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Health workers spray bleach solution on a woman suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 15, 2014.

Photogallery US to Send 3,000 Troops to Liberia in Expanded Ebola Effort

At US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Obama is to announce troop deployment, other details of US plans to fight Ebola outbreak More

U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, center, and World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward, left, listen to Dr. David Nabarro, senior U.N. coordinator for Ebola, speak during a news conference on Ebola at the United Nations

Photogallery WHO: $1 Billion Needed to Contain Ebola Outbreak

WHO official at Ebola news conference: 'Quite frankly, ladies and gentlemen, this health crisis we're facing is unparalleled in modern times' More

FILE - African Union MISCA  troops from Cameroon patrol in Bangui, Central African Republic, May 29, 2014.

Humanitarian Aid, Equipment Blocked in Cameroon

Move is seen as a developing supply crisis in West Africa More

South African President Jacob Zuma (L), Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (2nd L), Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane (C) and Botswana President Ian Khama (2nd R) stand for a group photo following an emergency meeting on the current situation in Lesotho, Sept. 15, 2014.

Lesotho Brings Forward Vote to Ease Political Crisis

Regional leaders met to discuss security developments in the mountainous kingdom More

FILE - Vice President Joseph Boakai of Liberia.

Liberian Police Chief Denies Vice President Being Investigated

But, newspaper publisher insists national police director wants permission to investigation Joseph Boakai over interim government allegations More



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Enviropreneur Seeks to Save the Environment, Empower the Communityi
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September 16, 2014 2:06 PM
Lorna Rutto, a former banker, is now an ‘enviropreneur’ - turning plastic waste into furniture and fences discusses the challenges she faces in Africa with raw materials and the environment.
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Video Enviropreneur Seeks to Save the Environment, Empower the Community

Lorna Rutto, a former banker, is now an ‘enviropreneur’ - turning plastic waste into furniture and fences discusses the challenges she faces in Africa with raw materials and the environment.
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Video Kenya Coastal Town Struggles With Deadly June Attacks

Relative calm has returned to the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, southwest of Lamu, after weeks of deadly attacks claimed by the militant group al-Shabab that killed more than 100 people, authorities said. Three months later, some residents are still bitter about the attacks and question who was really responsible. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf reports.
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Video Group Works to Stem Child Prostitution in Nairobi Slums

In the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, underage girls as young as 15 are turning to prostitution to eke out a living. But an organization that rescues child prostitutes says it is achieving positive results. Lenny Ruvaga has this report from Nairobi for VOA.
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Video Israel Accused of Forcing Thousands of Asylum Seekers to Return Home

Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli government of coercing thousands of African asylum seekers to return home where the group says they could face imprisonment and possible torture. VOA's Scott Bobb reports from Jerusalem.
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Video Liberia Struggles to Find, Isolate Suspected Ebola Cases

The Ebola caseload continues to grow in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, even as more people accept the disease and try to stay safe. Yet the outbreak has paralyzed the country’s public health system, and existing Ebola treatment units are having to turn suspected cases away. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Monrovia where health volunteers are now going door-to-door looking for sick people.
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Video British Ban May Hurt Kenya's Khat Business

A number of western countries have outlawed khat because of its addictive substances. Britain's decision to join that list has caused concern among khat growers and dealers in Kenya, whose livelihood depends on khat exports. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video WHO Issues Urgent Appeal for Funding to Bring Ebola Under Control

An aid agency on the ground in West Africa and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say there is a narrow "window of opportunity" to control the Ebola outbreak. Meanwhile, top officials from the World Health Organization visited New York and Washington to appeal for more funding to help bring the Ebola outbreak under control. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
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Video Health Officials: Ebola Spiraling Out of Control

Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spiraling out of control and threatening to spread to other continents. The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday called for an urgent and concerted effort worldwide to contain the deadly virus. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Pentagon: Attack Targeted Al-Shabab Leader

U.S. defense officials confirm reports that leader of the terrorist group al-Shabab was the target of recent attack in Somalia. Carla Babb has more.
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Video West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015

A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak is occurring. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
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Video Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin Next Week

The National Institutes of Health says it is launching early stage trials of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus, which has infected or killed thousands of people across West Africa. The World Health Organization says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people across the region by the time the outbreak is over. The epidemic has health experts and governments scrambling to prevent more people from becoming infected. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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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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Three months after al-Shabab militants allegedly attacked their town, some Mpeketoni residents are still bitter, question who was really behind the assaults
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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Leader Badie Gets Life in Jail

Judge hands same sentence to 14 other activists finding them guilty of the murder of five people, incitement of violence during clashes near Cairo last year
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HRW: Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights

NGO says rights protection crucial element in epidemic
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Rwandans Balk at Price of Improved Cooking Stoves

Proponents say appliance, which uses less fuel and is less smoky, could save people's money and protect their health in the long run
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After Nearly 2 Years, Pistorius Remains Elusive

Reporter Anita Powell reflects on her experience covering the Olympic athlete's murder trial
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US Reopening Embassy in Central African Republic

Move comes after being closed for 21 months due to instability, and as new UN force officially takes over peacekeeping duties in troubled nation
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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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