Ghana Seizes Cocaine at Sea

Ghana Seizes Cocaine at Sea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In November 2013, Ghanaian authorities impounded a South American ship carrying 400 kilograms of cocaine and arrested its five-member crew, according to the…

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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to Resolve Maritime Boundary

Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to Resolve Maritime Boundary

REUTERS West African neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire aim to settle a long-running dispute over their maritime boundary. The move could defuse sometimes-tense relations between…

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Mosquito Trap Could Reduce Malaria in Kenya

Mosquito Trap Could Reduce Malaria in Kenya

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Asolar-powered mosquito trap is helping lower the incidence of malaria on Rusinga Island in Western Kenya. The device, invented by Kenyan and…

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Congolese Doctor Calls for End of Rape as War Tool

Congolese Doctor Calls for End of Rape as War Tool

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Pioneering doctor Denis Mukwege has called for zero tolerance of rape in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, where tens of thousands…

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Regional Stock Markets Have Record Years

Regional Stock Markets Have Record Years

THE EASTAFRICAN Strong foreign investor participation in 2013 pushed regional stock markets in Africa to performance records. Most investors who put their money in the…

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East Africa Moves Toward  One Currency

East Africa Moves Toward One Currency

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE At a November 2013 summit in Kampala, Uganda, five East African countries signed a protocol to establish a monetary union, a first step…

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Ethiopia’s Wind Farms Built for Energy Independence

Ethiopia’s Wind Farms Built for Energy Independence

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE From the sky, the 84 glimmering white turbines at Ashegoda wind farm shoot up from the ground like huge spokes, standing out high…

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Inga Dam Project Seeks to Illuminate the Continent

Inga Dam Project Seeks to Illuminate the Continent

REUTERS Deep in the bowels of the giant Inga hydroelectric dam that straddles the mighty Congo River stands a fading map named “The motorways of…

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A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A recently translated letter written 1,800 years ago shows that a Soldier’s life then was much like a Soldier’s life now. The Egyptian Soldier, Aurelius…

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WHERE AM I?

WHERE AM I?

CLUES The walls that surround this city were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is said to be the fourth-holiest city of Islam. It…

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