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Cattle owned by Fulani herdsmen graze in a field outside Kaduna, northwest Nigeria in February 2017. Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding

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Farmer Georges Kouamé Koffi holding two cocoa pods. Chocolate is made from the almond-sized cocoa beans contained in the pods. Alex Duval Smith for NPR hide caption

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A Dip In Global Prices Creates Cocoa Crisis For Ivory Coast's Farmers

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Omu Fahnbulleh stands over her husband after he staggered and fell, knocking him unconscious at an Ebola ward in Liberia in 2014. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Mutant Ebola May Have Caused Explosive Outbreak

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Protesters set the National Assembly building in Libreville, Gabon, on fire after President Ali Bongo was declared the winner of last weekend's election. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Ivorian soldier stands guard on March 18, 2016 at the site of a jihadist shooting rampage at the beach resort of Grand Bassam. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivory Coast Struggles To Keep Economy Afloat After Terror Attack

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A unidentified family member (right) of a 10-year-old boy that contracted Ebola has her temperature measured by a health worker outside an Ebola clinic on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, on Nov. 20. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have now gone 42 days without a single reported case of Ebola. Abbas Dulleh /AP hide caption

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Guinea is where the Ebola outbreak started in West Africa. In this photo from November 2014, workers from the local Red Cross prepare to bury people who died of the virus. Kenzo Tribouillard /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Mysteries About Ebola: From Bats To Eyeballs To Blood

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Liberian workers dismantle shelters in an Ebola treatment center in the Paynes Ville neighborhood of Monrovia. Doctors Without Borders closed the center last month because it was no longer needed. Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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