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Famine in South Sudan: 4.9 million people need urgent help

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:33:06 GMT

Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country's population, in need of urgent help, aid agencies say.(image)


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Car bomb in Somalia leaves dozens dead

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:16:47 GMT

At least 30 people were killed in a car-bomb blast at a market Sunday in Mogadishu, Capt. Abdirisak Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer, told CNN.(image)


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Nearly 500 migrants storm border with Spain

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:55:34 GMT

Nearly 500 African migrants pushed their way across the border fence Friday morning from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, a Spanish police source told CNN.(image)


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Nigerian group asks Trump for $500M

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:37:32 GMT

A Nigerian economic and social rights group has written to the White House demanding the return of $500 million of stolen funds, which it claims are being held by the US.(image)


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Tour of Oman: Hermans secures overall title

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:07:44 GMT

Ben Hermans reveled in "the most beautiful" win of his career on Sunday, as the Belgian rider secured the overall victory in the Tour of Oman.(image)


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Thousands of refugees face a locked door

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:19:27 GMT

David Andelman says a little-discussed portion of the president's executive order that sharply limits refugee admissions to the US is still in effect and will hurt America's image worldwide.(image)


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At least 17 die in Angolan football stampede

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:09:15 GMT

At least 17 people were killed and scores of others injured Friday after a stampede ahead of the opening match of the Angolan football league, state-run media reported.(image)


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Moroccan asylum seeker finds love in Greece

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:48:31 GMT

Carly Harris was a Mormon college student volunteering in November 2015 at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Soufiane El Yassami was a Muslim fast food worker fleeing Morocco in hopes of a better life.(image)


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Kenyan court blocks closure of refugee camp

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:30:17 GMT

A high court judge has thwarted Kenya's plans to shut the Dadaab camp for Somali refugees, the largest such complex in the world.(image)


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British Museum exhibit explores SA art

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:50:40 GMT

A car painted by renowned 81-year-old artist Esther Mahlangu and Zulu carved ox horns are just some of the items on display at the first major UK Exhibition on South African Art.(image)


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Semenya set for gold after Russian banned

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:43:05 GMT

Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been stripped of her London 2012 Olympic gold medal and banned for four years, meaning South Afica's runner-up Caster Semenya could become a double 800-meter champion.(image)


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Cut in secret: the medicalization of FGM in Egypt

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:42:37 GMT

When 13-year-old Malika from a dusty village outside Cairo, Egypt turned eleven, her mother took her to the doctor late at night. It was not until she saw the blood and heard the cries from the other girls that it dawned on her -- she was about to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).(image)


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Madonna adopts twin girls from Malawi

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:47:45 GMT

Madonna is a new mom again.(image)


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Kenya's mobile success story turns 10

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:29:40 GMT

The M-Pesa mobile payment system was launched in Kenya in 2007. Today, as it faces new challenges, it has 30 million users in 10 countries and three continents.(image)


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Africa is young. Why are its leaders so old?

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:35:10 GMT

There is something unmistakably common in Africa: the continent's aging and long-serving presidents.(image)


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Glimpses of a lost North Africa

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:00:40 GMT

The images look decades ahead of their time: color stills of 19th century scenes, sharp and beautifully rendered in earthy shades evoking the dry heat of their setting, North Africa. Not paintings, but not photographs like you and I know them today. Something in between and a treat for the eyes.(image)


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Disappeared in Africa's North Korea

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:38:59 GMT

Aster Yohannes is believed to be in solitary confinement in Eritrea, which thousands of people flee annually to escape widespread abuses.(image)


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Ethiopian runner fears for his life

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:18:53 GMT

Olympic runner Feyisa Lilesa speaks about how he was able to protest his government at the 2016 Rio Summer Games.(image)


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60-Second Vacation: Nairobi, Kenya

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:52:39 GMT

From downtown Nairobi to its stunning national park, take a 60-second mini tour of Kenya's capital. Video filmed by Alex Lee.(image)


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Who are Africa's most dangerous terror groups?

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:51:05 GMT

Deadly bombings, mass kidnappings and shocking massacres. CNN's Robyn Kriel explores the continent's deadliest terror organizations.(image)


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How Sierra Leone plans to bounce back after Ebola

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:43:03 GMT

It was at the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. With the outbreak officially over, Sierra Leone is looking to rebrand its image and rebuild its economy.(image)


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Fearless entrepreneurs dreaming big in Nigeria

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:31:10 GMT

Media entrepreneurs Mo Abudu and Kene Mkparu are turning their dreams into reality in Africa's most populous country. CNN's Jim Stenman reports.(image)


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The photographer giving people a voice

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:30:44 GMT

Top Instagrammer Steven Chikosi is on a mission to tell stories of daily life in Zimbabwe.(image)


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