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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Congo Coffee Looks to Make a Comeback

Congo Coffee Looks to Make a Comeback

In the mid-1980s, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was officially exporting up to 130,000 tons of coffee per year, but by 2012 that…

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Night Basketball Returns to Mogadishu

Night Basketball Returns to Mogadishu

VOICE OF AMERICA For the first time in decades, young basketball players in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are holding tournaments at night thanks to improved…

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Liberian Life Returns to Normal after Ebola

Liberian Life Returns to Normal after Ebola

VOICE OF AMERICA At the height of the Ebola crisis in late 2014, social life in Liberia was at a standstill as people tried to…

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Somalia Offers Amnesty to al-Shabaab Members

Somalia Offers Amnesty to al-Shabaab Members

Zakariya Ismail Hersi, a former senior al-Shabaab commander, speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] VOICE OF…

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Hit Song Delivers Ebola Message in Liberia

Hit Song Delivers Ebola Message in Liberia

VOICE OF AMERICA In Liberia’s capital, the hit song Ebola in Town has a danceable beat and conveys a serious message about avoiding infection. Three…

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