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Ebola Is Not Mutating As Fast As Scientists Feared

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Many people have worried that Ebola could evolve into a more deadly virus — or start spreading through the air. A study published Thursday alleviates these concerns.

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Morning Edition

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Islamist group Boko Haram has recently been pushed out of villages and towns in northern Nigeria. Renee Montagne talks to Adam Nossiter, the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times.

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Morning Edition

Don't Torpedo The Dam, Full Speed Ahead For Ethiopia's Nile Project

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Egypt was ready to go to war over Ethiopia's planned Renaissance Dam. A new agreement has ended the tension. But that doesn't mean everyone's a winner.

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All Things Considered

Boko Haram Kidnaps 500 Children In Northeastern Nigeria

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 500 women and children from the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak, reports say. The kidnappings come as regional forces were helping Nigeria push militants out of Damasak. Scores of villagers were killed in the violence.

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How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kpetermeni Siakor was 900 miles from home when Ebola struck. But with special software, he helped direct volunteers and supplies to the right spots.

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Morning Edition

Vanilla, Nutmeg Spice And Everything Nice On A Zanzibar Farm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Three spices that grow on the island of Zanzibar are so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. But vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg have very different origins.

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You're Just A Blob In Layers Of Plastic

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ever wondered what it feels like to get into one of the moon suits that Ebola workers wear for protection? At a TED Talk, Bill Gates gave audience members a chance to climb in and see.

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Morning Edition

As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

Monday, March 23, 2015

The virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated. Crucially important workers have died. Will the world pay attention — and pitch in?

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In Nigeria, Voters Question President's Advance On Boko Haram

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Nigerians are asking how government forces were able to rebuff Boko Haram militants so quickly, right before an election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Ofeibea Quist-Arcton in Lagos.

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'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

That's what a patient in Russia said a few years ago. In fact, 1.5 million people do die of the airborne infection each year. Here's what the world needs to do to fight this generally curable scourge.

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In Tunisia, Society 'Wasn't Quite Prepared' For Liberal Reforms

Saturday, March 21, 2015

More than 20 people were killed this week when two gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum. NPR's Scott Simon talks with William McCants of the Brookings Institution about the attack's repercussions.

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A Year Of Ebola: Memorable Moments From Our Reporters' Notebooks

Saturday, March 21, 2015

They remember an early survivor, the crying baby, the teenager who wouldn't give up, the woman who had only bananas to eat, people shaking hands again despite the risks.

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Nigeria's President Hopes To Push Back Boko Haram In A Month

Friday, March 20, 2015

Facing re-election in a week, Goodluck Jonathan says he thinks that all the territory seized by the extremist group can be retaken.

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Morning Edition

Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Friday, March 20, 2015

Nigeria's military says that, with the help of regional troops, its forces have retaken key towns captured by Boko Haram. The successes against the ISIS-linked extremist network come little more than a week before a key vote in which President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking re-election. The vote was delayed by six weeks, in part due to insecurity. Many are asking how the army was able to do in six weeks what it has failed to do these past six years.

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All Things Considered

Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.

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All Things Considered

Investigation Continues Into Deadly Museum Attack In Tunis

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor about the ongoing investigation of Wednesday's attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia, that left at least 20 dead.

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Botched Ritual Circumcision Leads To World's First Penile Transplant

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The recipient is a 21-year-old from a tribe in South Africa, whose organ was amputated after complications from the circumcision. The hope is that transplants could be one way to aid other victims.

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Morning Edition

Attack On Museum Seen As Strike Against Tunisian Economy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tunisia is reeling after a deadly attack on the Bardo National Museum left at least 20 foreign tourists dead. The gunmen took hostages before police shot two of the militants and caught at least one.

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All Things Considered

How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.

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All Things Considered

Tunisian Officials Still Investigating Deadly Museum Attack

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

At least 21 people, including 17 tourists, were killed in Tunis Wednesday when gunmen stormed a museum, Prime Minister Habib Essid says.

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