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U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?
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Along South Africa's East Coast, Locals Take On Mining Industry
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Students from the Sekenani Girls Secondary School gather outside their dormitory after lunch. The new school is the first high school for girls in the Maasai region. Harriet Constable for NPR 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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"You have to understand / that no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than land," wrote Warsan Shire in a poem about the refugee crisis. Courtesy of Amaal Said hide caption

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She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe
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Police In Cairo Use Tear Gas To Break Up Protests Against Egypt's Government
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Charity To Amp Up Direct Aid Mission In Impoverished East Africa
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