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Ivorian Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi addresses a news conference Tuesday in Abidjan after reaching an agreement with disgruntled soldiers, who led a days-long mutiny protesting delays in bonus payments. Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A soldier bears a rocket launcher near a military camp in the city of Bouake on Monday. Once the stronghold of the rebels that brought President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, Bouake is now a centerpiece of the unrest among soldiers who feel cheated of bonus pay. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Conservationist Kuki Gallmann speaks at the launch of World Migratory Bird Day, in April 2006. Gallmann was shot in the stomach Sunday while surveying arson damage to her property. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Endurance Amalawa, a Nigerian studying in India, was admitted to the hospital after being attacked by a mob in Greater Noida. Locals had blamed a group of Nigerian students for the death of an Indian teenager even though the police had no evidence linking them with the youngster. Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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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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