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Activists march through the Central Business District of Nairobi on Jan. 27 at a demonstration calling for government action to address the murders of young women. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands who are fleeing the ongoing conflict between government forces and M-23 rebels reach the entrance the Democratic Republic of Congo eastern city of Goma. Moses Sawasawa/AP hide caption

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Resurging violence in Democratic Republic of Congo forces thousands to flee

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Janine Kibwana, Ebola survivor and mother of five, sits in her living room in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Researchers studying the DRC's most recent Ebola outbreak say that a new vaccine can dramatically reduce the risk of dying from the disease. John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Cote D'Ivoire players celebrate after winning the African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Nigeria and Cote D'Ivoire, at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Sunday, Feb. 11 Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Watching the Africa cup of Nations soccer final in a bar in Lagos

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Fighters ride in a vehicle moving in a military convoy accompanying the governor of Sudan's Darfur State on Aug. 30, 2023. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An account from the frontline of 'the largest displacement of children on the planet'

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A wooden boat was spotted at night in international waters north of Libya by Doctors Without Borders' rescue team aboard the MV Geo Barents. Valerio Muscella for NPR hide caption

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A rescue ship saved them from the sea. Now these migrants find a tough road in Europe

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Kush users in a shack at the Kingtom dumpsite in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Cheap, quick to take effect and easily accessible, kush has proved dangerously appealing to a generation of young Sierra Leoneans growing up amid widespread poverty and unemployment. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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A child receives a measles vaccination at a clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, where a 2022 outbreak saw some 700 children die from the highly infectious childhood disease. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Nigeria's global star Burna Boy (center) is nominated in Grammy's new category "best African music performance." Nominees are from Nigeria, South Africa and Benin. Other African musicians feel neglected. Mulatu Astatke (left) is a pioneer of Ethio-jazz in Ethiopia, which has never earned a Grammy nod. North African musicians have rarely been nominated. At right: Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi. Alexis Maryon, Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Karl Lagerfeld, courtesy of the artist hide caption

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FILE - Namibia President Hage Geingob speaks during a plenary session at the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit, on Dec. 1, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Namibian president has died in a hospital where he was receiving treatment, his office said Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Supporters of the Alliance Of Sahel States (AES) drive with flags as they celebrate Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger leaving the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Niamey on January 28, 2024. Hama Boureima/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After the coups, West Africa's Brexit moment

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Anthropologist Carla Handley, center, meets with Wario Bala, right, to present the results of a DNA study she conducted seven years ago in his community in northern Kenya. Rebecca Siford hide caption

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If you donate DNA, what should scientists give in return? A 'pathbreaking' new model

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Is the series of snowy storms in North America making you a little ... um ... squirrely? Well imagine if this was the first time you ever saw snow in your life! We reached out to people in the Global South and other parts to share their stories of the first time they saw snow. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Our friendships are our fate': Novelist Hisham Matar on revolution and relationships

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British jurist Malcolm Shaw, right, legal adviser to Israel's Foreign Ministry Tal Becker, left, look on during the opening of the hearings at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. Patrick Post/AP hide caption

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Injured Palestinians arrive at al-Shifa Hospital following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, central Gaza Strip, on Oct. 16, 2023. Abed Khaled/AP hide caption

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Anton Koen, a former police officer who now runs a private security firm that specializes in tracking and recovering hijacked and stolen vehicles, prepares to go out on patrol east of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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Okatakyi Dr Amanfi VII is known as the paramount chief of Asebu and created the Pan African Village project there in Ghana. Jude Lartey for NPR hide caption

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