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In The Shame In Venice 2, Kenyan artist Michael Soi protests the makeup of his country's pavilion at the Biennale. Courtesy of Michael Soi hide caption

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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is under construction near Assosa, Ethiopia. When it's completed, the dam will have be able to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity, making it the biggest hydroelectric power station in Africa. Elias Asmare/AP hide caption

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Don't Torpedo The Dam, Full Speed Ahead For Ethiopia's Nile Project

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Vanilla is seemingly a prima donna spice because its pods have to be hand-pollinated and then boiled and dried in the direct sun for only one hour. iStockphoto hide caption

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Vanilla, Nutmeg Spice And Everything Nice On A Zanzibar Farm

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Inside Chef Chane's tiny kitchen. Every few months or years, his landlord — taking note of Chane's popularity — will raise the rent, or a conniving official will demand a bribe. Then, instead of bowing to the system, Chane will disappear and set up in a new location. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

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A minibus painted with the Rolling Stones' logo. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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When There's Art On The Bus, You'll Get To Your Stop Sooner

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Thousands of Ethiopian opposition activists demonstrate in Addis Ababa on June 2, 2013. The demonstrations were organized by the newly formed Blue Party opposition group. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ethiopia's Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

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Captive Market: A Consultant, His Girlfriend And The Kidnapping Business

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It's Been A Hard 12-Step Road For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

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Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia, waits for procedures to start at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 26. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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A Former Child Soldier Will Stand Trial In The Hague For War Crimes

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School kids hold up a sign given to them by activists at a demonstration at Langata Primary Road School. Brian Inganga/AP hide caption

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Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

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Dr Dieudonne Masemo Bihehe and Dr. Tina Amissi are physicians at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, now doing research through ICART, a new research center to support Congolese scholarship. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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In The World's Rape Capital, Doctors Fight Violence With Science

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Michael Sharp visits with Elizabeth Namavu and children in Mubimbi Camp, home to displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A coordinator for the Mennonite Central, he has an unusual approach to peacemaking. Jana Asenbrennerova/Courtesy of MCC hide caption

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Michael Sharp, Who Works For Peace In Congo, Is Reportedly Kidnapped

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Abebe, the owner of Abyssinia, a popular Ethiopian eatery in Nairobi, Kenya, shows some of the foods permitted during the pre-Christmas fast. Orthodox Ethiopians typically eat just one vegan meal per day for 40 days before the Christmas feast on Jan. 7. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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A 40-Day Vegan Fast, Then, At Last, A January Christmas Feast

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Students in Uganda may use Uglish words, but you can be sure they're not learning them at school. Courtesy of Will R. Potter/Said&Seen hide caption

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Don't Bench That Dentist: A Guide To Ugandan English

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How To Pitch A Hamburger In A War Zone

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