New 2016 report finds one in four of those were children

Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:36:44 GMT
More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.

Students take up Lincoln's fight to end slavery

Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:27:07 GMT
Teens from around the world attended the Students Opposing Slavery summit, held at the cottage where Abraham Lincoln drafted the emancipation proclamation.

Nigeria announces $5.8B deal for power plant

Posted: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:18:47 GMT
The government of Nigeria has announced the award of a $5.8 billion contract to build what will be the largest power plant in the country.

Nigeria, South Africa emerge from recession

Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:32:58 GMT
Two of the largest economies in Africa are growing again after recessions.

Kenya opposition blocks re-election

Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:26:21 GMT
Kenya's opposition party said it will not participate in the upcoming presidential election without major reforms to the national electoral commission.

Egypt police 'torture political detainees'

Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:49:44 GMT
Egypt's police and National Security officers are carrying out widespread and systematic torture of political prisoners, which probably amounts to a crime against humanity, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Wednesday.

U.S. journalist killed in South Sudan

Posted: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:05:23 GMT
A US journalist has been killed in South Sudan.

Kenya election rerun date set

Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:27:51 GMT
Kenya will hold another presidential election on October 17 after its disputed vote last month was thrown out, the country's election commission said.

Nigeria's flagship carrier gets takeover bid

Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:56:28 GMT
Nigeria's leading airline could soon be under new management.

Critic of Rwanda's President Kagame arrested

Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:29:01 GMT
Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was arrested on charges of tax evasion and forgery.

Student accidentally given $1M in financial aid

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:52:33 GMT
A university student in South Africa who discovered an erroneous deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account spent more than $60,000 of the fortune before authorities realized the mistake, school officials said.

2 guilty in South Africa coffin assault case

Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:26:43 GMT
Two white men have been convicted of attempted murder after they forced a black South African farmworker into a coffin, which they then threatened to set alight.

Grace Mugabe home after assault allegations

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:07:28 GMT
Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe returned home Sunday from South Africa where she was accused of assaulting a model with an electric cable, public broadcaster ZBC reported.

South Africa: Rhino horn auction stirs controversy

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:45:10 GMT
South Africa's first online auction of rhinoceros horn is underway, with more than 500 kilograms up for bid from Wednesday through Friday.

Caring for Cape Town's AIDS orphans

Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:00:11 GMT

Will Kenya win war on plastic?

Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:53:35 GMT
Holding a pack of plastic bags, Jonathan Mwagangi maneuvers through a crowd of shoppers in Eastleigh, Nairobi's busy shopping market, looking for his next customer.

This device can detect cancer cells

Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:53:58 GMT

Isaac Makwala qualifies for 200m final

Posted: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:22:13 GMT
From heartbreak to hope for an athlete who experienced 24 hours like no other at the IAAF World Championships in London.

The artist taking the Maasai to space

Posted: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:20:16 GMT
Maasai elders may seem an improbable choice to navigate a spaceship, but for digital artist Jacque Njeri, the semi-nomadic nature of the tribe makes members the perfect candidates for space exploration.

The ultimate list of scenic splendor

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:49:54 GMT
These awe-inspiring views will make you wish you'd paid attention in geography class.

Seychelles: 115 islands vs climate change

Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:35:43 GMT
Warmer waters and rising sea levels threaten the low-lying archipelago.

Recycled materials turned South African art

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:40:48 GMT
How artists outside Pretoria upcycled old items to create new decorative pieces for their township

The Nigerian inventor building a jet car

Posted: 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.

Defining masculinity through dance

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:29:54 GMT
Kamogelo Molobye is using the art of movement to talk about social issues

How technology saved an abandoned baby rhino

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:47 GMT
An implanted microchip led rescuers to a lost, injured rhino just in time

African art arrives on the big stage

Posted: 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

South African trains ride into the digital age

Posted: 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

Why Uganda may stop accepting hand-me-downs

Posted: 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

Turning trash into chic wares

Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:55:57 GMT

Uganda's inspirational playwright

Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:56:04 GMT
Meet Judith Adong, the director bringing social empowerment to others through theatre