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Start-up to register 230m 'ghost' children

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:39:29 GMT

A new tech start up has set themselves a massive task: to register all newborn babies digitally.(image)

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Niger ambush probe focuses on key questions

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:41:46 GMT

The Pentagon's investigation into the October ambush of a Green Beret-led team in Niger, which killed four US soldiers, is focusing on several areas where problems may have occurred before and after the attack, CNN has learned.(image)

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Unhappiness over 'Happiness Minister' appointment

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:05:34 GMT

The pursuit of happiness just became one step easier for citizens of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.(image)

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One of Africa's richest trying to stem migrant crisis

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:52:42 GMT

He is arguably one of the most successful businessmen in Africa and Strive Masiyiwa has an urgent message for young Africans: "You don't have to cross the Sahara. We can create solutions."(image)

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Dictator's stolen cash seized in Switzerland

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:51:51 GMT

The Swiss government is to return $321 million to Nigeria that was seized from the family of former President Sani Abacha.(image)

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The sex trafficking trail from Nigeria to Europe

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:01:40 GMT

Tens of thousands of Nigerian women have been trafficked into Europe for sexual exploitation. And many of those women come from Benin City.(image)

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Macadamia nut boom in South Africa

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:43:21 GMT

The lush Limpopo Valley region of South Africa is known as a haven of exotic wildlife and fruit trees.(image)

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Fighting female genital mutilation with economics

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:16:43 GMT

A community group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is working to stop the practice of female genital mutilation -- a profitable yet dangerous tradition -- by empowering citizens to earn money through other means, writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.(image)

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Death toll spike two months after Somalia bombings

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:45:52 GMT

The number of dead in the devastating twin bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu in October has jumped to 512, authorities announced Sunday.(image)

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Zimbabwe 'coup' leaders get Cabinet jobs

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 02:43:42 GMT

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa unveiled a new Cabinet on Friday in which two senior military officials who played a central role in bringing him to power were given key jobs.(image)

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UK royals' complex relationship with Africa

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:35:13 GMT

When Prince Harry introduced Meghan Markle this week as his fiancee, he talked about their romantic trip to Botswana, where they camped under the stars, away from prying eyes.(image)

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South African Instagrammers turn hobby into a business

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:42:45 GMT

Since its launch seven years ago, Instagram has grown to more than 700 million global users. Out of these 700 million users, two South African Instagrammers took their passion and turned it into more than just a hobby.(image)

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Fixing vision on a hospital with wings

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:44:12 GMT

It's early morning in Cameroon's capital city of Yaoundé. A bus bumps along city roads, carrying doctors and nurses from around the world, including the United States, India and South Africa.(image)

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Johannesburg gaining on Cape Town

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:55:01 GMT

Arriving at the Saxon Hotel requires a series of grand entrances: the imposing 20-foot gate through the high walls that separate the grounds from Johannesburg's suburban expanse; the meandering drive through the lush gardens; the foyer to the hotel with its enormous ostrich egg chandelier.(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

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:40:48 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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A voice that fills the room

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:32:29 GMT

After landing the spot on The Voice, Jane Constance from Mauritius performs on stages across her hometown(image)

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The modern-day Mozart

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:32:50 GMT

Pendo Masote, a young South African violinist, plays alongside musical superstars while balancing childhood(image)

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