A protester in a rainbow-colored wig and glasses joins a 2014 rally in Kenya to protest Uganda's increasingly tough stance on homosexuality. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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When The U.S. Backs Gay And Lesbian Rights In Africa, Is There A Backlash?

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Hamdi Ali Musa saw her first book when she was 10. Now 25, she's one of Hargeisa's only librarians. "A revolution has been happening in publishing books, reading, writing and literature," she says. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

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Protesters chant slogans at a demonstration in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on Aug. 6. Demonstrations took place last weekend across the country, and Amnesty International says dozens of peaceful protesters were shot dead. Tiksa Negeri/Reuters hide caption

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Ethiopia Grapples With The Aftermath Of A Deadly Weekend

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Nearly 100 Dead After Anti-Government Protests In Ethiopia

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Facebook Blamed For Flare-Up In Fighting In South Sudan

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Henok launches off a homemade quarterpipe ramp at a parking lot. Sean Stromsoe hide caption

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How Do You Say 'Gnarly' In Amharic? Ethiopia Gets Its First Skate Park

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (left), walks alongside President Obama during the U.S. president's visit to the African nation last July. Critics say Ethiopia has cracked down hard on the opposition, but makes modest gestures to give the impression it tolerates some dissent. SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ethiopia Stifles Dissent, While Giving Impression Of Tolerance, Critics Say

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Ethiopian Runners Say They Face Discrimination

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At a 2015 press conference with President Obama in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn asked the foreign press corps to "help our journalists to increase their capacity." Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Freed From Prison, Ethiopian Bloggers Still Can't Leave The Country

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Aid Groups In Ethiopia Reshape Approach In New Era Of Climate Change

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A Kenya Wildlife Services ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

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Kenya To Host Largest Ivory Burn To Combat Elephant Poaching

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