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South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, center, enters a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Oct. 21, 2014.

Photogallery Pistorius Sentenced, Taken to Prison

Pistorius, convicted of culpable homicide in shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will likely serve about 10 months of five-year sentence, before completing it under house arrest More

FILE - People shout slogans and hold a banner during a demonstration in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria, Boko Haram Appear to Move Toward Talks

Negotiations to free more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by radical Islamist group in April did not begin as projected on Tuesday More

FILE - Dr. Felicity Hartnell, who is a clinical research fellow at Oxford University, holds a vial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola in Oxford, England, Sept. 17, 2014.

WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

WHO assistant director Dr. Marie Paule Kieny says clinical trials of Ebola vaccines are underway or planned in Europe, US and Africa More

FILE - A World Health Organization (WTO) official gives a dose of polio vaccine to Somali children in Tosweyn village, in the Baidoa region, Somalia, Sept. 12, 2000.

UN to Aid Central Africa in Polio Vaccinations

Synchronized vaccinations will be conducted after Cameroon reports a fifth case of the wild polio virus in its territory More

FILE - Sudan President Omar al-Bashir speaks to the media in state house in capital Juba during his visit to South Sudan, Jan. 6, 2014.

Sudan's Bashir Chosen by Ruling Party as Candidate for 2015 Elections

Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes by the International Criminal Court, had previously indicated he would not run for another term More



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Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015i
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October 21, 2014 4:27 AM
Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. The plant is part of a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at satisfying the growing needs for energy in the North African kingdom. Zlatica Hoke reports the Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five that Morocco plans to build by the end of the decade, as it strives to become a world-class renewable energy producer.
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Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. The plant is part of a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at satisfying the growing needs for energy in the North African kingdom. Zlatica Hoke reports the Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five that Morocco plans to build by the end of the decade, as it strives to become a world-class renewable energy producer.
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Video Young Nairobi Tech Innovator on 'Track' in Security Business

A 24-year-old technology innovator in Nairobi has invented a tracking device that monitors and secures cars. He has also come up with what he claims is the most robust audio-visual surveillance system yet. As Lenny Ruvaga reports from the Kenyan capital, his innovations are offering alternative security solutions.
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Video Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's first Ebola orphanage has opened in the Kailahun district. Hundreds of children orphaned since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak face stigma and rejection with nobody to care for them. Adam Bailes reports for VOA about a new interim care center that's aimed at helping the growing number of children affected by Ebola.
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Video Nigeria Agrees to Cease-Fire With Boko Haram

Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have agreed to a cease-fire. The Nigerian government issued an order Friday, telling all military chiefs "to comply with the cease-fire agreement in all theaters of operations. Why now and the significance of the agreement are questions on some people’s minds. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Video UN: Somalis Need Food, Not Just Security Improvements

The United Nations envoy in Somalia is warning that political and security improvements are not enough to stop hunger and stave off a worsening humanitarian crisis. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.
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Video As Mozambique Votes, Parties Zero in on Voters’ Wallets

Mozambique is on an upward trajectory, becoming one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, due in part to huge gas reserves. But as Mozambique's long-time ruling party promises to take the nation forward after the election on October 15, citizens say they want to see even more economic changes. VOA's Anita Powell visited the bustling main market in Maputo to talk to voters about their priorities.
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Video Flooding Adds to Misery in South Sudan Camps

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese who fled to a U.N. base to escape violence in Unity State are now facing another enemy: rising floodwaters. VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow has this exclusive report from the Bentiu protection site, where aid workers are scrambling to help a population with nowhere else to turn.
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Video Liberia's JFK Hospital Reopens After Temporary Ebola Exposure

JFK Hospital is Liberia’s largest and one of its oldest medical facilities. The hospital had to close temporarily following the deaths of two leading doctors from Ebola. It is now getting back on its feet, with the maternity ward being the first section to reopen. Benno Muchler has more for VOA News from Monrovia.
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Video Liberians Living in US Struggle From Afar as Ebola Ravages Homeland

