A Kenyan Writer Blossoms From A Nairobi Slum

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South Sudanese women carry cans filled with water on their heads at Terekeka, north of Juba. Many southerners say they plan to vote for independence next year. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many In Southern Sudan Long For Independence

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This colorized image shows part of the Ebola virus. The often-fatal Ebola hemorrhagic fever has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976. Frederick Murphy/CDC hide caption

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New Ebola Drug 100 Percent Effective In Monkeys

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In Parts Of Sudan, Life Hasn't Changed In Centuries

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Writer Profiles Vigilante On The Hunt In Sudan

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When Chris Abani was a boy, he toured the Nigerian countryside as an interpreter for his mother, Daphne Mae Hunt, who wanted to teach women about their menstrual cycles as a form of birth control. Courtesy Chris Abani hide caption

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A Woman's Mission: To Teach Birth Control In Nigeria

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Somali Pirates Take The Money And Run, To Kenya

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Sudan's President Wins Another Term

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U.S. Ambassador On The African Union

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A suspected pirate from Somalia looks around as he is escorted into federal court by U.S. marshals in Norfolk, Va., on Friday. A group of 11 suspected pirates were due to be arraigned and tried in the Norfolk federal court. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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It's Not Just Passengers Trying To Catch A Flight

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Sharing 'Mandela's Way' In Fifteen Lessons

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