Former Liberian President Charles Taylor takes notes during his trial Thursday. He was found guilty of aiding war crimes in Sierra Leone. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amr Moussa, the front-runner in the Egyptian presidential race, speaks during a press conference in Cairo on Apr. 22. The country's election commission said Thursday that Moussa and 12 other candidates are eligible to compete in next month's election. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, thousands of African immigrants, many of them small-scale clothing traders from Nigeria, have come seeking business opportunities. One of the Nigerian traders, who goes by his "designer name" of Niceguy, is shown here in the city's Little Africa neighborhood. Nina Porzucki for NPR hide caption

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Kelvin Njubigbo, one of the many African traders in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, made two profitable trips to the city from his native Nigeria. On his third trip, he was robbed of $19,000. Nina Porzucki/for NPR hide caption

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