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What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

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Acutely malnourished child Sacdiyo Mohamed, 9 months old, is treated at Banadir hospital in Somalia on Saturday. Somalia's government has declared the drought there a national disaster. Mohamed Sheikh Nor/AP hide caption

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A 5-year-old child cries as a nurse struggles to find a vein for an injection at a health clinic last month in Shada, Somalia. The child's family lost all their animals to drought and traveled more than 100 miles in search of a better situation. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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Indian Oven's bunny chow features shrimp with a side of tomatoes and cucumbers. The restaurant is located in Hout Bay, a suburb of Cape Town. Alan Greenblatt for NPR hide caption

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Gambian president Yahya Jammeh (center) has his finger inked before casting his marble in a polling station in a presidential poll, in Banjul on Dec. 1, 2016. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gambians celebrate the victory of opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow against longtime President Yahya Jammeh on Friday in the streets of Serrekunda, Gambia. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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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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