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This city is a tinderbox -- and the US is building a drone base near it


Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:27:53 GMT
For centuries, Agadez has profited from its role as a transit hub at the edge of the Sahara. Today its main cargo is human: Migrants, being smuggled to Libya.

They survived Boko Haram, now they battle hunger


Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:46:14 GMT
In September 2014, Boko Haram attacked Bdagu -- a village in Adamawa state, northern Nigeria.

Exclusive first look at TED Global speakers


Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:54:00 GMT

Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigation


Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:45:42 GMT
The head of South Africa's corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online.

Somali kingpins investigated for helping ISIS, al-Shabaab


Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:32:03 GMT
In the vital transport corridors of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas -- pirates.

2 Germans killed in Egypt knife attack


Posted: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:28:10 GMT
Two female tourists killed in a knife attack in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Hurghada were German, the country's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

East African scientists tackle 'Ebola of plants'


Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:35:23 GMT
Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food. The root vegetable is a versatile and calorie-rich crop that is resilient enough to thrive in harsh climates.

Heavy rain, storms cause chaos in coastal city


Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:29:37 GMT
Lagos, one of Africa's most populous cities, has been hit by torrential downpour and thunderstorms over the weekend that has left many parts of the city flooded.

Beauty queen's gloves spark outrage


Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:43:13 GMT
Miss South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, addressed a controversy over photos of her wearing gloves while serving food to black children at a charity event.

Military: Attacks in Egypt's Sinai target soldiers


Posted: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:43:51 GMT
Attackers in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula launched strikes Friday at several military checkpoints, leaving soldiers dead and injured, the military said in a statement.

In Somali drought, women fight sexual predators and hunger


Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:49:45 GMT
With more than a third of Somalia's population now facing starvation, new statistics show that in addition to hunger, many women in Somalia are at risk for being raped.

Breaking silence in capital of FGM


Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:17:15 GMT
The first ever U.S. trial is about to take place and the government is finally taking action to end Female Genital Mutilation. FGM affects over half a million people on American soil.

Lagos' Afro-Brazilian architecture faces down the bulldozers


Posted: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:40:25 GMT
The slave route out of Badagry near Lagos, Nigeria has a sign that reads "The point of no return." It's a disturbing plaque; a cruel legacy of Nigeria's past and a reminder of the treacherous journey -- and lives -- thousands were led on into slavery.

The grim fate of Afro Germans under Nazis


Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:20:51 GMT
In 1937, mixed race children living in the Rhineland were tracked down by the Gestapo and sterilized on "secret order." Some were later the subject of medical experiments, while others vanished.

Africa's stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:18:46 GMT

Female footballers break world record for highest ever football match


Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:25:38 GMT
They came, they saw, they conquered -- and broke a world record.

8 of the best resorts in the Seychelles


Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:21:32 GMT
The Maldives isn't the only spot for Indian Ocean indulgence.

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: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:53:18 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

Leaving a racing legacy


Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:55:17 GMT

Alun Be's world of pictures


Posted: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:26:14 GMT

The rise of African superheros


Posted: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:26:21 GMT
Jide Martins is creating a comic empire drawing on stories from African traditions

Nigeria looks to build its own Silicon Valley


Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:52:04 GMT