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In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

West Africa Battles Worst Ever Ebola Outbreak

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FILE - UN peacekeepers from Tanzania hold their weapons as they patrol outside Goma.

Military Offensives Free DRC Villages

MONUSCO military spokesman says residents of freed villages are expressing relief following successful offensives against rebels More

Security personnel seal the scene of a bomb attack in Kano, Nigeria, July 27, 2014.

Female Suicide Bombers Kill 3 in Nigeria

Attacks prompt Kano authorities to cancel festivities marking major Muslim holiday of Eid al -Fitr More

Limani, Cameroon

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Dziedzorm "Jay Jay" Segbefia from Ghana is one of the participants in the 2014 Young African Leaders Fellowship.

Video Young African Leaders to Branch Out in US

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Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting with Aspiring Young Africansi
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Mariama Diallo
July 29, 2014 12:47 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama says the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Obama made the comment Monday to a group of 500 young people attending the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the aspiring young African leaders have just finished a six-week program of academic study at 20 institutions across the United States.
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Video Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting with Aspiring Young Africans

U.S. President Barack Obama says the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Obama made the comment Monday to a group of 500 young people attending the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the aspiring young African leaders have just finished a six-week program of academic study at 20 institutions across the United States.
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Video Meet Mildred Apenyo

Mildred Apenyo is a fellow in the 2014 Young African Leader Fellowship program.
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Video Researchers: Africa Genetically Modified Crops Held Back by Scaremongering

A new report states that genetically-modified crops -- also known as GM crops -- would dramatically improve agriculture in Africa. The report, published by the policy group Chatham House, argues the technology is being held back by scaremongering from opponents. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video VOA Presents: Young African Leaders Initiative

In this co-production with Channels TV in Lagos, Nigeria, two participants in President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative talk about their experiences in the program.
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Video AIDS Conference Welcomes Exciting Developments in HIV Treatment, Prevention

Significant strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment and prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year, at the International AIDS Conference, the AIDS community welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly virus. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Melbourne, Australia.
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Video Fog Collector Transforming Maasai Water Harvesting in Kenya

The Maasai people of Kenya are known for their cattle-herding, nomadic lifestyle. But it's an existence that depends on access to adequate water for their herds and flocks. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA, on a "fog collector."
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Video Malala Urges Nigerian President to Meet With Kidnapped Girls' Parents

On a visit to Abuja, Nigeria, the Pakistani schoolgirl and education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has called on Nigeria's president to meet with the parents of the school girls abducted by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. More than 200 girls are being held in the northeastern part of the country, where Boko Haram is waging an insurgency against government forces. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London
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Video New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil

As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff prepares for World Cup closing ceremonies on Sunday, she is also working on another big event. Her country will host the sixth annual BRICS summit on Monday. BRICS, the acronym for a group of five emerging national economies with significant influence on regional and global affairs, includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. VOA's Mariama Diallo looks into the issues that will be discussed during the two-day meeting.
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Video African-born Pastor Brings ‘Holy Laughter’ Revival to Washington

A South African-born televangelist based in Florida has brought his ministry to Washington for a three-week event he is calling “Celebrate America.” Rodney Howard-Browne is calling for a religious revival in the United States. But as VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports, his preaching style is far from mainstream.
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Video Displaced South Sudanese Face Worsening Conditions in Camps

Floods, malaria and malnutrition are making life worse for internally displaced people staying at camps in South Sudan. In Malakal, the country's second largest city, most people prefer to face difficulties at the UN camp rather than return home, where the security situation remains fragile. Emilie Iob reports from Malakal for VOA News.
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Video Nigeria School Girls Still Missing, 11 Weeks After Abduction

It's been almost three months since more than 200 school girls were abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. The kidnapping made headlines worldwide, and several countries, including the United States, promised to help bring the girls back to their families. But as Mariama Diallo reports, the girls are still missing, and advocates for their return are growing frustrated.
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Video Ocean Sole: Turning Trash Into Art

From Kenya to Washington may seem a long way to travel to spread a simple environmental message. But one group from Nairobi is doing just that at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Mackenzie Buckwalter has more for VOA on their work cleaning up their nation’s coastline -- and turning discarded rubber sandals into art.
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Video Health Ministers: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Needs Stronger Response

Health ministers from across West Africa are attending an emergency conference in Ghana to discuss the regional outbreak of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization says the highly infectious disease has killed more than 400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video 'Inmates' Defy Stigma by Seeking Mental Health Care in Nigeria

Most Nigerians who suffer mental health problems never seek or are offered help. As doctors work to convince the public mental health problems can and should be treated, patients at one facility in northern Nigeria say they are among the lucky ones. VOA's Heather Murdock reports.
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Video African Students Thrive in Brazil

Brazil is not only a dream destination for soccer fans from all over the world. The emerging power is also receiving more and more students from Africa. The country is more accessible than the U.S. or Europe, and African students can find better infrastructure here than they can at home. VOA Correspondent Nicolas Pinault met some of them in Brasilia.
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Video Bomb Blast in Nigerian Capital Kills At Least 21

Nigerian police say at least 19 people were killed and 52 injured Wednesday when a bomb exploded outside a crowded shopping center in a posh neighborhood in the Nigerian capital. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Abuja.
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Video On the Scene: Bomb Blast in Nigerian Capital

Nigerian police say at least 19 people were killed and 52 injured Wednesday when a bomb exploded outside a crowded shopping center in a posh neighborhood in the Nigerian capital. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Abuja.
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Video USAID Unveils New Efforts to Reduce Child and Maternal Deaths

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, says that every day this year 18,000 more children will live and 700 more mothers will survive compared to the daily maternal and child mortality rate in 1990. Shah's agency will host a forum Wednesday in collaboration with governments of India, Ethiopia and other partners to mark the second anniversary of the Child and Maternal Survival Call to Action. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video US Forces Seize Alleged Ringleader of 2012 Benghazi Attack

The suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya is headed to the U.S. to face justice. VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon.
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Video African Fans Cheer Their Teams, Hope for Victory

The Brazil World Cup has drawn fewer football fans from Africa than the last World Cup, in South Africa. But they are still passionate in their support for their teams. Scott Bobb has this report from the FIFA FanFest park on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mali's Female Basketball Players Rebound After Islamist Occupation

Islamist extremists ruled northern Mali for most of 2012, imposing strict Sharia law, and now some 18 months later, the region is slowly getting back on its feet
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Female Suicide Bombers Kill 3 in Nigeria

Attacks prompt Kano authorities to cancel festivities marking major Muslim holiday of Eid al -Fitr
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Government has banned public gatherings, events, and demonstrations in attempt to contain outbreak
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Summit Calls for Urgent End FGM and Child Marriage

Girl Summit targets ‘harmful practices’ against millions of girls and women in Africa and the Middle East.
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Uganda’s Fishing Communities Encounter Higher HIV/AIDS Risks

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Cameroon Military on High Alert at End of Ramadan

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Mariama Diallo
July 25, 2014 5:21 PM
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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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