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Pretoria says it will formally protest US President's 'shithole' remarks

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:51:57 GMT

South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "shithole countries" comments, according to its foreign ministry.(image)

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African countries demand Trump apology

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:52:37 GMT

The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes."(image)

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Zimbabwe to hold elections in 'four to five months'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:16:52 GMT

Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last year.(image)

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Couple wed week after FB meeting

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:08:14 GMT

It was a day before New Year's Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife.(image)

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Tunisia plans reforms in wake of protests

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:13:24 GMT

Tunisia has announced a raft of social reforms following anti-austerity protests which broke out across the North African country earlier this month.(image)

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Nigeria suicide blast leaves fatal casualties

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:42:35 GMT

Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.(image)

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Global reactions to Trump's 'shithole' comments

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:30:29 GMT

Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.(image)

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Mass burials held for Benue killings

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:42:47 GMT

A mass burial was held on Thursday for 72 people killed in fighting between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in central Nigeria.(image)

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Opinion: From rural Nigeria to MIT startup - with a Nokia

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:20:44 GMT

I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite different.(image)

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Ethiopia bans foreign adoption

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:20:17 GMT

Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country's state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse.(image)

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How to stop the slave trade in Libya and beyond

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:18:26 GMT

To tackle the slave trade, we need to address the root causes, writes Maurice Middleberg, of Free the Slaves.(image)

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Egypt using death sentences to 'settle scores'

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:54:09 GMT

The number of civilians sentenced to death in Egypt's military courts leapt from 60 in 2016 to at least 112 in 2017, according to two independent rights groups.(image)

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Fantasy coffin business making waves in Ghana

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:02:38 GMT

A group of coffin makers in Ghana make coffins that are symbolic of people's professions; they call them fantasy coffins. One fantasy coffin can cost as much as $15000.(image)

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African 'smart cities:' A high-tech solution to overpopulated megacities?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:44:40 GMT

By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and public spaces, are in their relative infancy and destined for a growth spurt.(image)

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Harassed in the street, then again on social media

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:54:04 GMT

Editor's Note: CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series.(image)

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Immortalizing African heritage in VR

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:32:13 GMT

The Zamani Project, based in South Africa, aims to digitally map African heritage sites using 3D technology.(image)

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Formula E: Rosenqvist wins Marrakech ePrix

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:04:31 GMT

The Mahindra Racing driver stormed to the top the Formula E 2017/18 championship standings after snatching victory at Saturday's Marrakech ePrix.(image)

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Essential places to visit in Johannesburg

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:49:04 GMT

Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.(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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