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The Old School, New School Media Battle Over Whether a Coup Took Place in Burundi

Burundian military officials used local radio to announce a coup d'état on Wednesday. But the president, who is currently in Tanzania, rejected those claims on social media.

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Lottery Ticket Approach Leads to Drastic Reduction in HIV Prevalence

A lottery program in Lesotho led to a 21.4 percent reduction in HIV incidence among participants over a two-year period.

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“Whitenicious” and “Fair and White”: The Demise of Skin Whiteners in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is following in the footsteps of some other African countries, banning dangerous products that lighten skin. Despite these product's popularity, there is a growing movement against the skin bleaching industry.

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The River That Swallows All Dams

For 60 years, colonialists, engineers, and dictators have tried to tame Africa’s greatest waterway. Welcome to the Congo River, where dreams go to die.

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New Hope for Children in Ongoing Central African Republic Conflict

Eight rebel groups in the Central African Republic have agreed to release children they held captive during the country's bloody sectarian conflict.

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