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People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.

VOA Exclusive: Teen Stowaway's Father Says Allah Protected Son

Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi tells VOA's Somali service he was stunned to learn his son had made the risky trip to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing jetliner More

FILE - Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago (R) address the media outside the Buganda Magistrates court, Uganda.

Uganda Capital City Official Unhappy With Prolonged Court Battle

Kampala Lord Mayor says court cases have taken toll on family’s health, finances and plunged his political future into uncertainty More

A man votes at a polling station in Bissau, April 13, 2014.

Guinea-Bissau Presidential Run-Off Scheduled for May 18

Former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz faces Nuno Gomes Nabiam, an independent candidate who headed civil aviation authority More

In this photo taken on March 29, 2014, medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Death Toll Rises in West Africa

A medical relief worker at an Ebola treatment center in Guinea says new patients continue to be admitted on a daily basis More

FILE - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma addresses the media after unveiling a bronze statue of Nelson Mandela as part of the Day of Reconciliation Celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Dec. 16, 2013.

South African President Zuma Unscathed by Scandals

Zuma is currently accused of using nearly $19 million of public funds for developments at his private rural home, yet his second term in office is almost guaranteed More



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US, African Countries Team Up to Tackle Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

40 vessels have been attacked by armed gangs in Gulf of Guinea this year, according to senior US military officials
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Actress Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful' Woman

Oscar winner, 31, lauded for role in '12 Years A Slave' says she 'never dreamed' she would be praised for her looks and land on cover of weekly magazine
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Ebola Death Toll Rises in West Africa

A medical relief worker at an Ebola treatment center in Guinea says new patients continue to be admitted on a daily basis
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Blast Injures Peacekeeper as Diplomats Visit Mali's Kidal

There is no immediate claim for the mine blast bu al-Qaida-linked militants are suspected
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South African President Zuma Unscathed by Scandals

Zuma is currently accused of using nearly $19 million of public funds for developments at his private rural home, yet his second term in office is almost guaranteed
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New Research Finds Gap in Diarrhea Care of African Children

Oral rehydration therapy could save 20,000 children’s lives every year
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Former Senegalese Leader Set to Return Home Wednesday

Opposition spokesman says government is closing airport, forbidding welcome rally for former President Abdoulaye Wade
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Study in CAR Links Mental Health and Malnutrition

Data suggest that many parents of malnourished children have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
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Mariama Diallo
April 23, 2014 8:28 PM
VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.

On the Fringe of South African May Elections

Small political parties struggle to bring a wide range of social, economic and politicial ideas to South Africa's national elections

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