A child with suspected malnutrition is examined at a medical clinic in Malakal, South Sudan, in July. Matthew Abbott/AP hide caption

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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

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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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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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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