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Nonprofit Helps Blind South Sudanese See Again
A blind student reads a Braille version of the Bible in Juba, South Sudan. AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Nonprofit Helps Blind South Sudanese See Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA A U.S.-based nonprofit is helping hundreds of blind South Sudanese see again by hiring a local doctor to perform surgeries on patients…

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Kenyan Woman Invents Farming App

Kenyan Woman Invents Farming App

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan innovators are betting on digital technologies to attract young people to an agriculture industry that is dominated by an aging population. …

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Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cameroon’s top female football star has opened an academy to teach the sport to girls. The academy is the first of its kind in the…

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Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers are betting that a new variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand increasing instances of drought. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement…

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One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA For the first time, half of the global population — 3.9 billion people — is using the internet.  An International Telecommunication Union…

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East Africa  Makes Commerce Easier

East Africa Makes Commerce Easier

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA An international money transfer company has launched an online service for East Africans to send and receive money more easily. Analysts say…

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CAR Defense Minister Hopes to Rebuild Military

CAR Defense Minister Hopes to Rebuild Military

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Throughout nearly six years of civil war, the military of the Central African Republic (CAR) has struggled to restore…

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Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An entire generation has been born since Nelson Mandela’s 1990 release from a South African prison, where he…

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East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by REUTERS East African leaders have agreed to build a railroad and highway network to improve regional travel, trade and security. In…

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West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

West Africa Taps Solar Energy Potential

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA In Morocco, a giant solar power plant near the city of Ouarzazate soon will increase its capacity to 580 megawatts. Solar energy…

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