Zimbabwe erupts as Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power

Posted: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:16:19 GMT
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, the speaker of the country's Parliament said, bringing an end to his 37 years of rule.

Thousands celebrate as Mugabe resigns

Posted: 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.

Devastating economic legacy of Mugabe

Posted: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:33:45 GMT

50 killed in Nigeria mosque bombing

Posted: 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.

Kenya tense after election ruled valid

Posted: 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.

UN chief: Libya slave auctions may be crimes against humanity

Posted: 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.

Libya protests after CNN slave sales report

Posted: 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.

Libyan smugglers auction migrants

Posted: 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.

Senegal opens new $575 million airport

Posted: 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.

Green Beret killed by SEALs in Mali - report

Posted: 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.

Lost treasures up for auction

Posted: 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.

US woman accused over Mugabe tweet granted bail

Posted: 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.

Tanzania's anti-corruption crusader cracks down

Posted: 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.

Deadly virus outbreak in Uganda

Posted: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:42:54 GMT
An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation's Ministry of Health on October 19.

Plague outbreak in Madagascar slowing

Posted: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:31:10 GMT
The plague outbreak in Madagascar has left 133 people dead. But the occurrence of new cases is decreasing.

Scorsese's mission to save African films

Posted: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:50:21 GMT

North Korea's illicit African connections

Posted: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:53:33 GMT
Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital.

Female playwrights risking lives to fight homophobia

Posted: 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.

Pogba highlights migrant slave auctions in goal celebration

Posted: 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.

Hijarbie: Nigerian's Instagram star

Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017 13:32:11 GMT

Johannesburg gaining on Cape Town

Posted: 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.

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

Finding a safe haven on stage

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:37:45 GMT
Kenyan actress Davina Leonard has performed in plays and shows around the world