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How Bicycles Are Helping To Heal Rwanda

Friday, May 08, 2015

This weekend, an Olympic-qualifying race will be held in Rwanda. It's a sign of how bikes are changing the country's image — and how Africa is making inroads in the Western-dominated cycling world.

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All Things Considered

As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback

Friday, May 08, 2015

Ebola put the country's immunization program on pause. Now officials are launching a nationwide vaccination campaign to stop the largest measles outbreak the country has seen in years.

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Spanish Customs Officials Foil Attempt To Smuggle Boy In Suitcase

Friday, May 08, 2015

An 8-year-old from the Ivory Coast was found curled up in a suitcase Thursday, foiling an attempt to smuggle him into Spanish territory. His father was later arrested.

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Rescued From Boko Haram, How Can They Reclaim Their Lives?

Friday, May 08, 2015

The women and children may have been beaten and raped. Some are pregnant. But a researcher who has worked with former captives says with the right support and treatment, there's hope.

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Morning Edition

In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees

Friday, May 08, 2015

Some land routes are blocked and boats are scarce. As a result, many refugees who just arrived in the African nation of Djibouti are from Yemen's small professional class.

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On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over

Thursday, May 07, 2015

On May 9 — 42 days after the last reported case — the World Health Organization will announce that the epidemic has ended in the West African nation. Its citizens are proud, sad and a bit leery.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: PEN World Voices - Queer Futures

Thursday, May 07, 2015

For the 2015 PEN World Voices Festival, African writers reflect on the burgeoning gay rights movement across the continent. With Binyavanga Wainaina, Zanele Muholi and Kehinde Bademosi.

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All Things Considered

Majority Of Rescued Boko Haram Captives Are Children

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Kiryn Lanning of the International Rescue Committee about the hundreds recently rescued in Nigeria from Boko Haram captivity.

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All Things Considered

Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.

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Morning Edition

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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