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When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

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Often On The Move, Restless Elephants Are Tough To Count — And Keep Safe

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Ali Daud Omar will repair your cell phone for $6. He's one of the refugees benefiting from the Ugandan government's right-to-work policy. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Fleeing War And Finding Work

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Kenyan Health Workers Fear Ebola May Take Flight

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How Anti-Bribery Laws In Europe Are Bringing U.S. Investors To Africa

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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

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Satao was a 45-year-old Kenyan elephant with tusks so long they brushed the ground. Poachers killed him in June with a poisoned arrow. African leaders gathered in Washington said there needs to be better cooperation on the continent to prevent poaching. Tsavo Trust hide caption

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African Leaders: No One Country Can Stop Elephant Poaching

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Scores of African leaders gather in Washington this week at an unprecedented summit organized by President Obama. Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa's Leaders Aim To Change Perception Of The Continent

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Two customers sit having a drink in the Diani Sea resort in Diani, Kenya, outside Mombasa, on May 16. Travel advisories issued by Western countries are hitting Mombasa hard, forcing hotel closures and thousands of workers to lose their jobs. Ivan Lieman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled

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Women carry sticks in Ganyliel, South Sudan, an area protected from the violence in the country due to its isolation. But food there is scarce. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry

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A man cleans up the site of Tuesday's car bomb explosion in Jos, Nigeria, on Thursday. The city was spared deadly reprisals, in part because a peace group intervened. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence

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Terrorist Group Suspected In Nigerian Attacks

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People attend a rally in Abuja, Nigeria, calling on the government to rescue kidnapped school girls. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Relatives Of Kidnapped Girls: Bring Them Back — But Alive

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The Mood In Abuja, Where Missing Schoolgirls Cast Long Shadow

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Nairobi Bombings Are A Sign Of Spreading Militant Influence

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