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How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

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Nigeria Prepares For Drastic Economic Changes

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The picture was taken in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after Evelyn Amony was rescued. Holding her youngest daughter, she was at a meeting to negotiate with members of the Lord's Resistance Army. The two men, who had also been abducted, are her relatives. The faces of the men and baby are blurred to protect their identities. Courtesy of Erin Baines hide caption

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Oscar Pistorius walks without his prosthetic legs Wednesday during his resentencing hearing at the Pretoria High Court for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Alon Skuy/AFP/Getty Images 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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Was It Worth It For Lesotho To Sell Its Water To South Africa?

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The Party Of Nelson Mandela Struggles To Attract New Voters

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Former President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm at London's House of Lords on Feb. 3. The lecture title: "Final Days of the Fiery Serpent: Guinea Worm Eradication." Eddie Mullholland/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Jimmy Carter May Soon Get His 90th Birthday Wish: No More Guinea Worm

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