Africa. But many youths say their experience with the virus is unique and needs to be addressed differently than the adult epidemic. VOA South African Correspondent Anita Powell reports.
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    Video Fighting HIV by Talking About Sex

    The AIDS epidemic has changed the conversation on sex, and activists are more sex-positive than ever. At the International AIDS Conference, there is the famous "no pants" party, salacious dance performances, mingling spaces and advice aplenty about safe sex. Experts say the fight against AIDS can’t continue without frank talk about sex, and that the topic should approached with openness and yes, a sense of fun. Anita Powell brings us this story from the AIDS conference site in Durban.
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    Video West African Coastal Towns Swallowed by Ocean

    Rising sea levels and coastal erosion are threatening the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. VOA's Emilie Iob reports from Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination that is slowly being washed away.
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    Video West African Coastal Towns Swallowed by Ocean

    Rising sea levels and coastal erosion are threatening the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. Emilie Iob reports for VOA Grand Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination that is slowly being washed away.
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    Video Food Waste in Africa Proves as Devastating as Hunger

    Among other things, hunger is a familiar problem in sub-Saharan Africa, where, according to the U.N. World Food Program, one person in four is undernourished. But food waste is also an issue. Many farmers do not have the means to safely store crops or quickly get them to market. These challenges could undercut efforts by many African countries to increase agricultural production. Lenny Ruvaga reports from Makueni, Kenya, where farmers are exploring new ways to preserve their harvests
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    Video Randy Berry, Special U.S. Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

    President Barack Obama has overseen a number of “firsts” for Lesbian, Gay and Transgender people in the United States, including Gay Marriage. He’s also appointed the first ever ‘Special Envoy’ to represent the rights of the L-G-B-T-I community around the world. In this week’s One on One with Peter Clottey, Peter speaks with “Randy Berry” about his unique role, and his message to Africans.
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    Video Young African Designer Models His Clothes on the Past

    A young African fashion designer is putting a modern twist on men’s clothing styles from the 1960’s. Reporter Maurice Magorane visited the design studio in Rwanda in this story narrated by Salem Solomon.
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    Video Africa’s Richest Man Plans Massive Refinery to End Nigeria’s Gasoline Woes

    A refinery that can process 650,000 barrels of oil per-day is under construction outside Lagos, Nigeria. Once operational, the refinery could supply all of Nigeria’s gasoline needs. Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote is behind the project.
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    Video Activists: HIV Treatment Lagging in West Africa

    The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is relatively low in West Africa compared to the rest of Africa, but treatment rates there are equally low. In Ivory Coast, about two-thirds of people living with HIV/AIDS are not on antiretroviral treatment. Emilie Iob has the story from Abidjan.
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    Video Fighting Mars South Sudan's Fifth Anniversary of Independence

    South Sudan has marked the fifth anniversary of its independence amid deadly clashes that have killed at least 275 people since Thursday. Violence continued as leaders of rival parties met to discuss the implementation of a peace plan. The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting Sunday to address the latest round of sectarian violence in the world's youngest nation. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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    Video A Look Back, and Ahead, at Change in Tunisia

    Tunisia’s 2011 revolution dramatically transformed the lives of many of its citizens... for better and worse. VOA's Lisa Bryant talked to some of them about changes they have experienced.
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    Video Ivorian Taekwondo Champions Head to Rio Olympics

    Ivorian taekwondo athletes have been shining at international tournaments, and three will head to next month's Rio Olympics. Asian martial arts are increasingly popular in West Africa, as Emilie Iob reports from Abidjan.
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    Video Natural Hair Care Movement Takes Root in Nigeria

    In Nigeria, activists and entrepreneurs are promoting natural ways for black women to care for their hair amid concerns that some commonly used products like dyes and relaxers may actually be dangerous and lead to health problems. Chika Oduah has the story from Abuja.
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    Video Slavery in Mauritania Persists Despite Efforts to Abolish It

    The U.S. State Department’s annual report on trafficking in persons said Mauritania does not fully comply with minimum standards for eliminating the practice and is not making "significant efforts" to do so. From Nouakchott, Ahmed Moussa reports on a family held captive more than 30 years after Mauritanian formally outlawed slavery. Salem Solomon narrates.
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    Video US Adds 8 Countries to List of Worst Human Traffickers

    The United States has added eight more countries to its blacklist of nations most involved in the human trafficking industry. In a report unveiled Thursday at the U.S. State Department, Burma, Haiti, Djibouti, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Suriname, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join others to make up the list of the 27 world's worst offenders. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
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    Video Kenyan Students' Medical Gear Innovations Aimed at Improving Care

    In Kenya, an initiative called the Maker Movement at the University of Nairobi set out nearly two years ago to design effective, low-cost, locally sourced medical equipment that can improve maternal, infant and child health. Here's a look at what's been accomplished. VOA's Lenny Ruvaga reports.


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    Mariama Diallo
    June 29, 2016 3:54 PM
    VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines in Africa.

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