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Al-Shabab Militants Cross Border To Storm University In Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Gunmen have attacked a university in eastern Kenya, killing at least 14 people. The militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. NPR's Gregory Warner offers the latest from Nairobi.

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Kenya Says Operation Against Al-Shabab Militants Is Over; 147 Dead

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Islamist militants had taken hostages at a university campus in Garissa. In 2013, militants from the same group carried out a similar operation on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, the capital.

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WNYC News

City Health Department Aids West Africa Ebola Response

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Four employees with the department are headed to Guinea later this month to help.

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Morning Edition

Nigeria's New President: From Military Ruler To 'Newborn Democrat'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

For the first time, an opposition challenger has defeated a sitting president at the ballot box. A peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another would be another first for Nigeria.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Traveling Back Into Joseph Kony's Congo

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Driven by her family’s devastating losses, Congolese expatriate Francisca Thelin embarks, with human rights activist Lisa J. Shannon, on a perilous journey back to her beloved homeland,

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Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Daily Show isn't the only fake news show around. South Africa has Late Nite News, starring comedian Loyiso Gola. We asked him how he feels about Noah's new job — and what advice he has to offer.

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All Things Considered

Opposition Candidate Defeats Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Former military leader Mohammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a Nigerian presidential election.

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Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's Replacement, Goes From Hero To Villain In 24 Hours

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Soon after it was announced that Noah will host The Daily Show, it emerged that some of his tweets mocked women and Jews — tweets that critics have called sexist and anti-Semitic.

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If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

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All Things Considered

Nigerians Await Results Of Closely-Contested Election

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, about the latest on Nigeria's elections.

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All Things Considered

Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.

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Morning Edition

Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

Monday, March 30, 2015

Islamist insurgents have reportedly killed about 40 people, as the polling for a new president continued into Sunday. Voting was extended after technical problems kept some from casting their ballots.

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Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for more than 40 deaths, including one lawmaker, as balloting continues in a closely-fought presidential elections.

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Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.

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All Things Considered

Nigerians Go To The Polls

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who's been at a polling station in the capital, Abuja, where they're counting votes.

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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

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Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.

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Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

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Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in its teenage phase: Questioning everything, including the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the University of Cape Town campus.

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All Things Considered

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.

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