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FILE - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is seen speaking at a news conference.

World Bank Chief: Ebola Shows 'Deadly Cost' of Inequality

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Nurses wheel a patient in the emergency department at Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 30, 2014.

Reeling from Ebola, WHO Warns of MERS Risk to Africa

Group says vulnerable countries need to defend selves against possible spread of disease during annual Muslim Hajj journey, and in first half of 2015 More

A school girl holds a Nigerian flag as she joins a parade marking Nigeria's 54th Independence Day in Lagos October 1, 2014.

Nigeria Marks Independence Day Amid Security Challenges

Yet, officials note military is making progress in reducing attacks often launched by Islamist militant group Boko Haram against unarmed civilians More

FILE - Mohamed Osman Mohamud is seen in an image  provided by the Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Somali-American Gets 30 Years for Christmas Bomb Plot

Mohamed Osman Mohamud was found guilty of plotting to bomb a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, nearly four years ago More

FILE - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, during a visit to Hamburg, Germany.

Nobel Summit Could Be Canceled in Light of Dalai Lama Controversy

Boycott of summit caused by South Africa's refusal to give a visa to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama More



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Ebola Spread Fuels More Fear Among Americans, Africansi
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October 02, 2014 2:19 AM
News that a Texas man was diagnosed with Ebola after returning home from a visit to Liberia has raised new concerns about the spread of the disease. For health workers the stakes are particularly high - more than 120 have died in West Africa since the Ebola outbreak began early this year. In the United States, public health experts are working to reassure the public, and medical workers, that the virus does not endanger communities here. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
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Video Ebola Spread Fuels More Fear Among Americans, Africans

News that a Texas man was diagnosed with Ebola after returning home from a visit to Liberia has raised new concerns about the spread of the disease. For health workers the stakes are particularly high - more than 120 have died in West Africa since the Ebola outbreak began early this year. In the United States, public health experts are working to reassure the public, and medical workers, that the virus does not endanger communities here. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
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Video US Waivers Could Send Mixed Signals on Use of Child Soldiers

President Barack Obama has waived restrictions against providing military aid to six countries cited this year for using child soldiers. The countries, mostly in Africa, were among nine listed by the State Department in a June report on human trafficking. The waivers shield six countries from being fully subjected to penalties under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act. As VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports, there is concern that the waivers send out the wrong message.
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Video Rebuilding of Mogadishu Airport, Seaport Underway

With an improvement in security, the Somali government is taking advantage of relative calm and rebuilding the country’s major source of revenues - namely the airport and seaport. Abdulaziz Billow reports on how the new transit hubs will rank globally - with major assistance from Turkey.
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Video Treasure Hunters Seek 'Hidden Treasure' in Central Kenya

Could a cave in a small village in central Kenya be the site of buried treasure? A rumor of riches, left behind by colonialists, has some residents dreaming of wealth, while others see it as a dangerous hoax. VOA's Gabe Joselow has the story.
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Video After UNGA, Obama Issues Second Call for Global Effort on Ebola

President Barack Obama is again calling on global cooperation to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, delivering the message at Friday's Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House. VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports.
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Video Somali Journalists Train in Conflict Coverage

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu have teamed up to train some 40 reporters on how to cover conflicts and deal with threats. Abdulaziz Billow was there for the three-day course and tells us more.
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Video Ebola Robs Liberians of Chance to Say Good-Bye to Loved Ones

In Liberia, where Ebola has killed more than 1,500 people, authorities have worked hard to convince people to allow specialized burial teams to take away dead bodies. But these safety measures, while necessary, make it hard for people to say good bye to their loved ones. VOA's Anne Look reports on the tragedy from Liberia.
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Video Ebola Patients Find No Treatment at Sierra Leone Holding Center

At a holding facility in Makeni, central Sierra Leone, dozens of sick people sit on the floor in an empty university building. They wait in filthy conditions. It's a 16-hour drive by ambulance to Kailahun Ebola treatment center. Adam Bailes was there and reports on what he says are some of the worst situations he has seen since the beginning of this Ebola outbreak. And he says it appears case numbers may already be far worse than authorities acknowledge.
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Video Community Radio Fosters Cohesiveness in Kenya’s Most Populous Settlement

In a large settlement in the Nairobi, Kenya area known as Kibera, there is a community radio station that residents rely on to keep them informed and entertained. Pamoja FM has grown to be a trusted media outlet, run by locals for local residents. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the station’s impact and role in fostering unity.
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Video Prolonged Droughts Threaten Renewed Famine in Somalia

Droughts and heavy fighting have brought Somalia close to another bout of famine, just three years after food shortages killed 260,000 people in the troubled Horn of Africa country. The United Nations has begun urgent humanitarian aid deliveries to parts of Somalia that previously were controlled by armed insurgents. Zlatica Hoke reports that Somali journalists have discussed how they could contribute to peace building in the troubled country.
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Video Experts Fear Ebola Outbreak ‘Beyond Our Capability to Contain’

Each day brings with it new warnings about the deadly Ebola outbreak already blamed for killing more than 2,600 people across West Africa. And while countries and international organizations like the United Nations are starting to come through on promises of help for those most affected, the unprecedented speed with which the virus has spread is raising questions about the international response. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from Washington.
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Video Obama Goes to UN With Islamic State, Ebola on Agenda

President Obama goes to the United Nations General Assembly to rally nations to support a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He also will look for nations to back his plan to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Obama’s efforts reflect new moves by the U.S. administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises.
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Video Westgate Siege Anniversary Brings Back Painful Memories

One year after it happened, the survivors of the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall still cannot shake the images of that tragic incident. For VOA, Mohammed Yusuf tells the story of victims still waiting for the answer to the question 'how could this happen?'
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Video Mogadishu's Flood of Foreign Workers Leaves Somalis Out of Work

Unemployment and conflict has forced many young Somalians out of the country in search of a better life. But a newfound stability in the once-lawless nation has created hope — and jobs — which, some say, are too often being filled by foreigners. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.
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Video Obama Unveils Plan to Contain Ebola

President Barack Obama has announced a plan to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, indicating the world is relying on the United States to confront the outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Mandela Freedom Torch Set for Auction in Boston

Nelson Mandela’s ‘Freedom Torch,” used during a historic ceremony in 1994 to symbolize the end of apartheid in South Africa, is up for auction this week in the United States. Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Enviropreneur Seeks to Save the Environment, Empower the Community

Lorna Rutto, a former banker, is now an ‘enviropreneur’ - turning plastic waste into furniture and fences discusses the challenges she faces in Africa with raw materials and the environment.
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Video Kenya Coastal Town Struggles With Deadly June Attacks

Relative calm has returned to the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, southwest of Lamu, after weeks of deadly attacks claimed by the militant group al-Shabab that killed more than 100 people, authorities said. Three months later, some residents are still bitter about the attacks and question who was really responsible. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf reports.
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Video Group Works to Stem Child Prostitution in Nairobi Slums

In the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, underage girls as young as 15 are turning to prostitution to eke out a living. But an organization that rescues child prostitutes says it is achieving positive results. Lenny Ruvaga has this report from Nairobi for VOA.
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Video Israel Accused of Forcing Thousands of Asylum Seekers to Return Home

Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli government of coercing thousands of African asylum seekers to return home where the group says they could face imprisonment and possible torture. VOA's Scott Bobb reports from Jerusalem.

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