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Solar Panels Transform Lives at Kenyan Refugee Camp
When the sun sets on the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, many activities come to an end because of electricity outages. But that is beginning to change as residents invest in solar panels. The panels have already transformed care at a health clinic in the sprawling camp, which houses 140,000 refugees from across East Africa. Mohammed Yusuf reports.
Fear, Confusion as Rohingya Repatriation Looms
Human rights groups are warning of a pending humanitarian crisis as Bangladesh makes final preparations to begin sending Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, where they had been subjected to extrajudicial killings and other atrocities. As VOA's Bill Gallo reports, the move comes as the United States pressures Myanmar to resolve the crisis.
On Syria, US Emphasizes Defeat of Islamic State, De-Escalation of Conflict
With the war in Syria soon entering its eighth year, officials in Washington delivered remarks on the way forward in Syria as U.S.-backed Syrian forces launch new offensives to push the Islamic State out of the region. VOA's Elizabeth Cherneff reports.