More than 8,000 Liberians live in New York City, more than in any other city outside of Liberia itself. As VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports, with the Ebola virus ravaging their homeland, there is no peace of mind for these New Yorkers.
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Video A Day with Sierra Leone’s First Ebola Burial Team

In West Africa, traditions are suffering in the time of Ebola, as important burial rites are bypassed. Since June, Sierra Leone's government has decreed all deaths be treated as suspect and should only be handled by trained Ebola teams. Adam Bailes reports for VOA News from Kailahun, where Sierra Leone's first body management team was established and remains hard at work.
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Video Liberia’s Brave Men Who Remove Ebola-Infected Bodies

The story is becoming all too common in Monrovia. A sick young woman refused to go to the hospital when health workers asked her, and the entire community, to do so. Now, the woman is dead and many of the community are infected with Ebola. Benno Muchler reports.
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Video West African Economies Hard-Hit by Ebola

In 2013, the World Bank ranked Sierra Leone and Liberia as second and sixth respectively among the top 10 countries with the fastest-growing GDPs. But the ongoing Ebola outbreak is threatening to change that. As the numbers of cases and deaths continue to rise, financial institutions like the World Bank say the economies of the three most affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are being hit hard - and the impact could grow if the Ebola epidemic is not quickly contained. Mariama
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Video CDC Head Still Confident Ebola Outbreak Can Be Stopped

Thousands of kilometers from the communities hit hardest by Ebola, scientists in the United States are working to stop the outbreak. VOA's Carol Pearson reports from the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Video US Doctors Learn From Treating Ebola Patients

The predictions are grim: the number of people in West Africa infected with Ebola will increase drastically before the outbreak ends. But doctors are learning more about treating patients with this disease - lessons that could improve survival rates. VOA's Carol Pearson visited Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where doctors discovered some key factors in helping Ebola patients beat the odds.
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Video As Ebola Death Toll Climbs, Experts Study Nigerian Response

While the Ebola virus continues to take a heavy toll in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Nigeria is receiving praise for its swift control of the disease. There have been no new cases of the virus in the country since August 31. As Jeff Swicord reports from Lagos, preparation and swift response by a well-organized public health system were critical to Nigeria’s success.
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Video Ethiopian Workers Struggle After Repatriation from Saudi Arabia

More than 160,000 Ethiopians.. working in Saudi Arabia were expelled last year and sent back home due to new stricter labor regulations in the kingdom. Marthe van der Wolf reports for VOA from Addis Ababa that many of those forcibly repatriated are doing their best to adjust, but are having difficulty making ends meet.
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Video Nigerians Still Fearful of Ebola, Vow to Stay Vigilant

Nigeria has not had a new confirmed case of Ebola for more than a month, after initially confirming 19 cases and reporting eight deaths starting in late July. Health officials have praised the country’s health services for their quick response to the crisis. But as Jeff Swicord reports, people around the commercial capital, Lagos vow to stay vigilant. This report is part of a project on Ebola produced in cooperation with the U.S. State Department.
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Video Ebola Devastates Whole Villages in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone's Darru district, the remote village of Njallah Geima is one of the worst hit by Ebola. Adam Bailes reports for VOA that since May, more than half of the 200 people who live there have been infected with Ebola, killing 61 of them in just eight weeks.
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Video Kenyan School Food Program Powers Bodies, Minds

In Kibera, a large and poor informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, one school is doing more than feeding students’ minds. As Lenny Ruvaga reports from Nairobi, it also is feeding their stomachs.
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Video West Africa Hopes to Contain Ebola by December

West African leaders hope to contain the spread the Ebola virus by December of this year, but say it can only be done with robust international help. Countries most hit by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are appealing to their diaspora abroad to join the effort. A U.S.- African forum in Washington discussed the immediate needs of these countries and what African groups in the United States can do to help. Zlatica Hoke attended the meeting and has this report.

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Information Minister Lambert Mende says Scott Campbell deserved to be expelled because his report accusing DRC of rights violations was full of lies
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Photogallery Pistorius Sentenced, Taken to Prison

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Photogallery In Ghana’s Hinterlands, a Quest for Gold, with Lives on the Line

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