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Gregory Warner

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Africa Unveils All-Africa Passport — But So Far Only 2 People Have One

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Economists say it'll be good for Africa, making it easier for businesspeople, workers and tourists to cross borders.

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Facebook Blamed For Flare-Up In Fighting In South Sudan

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Earlier this month, South Sudan teetered on the brink of a return to civil war. The government cites a Facebook post for sparking the violence.

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How Do You Say 'Gnarly' In Amharic? Ethiopia Gets Its First Skate Park

Friday, June 10, 2016

The country hopes to cash in on the sport's global popularity. And the kids love doing flips and handstands.

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Ethiopia Stifles Dissent, While Giving Impression Of Tolerance, Critics Say

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

For authoritarian regimes, crushing all opposition can be bad for your reputation. Ethiopia's leaders have proven skilled at maintaining firm control while staging the ceremonies of democracy.

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Ethiopian Runners Say They Face Discrimination

Sunday, June 05, 2016

When Ethiopia barred its best distance runner from competing in the 2016 Olympics, many saw it as an act of ethnic discrimination. Another runner from the same ethnic group says he was exiled.

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Freed From Prison, Ethiopian Bloggers Still Can't Leave The Country

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Just before President Obama's visit to Ethiopia last year, jailed bloggers and journalists were suddenly released from prison — a welcome gesture of openness. But their freedom goes only so far.

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Aid Groups In Ethiopia Reshape Approach In New Era Of Climate Change

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ethiopia has long been associated with extreme drought that leaves millions in need of food. That's still the case, as the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought in 50 years. But experts say that is exactly why the world needs to rethink its approach to aid in the age of climate change.

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Kenya Threatens To Close Refugee Camp

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Dadaab camp has been home for decades to hundreds of thousands of Somalis who fled violence in their homeland. But Kenya says the camp breeds terrorists.

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Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?

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Kenya To Host Largest Ivory Burn To Combat Elephant Poaching

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nairobi National Park will host the largest ever ivory burn on Saturday, burning over 100 tons of tusks. The pyrotechnic team is hoping they have enough donated fuel to make the big burn, burn.

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Ethiopian Monkey Study Offers Clues Into How Human Speech Evolved

Monday, April 18, 2016

A new study of the speech patterns of gelada monkeys in the Ethiopian Highlands suggests that linguistically humans aren't as unique as we think. So why has it taken us thousands of years to realize that? NPR has the story of how we listen to noises we don't understand.

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China Breaks Ground On Naval Base In Africa

Monday, April 18, 2016

China plans to open its first overseas military base in the African country of Djibouti. It's the same place where the U.S. has had its major African intelligence gathering base for the last 15 years.

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Kenya Faces Lawsuit From Taiwan Over Release Of Prisoners To China

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A diplomatic tangle in East Africa underlines China's growing might on the continent. Kenya faces a lawsuit from Taiwan over the "illegal abduction" of nationals deported to China. China says it's a matter of national security.

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Stalking Poachers With High-Tech Cameras And Old-Fashioned Smarts

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Infrared thermal cameras have revolutionized the way rangers can see into the dark. But sometimes, experience trumps technology.

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Uber Drivers In Nairobi Discover Not All Taxi Drivers Welcome Competition

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

After steady complaints by taxi drivers in Kenya that the ride-sharing service Uber is stealing their business, six men were arrested last week and charged with attempted murder of an Uber driver.

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Lesson Plan: Teach Students How To Rebuff Terrorist Recruiters

Friday, March 11, 2016

Terrorist groups in Kenya are trying to lure smart recruits who can give orders and boost their brand on social media. A high-school teacher is battling them in the classroom.

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What Happened When The Lions Got Loose In Nairobi

Friday, February 19, 2016

It's known as the only national park in the world with a skyscraper skyline. Nairobi National Park, in the Kenyan capital, boasts elephants, giraffe, rhinos and lions roaming freely across a savannah a mere 4-mile drive from downtown.

But last night, the proximity of urban and natural environments got a ...

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Advocates Urge Kenya To Help Victims Of Post-Election Violence

Monday, February 15, 2016

Nearly 1,000 women were raped in election violence in Kenya eight years ago. Campaigners say the victims are being deliberately ignored.

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Burundian Peacekeeping Abroad Can Fuel Conflict At Home

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Serving as a U.N. peacekeeper can be a lucrative profession for young Africans. But Burundians seeking such work must pledge loyalty to their government, which is implicated in human rights abuses.

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What's Causing Burundi's Chaotic Descent into Political Violence?

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

NPR’s East Africa Correspondent Gregory Warner discusses growing political violence in Burundi, the east African nation just south of Rwanda.

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