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Kadiatu Bangura embraces her brother Emmanuel after being discharged from the Ebola Red Cross Treatment Center, Lumpa community, near Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 27, 2014.

Thousands of Ebola Orphans Shunned by Communities

UNICEF report says 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone have lost at least one parent since virus broke out late last year More

FILE - Displaced South Sudanese children attend class inside a tent set up by UNICEF in Mingkaman, in Lakes State.

UN Agencies Say 500,000 Assisted in S. Sudan

UNICEF, World Food Program say 100,000 children among those provided with food, sanitation supplies, vaccinations for polio and measles More

Gloria Maya Terrick holds a sign requesting the government to allow the students to help in the fight against Ebola, outside NGO headquarters, in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 29, 2014. (Benno Muchler/VOA)

Frustrated, Liberian Students Want Ebola Fight Role

Thousands have volunteered to go to counties, rural villages to talk to people in their language about deadly virus More

FILE- stranded people stand at a roadblock that separates Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Guinea Intensifies Ebola Screening at Sierra Leone Border

At Madina Oula town crossing, people are subjected to rigorous health checks More

FILE - Migrants wait to be boarded on the San Giusto Navy ship, along the Mediterranean sea, off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa,, Aug. 23, 2014.

Rights Group: EU Must Provide 'Considerable' Resources for Migrant Rescues

Italy, which is planning to phase out its search-and-rescue missions, has repeatedly sought EU help to tackle the flood of migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea More



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Treasure Hunters Seek 'Hidden Treasure' in Central Kenyai
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Gabe Joselow
September 29, 2014 6:20 PM
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 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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Video Liberia Struggles to Find, Isolate Suspected Ebola Cases

The Ebola caseload continues to grow in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, even as more people accept the disease and try to stay safe. Yet the outbreak has paralyzed the country’s public health system, and existing Ebola treatment units are having to turn suspected cases away. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Monrovia where health volunteers are now going door-to-door looking for sick people.
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Video British Ban May Hurt Kenya's Khat Business

A number of western countries have outlawed khat because of its addictive substances. Britain's decision to join that list has caused concern among khat growers and dealers in Kenya, whose livelihood depends on khat exports. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video WHO Issues Urgent Appeal for Funding to Bring Ebola Under Control

An aid agency on the ground in West Africa and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say there is a narrow "window of opportunity" to control the Ebola outbreak. Meanwhile, top officials from the World Health Organization visited New York and Washington to appeal for more funding to help bring the Ebola outbreak under control. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.

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Mariama Diallo
September 30, 2014 3:20 PM
VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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