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How cholera outbreak started

Scientists are still trying to understand how the cholera epidemic in Haiti began. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with public health and cholera expert Rita Colwell. She says the right environmental conditions were there for the outbreak to flourish.

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Nigerian women in Mali slave camps'

Officials in Nigeria say that criminal networks are forcing thousands of girls and women there into prostitution in Mali. Nigeria accuses Mali of failing to act against the traffickers. The BBC's Martin Vogl is in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

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The impact of oil in Sudan

From the South Sudanese capital Juba, Matthew Brunwasser reports on the role of oil in Sudan's recent history. Now the south may take the majority of wells if the referendum currently under way results in an independent South Sudan.