Students and a chaperone from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco sand desks for a school they helped build in village of Guedj Martin, Senegal.
The partnership has resulted in the construction of several schools that have improved access to education for thousands of students
Annika Hammerschlag
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:43
FILE- In this July 20, 2013, file photo, a woman protests against underage marriage in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Maputo Protocol came into force in 2005 and guarantees extensive rights in areas from protection against violence to economic empowerment
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 16:47
FILE - A man counts Zimbabwean dollar notes and coins next to a ten US dollar note on the streets of Harare, June 25, 2019.
Interim currency, the RTGS, renamed the Zimbabwe dollar, was introduced in a bid to end a decade of dollarization, but for many Zimbabweans, the name brings unpleasant memories of 2008, when the local currency was wrecked by hyperinflation
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 15:52
M’Barka Mint Yarba has worked as a housekeeper and cook for a family in Nouakchott since being freed from slavery eight years ago (E. Sarai/VOA)
In 1981, Mauritania became the last country to legally abolish slavery, but it did not institute criminalization of the practice until 2007
Esha Sarai
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 16:44
South Sudan in Focus
A lawmaker at the East Africa Legislative is wondering why a South Sudan minister is always absent during the regional bloc’s parliamentary sessions; Sudanese opposition coalition calls for another mass protest and civil disobedience across the country; South Sudanese journalist has gone into hiding for fear of his life
FILE - Supporters of Sudanese General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Himediti, deputy head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC), raise up their sticks during a meeting with the General in the capital Khartoum, June 18, 2019.
A Sudanese opposition group says two of its leaders have been arrested amid a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and a protest coalition that held mass marches this week
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 13:17
California Congresswoman Karen Bassafter meeting with refugees, July 1, 2019. (Moki Kindzeka)
Cameroon government says willing to talk with separatists if independence is off the table
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:48
Malawi Musician Fights Myths About Albinism
Lazarus Chigwandali caught the eye of a Swedish producer, and began work on an album that is due in August
Lameck Masina
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:02
 A worker from the World Health Organization decontaminates the doorway of a house on a plot where two cases of Ebola were found, in the village of Mabalako, in eastern Congo, June 17, 2019.
Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case just 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Congo's border with South Sudan
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:05
A migrant, who arrived from Eritrea through Libya, walks from a migrants reception and identification center, on the Italian island of Lampedusa, Sept. 26, 2018.
Daniela Kravetz says government must implement reforms guaranteeing basic freedoms so that the human rights situation in the country can improve
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 12:16
OPEC Talks Break Down, Oil Prices Rise
OPEC members sat down Tuesday with other major oil producing nations to finalize a plan to cut production for another nine months in a bid to shore up prices at a time of waning demand.
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 08:34
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the legislators on the current situation of the country inside the Parliament buildings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 1, 2019.
Ethiopia has begun restoring internet access Tuesday, 10 days after it was cut following the assassinations of six top government officials
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 08:21
Malawi Musician Fights Myths About Albinism
In Malawi, a young albino man is using music to fight discrimination and misconceptions about the genetic condition in a country where more than 100 people with albinism have been attacked since 2014. Lazarus Chigwandali has long been performing on the streets of Lilongwe.  But after catching the eye of a Swedish producer, he began work on an album that is due out in August. He's also about to embark on a nationwide tour to promote a documentary about the plight of albinos in Malawi.
Lameck Masina
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 02:45
Malawi Musician Fights Myths About Albinism
Lazarus Chigwandali is using his songs to help end attacks on people with albinism
Lameck Masina
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 02:47
A Sudanese man sits with another in a street while waving a national flag during a mass demonstration against the country's ruling generals in the capital Khartoum, June 30, 2019.
Protesters who ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April stigmatize Islamists for backing him
Sirwan Kajjo
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 22:08