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Three African States That Are Doing It Right

John Kerry had some friendly words to say at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington last month. The U.S. Secretary of State flattered participants by noting that the discussions were very different from those a decade ago when the continent's crises had pushed Economist magazine to characterize Africa as the "hopeless continent."

In the late 1990s, the region had suffered another economic crisis. Then a senator from Massachusetts, Kerry spearheaded legislation to supply Africa with medicine to combat the HIV-AIDS epidemic, which had become something of a symbol for the continent's woes.

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Meet The Photographer Beloved By Meerkats

If you ever wanted to be friends with Timon from The Lion King, Will Burrad-Lucas will make you jealous.

Wildlife photographer Will Burrad-Lucas uses technology for innovative ways to capture those moments we love to see of animals in their natural habitats. One of his latest projects was on meerkats in the Kalahari desert, Botswana, where the animals got so used to him, they decided he would be a great lookout post!

The video at the bottom is a behind-the-scenes of his shoots and is well worth a watch. The full gallery for this project can be found here, but here's a taster!

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