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Uganda and Zambia rejects Huawei spying allegations

Uganda and Zambia reject a report that they used Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to spy on the opposition.

Zimbabweans Claim Police Brutality During Economic Protests

Protesters say they will continue to demonstrate while the government calls for talks

Tanzania tanker explosion: Witnesses speak out

Some people tried to steal oil instead of rescue those trapped in the vehicle, witnesses say.

Trump Not First US President Who Wants Greenland

Danish territory puts up a not for sale sign after reports of president discussing idea of its purchase

Child Marriage and Arts

VOA Connect Episode 83 - We look at personal stories of girls who married young and the ways music and dance are helping immigrants.  

Brother of Afghan Taliban Chief Killed in Pakistan Mosque Bombing

Insurgent sources confirmed to VOA that the man, identified as Ahmadullah Akhundzada, was leading Friday afternoon prayer at the seminary’s mosque in the Kuchlak area near Quetta when bomb went off

Child Marriage: Kathleen's Story

Kathleen Burns is a young mother who dropped out of high school and married before she turned 18.  We talk to her about her decision to marry young and the impact that choice has left on her.   Reporter: Carolyn Presutti, Camera: Mike Burke; Edited by: Phil Dierking

Child Marriage: Ashley's Story

Ashley Duncan is a stay at home mom with four boys who tied the knot at 15.  Learn the role her family played to convince her to get married and how marrying at such a young age has affected her life.   Reporter:   Carolyn Presutti; Camera: Mike Burke; Edited by: Phil Dierking

Child Marriage: An Official's View

Pam Strawbridge issues marriage licenses at the a court house in Missouri, a state which has among the most lenient child marriage laws in the country. She’s been working there for over 40 years and talks to us about how she feels when kids under 18 come to get a marriage license.  Reporter:  Carolyn Presutti; Camera: Mike Burke; Edited by: Phil Dierking

Child Marriage: An Economist's View

Economist Quentin Wodon from the World Bank shares his insight into why people marry young and the economic cost of child marriage.   Reporters: Carol Guensburg, Hayde Adams-Fitzpatrick; Camera: Karina Choudhury; Edited by: Phil Dierking, Martin Secrest