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Why there's turmoil in this small African nation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:52:40 GMT

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh should be spending his last day in power on Wednesday, but he has refused to accept defeat in last month's election and has indicated he won't hand over power to victor Adama Barrow on Thursday(image)

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US bombs ISIS camps in Libya

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:49:11 GMT

US B-2 bombers struck and destroyed two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, with initial estimates that over 80 militants were killed, US officials told CNN Thursday.(image)

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Fight against Boko Haram will be long and messy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:02:27 GMT

The admission by Nigeria that its air force accidentally targeted a camp for people who have been internally displaced represents a significant change in attitude by the forces fighting the terrorist insurgency known as Boko Haram.(image)

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Al Qaeda-linked group claims Mali bombing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:55:39 GMT

A group with links to Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that tore through a military camp in West Africa's Mali, killing 47 people.(image)

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How will Trump deal with Africa?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:30:29 GMT

Why would Trump care about Africa? The answer is simple: China.(image)

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'Scores die' as fighter jet hits refugees

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:10:55 GMT

A Nigerian fighter jet misfired during an operation Tuesday, striking refugees at a camp in Borno state for the internally displaced, as well as aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to Nigerian officials and the Red Cross.(image)

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Chinese-funded railways linking East Africa

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:18:47 GMT

Near Africa's horn on the easternmost part of the continent, a shiny new electric railway runs alongside an old abandoned track through both arid desert and green highlands.(image)

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100 migrants missing in Med after wreck

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:16:13 GMT

Nearly 100 people are missing after a boat carrying migrants wrecked in the waters between Libya and Italy, the International Organization for Migration said Saturday.(image)

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Roller derby's revival in Egypt

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:32:22 GMT

Roller derby is experiencing a global resurgence and Egypt's CaiRollers are leading the movement on the continent. .(image)

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Should Ghana ignore president's plagiarism?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:01:57 GMT

A day that rang with fresh hope was marred when it became clear sections of the president's inaugural speech were carbon copies of the words of former US Presidents.(image)

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Gabon's soccer star with 1.8M people on his team

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:16:56 GMT

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his father are not only bound by blood ties. Father and son have history when it comes to the two defining moments in Gabon's football past.(image)

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What I learned from 56 years living with chimps

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:01:26 GMT

Primatologist Jane Goodall entered the Tanzanian forest in 1960 with a notebook and a pair of binoculars. Six decades later, she's recruiting locals and Google to protect her beloved chimps.(image)

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Ghana emerges victorious

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:54:41 GMT

The last time Uganda played in the Africa Cup of Nations, dictator Idi Amin held power and none of the current squad were born.(image)

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The secret behind Aubameyang's success

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:42:10 GMT

Gabon's captain and striker can credit his father for his success. CNN World Sport's Alex Thomas reports(image)

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Morocco's riad hotels: Private palaces for travelers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:30:41 GMT

A number of Morocco's riads (traditional courtyard houses) have been transformed into incredible boutique hotels in recent years, giving travelers a cultural and luxurious experience that was once off-limits.(image)

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Spooky window into the afterlife

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:21:23 GMT

Photographer Roger Ballen is known for his confronting, enigmatic photography. His latest work, "The Theatre of Apparitions," examines the afterlife.(image)

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Africa Cup of Nations by numbers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:07:18 GMT

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Gabon on 14 January, pitting the stars of the continent against each other for Africa's greatest sporting prize. Gabon 2017 promises to be among the most spectacular tournaments yet, boasting new stadia, elite squads and huge audiences, although the host nation is suffering a severe economic downturn causing by falling oil prices. We break down the key figures that tell the story of AFCON 2017.(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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