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Zambia's then-opposition leader Michael Sata speaks to journalists during a news conference in Lusaka in 2006. Sata, who became president in 2011, died while being treated for an undisclosed illness in London. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Congolese editor Solange Lusiku Nsimire says journalism is a powerful way of building and preserving her troubled country's "collective memory." Sylvain Muyali/Courtesy of IWMF hide caption

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Esther Okaya has a health problem that is a growing concern in Sub-Saharan Africa: high blood pressure. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Africans Are Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

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US soldiers have intervened in during natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. But a disease outbreak is more complicated. SSgt. Chad Chisholm/U.S. Dept. of Defense hide caption

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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

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Alieu P. Manor, 18, survived Ebola. He gazes into the room of his cousin, Varlee Kanneh, who was not so lucky. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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In Liberia's Hard-Hit Lofa County, Ebola Continues To Take A Toll

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Family members sit in the waiting room for the neonatal unit at Black Lion hospital. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

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Seun Dupe sits with her newborn twins in a maternity hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with more than 160 million people. UNICEF estimates that number will swell to nearly 1 billion by 2100. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100

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Vital Sounouvou is an African entrepreneur who founded Exportunity.com, a company to help promote trade in Africa. Courtesy of Vital Sounouvou hide caption

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Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions

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