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This city is a tinderbox -- and the US is building a drone base near it

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:27:53 GMT

For centuries, Agadez has profited from its role as a transit hub at the edge of the Sahara. Today its main cargo is human: Migrants, being smuggled to Libya.(image)

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They survived Boko Haram, now they battle hunger

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:46:14 GMT

In September 2014, Boko Haram attacked Bdagu -- a village in Adamawa state, northern Nigeria.(image)

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Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigation

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:45:42 GMT

The head of South Africa's corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online.(image)

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Somali kingpins investigated for helping ISIS, al-Shabaab

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:32:03 GMT

In the vital transport corridors of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas -- pirates.(image)

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2 Germans killed in Egypt knife attack

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:28:10 GMT

Two female tourists killed in a knife attack in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Hurghada were German, the country's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.(image)

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East African scientists tackle 'Ebola of plants'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:35:23 GMT

Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food. The root vegetable is a versatile and calorie-rich crop that is resilient enough to thrive in harsh climates.(image)

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Heavy rain, storms cause chaos in coastal city

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:29:37 GMT

Lagos, one of Africa's most populous cities, has been hit by torrential downpour and thunderstorms over the weekend that has left many parts of the city flooded.(image)

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Beauty queen's gloves spark outrage

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:43:13 GMT

Miss South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, addressed a controversy over photos of her wearing gloves while serving food to black children at a charity event.(image)

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Military: Attacks in Egypt's Sinai target soldiers

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:43:51 GMT

Attackers in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula launched strikes Friday at several military checkpoints, leaving soldiers dead and injured, the military said in a statement.(image)

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In Somali drought, women fight sexual predators and hunger

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:49:45 GMT

With more than a third of Somalia's population now facing starvation, new statistics show that in addition to hunger, many women in Somalia are at risk for being raped.(image)

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Breaking silence in capital of FGM

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:17:15 GMT

The first ever U.S. trial is about to take place and the government is finally taking action to end Female Genital Mutilation. FGM affects over half a million people on American soil.(image)

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Lagos' Afro-Brazilian architecture faces down the bulldozers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:40:25 GMT

The slave route out of Badagry near Lagos, Nigeria has a sign that reads "The point of no return." It's a disturbing plaque; a cruel legacy of Nigeria's past and a reminder of the treacherous journey -- and lives -- thousands were led on into slavery.(image)

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The grim fate of Afro Germans under Nazis

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:20:51 GMT

In 1937, mixed race children living in the Rhineland were tracked down by the Gestapo and sterilized on "secret order." Some were later the subject of medical experiments, while others vanished.(image)

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Seychelles: 115 islands vs climate change

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:35:43 GMT

Warmer waters and rising sea levels threaten the low-lying archipelago.(image)

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Recycled materials turned South African art

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:53:18 GMT

How artists outside Pretoria upcycled old items to create new decorative pieces for their township(image)

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The Nigerian inventor building a jet car

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:17:54 GMT

Meet the self-taught inventor building a car that runs on land, on sea and in the air.(image)

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Defining masculinity through dance

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:29:54 GMT

Kamogelo Molobye is using the art of movement to talk about social issues(image)

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How technology saved an abandoned baby rhino

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:47 GMT

An implanted microchip led rescuers to a lost, injured rhino just in time(image)

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African art arrives on the big stage

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:11:07 GMT

The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African art(image)

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South African trains ride into the digital age

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:49:38 GMT

Public transportation could be changed forever with the implementation of a digital upgrade to South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency(image)

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Why Uganda may stop accepting hand-me-downs

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:52:24 GMT

Second hand clothing is a big part of the Ugandan economy, but a proposed ban on such imports may change that(image)

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The rise of African superheros

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:26:21 GMT

Jide Martins is creating a comic empire drawing on stories from African traditions(image)

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