World Scrabble champion Wellington Jighere, 33, (right) is one of Nigeria's many masters. His strategy: "When you are expecting me to do the traditional thing, I will just choose to do something that is uncharacteristic." Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

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A court-approved protest staged by Zimbabwe's opposition supporters seeking electoral reforms turned violent Friday in Harare when it was broken up by police. Zinyange Auntony /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Terrain Hotel compound was ransacked by South Sudanese troops, who went on to attack foreign aid workers holed up there. Adriane Ohanesian/AP hide caption

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Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point

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South Sudan's Current Conflict Leaves Residents In 'Desperate State'

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Ahmad Faqi al-Mahdi in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in the Hague last September. Mahdi pleaded guilty to war crimes over the deliberate destruction of buildings at a UNESCO-listed desert heritage site in Mali in 2012. ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Evan Mawarire poses with a Zimbabwean flag in Harare, Zimbabwe, on May 3. He was arrested in July for inciting violence and disturbing the peace and left the country after he was released. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Outside Zimbabwe, Anti-Government Pastor Takes Stock Of His Movement

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In this Aug. 3 photo, a safe that was shot open is seen in an office of Juba's Terrain compound after it was looted July 11. South Sudanese soldiers killed a local journalist and raped foreign aid workers in a five-hour attack that day. Adriane Ohanesian via AP hide caption

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Aid Workers Provide Harrowing Accounts Of Being Attacked In South Sudan

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April Ross (left) watches her U.S. teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings try to reach the ball during a women's beach volleyball semifinal match early Wednesday. The Americans lost in straight sets to the Brazilians, 22-20 and 21-18, ending Walsh Jennings' quest for a fourth straight gold. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800 meters in Rome on June 2. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sensitive Question Of Intersex Athletes

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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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Western Aid Workers Among Those Attacked By Soldiers In South Sudan

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Boko Haram Video Is Said To Show Some Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

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Kenya's Jemima Sumgong celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's marathon Sunday in Rio in a time of 2:24:04. Despite Kenya's wealth of distance running talent, she's the first from her country to win the women's marathon since it was introduced to the Olympics in 1984. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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