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Residents block a road as they protest the killings of two locals, in Beni in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 22, 2014.

Congo, UN Troops Fire Live Rounds Amid Protest Against Killings

Crowds gather at UN base calling for peacekeepers to leave town after two people were shot dead during protest over mission's failure to stem violence blamed on Uganda rebels More

Dauda Mohamed Fullah, an Ebola survivor, Kenema, Sierra  Leone, Oct. 17, 2014. (Nina deVries/VOA)

Sierra Leone Discharges ‘Healed’ Ebola Victims

Information minister says administration has made strides in effort to combat Ebola disease More

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete is seen in a Feburary 24, 2013, file photo.

Tanzania Opposition United in Referendum Challenge

Opposition leader says groups boycotted process for drafting new constitution after accusing administration of failing to respect country’s laws More

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Burkina Faso Government Looks to End Presidential Term Limits

Interior minister says government will submit bill to parliament calling for referendum on issue; opposition leader says government has hidden agenda with plan More

President of Guinea Alpha Conde, center, listens as the heads of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank discuss the Ebola outbreak at the World Bank in Washington, Oct. 9, 2014.

Guinea President Calls on Retired Doctors to Help Fight Ebola

Alpha Conde says Guinea is at war with Ebola and during a time of war, no one retires; he asks retired health care workers to think of themselves as soldiers More



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Racing to Save the Cheetahi
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Julie Taboh
October 22, 2014 9:01 PM
Award-winning conservationist Dr. Laurie Marker warns that unless we act quickly, the world will likely lose its remaining cheetahs within the next ten years. That dire prediction comes on the heels of a newly released report by World Wildlife Fund, which states that the world has already lost 50 percent of its wild animal population since 1970. That grim statistic includes the loss of two-thirds of the wild cheetah population. VOA’s Julie Taboh has more.
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Video Racing to Save the Cheetah

Award-winning conservationist Dr. Laurie Marker warns that unless we act quickly, the world will likely lose its remaining cheetahs within the next ten years. That dire prediction comes on the heels of a newly released report by World Wildlife Fund, which states that the world has already lost 50 percent of its wild animal population since 1970. That grim statistic includes the loss of two-thirds of the wild cheetah population. VOA’s Julie Taboh has more.
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Video Ebola Increases Threat to Child-bearing in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. Now, Ebola is likely to push it even higher. Health officials say almost all pregnant women infected with the virus, along with their babies, die from the disease. For VOA, Adam Bailes reports from Sierra Leone
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Video Ghana’s Bamboo Bikes Gain Worldwide Attention

Bicycle frames are commonly made out of carbon fiber, steel or aluminum. But in Ghana’s countryside, an entrepreneur is trying to show the world another way to make bikes: from bamboo. Chris Stein reports for VOA from Apaah, Ghana.
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Video Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. Part of a multi-billion dollar project aimed at satisfying growing energy needs in the North African kingdom, the Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five the country plans to build by the end of the decade as it strives to become a world-class renewable energy producer. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video South African Dance Company Brings “Fusion” Work to New York

A festival of South African arts in New York, “Ubuntu,” features a dance company from Johannesburg. Vuyani Dance Theatre recently performed at New York City Center, where VOA’s Carolyn Weaver met up with them.
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Video Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

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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Activists say Boko Haram has taken hundreds of young men, women and children
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Gas Plant Could Offer Solution to Ghana’s Power Woes

Government is hopeful that long-delayed natural gas processing plant in village of Atuabo will provide needed energy to main utility Volta River Authority
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Urgent action called for to stop multi-drug resistant tuberculosis as new estimates show 9 million people developed tuberculosis last year, and 1.5 million died
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Photogallery Ebola Survivors Continue Healing Through Support Group

Guinea group's members find strength by encouraging each other, educating broader communities
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Burkina Faso Government Looks to End Presidential Term Limits

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VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.
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