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Wounded elephant collapses on hunter, crushing him to death

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:44:34 GMT

A big game hunter was crushed to death after an elephant, that his friends had shot, collapsed on top of him.(image)

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Chibok girls reunited with families

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:21:20 GMT

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government says.(image)

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Rebel soldiers shut down Ivorian cities

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:41:56 GMT

The fourth day of a violent mutiny that has paralyzed Ivory Coast's largest cities ended in confusion with the announcement of a deal between the government and rebel soldiers, that was subsequently denied by rebel sources.(image)

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Egypt plans new social media controls

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:42:31 GMT

The Egyptian government is considering radical new proposals to restrict citizens' access to social media.(image)

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Report: 3,000 teens, many in Africa, die daily

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:47:08 GMT

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world -- an average of 3,000 deaths per day -- from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.(image)

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Ebola kills 3 in DRC

Sun, 14 May 2017 22:07:45 GMT

Three people have died from an Ebola outbreak in a remote northern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as health officials travel to the central African country in response to a rising number of suspected cases, the World Health Organization says.(image)

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First ever Nigerian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:42:39 GMT

For the first time in history a Nigerian Pavilion will make its debut at the 57th Venice Biennale, also known as the Olympics of the art world. The country's pavilion will be one of 51 others from around the world.(image)

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Officials: Meningitis linked to Liberia illness

Wed, 10 May 2017 13:31:50 GMT

Meningitis may be to blame for a cluster of sudden deaths and infections over the past month in Liberia, global health officials said.(image)

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82 freed Chibok girls in Nigerian capital

Mon, 08 May 2017 11:19:04 GMT

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls who were released after negotiations between terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have arrived in the capital city of Abuja, the government said Sunday.(image)

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Nigeria President seeks treatment in London

Mon, 08 May 2017 13:42:22 GMT

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has traveled to London for a follow-up medical consultation with his doctors, according to a statement.(image)

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Making gas out of Africa's waste

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:35:29 GMT

What we may see as waste, others see as a resource.(image)

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$30 smartphone a game changer?

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:55:03 GMT

A South African start-up will next month begin mass producing a $30 smartphone, which it describes as the first of its kind to be manufactured in Africa.(image)

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How Chibok girls are recovering

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:39:22 GMT

The heavy presence of armed guards at a nondescript building on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital is the only clue of its elusive residents -- the Chibok girls, many of whom are now young women.(image)

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Millions at risk as climate change hits Great Lake

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:07:06 GMT

Standing on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it's easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and unchanging.(image)

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Zain Verjee: Africa has more to offer the world

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:16:26 GMT

Former CNN anchor Zain Verjee has launched an Africa focused media start-up and wants to show the world that Africa has more to offer.(image)

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Sulley Muntari: Ghanaian would back player boycott protesting racism

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:24:27 GMT

Footballer Sulley Muntari has said he would be the "No.1" supporter of any organized player boycott in protest against what he believes are increasing incidents of racism in the sport.(image)

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Nigerians accuse Damien Hirst of copying ancient art at Venice Biennale

Thu, 11 May 2017 11:24:48 GMT

English artist Damien Hirst has been called out for cultural appropriation after his exhibition "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," featured a 'golden head' which mirrors sculpted heads created by African artists from Ile-Ife Nigeria, with no reference to the origin.(image)

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5 of Africa's best national parks

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:31:15 GMT

From sheltering some of the globe's most endangered species to showcasing astonishing patterns of migration, Africa's national parks are among the world's most spectacular.(image)

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Power of dance in Nairobi's poorest communities

Mon, 01 May 2017 16:02:59 GMT

Mike Wamaya grew up with an unconventional dream to dance -- and found his feet through ballet.(image)

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App solves healthcare crisis in South Africa

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:11:35 GMT

With a doctor to patient ratio of one to 270, AitaHealth brings preventive care to people most in need.(image)

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Africa is heading towards clean energy

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:09:09 GMT

Ethiopia leads the shift to renewable energy with its commitment to cut down carbon emissions by 64 per cent by 2030, investing in wind and hydro power.(image)

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Millennials cash in on Africa's internet addiction

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:42:03 GMT

Fashion designers on the continent are growing from small tailor businesses into global internet sensations.(image)

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Solar-powered airports take off

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:19:33 GMT

Often in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by acres of land, South Africa's airport environs are solar farms waiting to happen.(image)

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App making healthcare accessible

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:10:44 GMT

South Africa struggles with just 200,000 healthcare workers for a population of 54 million, which means its doctor to patient ratio is one to 270. With long queues and few hospitals, the people who are most in need of medical aid do not necessarily have access to it.(image)

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