Dr. Dilan Ellegala, left, supervises Dr. Emmanuel Nuwas of Tanzania as he inserts a shunt in a baby with hydrocephalus. Ellegala has played a key role in training local doctors, as described in the new book A Surgeon in the Village. Early on, he trained a hospital staffer who wasn't a doctor to do brain surgery. Tony Bartelme hide caption

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Chibok Girls Reunite With Families After Being Held In Captivity By Boko Haram

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The recently released Chibok girls reunited with their families amidst laughter and tears in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Still, 113 girls are being held by Boko Haram militants. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivorian Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi addresses a news conference Tuesday in Abidjan after reaching an agreement with disgruntled soldiers, who led a days-long mutiny protesting delays in bonus payments. Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A soldier bears a rocket launcher near a military camp in the city of Bouake on Monday. Once the stronghold of the rebels that brought President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, Bouake is now a centerpiece of the unrest among soldiers who feel cheated of bonus pay. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Disgruntled Soldiers In Ivory Coast Mutiny Over Back Pay Issues

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Crisis In South Sudan Merits A High-Level U.S. Envoy, Proponents Say

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The medical community has reason for cautious optimism in fighting the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo: A new vaccine has been created since the 2014 West Africa outbreak. Frederick Murphy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP hide caption

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Job And Housing Shortages Prompt South Africans To Abandon The ANC

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A Nigerian man in Lagos reads a newspaper addressing President Mohammadu Buhari's "follow-up medical consultation" in London. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South African President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1993 for negotiating an end to apartheid. Earlier that year, de Klerk announced that South Africa had dismantled six nuclear weapons, becoming to first country to get rid of nuclear bombs that it had built. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: It's Rare, But It's Happened

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