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Global Politics

Jacob Zuma offers to pay back some of the $23 million in state funds used to upgrade his private home

For six years, South African President Jacob Zuma justified the $23 million state-funded "improvements" to his private residence. Now he says he's willing to pay back some of the costs. South African satirist Zapiro, a relentless Zuma critic, says Zuma has run into an obstacle he can't get around: South Africa's highest court.

Arts, Culture & Media

Once a refugee, she's opened one of Liberia's few bookstores, where children can read about themselves

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It's hard to learn to read when your country has been torn apart by war and disease. It's even harder when children's books come from far away. But Wayétu Moore, whose family fled Liberia's civil war when she was five, is setting out to change the odds for kids in Liberia and other countries with low literacy.

Health & Medicine

Ebola survivors face lingering health problems

In addition to physical health problems, the virus can have damaging psychological and social effects on survivors, which has now become a major concern among health workers and humanitarian aid organizations. Survivors often have difficulty reintegrating into society after recovery due to the stigma surrounding the disease and face social rejection by their peers.