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SPLA soldiers stand in a vehicle in Juba December 20, 2013. Talks between South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and African mediators trying to broker a peace deal after six days of clashes between rival army factions are progressing well, Ethiopia's foreign

South Sudan Denies Army Chief Sacking Linked to Conflict

Information Minister Michael Makuei says staff changes ‘routine’ and not linked to new offensive to retake Unity State capital, Bentiu More

Slain bodies of civilians killed in renewed attacks lie along a road in Bentiu, Unity state of South Sudan, April 20, 2014.

UN Security Council Considering South Sudan Sanctions

Rebels killed hundreds of people based on their nationality or ethnic origin after seizing control of Bentiu on April 15 More

People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.

VOA Exclusive: Teen Stowaway's Father Says Allah Protected Son

Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi tells VOA's Somali service he was stunned to learn his son had made the risky trip to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing jetliner More

FILE - A group of activists, religious leaders and former prisoners listen to a former prisoner (C) talk about working the lime quarry during a visit to Robben Island.

Twenty Years On, South Africa Still Struggles With Racial Reconciliation

Has South Africa truly reconciled 20 years after the anniversary of the end of apartheid? VOA's Chris Simkins offers his perspective More

In this photo taken on March 29, 2014, medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Death Toll Rises in West Africa

A medical relief worker at an Ebola treatment center in Guinea says new patients continue to be admitted on a daily basis More



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Bomb Blast in Kenya Leaves 4 Dead

Blast outside a police station in Nairobi kills four people, including two policemen
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Rights Group Urges Nigeria's Government to Rescue Captured Girls

Parents and school officials say as many as 230 girls are still missing, after being abducted from school in country's northeast
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Uganda Capital City Official Unhappy With Prolonged Court Battle

Kampala Lord Mayor says court cases have taken toll on family’s health, finances and plunged his political future into uncertainty
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Over 60 Killed in DRC Train Derailment

Some passengers believed to be trapped in wreckage
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Summit to Protect Oceans Opens

Oceans called fundamental to life
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Guinea-Bissau Presidential Run-Off Scheduled for May 18

Former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz faces Nuno Gomes Nabiam, an independent candidate who headed civil aviation authority
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Ethiopians Hope Start-Ups Turn Into Business Success

Since the market has so many opportunities, everyone seems to be working on a start-up idea in the hopes of “making it"
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Mariama Diallo
April 23, 2014 8:57 PM
VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.

On the Fringe of South African May Elections

Small political parties struggle to bring a wide range of social, economic and politicial ideas to South Africa's national elections

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