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A Tigray People's Liberation Front fighter poses in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 30, 2021. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia

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The vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The White House says Thursday that the U.S. will commit 17 million additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union. Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I hide caption

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Orphaned mountain gorilla Ndakasi lies in the arms of her caregiver Andre Bauma on Sept. 21, shortly before her death. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A gorilla's life and death, in 2 viral photos

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A fisherman paddles through mangrove trees at the Tam Giang Lagoon in the Hue province of Vietnam. Mangroves lose all their leaves in winter, exposing their whitish trunks. Trung Pham Huy hide caption

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Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger and caretaker at the Senkwekwe Center for Orphaned Mountain Gorillas, poses for a photo with female orphaned gorillas Ndakasi, left, and Ndeze, center, at the the Senkwekwe Center for Orphaned Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, eastern Congo in 2019 . The 14-year-old mountain gorilla Ndakasi has died after a long illness, the park said. Mathieu Shamavu/AP hide caption

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A nurse administers the world's first malaria vaccine during a 2019 pilot program in Ghana. The World Health Organization has now recommended the vaccine for use in countries with moderate to high levels of malaria transmission. Cristina Aldehuela/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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WHO greenlights the world's first malaria vaccine — but it's not a perfect shot

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The Pandora Papers cite a number of leaders from lower-income countries or nations with great levels of inequality, among them Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (from left), Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, Bloomberg, Ludovic Marin/Getty Images hide caption

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Bassirou Ndao's horse ran away. He needed the animal for his farmwork and couldn't afford a replacement. Posting a photo on the Trouvés ou Perdus Facebook page led to an equine reunion. Bassirou Ndao hide caption

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A report by the World Health Organization this week detailed 83 allegations of sexual abuse by its employees during the Ebola crisis that began in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it a "dark day" for the U.N. body. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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It seemed as if the 2005 album by Kenneth Kaunda, We Shall Fight HIV/AIDS, had vanished. But then ... it was found! Here's what could be the sole surviving copy, now being remastered for re-release this year. Allegra Alcoff hide caption

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Listen to a clip from Wezi's song "Moyo Nimukwatu"

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Mohd Ali, right, of Selangor, Malaysia, lost his job due to the pandemic. The family's favorite foods — fried chicken, eggs, fruit and bread — are now typically out of reach. When they can afford chicken, they give most of it to their daughter, Hosna. Annice Lyn for NPR hide caption

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Cumbre Vieja erupts, spewing out columns of smoke, ash and lava, as seen from Los Llanos de Aridane municipality on the Canary island of La Palma on Sunday. Andres Gutierrez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Rusesabagina has been convicted on terrorism charges in Rwanda after a trial that he and his family say was unfair and politically motivated. He's seen here arriving at a court in Kigali, the capital, in February. Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Letmedhin Eyasu holds her one year-old son Zewila Gebru, who is suffering from malnutrition at a health center in Agbe, Ethiopia Monday, June 7, 2021. Mulugeta Ayene/AP hide caption

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A meeting of the table banking group at the home of a member. The photo is from 2019, when No Sex for Fish (and the village) were thriving. Julia Gunther for NPR hide caption

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Gloria Hernandez, 82, stands outside her home in Aliaga, a village in the Philippines, where she lives with her daughter and grandsons. During the pandemic, she has been struggling to afford fresh meat and fish. Xyza Cruz Bacani for NPR hide caption

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Left: Family physician Dr. E.V. Rapiti is among those prescribing ivermectin to patients for COVID-19 despite no clear evidence it has any effect. Right: Dr. E.V. Rapiti's office entrance in Mitchells Plain, South Africa. Dr. E.V. Rapiti; Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Research Shows This Drug Shouldn't Be Used For COVID-19, But In South Africa Many Do

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