A protester in a rainbow-colored wig and glasses joins a 2014 rally in Kenya to protest Uganda's increasingly tough stance on homosexuality. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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When The U.S. Backs Gay And Lesbian Rights In Africa, Is There A Backlash?

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Grains, beads and bangles unearthed from dig sites in Banda, Ghana, tell of a time when droughts did not bring famine. (Above) Archaeologists Amanda Logan and Osei Kofi dig into the floor of a house from the 1500s. Courtesy of Ann Stahl/Northwestern University hide caption

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What's the median age in Africa? To find out, take our quiz. Above: Crowds wait for a festival in Maiduguri. Bonus question: Where is Maiduguri? Answer: It's the capital of Boron State in northeastern Nigeria. Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images hide caption

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Nialina Ba holds the only picture she has of her late husband, Bourang Ba (in the white shirt). Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

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Aissatou Sanogo and her late husband, Souleymane Diaby. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

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Paul Zakayo (left) and Nasa Jackson Mairi were nabbed by a team of park rangers at the Mara Conservancy in Kenya and charged with killing three impalas and a gazelle in the wildlife sanctuary. Greg Warner/NPR hide caption

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Stalking Poachers With High-Tech Cameras And Old-Fashioned Smarts

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Morocco's King Mohammed VI, shown here in November 2015, introduced changes two years ago that have allowed more than 20,000 sub-Saharan Africans to settle in the country. Such a policy is extremely rare in the Arab world. Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP hide caption

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Morocco, Long A Stopover For African Migrants, Becomes A Destination

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