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A New Look At 'The Bright Continent'

Nigerian-American journalist Dayo Olopade talks about finding optimism in Africa and her new book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.
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Push Is On To Get Russia To Take The 'Off-Ramp'

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart meet in Paris as the crisis in Ukraine continues. The U.S. has condemned Russia's "aggression" in Crimea.
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Zello App Gains Popularity With World's Protesters

Linda Wertheimer talks to Patrick Tucker, the technology editor for Defense One, about Zello — a walkie-talkie app. That app is becoming a key tool for protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela.
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Will Scotland Go Independent? A Primer On The Secession Vote

Scotland will vote Sept. 18 on whether it wants to break away from the United Kingdom. NPR's Ari Shapiro provides the basics on the likelihood of secession and what it might mean.
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Preview: Steve Inskeep Travels U.S.-Mexico Border

Steve Inskeep has begun a journey along the U.S.-Mexico border — from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. NPR reporters are also pursuing stories of people, goods and culture crossing the border.
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Venezuela Marks 1 Year Since President Chavez's Death

The government tries to control protests fueled by middle-class Venezuelans, who blame Chavez for inflation, food shortages and crime. David Greene talks to Girish Gupta, a reporter based in Caracas.
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Nigeria Pressed To Do More For Civilians Caught In Insurgency

Militants seeking to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria have killed 150 people in attacks in the last 4 days. The Boko Haram sect launched its uprising in 2009 but has ramped up its violence.
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Ukranian Flag Back On Goverment Building In Donetsk

Andrew Roth, a correspondent for The New York Times, tells David Greene some of the demonstrators in Donetsk were actually Russian citizens — sent into Ukraine by Moscow.
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Before Paris Stop, Kerry Talks To Protesters In Kiev

Secretary of State John Kerry is having discussions in France on Wednesday with America's allies about the crisis in Ukraine. He also is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart.
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Ukranian Soldiers Trapped In Crimea Standoff

Ukrainian troops have been inside their bases in Crimea with sizable numbers of Russian troops and Crimean self-defense units blocking the entrances.

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