Rival Tribes Choose Wrestling Over War

Rival Tribes Choose Wrestling Over War

VOICE OF AMERICA South Sudan sponsored a “wrestling for peace” tournament, bringing together athletes from around the country. The last big tournament was canceled when…

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Kenya Strengthens Anti-Terror Fight with Armored Vehicles

Kenya Strengthens Anti-Terror Fight with Armored Vehicles

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan police added 30 armored personnel carriers (APCs) to be used in areas hit by terrorism. To protect and equip police officers,…

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Ugandan Researchers Develop New Ebola Test

Ugandan Researchers Develop New Ebola Test

VOICE OF AMERICA Researchers in Uganda say they have developed a new Ebola test kit that detects the virus in minutes, replacing current tests that…

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Official Touts ECOWAS Counterterror Policies

Official Touts ECOWAS Counterterror Policies

VOICE OF AMERICA A senior official at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said the group’s policies to combat violent extremism in the…

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Common Drug May Stop Malaria’s Spread

Common Drug May Stop Malaria’s Spread

VOICE OF AMERICA Scientists may have hit on a way to prevent the transmission of malaria with a drug originally developed to treat parasitic illnesses….

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AU Wants to Stop Child Marriages

AU Wants to Stop Child Marriages

VOICE OF AMERICA Confidence was just 14 when her aunt married her off to a 42-year-old man. The now-22-year-old Zimbabwean says the experience shattered her….

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Tanzanian President  ‘Bulldozes’ Waste, Corruption

Tanzanian President ‘Bulldozes’ Waste, Corruption

VOICE OF AMERICA Tanzanian President John Magufuli is going full throttle in the fight against waste and corruption. Tanzanians say they like his take-charge approach,…

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Kenya, Uganda Partner on Pipeline Route

Kenya, Uganda Partner on Pipeline Route

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenya and Uganda have agreed on the route for a pipeline that will carry crude oil from Ugandan oilfields to the Kenyan…

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DRC Tries Mega-Farms to Feed the Population

DRC Tries Mega-Farms to Feed the Population

VOICE OF AMERICA The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is developing plans for mega-farms of 50,000 to 150,000 hectares per province — producing food…

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Tutu Supports Campaign for  Older People

Tutu Supports Campaign for Older People

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu is lending his support to a campaign to ensure the rights of older people. The Nobel laureate wants the issue included…

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