Sudanese refugees greet each other after Friday prayers in El-Barajil, a village on the outskirts of greater Cairo. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
Sudanese refugees who fled corruption and human rights abuses during the regime of Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir face difficulties as they search for asylum and better opportunities in Egypt and Libya. But residents of both of those neighboring countries face their own problems in gaining better health care, education, income and job opportunities, leaving refugees a nearly impossible task.
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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:05
FILE - A woman carries a placard as she shouts a slogan during the "Walk Against Rape'" procession organized by Project Alert, a
Health experts say more children and young women are coming forward to talk about the problem as the stigma attached to discussing it slowly subsides
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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:05
FILE - A health worker tries to immunize a child during a vaccination campaign against polio at Hotoro-Kudu, Nassarawa district of Kano, in northwest Nigeria, April 22, 2017.
After overcoming local suspicions about a vaccine, Nigeria is finally marking three years without new polio cases
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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:07
In this file picture taken on Aug. 2, 2019, Nabil Karoui, Tunisian media magnate and would-be presidential candidate submits his candidacy to Tunisia's electoral commission in the capital Tunis.
Karoui's own Nessma TV channel reported that the candidate had been arrested as he traveled to Tunis, and broadcast a video showing the police detaining him in his car
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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:16
FILE - An ambulance waits next to a clinic to transport a suspected Ebola patient, in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Au
While the geographic extension of the virus has increased, the intensity of transmission has reduced
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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:11
A group of 133 Nigerian refugees, mostly children, who are to be transported to Yola in Nigeria's Adamawa state waits in Maroua,
The group of 133 refugees from 25 families was bound for Yola in Nigeria's Adamawa state, expressing hope they will find peace in their country
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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:51
A makeshift building serves as a school after the original school was torched by Boko Haram, in Maroua, Cameroon, April 15, 2019.
Upsurge in attacks and threats of violence by insurgent groups in West and Central Africa have forced more than 9,000 schools in the region to close
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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:10