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South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership

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Women march in the 2016 traditional Reed Dance at the royal palace in Lobamba. On Thursday, in celebration of the country's 50th year of independence, King Mswati III declared that he was changing the name of Swaziland to eSwatini. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The idea behind "Musekeweya", or the New Dawn, is to do the opposite of what the government's notorious "hate radio" did 20 years ago as it stoked ethnic hatred during the genocide carried out by Hutu extremists. Stephanie Aglietti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Romeo & Juliet In Kigali: How A Soap Opera Sought To Change Behavior In Rwanda

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Mourners line the streets of Soweto, South Africa, in a guard of honor as the body of anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is returned to her home from the funeral parlor, for an overnight vigil on the eve of her burial Friday. Mandela died April 2, at the age of 81. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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In South Africa, Crowds Gather To Honor Winnie Mandela

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in Johannesburg in December 2017, made the doek, a head covering and symbol of African womanhood, her trademark. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators raise Libyan flags at a national unity demonstration in Tripoli's Martyrs' Square in 2012. Courtesy of Frederic Wehrey hide caption

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In 'The Burning Shores,' Libya Blossoms — Briefly — Before Unraveling

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Winners of the 2018 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship (from left) are Jennifer Pahlka, Harish Hande, Jess Ladd, Lesley Marincola, Anushka Ratnayake and Barbara Pierce Bush. David Fisher/Skoll Foundation hide caption

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Why Winnie Madikizela Mandela's Legacy Is Being Debated After Her Death

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Extreme lack of attention is not unusual in hospitals in poor countries, says Martin Onyango, legal advisor for the Center for Reproductive Rights based in Nairobi. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters hide caption

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Samuel Senessie, 25, at the site of last year's mudslide. He lost five members of his family and his home. He says he has not received the government support to which he should be entitled. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Russia's Inroads In Africa

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Amr Mozeb, shown here with his wife Wahdeh and their two sons at their home in Djibouti, spent his high school and college years in the U.S. and was naturalized as a teenager. His children are U.S. citizens, but his wife, a Yemeni national, has been denied a U.S. visa. Arezou Rezvani/NPR hide caption

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Families Divided: President Trump's Travel Ban Strands Some U.S. Citizens Abroad

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Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies At 81

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