FILE - A soldier walks past a black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants.
IS faction releases Amharic-language video believed to be a recruiting tool
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August 19, 2019
Women from militaries across the world attend the first day of an AFRICOM event in Ghana's capital, Accra. (Stacey Knott/VOA)
Studies show an increase in the number of female peacekeepers increases mission effectiveness and decreases sexual exploitation and abuse
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August 19, 2019
A migrant is comforted by a crew member of the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Aug.18, 2019.
United Nations pays special tribute to women, who account for 40% of humanitarian workers worldwide 
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August 19, 2019
FILE - Tanzanian police stand guard in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Oct. 28, 2015.
Tanzanian security forces see threat from African civil society workers during international summit, a move that critics say only deepens clampdown on freedoms
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August 19, 2019
Ugandan Coach Scouts Major League Baseball Talent in Africa
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America’s favorite pastime is attracting Ugandan converts
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August 19, 2019
Militia men in Kousseri, Cameroon, Aug. 16, 2019. (VOA/Moki Kindzeka)
The militias are defending areas from which the military has withdrawn
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August 19, 2019
Policemen keep an eye on pedestrians passing by, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Few people turned up for an opposition protest Monday in the Zimbabwe's second city as armed police maintained a heavy presence on the streets. (AP Photo…
Few people have turned up for an opposition protest in Zimbabwe's second city as armed police maintained heavy presence on the streets and at a courthouse where the opposition is pressing to be allowed to hold the demonstration
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August 19, 2019