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South Sudanese who fled from Sudan sit outside a nutrition clinic at a transit center in Renk, South Sudan, May 16, 2023. Fighting in Sudan has displaced 10 million people, according to U.N. figures. Sam Mednick/AP hide caption

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Nearly 120 million people were displaced around the world in 2023, UNHCR report says

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African National Congress (ANC) polling agents set up a tent decorated with party paraphernalia outside a polling station in Umlazi on May 29, during South Africa's general election. Zinyange Auntony/AFP via Getty Images

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Girls at a primary school in Sheno, Ethiopia. In partnership with UNICEF, the Sheno Primary School developed a program to educate both girls and boys about menstruation — and provide sanitary pads. A new UNICEF report says that only 39% of the world's schools offer such instruction. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden greets Kenya's President William Ruto at the South Portico of the White House on May 22. The two leaders met with a group of tech CEOs the day before the official state visit. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images/AFP hide caption

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Monday

Rwanda's post-genocide transformation has been remarkable, but uneven. Jacques Nkinzingabo for NPR hide caption

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Rwanda is transforming and growing — but at what cost?

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Sunday

Paramedic Papinki Lebelo waits for a police escort before responding to an emergency call-out in the Red Zone neighborhood of Philippi East in Cape Town, South Africa. Due to a rise in attacks on paramedics, large parts of the city are only accessible to ambulance crews when they have a police escort. This severely delays response times. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Josephine Dusabimana says she rescued 12 people during the Rwandan genocide. Jacques Nkinzingabo for NPR hide caption

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As a brutal genocide raged around her, Josephine smuggled 12 people to safety

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Sunday

Ltesekwa Lekuuk, Paris's half-brother and a fellow moran, heads toward the mountain campsite where Paris had been living until a few weeks ago. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Kenya's Samburu boys share a sacred bond. Why one teen broke with the brotherhood

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Friday

Isabella Mogeni, 54, from the neighborhood of Mukuru kwa Reuben, looks on as bulldozers destroy homes in the slum area on May 3. Emmanuel Igunza for NPR hide caption

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In Kenya's flooded slums, people mourn their losses and slam their leaders

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