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Islamic State Bolsters Its Control Over Northwestern Iraq

The militant group known as the Islamic State has reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam, just another instance in its successful offensive in northwestern Iraq. Melissa Block talks with reporter Jane Arraf about the group's gains.

Africa Summit To Tackle Food Stability And Climate Change

An unprecedented gathering of African leaders opened in Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Africa Leader's Summit is covering topics including food security, climate change, regional stability and expanded business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa.

Foreigners Flee As Violence Worsens In Libya

Conditions in Libya have gone from bad to worse in recent months, with its main airport now a battleground and foreigners pulling out of the country.

What You Need To Know About Sierra Leone And Ebola

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there and has the latest.

Africa: The Richest Region For Young Workers And Consumers

Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.

Iraqi Leader Orders Air Support For Kurds Battling Extremists

Meanwhile, Kurdish forces are urging the U.S. to provide weapons in the fight against militants with the Islamic State.

Doctor With Ebola Is Improving, As Nigeria Reports Second Case

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., arrived in Atlanta Saturday, while the outbreak in West Africa continues to spread. Nigeria says a doctor there has the virus.

Storms, Aftershocks Hurt Rescue Efforts Following Deadly China Quake

The earthquake that hit Yunnan Province on Sunday afternoon has killed nearly 400 people. It displaced about 230,000 people, and more than 57,000 may still be waiting for rescue.
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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Prompts Street Closures, Delays

More than 40 heads of state from Africa are in town this week for a summit, so expect delays in the areas around the World Bank, White House and the Mandarin Hotel.


Ebola Outbreak Worsens In West Africa

As the African leaders gather in Washington, D.C., one of the topics they'll be discussing is the Ebola outbreak that is raging throughout West Africa. The outbreak is the largest on record.