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African vice president faces accusations in Paris

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:21:23 GMT

The son of Equatorial Guinea's President is on trial in France for splurging on a Parisian mansion, a private jet and a fleet of luxury cars using tens of millions of dollars he allegedly looted from his country.(image)


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Priyanka Chopra: This is how you fight rape stigma

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:46:36 GMT

Africaid and UNICEF are working to empower rape victims and break the cycle and stigma of sexual abuse through counseling, education, and health care throughout Africa, says Priyanka Chopra.(image)


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Ancient Egyptian's toe is early prosthetic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:20:03 GMT

A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found.(image)


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Risk of polio spread spikes in DRC

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:26:47 GMT

Two separate outbreaks of polio have been reported in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a setback for large-scale efforts to eradicate the highly infectious and potentially fatal disease.(image)


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The African speakers at TEDGlobal 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:12:28 GMT

TEDGlobal has released a preview list of speakers for its four day conference in Arusha, Tanzania this August, the first conference on the continent for a decade.(image)


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US conducts airstrikes on Al-Shabaab

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:14:28 GMT

The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning.(image)


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Worst drought in century hits Cape Town

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:35:01 GMT

The worst drought in a century is forcing the most stringent water restrictions ever implemented for South Africa's second largest city.(image)


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Egypt, Gulf states cut ties with Qatar

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:10:50 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar over what they say is the country's support of terrorism.(image)


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Memorial service for Ivory Coast star Tiote

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:35:18 GMT

Chinese club Beijing Enterprises FC is set to hold a memorial service on Tuesday for former Ivory Coast and Newcastle footballer Cheick Tiote.(image)


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Corruption, conflict, cruelty: the other price of Uganda's gold rush

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:58:07 GMT

Uganda's mineral industry has enjoyed a spectacular surge in recent years.(image)


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Gunmen kill 26 Coptic Christians

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:47:52 GMT

Unidentified gunmen in Egypt opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing several people, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, citing security sources.(image)


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The abolitionist fighting to free Mauritania's slaves

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:02:28 GMT

He's the grandson of a slave and he's founded a mass anti-slavery movement, been jailed three times, and run for president of his home nation, Mauritania.(image)


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Nigeria's newest airline prepares for take off

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:19:26 GMT

Nigeria's aviation industry has suffered a prolonged(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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Fascination with flames

Fri, 12 May 2017 18:16:54 GMT

The Mauritian performance group 'Fire Tribe' lights up the stage with daring fire twirling(image)


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Questioning and captivating audiences across Africa

Fri, 12 May 2017 18:18:01 GMT

Performer Nora Chipaumire is using her shows to challenge traditional roles in society(image)


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