Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

VOICE OF AMERICA The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the…

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African Cinemas Make a Comeback

African Cinemas Make a Comeback

VOICE OF AMERICA Africa’s largest film festival, FESPACO, celebrated its 25th edition in 2017. The main venue, as always, was the old and respectable Cine…

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Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

VOICE OF AMERICA Thousands of HIV-negative Kenyans will for the first time be placed on daily antiretroviral medication in a bid to prevent new infections….

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Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

VOICE OF AMERICA The border between Nigeria and Cameroon has been fully reopened for the first time in three years. Officials from the two countries…

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Côte d’Ivoire Signs New Constitution Into Law

Côte d’Ivoire Signs New Constitution Into Law

VOICE OF AMERICA Côte d’Ivoire adopted a new Constitution, with hopes it will support the nation’s emergence as one of Africa’s rising economic stars after…

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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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