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Nigerian Leader Urges Peaceful Vote

'No political ambition can justify violence or the shedding of the blood of our people,' Jonathan said Friday in a televised broadcast More

FILES - People walking past a billboard reading "Stop Ebola" in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Nov. 7, 2014.

Sierra Leone Under 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

Hundreds of health volunteers spread out across Freetown, surrounding area to search for hidden Ebola patients,raise awareness during lockdown More

FILE - Security officers and government officials inspect a police car that was burnt during an attack on a convoy escorting the governor of Mandera region Ali Roba outside Mandera town, near Kenya's border with Somalia and Ethiopia, March 13, 2015.

Australia Warns of Possible Attacks in Kenyan Capital

Travel advisory came days after warning by US Embassy in Uganda it had information of 'possible terrorist threats' to locations frequented by Westerners in Kampala More

An electronic billboard with opposition presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress party and his running mate, Yemi Osinbanjo is seen at a slum in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, March. 24, 2015.

Nigeria Incumbent in Tight Spot as Poll Nears

Muhammadu Buhari is running a strong challenge to Goodluck Jonathan, amid a faltering economy and Boko Haram security worries More

FILE - South African Minister for Trade and Industry Rob Davies talks to the press.

South Africa, US Play 'Chicken' as Trade Deal Looms

Two US senators from chicken-producing states threaten to drop multi-billion-dollar agreement unless Pretoria agrees to import American chicken More



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Islamic State Eying al-Shabab for Would-be Caliphatei
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Jeff Seldin
March 26, 2015 8:53 PM
The so-called Islamic State’s presence in Africa could soon be growing again. Having gotten a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria’s Boko Haram terror group and claiming responsibility for attacks in Tunisia and Libya, Islamic State operatives could have their sights set on Somalia. VOA’s National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin reports.
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Video Islamic State Eying al-Shabab for Would-be Caliphate

The so-called Islamic State’s presence in Africa could soon be growing again. Having gotten a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria’s Boko Haram terror group and claiming responsibility for attacks in Tunisia and Libya, Islamic State operatives could have their sights set on Somalia. VOA’s National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin reports.
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Video Nigeria Peace Accord

Nigeria's leading candidates sign an accord to ensure a peaceful election. Is it enough to prevent a repeat of 2011?
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Video Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Faces Stiff Re-election Challenge

Nigeria votes Saturday in its most hotly-contested presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of military rule in 1999. President Goodluck Jonathan’s faces 13 candidates in his bid for re-election. His prime challenge comes from Muhammadu Buhari, the flag-bearer of the All Progressive’s Congress, Nigeria’s first truly nationwide opposition party able to give the ruling People’s Democratic Party a run for its money. VOA’s Anne Look has the story from Abuja.
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Video Liberia's Almost Last Ebola Patient Grateful but Still Grieving

Beatrice Yardolo was to make history as Liberia’s last Ebola patient. Liberians recently started counting down 42 days, the period that has to go by without a single new infection until the World Health Organization can declare a country Ebola-free. That countdown stopped on March 20 when there was another new case of Ebola, making Yardolo’s story a reminder that Ebola is far from over. Benno Muchler reports from Monrovia.
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Video Africa 54 Takes a Closer Look at Obama's Message to Nigerians

Africa 54 Takes a Closer Look at Obama's Message to Nigerians
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Video Morocco Claims Dismantling IS-linked Terror Cell

Moroccan authorities say they have dismantled a militant cell, linked to Islamic State, that was planning to murder public figures and security personnel. During raids in several Moroccan cities on Sunday, security forces captured 13 men and confiscated weapons, computers and other material from their hideouts. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Remittance Cuts a Threat to Somalia’s Food Security

The United Nations says remittances from abroad are key to food security in Somalia, and that a recent decision by Western banks to bar money transfers into the country could have disastrous effects. VOA's Abdulaziz Billow reports.
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Video Nigeria Campaign Rallies Turn Violent

Nigerian campaign rallies turn violent, and reporters find themselves caught in the crossfire
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Video Uganda Hospital Program Helps Former Tuberculosis Patients

People cured of pulmonary tuberculosis often continue to have problems breathing, while poor living conditions contribute to their continued suffering. But a contribution by a group of European doctors may soon help millions of former TB patients. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Malnutrition in Africa Wears Two Faces

Obesity levels in Africa have been skyrocketing among all levels of society. Malnutrition now involves both under- and overeating, and countries such as Kenya are struggling to tackle both. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA News from Nairobi.
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Video Hunger Stalks S. Sudan; Desperate Turn to Leaves

