South Africa Xenophobic Attacks

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David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike play real-life couple Seretse and Ruth Khama in A United Kingdom. Stanislav Honzik/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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David Oyelowo On The Real 'United Kingdom' Marriage And Its Diplomatic Fallout

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, shown here in 2015 arriving for his inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria, left for London Jan. 19 and hasn't been back since. The government insists he's fine, but speculation is rife that he may be suffering from serious health issues. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Nigerian President's Long Absence Comes Amid Major Economic Crisis

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Attacks On Foreigners On The Rise In South Africa

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Lucia Adeng Wek holds her 3-year-old son, Wek Wol Wek, who suffers from malnutrition. They're at a clinic in South Sudan run by Doctors without Borders and were photographed on October 11, 2016. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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Kenya's Censorship King: Head Of Film Board Accused Of Overstepping

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Muslim Leader In Nigeria Links Polygamy To Poverty And Terrorism

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A World Food Program food distribution site in Bentiu, South Sudan. The U.N. says nearly 5 million people in the country do not have enough food, and in one region people are already dying of starvation. Kate Holt/AP hide caption

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In South Sudan, People Are Dying Of Hunger As Civil War Continues

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, speaks at his party's annual conference in December, where he was endorsed as a candidate for the 2018 election. His wife said last week that even if he dies before the election, he should run "as a corpse." Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

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Environmentalists Are At Odds With Kenya's Government Over Rail Line

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Famine Declared In Parts Of War-Torn South Sudan

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A child with nodding syndrome waits for treatment at an outreach site in Uganda's Pader district. Matthew Kielty for NPR hide caption

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Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Of Nodding Syndrome

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