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FILE - Men read newspapers with headlines about the Ebola Virus in Lagos, Nigeria.

Photogallery Nigeria Using Facebook, Twitter to Inform People About Ebola

Nigerian government says communication is its first line of defense against Ebola More

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown.

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Judge Stephen Kavuma reads the verdict at Uganda’s Constitutional court, invalidating an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional, Aug.1, 2014.

Uganda Court Annuls Anti-Gay Law

Court says law was passed in parliament without enough members present for a full quorum More

Mogadishu, Somalia

Somali Lawmaker Killed in Mogadishu

Witnesses say Aden Madeer was gunned down outside a mosque in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne's district; al-Shabab claimed responsibility More

FILE - Ghana labor unions want the government to act to halt depreciation of Ghana's currency, the cedi.

Ghana Labor Groups Protest Poor Economy

Thousands march, urging government to shore up falling currency, living conditions More



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West Africa Ebola Deaths Top 725, US Issues Travel Warningi
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August 01, 2014 11:16 AM
The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola deaths in four West African countries now tops 725. The United States is warning travelers to avoid any non-essential trips to hardest-hit countries, as health officials race to contain the virus. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas has the latest from Washington.
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Video West Africa Ebola Deaths Top 725, US Issues Travel Warning

The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola deaths in four West African countries now tops 725. The United States is warning travelers to avoid any non-essential trips to hardest-hit countries, as health officials race to contain the virus. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas has the latest from Washington.
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Video Virginia Man Proclaims New Nation to Make his Daughter a Princess

Jeremiah Heaton traveled from his Virginia home to an “unclaimed” piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, planted a flag there and named it the Kingdom of North Sudan. And he insists that his young daughter Emily is now a princess. VOA’s Laurel Bowman has more.
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Video 'Fab Lab' Igniting Revolution in Kenya

The University of Nairobi’s Science and Technology Park is banking on 3-D prototyping to spark a manufacturing revolution in the country. Lenny Ruvaga has more for from Nairobi's so-called “FabLab” for VOA.
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Video VOA Presents: Young African Leaders Initiative

Africa 54’s Vincent Makori’s hosts a 30-minute special on the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), President Obama’s flagship program to invest in the next generation of African leaders. This summer 500 fellows from Africa are in the United States studying public management, civic leadership and business and entrepreneurship in a six-week fellowship.
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Video Rapid Spread of Ebola in West Africa Prompts Global Alert

Across West Africa, health officials are struggling to keep up with what the World Health Organization describes as the worst ebola outbreak on record. The virus has killed hundreds of people this year. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders are watching the developments closely as they weigh what actions, if any, are needed to help contain the disease.
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Video Michelle Obama: Young Africans Need to Embrace Women's Rights

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama urged some of Africa's best and brightest to advocate for women's rights in their home countries. As VOA's Pam Dockins explains, Obama spoke to some 500 participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a six-week U.S.-based training and development program.
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Video Trade, Investment, Growth Are Key Issues at US-Africa Summit

Business leaders from African nations are visiting key U.S. energy and transportation facilities, seeking ideas and contacts to solve problems that slow economic development. It is an effort to boost U.S. investment in Africa and increase economic growth and employment on both sides of the Atlantic. Trade and investment issues are an important part of a summit between President Barack Obama and many African leaders that will take place early in August in Washington. VOA’s Jim Randle reports.
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Video Young African Leaders Network With Private-Sector Representatives

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says his agency will commit nearly $38 million to help set up four regional leadership centers in Africa to make sure there is continuity in the Young African Leaders Summit taking place this week in Washington. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports from Washington
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Video Young Africans Arrive in US for Leadership Program

President Barack Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative has brought hundreds of young Africans to the United States for a six-week program aimed at building their knowledge and skills in fields such as public administration and business. Out of the 50,000 young Africans who applied for the program, just one percent was accepted. VOA's Laurel Bowman caught up with some of those who made the cut and has this report.
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Video Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting with Aspiring Young Africans

U.S. President Barack Obama says the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Obama made the comment Monday to a group of 500 young people attending the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the aspiring young African leaders have just finished a six-week program of academic study at 20 institutions across the United States.
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Video Meet Mildred Apenyo

Mildred Apenyo is a fellow in the 2014 Young African Leader Fellowship program.
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Video Researchers: Africa Genetically Modified Crops Held Back by Scaremongering

A new report states that genetically-modified crops -- also known as GM crops -- would dramatically improve agriculture in Africa. The report, published by the policy group Chatham House, argues the technology is being held back by scaremongering from opponents. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video VOA Presents: Young African Leaders Initiative

In this co-production with Channels TV in Lagos, Nigeria, two participants in President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative talk about their experiences in the program.
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Video AIDS Conference Welcomes Exciting Developments in HIV Treatment, Prevention

Significant strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment and prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year, at the International AIDS Conference, the AIDS community welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly virus. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Melbourne, Australia.
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Video Fog Collector Transforming Maasai Water Harvesting in Kenya

The Maasai people of Kenya are known for their cattle-herding, nomadic lifestyle. But it's an existence that depends on access to adequate water for their herds and flocks. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA, on a "fog collector."
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Video Malala Urges Nigerian President to Meet With Kidnapped Girls' Parents

On a visit to Abuja, Nigeria, the Pakistani schoolgirl and education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has called on Nigeria's president to meet with the parents of the school girls abducted by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. More than 200 girls are being held in the northeastern part of the country, where Boko Haram is waging an insurgency against government forces. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London
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Video New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil

As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff prepares for World Cup closing ceremonies on Sunday, she is also working on another big event. Her country will host the sixth annual BRICS summit on Monday. BRICS, the acronym for a group of five emerging national economies with significant influence on regional and global affairs, includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. VOA's Mariama Diallo looks into the issues that will be discussed during the two-day meeting.
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Video African-born Pastor Brings ‘Holy Laughter’ Revival to Washington

A South African-born televangelist based in Florida has brought his ministry to Washington for a three-week event he is calling “Celebrate America.” Rodney Howard-Browne is calling for a religious revival in the United States. But as VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports, his preaching style is far from mainstream.
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Video Displaced South Sudanese Face Worsening Conditions in Camps

Floods, malaria and malnutrition are making life worse for internally displaced people staying at camps in South Sudan. In Malakal, the country's second largest city, most people prefer to face difficulties at the UN camp rather than return home, where the security situation remains fragile. Emilie Iob reports from Malakal for VOA News.
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Video Nigeria School Girls Still Missing, 11 Weeks After Abduction

It's been almost three months since more than 200 school girls were abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. The kidnapping made headlines worldwide, and several countries, including the United States, promised to help bring the girls back to their families. But as Mariama Diallo reports, the girls are still missing, and advocates for their return are growing frustrated.

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VOA6O AFRICA - July 31, 2014i
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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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Video VOA6O AFRICA - July 23, 2014

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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