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All Things Considered

Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.

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All Things Considered

European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.

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You Don't Want To Mess With An Angry Mother

Monday, April 20, 2015

Phyllis Omido's toddler had a mysterious ailment. After doctors came up with a diagnosis, she set out to shut down a Kenyan polluter. Now she's won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.

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Morning Edition

South African Authorities Try To Quell Xenophobic Violence

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hundreds of people were detained in an effort to end the recent anti-foreigner violence that has swept South Africa. Renee Montagne talks to David Smith, the Africa correspondent for The Guardian.

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Morning Edition

Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.

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Congo Monkey Spotted Decades After Species' Alleged Demise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bouvier's red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers.

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New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The footage shows some 30 people it says are Ethiopian Christians killed in two separate locations in Libya.

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Hundreds Of Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A major rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean Sea after a migrant ship carrying as many as 700 people capsized Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the U.N.'s Adrian Edwards in Geneva.

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All Things Considered

WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

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Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week, accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.

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Frustrations Fuel Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in Durban, South Africa, Thursday, hoping to drive out foreigners looking for work. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the BBC's Milton Nkosi about the attacks.

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As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery

Friday, April 17, 2015

International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.

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Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa Turns Deadly

Friday, April 17, 2015

At least five people have been killed, immigrant-owned businesses have been attacked and thousands have sought refuge at temporary shelters. The government has condemned the violence.

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All Things Considered

Thousands Flee After Anti-Immigrant Violence Strikes South Africa

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with South African journalist S'thembile Cele about how violence against immigrants has flared in South Africa.

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They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.

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All Things Considered

Muslim Migrants Threw Christians Overboard, Italian Police Say

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are trying to flee Africa by boarding rickety and often overcrowded boats for the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Many ships capsize or are abandoned by smugglers, and hundreds have already died en route. More than 10,000 people were rescued this week alone.

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The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.

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In Posthumous Riposte, Editor Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Targets 'Islamophobia'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Jan. 7 attack on the French satirical magazine, says the term Islamophobia protects Islam more than it does Muslims — and plays into the hands of racists.

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'To My Brave Sisters': Malala Speaks To Missing Nigerian Girls

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Like the kidnapped girls, Malala Yousafzai was targeted by militant extremists for wanting an education. The activist wrote a heartrending letter to the girls on the anniversary of their abduction.

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