East Africa  Makes Commerce Easier

East Africa Makes Commerce Easier

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

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

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

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

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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Cameroon Seeks More Female Political Participation

Cameroon Seeks More Female Political Participation

VOICE OF AMERICA Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal in 2018 — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected…

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Judge Becomes First Somali to Lead International Court

Judge Becomes First Somali to Lead International Court

VOICE OF AMERICA Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf has become the first Somali to lead the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. “I am…

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Somalia Opens Counterextremism Center

Somalia Opens Counterextremism Center

VOICE OF AMERICA Somalia’s government has launched a digital counterextremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabaab and…

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TV Show Celebrates Integrity in Government

TV Show Celebrates Integrity in Government

VOICE OF AMERICA A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia. It…

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South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

VOICE OF AMERICA A farmers’ group in South Sudan’s Imotong State says it has found a way to combat the dreaded fall armyworm, which has…

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