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WHO: Dozens Monitored for Possible Ebola in DRC

World Health Organization says outbreak began with pregnant woman in Equateur province who fell sick with Ebola-like symptoms after butchering animal killed by husband More

FILE- Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, June 10, 2014.

HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists

President Yoweri Museveni signed act into law July 31, which criminalizes transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing More

Zambia President Michael Sata delivers a speech on May 17, 2013 during the commissioning of the construction of Palabana University in Chongwe, 60 kms east of Lusaka.

Zambia President Sata to Open Parliament

Move intended to contradict reports that his health has led to a power struggle within the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party More

A poster providing information on the Ebola virus is pictured on the door of the Head of Department of Hospital Services, at the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja, Aug. 11, 2014.

Teachers Baffled Over Nigeria School Closures

Government has delayed school openings nationwide in an effort to prevent spread of Ebola, despite only one current case of disease More

People hand out foodstuff donated by the U.S at the West Point area that has been hard hit by the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 26, 2014.

Reports: Ebola Causing Huge Damage to W. Africa Economies

Businessmen leaving, projects being cancelled according to African Development Bank official More



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Americans, Ex-Pats Send Relief Supplies to West Africai
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Carol Pearson
August 27, 2014 11:35 PM
Health organizations from around the world are sending supplies and specialists to the West African countries that are dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. On a smaller scale, ordinary Americans and African expatriates living in the United States are doing the same. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Americans, Ex-Pats Send Relief Supplies to West Africa

Health organizations from around the world are sending supplies and specialists to the West African countries that are dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. On a smaller scale, ordinary Americans and African expatriates living in the United States are doing the same. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Texas-Based Nigerian Filmmaker Explores Tardiness as Cultural Rift

Many Africans have left their homelands to find opportunities abroad, but they carry with them cultural traditions that can create problems. One example is tardiness, an issue tackled by Texas-based Nigerian filmmaker Kelechi Eke, who makes “Nollywood” style films that focus on the lives of African immigrants. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Houston.
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Video Nigeria's 'Nollywood' Movie Industry Rolls in High Gear

Twenty years after its birth in a video shop in Lagos, Nigeria's "Nollywood" is one of the most prolific film industries on earth. Despite low budgets and whirlwind production schedules, Nigerian films are wildly popular in Africa and industry professionals say they hope, in the future, their films will be as great in quality as they are in quantity. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Lagos.
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Video African Media Tries to Educate Public About Ebola

While the Ebola epidemic continues to claim lives in West Africa, information technology specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about the disease - using social media to educate the public about the deadly virus. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video In Rural Kenya, Pressure Builds Against Female Circumcision

In some Kenyan communities, female genital mutilation remains a rite of passage. But activists are pushing back, with education for girls and with threats of punishment those who perform the circumcision. Mohammed Yusuf looks at the practice in the rural eastern community of Tharaka-Nithi.
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Video WHO: Ebola Crisis 'Vastly Underestimated'

The World Health Organization now says the Ebola crisis that has struck West Africa and taken more than 1,000 lives has been "vastly underestimated." In addition, the Doctors Without Borders humanitarian group says the crisis is likely to last at least another six months. Zlatica Hoke has more on the fight to contain the deadly disease.
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Video Ebola Hurts Economies in West Africa

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to hurt economic growth and government finances in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and perhaps Nigeria, according to a key analyst. As VOA’s Jim Randle reports, prevention efforts are crimping commerce, sports, travel and trade.
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Video Researchers: Raw, Organic Chocolate May Provide Better Health Benefits

Chocolate. Some people just can't get enough! But while nutritionists warn the sugar in chocolate is bad for us....doctors point to the beneficial qualities of its antioxidants. As VOA's George Putic reports, raw, organic chocolate may contain the right balance.
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Video Work on Ebola Treatments Speeds Up to Address Outbreak

The World Health Organization has approved the use of experimental drugs for people who have Ebola, a virus that already has claimed more than 1,000 lives in western Africa. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at possible treatments and vaccines for those with the disease.
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Video For Nairobi's Disabled, an Equal Chance Behind the Wheel

In East and Central Africa, there’s only one driving school that offers the disabled a chance at learning how to drive. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
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Video US Pledges Additional $180 Million to Avert Famine In S. Sudan

Violence in South Sudan has displaced more than 1.5 million people, forcing many into temporary shelters and refugee camps. Heavy rain in recent days has inundated one of the largest refugee camps in the country's north, adding to the misery of people who have nowhere else to flee. The United States on Tuesday pledged to provide $180 million in additional aid to help avert famine in the war-torn country. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video West African Immigrants Worry About Family, Friends as Ebola Spreads

The deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has taken the lives of more than 1,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. In New York City, many Africans worry about their relatives and friends as the unprecedented outbreak sweeps through the region a continent away. VOA's Daniela Schrier reports from the Bronx in New York.
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Video US Hearing Yields Scathing Remarks About Ebola Response

An emergency U.S. congressional hearing Thursday examined the international efforts to contain the deadly Ebola virus. Testimony from a volunteer organization made a dire prediction about the spread of Ebola in Nigeria and drew scathing remarks about global response to the outbreak. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Kenya: Health Officials Confident Nation Prepared for Ebola

Kenya is famed for its medical research facilities. In the growing wake of the Ebola virus, health officials there now are confident they could quickly contain the disease should the outbreak in West Africa travel east. Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA on the story from Nairobi.
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Video Ghana's Currency Slump Spurs Increase in Cocoa Smuggling

Cocoa beans have been smuggled between Ivory Coast and neighboring Ghana for years. Until recently, Ivorian growers most often illegally sent their cocoa beans into Ghana where the prices were higher and more stable. A recent slump in the Ghanaian currency and political stabilization in Ivory Coast, however, have tipped the balance. Ghanaian farmers are now the ones who smuggle their beans into Ivory Coast, where they get more money for them. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Three-Day African Summit Yields $37 Billion

The U.S. has wrapped up a first-ever three-day summit with African leaders aimed at improving security and bolstering trade and investment. The summit was held amid an Ebola outbreak and various internal conflicts on the African continent. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti has more.
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Video US Takes Different Approach to Africa Than China

President Barack Obama's effort to engage Africa brought together the largest summit of African leaders ever held in Washington. But China has hosted such summits before, and the U.S. gathering highlights what some see as a belated U.S. effort to catch up and expand its economic ties with Africa. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Allegations of Human Rights Violations in Nigeria's Fight Against Boko Haram

Cellphone video from a Nigerian soldier appears to show the extra-judicial execution of suspected members of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says those allegations are false. State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports on a VOA investigation into the fight against Boko Haram.
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Video Kenya Graffiti Artists Spray for Social Change

Some of Kenya’s graffiti artists have become a voice for social change, using their art to push boundaries and to make statements about the country’s political elite. VOA's Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi.
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Video More Education Needed to Contain Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 900 people in four countries, and experts say it could be months before it’s over. The outbreak has hit Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and now Nigeria. This is the first time West Africa has seen Ebola, and it is turning out to be the worst outbreak of the disease ever, in part because people who are sick or have been exposed are not coming forward for testing and treatment. VOA West Africa correspondent Anne Look has more.

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