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Ramatu Usman, shown here with one of her sons, is a 37-year-old mother of eight. She says she was separated from one of her sons, 6-year-old Yahaya Buba, following an attack. He is still missing. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

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People call for the Nigerian government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok region, during a protest earlier this month. Boko Haram, the group that took the girls, says they have been "married off." Olamikan Gbemiga/AP hide caption

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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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