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Congo Militiamen Free One French, 3 Congolese Mine Workers
Militiamen have a freed French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
"The president of the republic welcomes the news of the liberat...
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Africa Day 2017 Focuses on Investing in Youth
For more than half a century, Africa's identity and unity have been celebrated around the world on May 25, in honor of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union (AU).
"Celebrating Africa Day, to me, is recognizing not only what Africa...
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Aid Agencies Reach Somalia IDP's With Cash Relief Programs
A key innovation since the 2011 famine in Somalia is the growing use of cash assistance programs for people affected by current drought-induced crisis. The mobile money transfers enhance accountability, sidestep security challenges and enable recipients, many of whom are displace...
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Ethiopia's Tedros Faces Challenges as New WHO Chief
African delegates celebrated with ululations and high-fives when Ethiopia's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected director-general of the World Health Organization earlier this week in Geneva. Now, Tedros faces a slew of challenges as he takes the helm of a sprawling organiz...
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Genetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola Outbreak
Tests are underway to determine the genetic sequence of the Ebola virus behind an outbreak in central Africa, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control researcher said Friday.
Dr. Barbara Knust, an epidemiologist, told VOA's Horn of Africa service that scientists are looking for "clues"...
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