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Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 19, 2014.

3-day Lockdown to Fight Ebola Continues In Sierra Leone

Thousands of health workers are going door to door in the West African country of 6 million, informing people of how to avoid Ebola, handing out soap More

Map of Cameroon

At Least 4 Killed in Boko Haram Attack in Cameroon

In a cross-border attack, the militant group first attacked one village, and was repelled, only to attack another nearby village hours later More

FILE - Chadian U.N. peacekeepers gesture as they patrol in Aguelhok, Mali, Jan. 24, 2014.

AU Mission to Assist Inquiry into Attack on Peacekeepers in Mali

AU official condemns bomb attack that left five UN peacekeepers from Chad dead More

Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping center in Nairobi, Sept. 21, 2013.

Video Westgate Mall Attack Survivors Confront Painful Memories

On anniversary of terror attack, survivors discuss how they have coped with trauma they experienced that day More

FILE - A health worker uses a thermometer to screen a man at a makeshift road block run by Guinean security forces outside the town of Forecariah, Guinea.

WHO Continues Ebola Fight Despite Murders

World Health Organization calls for probe, urges empathy after slayings of medical educators in Guinea More



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Obama Goes to UN With Islamic State, Ebola on Agendai
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Luis Ramirez
September 20, 2014 1:57 PM
President Obama goes to the United Nations General Assembly to rally nations to support a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He also will look for nations to back his plan to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Obama’s efforts reflect new moves by the U.S. administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises.
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Video Obama Goes to UN With Islamic State, Ebola on Agenda

President Obama goes to the United Nations General Assembly to rally nations to support a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He also will look for nations to back his plan to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Obama’s efforts reflect new moves by the U.S. administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises.
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Video Westgate Siege Anniversary Brings Back Painful Memories

One year after it happened, the survivors of the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall still cannot shake the images of that tragic incident. For VOA, Mohammed Yusuf tells the story of victims still waiting for the answer to the question 'how could this happen?'
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Video Mogadishu's Flood of Foreign Workers Leaves Somalis Out of Work

Unemployment and conflict has forced many young Somalians out of the country in search of a better life. But a newfound stability in the once-lawless nation has created hope — and jobs — which, some say, are too often being filled by foreigners. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.
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Video Obama Unveils Plan to Contain Ebola

President Barack Obama has announced a plan to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, indicating the world is relying on the United States to confront the outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Mandela Freedom Torch Set for Auction in Boston

Nelson Mandela’s ‘Freedom Torch,” used during a historic ceremony in 1994 to symbolize the end of apartheid in South Africa, is up for auction this week in the United States. Mariama Diallo reports.
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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 President Obama Delivers a Message on the Ebola Outbreak

President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak. Along with partners around the world, the United States is working to help stop the disease. The first step in this fight, however, is knowing the facts -- which is why the President also outlines the details about the transmission and treatment of Ebola.
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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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UN Chief Demands End to Attacks on Mali Peacekeepers

Five Chadian peacekeepers killed Thursday in roadside near Aguelhok, in the embattled northern Kidal region
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WHO Continues Ebola Fight Despite Murders

World Health Organization calls for probe, urges empathy after slayings of medical educators in Guinea
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Video Westgate Siege Anniversary Brings Back Painful Memories

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UN: 5 Peacekeepers Killed, 3 Wounded in Mali Blast

Vehicle hit by explosive device between desert towns of Aguelhok and Tessalit in Kidal region; attack brings number of peacekeepers killed in country this month to 10
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Mariama Diallo
September 19, 2014 6:01 PM
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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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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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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