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Wide Speculation in Uganda Over Mbabazi’s Next Political Move

voanews.com — Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has replaced Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi - after what analysts suggest was a growing rivalry between these two major players within the NRM political party. There are rumblings that Mbabazi may challenge the long-serving president in the next elections.

Guinea-Bissau's President Pardons 2012 Coup Attempt Soldiers

voanews.com — Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has pardoned a group of soldiers convicted for a 2012 coup attempt. They include coup leader Pansau Ntchama, who led the soldiers in the attack on an army barracks in an attempt to seize power before a run-off presidential election could be held.

Four South Sudan Soldiers Killed in Pay Dispute

voanews.com — Officials in Central Equatoria state said Tuesday that four soldiers were killed and several more wounded in a shootout at a military barracks in Yei River county, in the south of the country. Yei mayor Santo Paul Lasuba said the deadly incident appeared to have been sparked by a disagreement over pay.

Raw Video of Hong Kong Student Protesters Who Use FireChat App

voanews.com — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong are using an app called FireChat to organize and communicate protest activities. Unlike Twitter or Facebook, the app does not rely on phone or Internet connections that can be blocked or overwhelmed by heavy usage, but rather bluetooth technology. .

Somali Port Workers Protest Turkish Firm Take-Over of Port

voanews.com — Turkey has been a key ally for the federal Somali government, and with major financial assistance from Ankara, development in Mogadishu is taking off at a fast pace. But not all are happy with the Turkish influence in Somalia. Port workers in Mogadishu staged recent protests to keep their jobs as Turkish companies take over.

UN Ebola Mission Kicks Off Amid Questions About Safety

voanews.com — As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has worsened over the past months, countries from Cuba to Denmark to Britain have helped fight the disease. Now, it's the United Nations' turn. Based in Ghana, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, known as UNMEER, is the world body's effort to take the disease down for good.

Thousands of Ebola Orphans Shunned by Communities

voanews.com — The U.N. Children's Fund reports thousands of Ebola orphans in West Africa face stigma and rejection from their families and communities for fear of being infected. As a consequence, UNICEF said many of these orphans are abandoned and must fend for themselves. The U.N.

Frustrated, Liberian Students Want Ebola Fight Role

voanews.com — In order to avoid human-to-human transmission of the deadly Ebola virus, the Liberian government temporarily closed schools, universities and other major public gathering points some months ago. Without the prospect of going back to school any time soon, hundreds of students took to the streets of Monrovia Monday to express their frustration.

Guinea Intensifies Ebola Screening at Sierra Leone Border

voanews.com — Guinean security forces are intensifying their Ebola screening efforts at the border with Sierra Leone. At the Madina Oula town crossing, people are subjected to rigorous health checks. Guinean security forces check for fever and instruct all travelers to wash their hands with soap before entering Guinea.