More than 2.5 million people are facing food insecurity in war-torn South Sudan, humanitarian agencies warn. Reporting from opposition-held territory, VOA's Gabe Joselow explains the dimensions of the crisis and how ordinary South Sudanese are coping without getting enough to eat.
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Video Somalis Still Face Food Insecurity After 2 Famines

Somalia is the only country to suffer two famines in recent history. Though farming and livestock industries are strong, political turmoil, clan infighting and land disputes leave the country's population vulnerable to food insecurity. Abdulaziz Billow reports for VOA from Mogadishu.
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Video Business, Farming Go Greener to Protect Nairobi Water Supply

In a unique pairing of business interests and conservation, a new water fund is launching in Kenya to better-protect Nairobi's main source of water -- the Tana River. By investing in conservation, big corporations, including Coca-Cola and East African Breweries, hope to reap big rewards -- a possible win-win for business and the environment. Lenny Ruvaga reports from Nairobi.
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Video Drones May Help Stop Poaching in South Africa

Monitoring vast areas of South Africa for illegal hunting of animals is most effective from the air. But it is also expensive. A group of Spanish college students has designed a drone that can look for poachers, even in places where they hide from airborne observers. VOA’s George Putic reports
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Video Nigeria Elections Discussion Africa 54

Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and his main challenger, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, are facing off against a backdrop of economic troubles and security fears tied to relentless violence by Islamist militants. So, who is the man for the moment? VOA’s Vincent Makori gets an update from VOA’s Peter Clottey.
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Video Northeast Exodus Complicates Nigeria Vote

Nigerians are set to vote in high-stakes elections on March 28. But hundreds of thousands of Nigerians who fled the northeast because of Boko Haram are not sure if they can travel home to cast their ballots. Chris Stein reports from the city of Bauchi.
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Video S. African Land Still Largely Owned by Whites, 21 Years After Apartheid

Antiquated land registration systems have been holding back the economic development of sub-Saharan African countries. This is certainly true in South Africa, where more than two decades after the end of apartheid, the country’s white minority still owns most of the land. VOA’s Paul Ndiho has more.
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Video Trans-boundary Water Resources and Ways to Manage Disputes

The United Nations marked World Water Day on Sunday, March 22, to highlight the importance of water resources to sustainable development. The issue is becoming more pressing as climate change and pollution are expected to exacerbate fresh water shortages. A major concern is also the potential for conflict between neighboring countries over trans-boundary water resources. VOA’s Ardita Dunellari looks at the ways countries are finding to manage this concern.
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Video Even Old Cars Expensive in Ethiopia

Cars are usually a big expense that people have to save up for. But most Ethiopians will never be able to afford a car because of tax regulations. Marthe van der Wolf reports for VOA from Addis Ababa.
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Video Population Under Pressure in South Sudan Opposition Territory

In the opposition-held territory of South Sudan, a population under pressure from more than 15 months of conflict remains determined to hold off government forces after the recent collapse of peace talks. VOA's Gabe Joselow has this report from the opposition stronghold of Lankien.

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Niger, Chad Troops Pursue Boko Haram in Nigerian Border Area

The regional offensive comes as Nigeria prepares to hold elections on Saturday
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Uganda Police, US Embassy Warn of Possible Attacks

Citing 'credible information,' police statement says al-Shabab may target public places such as hotels, malls, markets or parks in capital
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Outrage Over 'Rape Culture' Among Kenyan Lawmakers

Gideon Mwiti Irea faces accusations of beating and raping woman who had come to his private office a few days ago to discuss official business
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UN Peacekeepers Build Dike to Protect South Sudan Village

Officials in Jonglei state say there has been no flooding in Bor since a 17-kilometer-long dike was built last year by Korean soldiers
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Tunisia Signals Local al-Qaida Links to Bardo Museum Attack

Tunisia says that attack on museum last week was launched by a cell of 23 militants, including Algerian, Moroccans, with overlapping allegiances to a number of hardline islamist groups
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Nigeria Incumbent in Tight Spot as Poll Nears

Muhammadu Buhari is running a strong challenge to Goodluck Jonathan, amid a faltering economy and Boko Haram security worries
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For African Migrants, Trek to Europe Brings Risk, Heartbreak

Migrants in search for a better life risk everything hoping to dodge watchful authorities tracing their steps
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Video Liberia's Almost-Last Ebola Patient Grateful but Still Grieving

Beatrice Yardolo tells VOA that despite her fame, life is still a struggle as she waits for government's promise of support to arrive
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