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Hurricane Pamela Makes Landfall in Western Mexico

Hurricane Pamela came ashore on Mexico’s Pacific coast Wednesday, bringing with it strong winds and rain.The Category 1 storm had just regained hurricane strength before hitting 65 kilometers north of Mazatlan, a port city and tourist destination.The s…

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Treasury Chief: US to Reach Debt Ceiling October 18

The U.S. government is likely to run out of money to pay its bills on October 18 if the country’s debt ceiling is not raised, Treasury chief Janet Yellen warned congressional leaders on Tuesday.She said that absent a congressional vote to lift the coun…

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UN Faces Many Challenges as It Prepares to Mark 75th Anniversary

GENEVA – Preparations for the observation of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary are underway as the world body’s ability to maintain global peace and security appears ever more tenuous. The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War…

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African Slum Map Exposes True Scale of Urban Poverty

DAKAR, SENEGAL – Urban scientists on Wednesday launched the first digital map of Africa’s sprawl of slums to expose the true scale of urban poverty and bring services to millions of people. The “Million Neighborhoods” project by a team at the Universi…

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Nigeria Releases 25 Children Cleared of Suspected Ties With Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA, – The Nigerian army released 25 children Thursday after clearing them of suspected ties with armed Islamist groups in the country’s restive northeast region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.Nigeria has fought an ins…

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Tunisian Women Hope to Secure Gender Parity Gains in Legislative Vote

TUNIS, TUNISIA – It’s hard to miss Samira Chaouachi�she’s a regular face on local TV. She is sought after too, by foreign media this election season, as spokesperson for jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui’s Heart of Tunisia party. Chaouachi als…

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Cameroon Opens Dialogue on Separatist Violence in English-Speaking Regions

YAOUNDE – Weeklong talks on the separatist crisis facing Cameroon’s English-speaking regions opened Monday in the capital, Yaounde. President Paul Biya called for the national dialogue to resolve the crisis that has left at least 2,000 people dead in t…

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Seychellois lottery offers the chance to win island vacations, Premier League sports matches as prizes

A Seychellois-owned company has gone international with the launching of two new online lottery games — one for sports lovers and another offering an inclusive tailor-made holiday experience to Seychelles. The new games were launched on Wednesday in…

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Ethiopian President: ‘There is Nothing that a Woman or a Girl Cannot Do’

This interview originated in VOA’s Horn of Africa service. VOA Africa Division’s Thierry Kaore, Andrea Tadic and Salem Solomon contributed to the story.Editor’s note: Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde gave an interview to Solomon Abate of the Voice …

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Some Young Tunisians Aren’t Waiting for Politicians to Deliver

TUNIS, TUNISIA � Computer student Anes Nouri wants to launch a tech startup. Awatef Mosbeh, already has one: a smart children’s magazine available via a mobile phone app and focused on environmental and social issues.Both are holed up in a Tunis classr…

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