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Ebola epidemic continues

Since our last program on Ebola, the death toll from the disease has more than doubled to 4,800. U.S. and Spanish aid workers sickened by Ebola also transmitted it to medical workers in the U.S. and in...
Healthcare workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea on March 28, 2014,  (AP Photo/Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF)

Ebola in West Africa

There has been a lot of media coverage lately dedicated to the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, which is estimated to have killed at least 2,300 people. The outbreak began in December 2013, when the...
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Al Shabaab on the offensive in Kenya

The militant group Al Shabaab has wreaked havoc across East Africa throughout the decade. A cell of Al Qaeda, the group has launched attacks on civilians throughout Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, and is...
17 Feb 2014, Bangui, Central African Republic --- Tension between sangaris and christians fromPK12 area, because they want the road open. Sangaris is protecting the muslims with MISCA. Muslims are refugee around the mosque of PK12 and half. They are waiting for a truck to leave to Chad. Christians want them to leave. They provok sangaris. (Photo by Laurence Geai/NurPhoto) ---(Copyright Laurence Geai/NurPhoto/NurPhoto/Corbis / APImages)

Conflict in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic may not be a country on everyone's radar, but for the past two and a half years, it has been the scene of a bloody conflict that's left thousands dead and tens of thousands more...