Sudan, Ethiopia Deploy Joint Forces

Sudan, Ethiopia Deploy Joint Forces

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Sudan and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to deploy joint forces along their border to prevent weapons smuggling and sporadic skirmishes between armed…

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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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Burkinabe Inventor Turns Harmful Plants Into Clean Energy

Burkinabe Inventor Turns Harmful Plants Into Clean Energy

Reading Time: < 1 minute UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM On the outskirts of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Mariama Mamane sat in the dust tinkering with a blue generator. The 29-year-old environmental…

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Women Pool Savings  to Invest in Cattle

Women Pool Savings to Invest in Cattle

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the women of a self-help group in Tuluroba, Kenya, the goal was simple: Use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell…

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Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ethiopia has passed a law giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing…

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Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. About 200 villagers take…

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Uganda is World’s Most Active Nation

Uganda is World’s Most Active Nation

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS A report on physical inactivity across the globe found that Uganda is the world’s most active nation. The study, published in…

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Program Brings Education Improvements to Madagascar

Program Brings Education Improvements to Madagascar

Reading Time: < 1 minute WORLD BANK Madagascar’s public education spending fell in 2009 after a political crisis, putting thousands of children at risk of having to leave school. Others…

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South African Kids Learn to Code

South African Kids Learn to Code

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE It’s Wednesday, 2 p.m. sharp in the densely populated South African township of Ivory Park —time for about 60 11-year-olds to duel at…

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Report Says Africans Living Longer, Healthier

Report Says Africans Living Longer, Healthier

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA The World Health Organization (WHO) says Africans are living longer and healthier lives. But the WHO warns that millions on the continent…

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