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FILE - President of Togo Faure Gnassingbe (L) casts his ballot inside a school in Lome Jul. 25, 2013.

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South Africa Sees Male Circumcision as Way to Reduce HIV Infectionsi
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November 28, 2014 3:31 PM
South Africa remains plagued by AIDS despite massive government and NGO efforts on prevention and life-sustaining Anti-Retro-Viral programs. But the country has opened up another front to reduce new HIV infections: promoting circumcision. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from a pioneering circumcision center in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.
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Video South Africa Sees Male Circumcision as Way to Reduce HIV Infections

South Africa remains plagued by AIDS despite massive government and NGO efforts on prevention and life-sustaining Anti-Retro-Viral programs. But the country has opened up another front to reduce new HIV infections: promoting circumcision. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from a pioneering circumcision center in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.
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Video To Make A Living, Nairobi Street Vendors Face Legal Hurdles, Physical Violence

The Nairobi City Council has been accused of brutality in dealing with hawkers in the Central Business District - in order to stop them from illegally selling their wares on the streets. Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA News from the Kenyan capital.
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Video Sierra Leonean in US Sends Medical Supplies Home to Combat Ebola

On Thanksgiving day in the United States, Americans give thanks for their blessings. Among them is Bobby Smith, who emigrated to here 25 years ago from Sierra Leone. To give back, three years ago Smith began a small volunteer organization, Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone, to help the disadvantaged in his homeland -- one of the poorest countries in the world. As VOA’s Deborah Block reports, he now is sending medical supplies to help combat Ebola, which continues to devastate Sierra Leone.
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Video VOA EXCLUSIVE: Hotel in Guangzhou Serves as China’s Loose Ebola Quarantine

Like many countries, China is taking extensive steps to keep the deadly Ebola virus from reaching its shores. But the government has released little information about just what those measures include. During a recent visit to China’s southern port Guangzhou, the city with the biggest African population in all of Asia, VOA’s Bill Ide got a first hand look at the hotel where travelers from Ebola hit countries are required to stay while being monitored by health workers.
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Video Mali Attempts to Shut Down Ebola Transmission Chain

Senegal and Nigeria were able to stop small Ebola outbreaks by closely monitoring those who had contact with the sick person and quickly isolating anyone with symptoms. Mali is now scrambling to do the same. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Mali on what the country is doing to shut down the chain of transmission.
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Video Mama Sarah Obama Honored at UN Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

President Barack Obama's step-grandmother is in the United States to raise money to build a $12 million school and hospital center in Kogelo, Kenya, the birthplace of the president's father, Barack Obama, Sr. She was honored for her decades of work to aid poor Kenyans at a Women's Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations.
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Video World Health Organization in Spotlight Over ‘Slow’ Ebola Response

The head of the World Health Organization has said the institution will be judged "by history" on its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. There has been widespread criticism of the global response to the crisis, with accusations that poor coordination between institutions has cost precious time and resources. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Better Protective Suit Sought for Ebola Caregivers

Since its outbreak in West Africa, Ebola has claimed more than 5,400 lives — including 329 health care workers, according to the World Health Organization. A team from a university in Maryland is working to improve protective equipment for these doctors and nurses. VOA’s June Soh reports.
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Video Ebola Economic Toll Stirs W. Africa Food Security Concerns

The World Bank said Wednesday that it expects the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak on the sub-Saharan economy to cost somewhere betweenf $3 billion to $4 billion - well below a previously-outlined worst-case scenario of $32 billion. Some economists, however, paint a gloomier picture - warning that the disruption to regional markets and trading is considerable. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video US Defense Secretary Rallies Troops Deploying to West Africa

The United States has sent about 2,200 troops to West Africa to help in the battle against Ebola. About half of the soldiers come from the army base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb visited Fort Campbell with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to get a firsthand look at the training the team undergoes ahead of their deployment. ((NAT))
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Video Ghanaian Oil Project Developer Funds Health Care Projects

Earlier this year, a documentary film called "Big Men" came out and told the inside story of a small Texas oil company, backed by New York investment banks, looking for oil in a deepwater zone off the coast of Ghana. The success of the project transformed that small nation’s energy industry. One of the key players was a native of Ghana who now lives in the Houston and is using some of his earnings to improve health care in his homeland. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more on the story.
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Video Breathalyzers Curb Traffic Carnage on Kenyan Roads

Kenyan roads claim more than three thousand fatalities each year. in a bid to reduce drunk driving-related accidents breathalyzers have been deployed throughout the country. A special task force has been charged with ensuring the roads are kept free from those who violate the law, and authorities say it seems to be paying off. Lenny Ruvaga has more from Nairobi.
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Video Biden Praises Religious Leaders for Helping Fight Ebola

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised religious groups for helping fight Ebola by promoting safe burial practices, which sometimes clash with religious tradition. Biden met with leaders of religious and other non-governmental groups in Washington on Thursday. The death toll from the virus ravaging West Africa has surpassed 5,000 and is growing. While some areas are seeing a slight decline in the spread of the disease, officials say serious concerns remain. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video 'Our Lady of Kibeho,' Drama of Faith in Pre-Genocide Rwanda

A religious girls’ school in Rwanda, 13 years before the genocide of 1994, is the setting of a new play premiering this week at Signature Theater in New York. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Video Obama Administration Asks Congress for $6B to Fight Ebola in West Africa

The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Rajiv Shah and other senior U.S. officials testified before a congressional panel Thursday about the international reaction to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Shah called on Congress to approve President Obama’s request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding to combat the deadly disease. VOA’s Cindy Saine has the story from Capitol Hill.
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Video AU Taskforce Chiefs Say Diminished Resources Undermine Kony Hunt

Despite recent progress battling the elusive Lord’s Resistance Army, some close to the fighting say it may take years before warlord Joseph Kony and his rebel forces are neutralized. Marthe van der Wolf visited parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan to provide this report.
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Video Texas Architecture Students Design Ebola Clinics

A project taken on by 11 graduate students at Texas A&M University's School of Architecture — to design light, durable and quickly deployable Ebola clinics — recently drew interest from around the world. The students came up with a variety of creative and practical solutions. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from College Station, Texas.
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Video Uganda, Colombia Find Alternative to Plastic Waste

People around the world use disposable plastic containers for water, food and other content because of their practicality and light weight. But if not discarded properly, these plastics can litter populated areas, pollute water systems and create environmental damage. Plastic waste is a real problem in many poor countries. Zlatica Hoke reports on how an African and a South American country have turned the menace into an advantage.
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Video Ebola - Life in Conakry

Because of the size and seriousness of the Ebola outbreak, VOA and BBC are collaborating in order to give audiences in Africa and around the world access to the best information and content available. BBC’s Ibrahima Diane reports from Conakry.
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Video Quarantines for Ebola Health Workers Don't Stop the Disease

Fear of Ebola has spread around the world. Some countries have closed their borders to citizens of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In the United States, returning health workers have been verbally attacked and, in at least one case, confined to an unheated outdoor tent in chilly autumn temperatures. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at what quarantines actually achieve. Faith Lapidus narrates.

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