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Unannounced And Unprecedented: Kerry Makes A Stop In Somalia

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry took a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday. The visit is a first for a U.S. secretary of state. For more on Kerry's visit, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner.

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Morning Edition

Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In just four days, some 7,000 migrants on dozens of flimsy vessels were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities are scrambling to find shelters for them.

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Morning Edition

Who's To Blame? Eritrean Refugee Killed By ISIS After Israel Deported Him

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

An Eritrean refugee, who had made his way to Israel, spent time in a detention center and prison, but Israeli officials sent him back Africa. In Libya, he was killed by members of the Islamic State.

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All Things Considered

Rescued Boko Haram Captives Recall Their Ordeal

Monday, May 04, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with the Associated Press' Michelle Faul about her trip to a refugee camp where Nigerian soldiers have brought girls and women rescued from Boko Haram.

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All Things Considered

Kenya Pushes For Close Of Word's Largest Refugee Camp

Monday, May 04, 2015

Kenya wants to shut down a sprawling Somali refugee camp it views as a vector for Islamist extremists. Refugee officials say shutting down the camp would violate international law.

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Irene, A Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

Monday, May 04, 2015

With her shy charm and sunny smile, she makes viewers realize that behind the label "sex worker" there's a sweet young mom, just trying to feed her kids.

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Morning Edition

Kenya Threatens Again To Close Dadaab, World's Largest Refugee Camp

Monday, May 04, 2015

The fate of more than a quarter million Somali refugees hangs on an act of diplomacy. Secretary of State Kerry is in Kenya to discuss its threat to close the Dadaab refugee camp.

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

Sunday, May 03, 2015

A series of small operations in a single day managed to pick up the refugees fleeing North Africa in smugglers' boats in hopes of reaching Europe.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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A Man Said To Be Ebola-Free Could Still Infect A Partner During Sex

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report says a woman in Liberia very likely contracted the virus after unprotected sex with a man who had survived the disease. The reason may lie in the immune response of the testicles.

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All Things Considered

Nigerian Military Rescues Boko Haram Captives

Friday, May 01, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Anna Cunningham, who covers Nigeria for CBC News, about the Nigerian military's announcement that they rescued girls abducted by Boko Haram.

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All Things Considered

South African Government Denies Xenophobia Played Role In Man's Death

Friday, May 01, 2015

The body of one of seven people killed in attacks against foreigners in South Africa was returned to his home country, Mozambique, on Thursday. He was stabbed and beaten to death in Johannesburg.

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France Investigates Claims Its Soldiers Abused Children In Africa

Thursday, April 30, 2015

President Francois Hollande warns of consequences if the allegations about abuse in the Central African Republic are true. The U.N. worker who publicly revealed the abuse has been suspended.

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Nigerian Military Rescues 200 Girls From Boko Haram

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ninety-three women were also rescued in the operation. The military says it cannot confirm if the girls are the same as the schoolgirls kidnapped last year, but the AP reports they are not.

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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Monday, April 27, 2015

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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All Things Considered

South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

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All Things Considered

Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For more than a decade, the Mediterranean island nation has responded to distress calls from desperate migrants hoping to reach safety. The difference now is in the numbers.

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Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In his first win of the iconic long-distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.

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Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop In Dakar

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Around the world, hip-hop gives a voice to the voiceless. Our photo essay spotlights rappers in Senegal, who shout out their frustrations about living in poverty and their dreams of a better future.

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