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Foreign Currency Crisis Tells The Story Of Angola's Economic Peril

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Somali Capital Mourns The Dead From One Of The Deadliest Attacks In Its History

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Truck Bomb In Somalia's Capital Kills And Injures Hundreds Of People

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Somalia Hopes U.S. Will Step Up After Historically Deadly Bombing

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The Sardar Sweet Shop in Varanasi, India, was built around a neem tree considered too holy to cut down. Customers flow in and out, barely noticing the imposing tree. In rural parts, people use the neem tree's leaves to repel insects, the sap for stomach pain and the branches to brush their teeth. As for the candy shop sweets, Diane Cook says they were "fabulous." Diane Cook and Len Jenshel hide caption

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A 19-year-old woman talks with nurse Valeria Zafisoa at a traveling contraception clinic in eastern Madagascar run by the British nonprofit group Marie Stopes International. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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U.S. Slashes Funds For Family Planning In Madagascar

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Former anti-apartheid activist Mohamed Timol, brother of the late Ahmed Timol, holds up a copy of the book "Timol: A Quest for Justice" at the judgment proceedings in Pretoria on Thursday. Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rat traps are a weapon behind used to fight the plague in Madagascar, since the rodents carry the disease. But getting rid of all the rats would be difficult — and without rats, plague-infected fleas could then turn to humans for a blood meal. RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Opposition Candidate Withdraws, Presidential Vote In Kenya Could Still Happen

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Betsy Levy Paluck is a psychology professor at Princeton University. She ran a year-long experiment in Rwanda to see whether radio soap operas could be used to reduce prejudice. John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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'Something Amazing' In Angola: War Scraps Become Steel Beams For Rebuilding

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U.S. Eases Sanctions On Sudan

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Members Of U.S. Army Special Forces Killed In Niger

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Central African Republic Seeks More United Nations Aid As Violence Grows

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Zannah Mustapha and the students of the Future Prowess School he founded for children caught up in the Boko Haram conflict. This week he won a U.N. prize for his efforts. Rahima Gambo/UNHCR hide caption

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Benjamin Raphael of Nigeria (left) is a salesman who had never picked up a paint brush before he found asylum in Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Painting Their Old Life Helps Them Build A New Life In Italy

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