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A statue of Mozambique's first president, Samora Machel, at a city square in the capital Maputo. The monument is one of many similar statues built throughout Africa by North Korean workers. The United Nations on Wednesday banned the export of North Korean monuments, saying the government was earning hard currency that could be used to advance its nuclear program. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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A man carries a Nile Perch of about 175 pounds caught in a lake in Uganda. The huge fish — they can weigh up to 440 pounds — were introduced to several African lakes and have wiped out hundreds of local species. WALTER ASTRADA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A protester in a rainbow-colored wig and glasses joins a 2014 rally in Kenya to protest Uganda's increasingly tough stance on homosexuality. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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When The U.S. Backs Gay And Lesbian Rights In Africa, Is There A Backlash?

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Grains, beads and bangles unearthed from dig sites in Banda, Ghana, tell of a time when droughts did not bring famine. (Above) Archaeologists Amanda Logan and Osei Kofi dig into the floor of a house from the 1500s. Courtesy of Ann Stahl/Northwestern University hide caption

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What's the median age in Africa? To find out, take our quiz. Above: Crowds wait for a festival in Maiduguri. Bonus question: Where is Maiduguri? Answer: It's the capital of Boron State in northeastern Nigeria. Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images hide caption

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Nialina Ba holds the only picture she has of her late husband, Bourang Ba (in the white shirt). Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

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