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Relatives and friends gather around the covered body of Zedi Feruzi, the head of opposition party UPD, in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 23, 2015.

Gunmen Kill Burundi Opposition Leader

Zedi Feruzi, head of UPD party, and at least one of his bodyguards are murdered in drive-by shooting in capital's Ngangara district More

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Northern Rebels Claim Capture of 19 Mali Troops

Army sources confirm soldiers missing after clashes late Friday in northern Gao region More

Sambisa Forest, northeastern Nigeria

Nigerian Forces: Scores of Boko Haram Militants Killed, Women, Children Rescued

Military spokesman says one soldier killed in landmine explosion during Friday's operation More

A youth waves the ruling party Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) flag in front of a large crowd during an election rally by the EPRDF in Addis Ababa, May 21, 2015.

Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Ordinary Voters

Ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front is virtually guaranteed victory; in 2010, opposition parties won only single seat in parliament More

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Forty-Five Killed in Fighting in Somalia

Al-Shabab militants launch ambush attacks on government troops in Lower Shabelle region More



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May 23, 2015 2:20 PM
As stability returns to the once lawless nation of Somalia, the world football governing body, FIFA, is helping to rebuild the country’s sport sector by training referees as well as its young footballers. Abdulaziz Billow has more from Mogadishu.
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Video FIFA Trains Somali Referees

As stability returns to the once lawless nation of Somalia, the world football governing body, FIFA, is helping to rebuild the country’s sport sector by training referees as well as its young footballers. Abdulaziz Billow has more from Mogadishu.
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Video Some AGOA Renewal Supporters Call For Amendments

The African Growth and Opportunity Act - a trade provision that allows thousands of products from African countries to enter the U.S. tax-free - is due to expire in September. While the U.S. Senate has recently passed legislation to extend the Act for another 10 years, it still has to go through the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, many say the program has only benefited a few sub-Saharan African countries and needs some revisions. Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video Europe Follows US Lead in Tackling ‘Conflict Minerals’

Metals mined from conflict zones in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo are often sold by warlords to buy weapons. This week European lawmakers voted to force manufacturers to prove that their supply chains are not inadvertently fueling conflicts and human rights abuses. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Liberia Ponders Site for a National Ebola Monument

With Liberia being Ebola-free since the beginning of May, the government is discussing plans for erecting a national monument to remember the horrific time during which more than 4,000 Liberians died. One possible site is a cemetery outside Monrovia. It was built to get the crisis under control and symbolically stands for the magnitude of the human tragedy of the epidemic. Benno Muchler reports from Liberia.
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Video Somalia Listed as Worst Country for Maternal Health

Somalia’s health institutions collapse but the government and international partners The British aid group Save the Children ranks Somalia as the worst country on Earth for being a mother. The ranking is based on statistics for maternal health, child mortality, education and women’s income in Somalia. Nearly 25 years of instability has seen Somalia’s health institutions collapse but the government and international partners hope to soon change this narrative. Abdulaziz Billow reports for VOA.
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Video Malnutrition Remains Serious Problem for South Sudanese Refugees

As the civil war in South Sudan rages on, more than 100,000 refugees have fled to camps in neighboring Uganda. The United Nations Children's Fund says $36 million is needed to meet these refugees' basic needs. Recently the European Commission donated $1 million, which to UNICEF is significant, but far from enough. Serginho Roosblad has more from a camp in northern Uganda.
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Video Protests Back On in Burundi Capital After Failed Coup

Protesters resumed demonstrations in the streets of Bujumbura against President Nkurunziza’s bid to run for a third term in office. It was the first time demonstrators took to the streets since a failed coup attempt last week divided factions of the armed forces.
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Video Control Over Media at Center of Burundi Violence

The battle for Burundi has centered on control of the country’s influential radio stations. VOA’s Gabe Joselow reports from the capital, Bujumbura, that private and government media have both been casualties of the recent political violence.
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Video On The Scene: Burundians Celebrate President's Return

Thousands of people took to the streets of Bujumbura, Friday, to welcome the return of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza after a failed coup attempt. Gabe Joselow reports from Bujumbura.
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Video Doctors Look To Prevent Another Ebola Epidemic

Even before the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free, health experts the world over were talking about why the outbreak in West Africa became an epidemic that claimed more than 11,000. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Mentors Help S African Students Reach Their Potential

Poverty and lack of guidance often leave young people in South African townships in the same cycle of poverty that the previous generation experienced. A mentorship program in Johannesburg seeks to counter this problem by giving students the opportunity to broaden their horizons. VOA's Emilie Iob reports.
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Video On The Scene: Burundi Tense a Day After Coup Attempt

In Bujumbura, sporadic gunfire could be heard from the direction of the ruling party headquarters, a day after a former army commander declared a coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza. Residents say the police and armed youths are keeping people away from the area, and may have entered into nearby residential neighborhoods, shooting at people – either coup supporters or other perceived threats.
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Video Burundi Protesters Clash with Police

Protesters in Burundi clashed with police on Wednesday May 13 in the Musaga neighborhood of Bujumbura during demonstrations against Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plans to run for a constitutionally dubious third term in office. Protesters threw stones and police fired tear gas, water cannons and may have shot live rounds to disperse them.
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Video On The Scene: Burundi Coup

VOA's Gabe Joselow reports from Bujumbura, Burundi on the reaction to General Godefroid Niyombare's announcement that he has ousted President Pierre Nkurunziza.
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Video On The Scene: Celebrations in Burundi After Coup Announcement

A general says he has ousted Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, who left the country to attend a regional summit on Burundi's political crisis. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports that tens of thousands of Burndians, including soldiers, are in the streets of the capital, Bujumbura, celebrating the apparent coup.
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Video Kenya Imam Denies His Mosque Is Center of Radicalization

The Riyadh Majengo Mosque on the outskirts of Nairobi has been accused of being a hub of radicalization, for youth turning to the Somali militant group al-Shabab. But the imam of the mosque says he and others work to turn youngsters away from extremist activity. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story for VOA from Nairobi.
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Video Displaced Nigerians Return Home to Find Ruin

In the wake of advances by Nigeria’s military against Boko Haram insurgents in the country’s northeast, people displaced during years of violence are trickling back home to find their lives in ruin. Chris Stein reports from the town of Michika.
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Video Amnesty: ‘Horrific Abuse’ Driving Migrants Across Mediterranean

This week, Europe will debate setting up a quota system for allocating the hundreds of thousands of refugees that have arrived on the continent across EU member states. It comes as Amnesty International warns that brutal treatment of migrants in Libya – including beating, torture and rape – are driving many to escape across the Mediterranean. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Clashes in Burundi Claim New Victims

Clashes in Burundi have claimed new victims as the opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza continue to protest his decision to seek a third term in office. The opposition says the president's plan violates the country's constitution, which allows only two terms. The unrest is the worst in Burundi since a civil war that ended in 2005. Zlatica Hoke reports the violence has sent waves of refugees into neighboring countries.
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Video White House Initiative Pushes Benefits of Girls' Education

The Obama administration has embarked on a high-profile initiative to empower girls through education -- saying the inability of girls to attend school worldwide should be a foreign policy priority. Poverty, lack of resources and cultural norms prevent girls in many areas of the world from going to school, and First Lady Michelle Obama is backing efforts to change this through a number of strategies.VOA’s Keida Kostreci has more.

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