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Outrage as Nigeria sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy


Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:40:39 GMT
Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria.

Amnesty calls for investigation into video of woman's execution in Mozambique


Posted: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:33:27 GMT
Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the apparent extrajudicial killing of a woman in Mozambique that was shared widely in a horrifying video on social media earlier this week.

US places travel restrictions on Nigerians involved in election violence


Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:38:07 GMT
The US government has placed travel restrictions on Nigerians who undermine "democratic process or organize election-related violence" during elections.

The outlook for top global economies is improving, OECD says


Posted: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:15:06 GMT
The huge shock to many of the world's biggest economies from the coronavirus pandemic may not be quite as bad as economists feared just a few months ago.

Protests in South Africa over 'racist' TRESemme ad


Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:27:49 GMT
Two advertisements, one showing a black woman's hair labeling it "frizzy and dull," the other showing blonde hair, labeling it, "fine and flat" and "normal" set off protests at one of South Africa's largest retail pharmacies.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege under UN guard


Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 17:25:07 GMT
The UN has redeployed troops to guard Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege after he received death threats for demanding justice for serious crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

More than 100 killed as floods hit Sudan


Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:29:28 GMT
Sudan has been hit by unrelenting floods as the government says the level of water is the "highest" for a century. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

George Bizos, Mandela's lawyer and close friend has died


Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:24:24 GMT
Renowned South African human rights lawyer and anti-apartheid defender George Bizos has died, according to his family.

Caster Semenya loses appeal over testosterone levels


Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:27:51 GMT
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya has lost an appeal against the restriction of testosterone in female athletes, it was announced Tuesday.

26-year-old Ivorian is first woman to win prestigious innovation prize


Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:54:59 GMT
A 26-year-old from Ivory Coast has won the 2020 Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

UAE denies knowledge of Hotel Rwanda film hero's arrest as family raise 'kidnap' fears


Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:21:35 GMT
The United Arab Emirates has denied any involvement in the arrest of Hotel Rwanda film hero Paul Rusesabagina, saying he left Dubai legally last Friday on a private jet bound for the East African country.

Nambia declines Germany's reparation offer for colonial-era mass killings


Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:17:50 GMT
Namibia President Hage Geingob says his government has turned down Germany's offer of compensation for colonial-era killings, calling it "not acceptable."

How Rwanda is successfully dealing with coronavirus


Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:17:00 GMT

Massive funding has been donated to help fight the coronavirus in Africa. This nonprofit is trying to keep track of it


Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 13:19:01 GMT
How much money has been generated to fight the spread of coronavirus in Africa? It's hard to keep track.

One man and his cellphone in Canada rescued a group of Africans stuck in China in the pandemic


Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:39:41 GMT
Even for 2020, with its once-in-a-generation global pandemic and the countless travel bans that have followed, this rescue mission seems a bit far-fetched.

Meet eight Maasai rangers fighting poaching in Kenya


Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:01:05 GMT
Packing her bags to go home for the first time in over four months, Maasai ranger Purity Lakara -- who patrols lands in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, known for its free-roaming elephants and views of Mount Kilimanjaro -- is overjoyed to be seeing her family for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic was declared.

The story behind The Gambia's first cultural academy


Posted: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:40:55 GMT
A campus is being built in southwestern Gambia, teaching music and culture alongside the mainstream curriculum.

From dancing barefoot in the streets to viral ballet star


Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:47:58 GMT
In June, 11-year-old ballet dancer Anthony Mmesoma Madu was filmed barefoot, spinning and leaping gracefully in the air and landing in concrete, rain soaked puddles.

He almost died migrating to Europe. Now he is warning other Gambians about it


Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:16:23 GMT
Mustapha Sallah was in trouble.

Chip-eating Kenyan comic entertaining people on social media


Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:06:18 GMT
Elsa Majimbo is taking over social media by providing comic relief on Instagram and Twitter amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Creating a digital collection of African children stories in African languages


Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 09:28:53 GMT
When Dominic Onyekachi set out to read his 6-year-old niece a story, he did not anticipate that the simple task would lead him to create a digital collection of African stories.

Nigerian students stranded abroad after govt. fails to pay scholarship fees


Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:05:08 GMT
When Nigerian student Mercy Eyo landed a foreign postgraduate scholarship in July 2019, she had just lost her father. A year earlier, her mother had passed away.

'Life changing' solar fridge costs $1 per day


Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 07:38:19 GMT
This pay-as-you-go fridge is designed to serve the half billion people living without access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

How Miss Universe's historic win helped shift the status quo for beauty standards


Posted: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:46:45 GMT
South African Zozibini Tunzi's historic Miss Universe win, set against the backdrop of centuries of under-representation for Black women, is helping change perceptions in the world of beauty.

Meet the first all-women ranger unit fighting poachers


Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:09:06 GMT
Team Lioness is an all-female ranger unit protecting Africa's wildlife from poachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch them reunite with their families after being away on the job.

'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terror offences


Posted: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:41:14 GMT
Hailed a hero in "Hotel Rwanda," the Hollywood movie about the country's 1994 genocide, Paul Rusesabagina has been charged with terrorism offenses in Kigali, Rwanda. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Hirsch: Colonial gaze has made us blind to the truth


Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:51:22 GMT
Journalist and author Afua Hirsch discusses Britain's colonial history and exploring Africa's art and culture in her new BBC series 'African Renaissance.'

Will South Africa's WFH trend alter the office space industry for good


Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 21:28:56 GMT
With nearly 45 percent of South Africans working from home since March, companies across the board are reevaluating the need for office space. CNN's Eleni Giokos takes a look at how the work from home trend will impact the commercial property industry in the country.