Tanzanian President John Magufuli canceled Independence Day celebrations and ordered a national day of cleanup instead. He picked up trash outside the State House during the Dec. 9 event. Daniel Hayduk /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This Politician's Philosophy: No Perks For You

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Becoming a father made Dr. Namala Mkopi appreciate why parents worry so much. He's been a leading advocate for childhood vaccines in his native Tanzania. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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A Maasai boy and his dog, near the skeleton of an elephant killed by poachers outside of Arusha, Tanzania, in 2013. Jason Straziuso/AP hide caption

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DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots

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Tanzanians from far-flung villages were brought to a fancy hotel to discuss natural gas policy. Courtesy of the Center for Global Development hide caption

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It's Not A Come-On From A Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

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Children with albinism, a genetic condition that can cause vision problems, study at a school for the blind in Tanzania. Because albinos are often attacked, the school is a rare sanctuary. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It took 101 takes to get the right shot for Gideon Gidori's Kickstarter video. He hopes supporters will fund his flight school tuition in exchange for a secret potato salad recipe. via Kickstarter hide caption

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Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaks to the media during a news conference in Rabat, Morocco, on Tuesday, where he talked about the U.S. action to nab an al-Qaida operative in Tripoli. Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP hide caption

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Abdullah Mchumvu has been training African giant pouched rats for more than a decade in Morogoro, Tanzania. Jonathan Kalan for NPR hide caption

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