West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, crushing stereotypes with their robotics…

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Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ahmed Harrad spends his days crisscrossing northern Morocco trying to persuade locals to protect the endangered Barbary macaque monkey. “If nothing is done,…

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Momentum Builds for Peace in Casamance

Momentum Builds for Peace in Casamance

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE There is reason for hope in Senegal’s Casamance region. New houses dot a landscape once dominated by abandoned ruins full of bullet holes,…

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West African Countries are Rice Rivals

West African Countries are Rice Rivals

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In Nigeria, jollof rice isn’t just a tasty dish — it’s a national obsession. Dozens of top Nigerian chefs gathered for Lagos’ inaugural…

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Modern Life Intrudes on Ancient Salt Trade

Modern Life Intrudes on Ancient Salt Trade

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Every morning, hundreds of men converge on a dry lakebed in Ethiopia, where they cleave at the ground with axes to extract salt….

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Nigerian Makes History with Solo Flight Around the World

Nigerian Makes History with Solo Flight Around the World

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nigerian airline pilot Ademola Odujinrin, known as “Lola,” has become the first African to fly solo around the world. The 38-year-old left Washington,…

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Africa Wants Five More Slots for World Cup

Africa Wants Five More Slots for World Cup

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE FIFA officials say that Africa wants 10 places in the 48-nation World Cup in 2026, up five slots. The current system has 32…

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Chadian Official Takes Helm of AU

Chadian Official Takes Helm of AU

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Moussa Faki Mahamat, former foreign minister of Chad, assumed office as head of the African Union Commission, pledging to reform the institution and…

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Tanzania Puts Poaching ‘Devil’ Behind Bars

Tanzania Puts Poaching ‘Devil’ Behind Bars

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tanzania sentenced its most notorious poacher, nicknamed “The Devil,” to 12 years in prison for running an ivory trafficking network across five African…

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tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tunisia’s Coast Guard seized 31 kilograms of pure cocaine, valued at more than $6 million, off the Mediterranean coast. The March 2017 bust…

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