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Nigeria Thwarts Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

Monday, February 02, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked the outskirts of the heavily-fortified city of Maiduguri for the second time in a week. Nigerian officials say the rebel's attack has been contained.

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All Things Considered

Getting The News To West African Youth, Through Hip-Hop

Sunday, February 01, 2015

In Dakar, Senegal, two rappers going by the names Keyti and Xuman offer a summary of the week's news in hip-hop format. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 15, 2015.

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Egypt Frees One Al Jazeera Journalist From Prison

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be deported to Australia. He is one of three Al Jazeera journalists who were arrested in December 2013. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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Egypt Frees One Of Three Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Australian journalist Peter Greste was detained in December 2013 and imprisoned in June. He is being deported, but the fate of his two colleagues is unknown.

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Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

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A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

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Ebola Cases Plummet In West Africa, As Endgame Begins

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That's the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.

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Mr. Taxi Driver, You Are GOING TOO FAST!!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kenya's passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!

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For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

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Morning Edition

It's Been A Hard Road To 12-Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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Morning Edition

LRA Rebel Commander Appears Before International Criminal Court

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

At a hearing in The Hague, Dominic Ongwen faced war crime charges. As the top Ugandan rebel commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, he's accused of forcing child soldiers to beat, maim and kill.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leaving Family in Africa, Starting Over in America

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, Alexandra Fuller confronts tough questions about her past, the American man she married, and the family she left behind in Africa.

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Morning Edition

Guinea Cleric Demands Safer Burials To Stop Ebola's Spread

Monday, January 26, 2015

Efforts to alter customs have been stymied by fear and suspicion surrounding the disease. In Guinea's third-largest city Kindia, the Grand Imam is trying to galvanize people to adopt best practices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Overcoming Hardships, Optimizing Your Eats

Monday, January 26, 2015

Leonard is back in the host seat! A Guantanamo diary. 1,000 foods to eat before you die. Alexandra Fuller's latest book. Capitalizing off of kitchen mishaps.

Several Killed In Egypt Amid Clashes Marking Anniversary Of Uprising

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Police cracked down on demonstrators marking the fourth anniversary of mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The reported assault is on a city about 100 miles southwest of where the Islamist extremist group killed as many as 2,000 people earlier this month.

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Mistrust, Anger Holds Guinea Back From Fighting Ebola

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Local resistance is hampering the nation's efforts to eradicate the virus by mid-March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells NPR's Rachel Martin how health workers are dealing with it.

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Kerry Urges Nigeria To Hold Credible Elections In Face Of Violence

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of the country's presidential elections. The visit also comes amid an upsurge of violence from the Islamist militants Boko Haram.

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All Things Considered

Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.

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All Things Considered

International Criminal Court To Try Former Child Soldier With War Crimes

Friday, January 23, 2015

The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.

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