FILE - Soldiers enter the gate of Bama Prison, Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria, May 7, 2013.
President approves reforms to relieve prison crowding and better rehabilitate convicted offenders 
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Sat, 08/24/2019 - 15:33
FILE - Displaced people carry their belongings to relocate to dryer areas following flooding caused by heavy rains, Nyala, Sudan, June 3, 2017. Parts of the country have been reeling from fresh floods over the past two months.
Nearly 200,000 people affected, with more than 37,000 homes destroyed or damaged; number of severely food-insecure people is now said to have risen to 5.8 million country-wide
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Sat, 08/24/2019 - 10:01
Federal agents hold a detainee, center, in Los Angeles after predawn raids, Aug. 22, 2019. U.S. authorities have an indictment charging 80 people with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through fraud schemes and laundering the funds.
In burgeoning underworld of online fraud, LA-based Nigerian nationals Velentine Iro and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe were known by pseudonyms ‘Iro Enterprises’ and ‘Chris Kudon’
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Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:16
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