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The Obstacles And Opportunities Of Nigeria's Exploding Economy

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. She speaks with Audie Cornish about how Nigeria has been coping with the militant group Boko Haram and the responsibilities attendant with becoming Africa's largest economy.

How Anti-Bribery Laws In Europe Are Bringing U.S. Investors To Africa

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit has brought together scores of African leaders and American businessmen. Billions of dollars of investments have been announced this week. While Africa is becoming attractive to investors, some countries are drawing more attention than others.

Business Booms For Gaza Ice Man, Just As Power Fades

In Gaza City, one business in particular is thriving: Ice Man. People line up to buy bags of crushed ice to cool drinks and keep medications at the right temperature — as long as the owner can get gasoline for his generator.

Ebola Casts A Shadow Over Obama's Africa Press Conference

President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.

Plotting The American Role In Fighting The AIDS Epidemic

To learn about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Melissa Block talks with Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. Birx talks about combating complacency in the fight against the AIDS epidemic.

Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World'

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.

Ask Me Anything: Correspondent Emily Harris Discusses Gaza

For the past month, Harris has been covering the Israeli-Hamas battles in the Gaza Strip. She's answering questions Wednesday in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

Nearly 50 Killed By Car Bombs In Baghdad Markets

Violence in primarily Shiite neighborhoods has been extreme in recent weeks. On Wednesday, three car bombs were detonated in crowded market areas.

Dutch Call Off Search For Additional Remains In Ukraine

The Dutch prime minister said continuing the search at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is too dangerous. Russia has stationed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine.
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African Diasporas: Investment and Advocacy Across Borders

As heads of state converge on Washington for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, we examine the role of local diaspora communities on the continent.