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What it was like in Harare when Mugabe resigned

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:42:01 GMT

We were standing in the square outside Parliament in downtown Harare on Tuesday when word started spreading. A woman ran up to me and asked, "Is he gone? Is he really gone?"(image)

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Zimbabwe awaits arrival of presumptive leader

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:25:30 GMT

Zimbabwe's presumptive leader is due to return to Harare Wednesday to replace ousted president Robert Mugabe, who resigned under pressure from his own party and the military Tuesday.(image)

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End of line for Africa's dictators?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:10:33 GMT

Soon after Zimbabwe's army confined President Robert Mugabe to his palatial Harare home this week -- allegedly for his safety -- it was announced in Luanda that Angola's new President, João Lourenço, had relieved Isabel dos Santos of her position as head of the state-run oil company Sonangol.(image)

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:24:31 GMT

Crowds react with jubilation outside Zimbabwe's Parliament as a letter announcing the resignation of longtime President Robert Mugabe is read.(image)

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UN Security Council seeks investigation into Libya slave trade

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:22:04 GMT

Diplomats at a UN Security Council meeting on human trafficking called Tuesday for investigations into slave auctions in Libya following a CNN report last week on the practice.(image)

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50 killed in Nigeria mosque bombing

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:23:23 GMT

At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in northern Nigeria, police told CNN.(image)

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Kenya tense after election ruled valid

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:36:02 GMT

Kenya's Supreme Court ruled Monday that last month's presidential election rerun met all the constitutional requirements, meaning incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is the winner.(image)

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UN chief: Libya slave auctions may be crimes against humanity

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:59:41 GMT

The UN secretary-general said Sunday he is "horrified" at reports showing African migrants sold as slaves and called for immediate investigations.(image)

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Libya protests after CNN slave sales report

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:20:18 GMT

Protesters gathered outside the Libyan Embassy in central Paris following an exclusive CNN investigation into migrant auctions in Libya.(image)

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Libyan smugglers auction migrants

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:30:45 GMT

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.(image)

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Senegal opens new $575 million airport

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:53:20 GMT

The largest airport in Senegal will open its doors on December 7, after more than a decade of development and delays.(image)

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Green Beret killed by SEALs in Mali - report

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:50:33 GMT

Two Navy SEALs being investigated over the death of an Army Green Beret in Mali in June are accused of killing him after he discovered they had been stealing, according to a report in the Daily Beast.(image)

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Lost treasures up for auction

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:33:31 GMT

In the 1920s, French art collector Pierre Vérité began building -- almost in secret -- one of the world's most impressive stashes of African and Oceanic masterpieces.(image)

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US woman accused over Mugabe tweet granted bail

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:30:26 GMT

An American woman facing charges in Zimbabwe of subversion and insulting the country's President was granted bail at a court hearing Thursday in Harare.(image)

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Tanzania's anti-corruption crusader cracks down

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:11:54 GMT

There were scarcely any hints of the tumultuous years that would follow the swearing-in of Dr. John Pombe Magufuli on 5th November 2015 as Tanzania's fifth president. After all, his Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party had been in power for decades, and his victory seemed to herald continuity with the past.(image)

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North Korea's illicit African connections

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:53:33 GMT

Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital.(image)

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Female playwrights risking lives to fight homophobia

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:05:34 GMT

Tall and model-thin, Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile turns heads. She receives constant compliments but in her native Botswana, she is met with contempt and abuse -- simply for being openly transgender.(image)

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Pogba highlights migrant slave auctions in goal celebration

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:31:59 GMT

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba made a triumphant return to Old Trafford on Saturday, scoring for the Red Devils before dedicating his goal to migrants sold into slavery in Libya following an exclusive CNN investigation last week.(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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Surfing to stardom in Senegal

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:16:04 GMT

Meet Senegal's Oumar Seye, the world's first pro black African surfer making waves in competitions around the world(image)

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