Pokémon Craze has Lagos Scrambling

Pokémon Craze has Lagos Scrambling

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nintendo’s hit mobile game Pokémon Go may be best suited for tree-lined neighborhoods and public parks, but many in busy Lagos, Nigeria, are…

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Ghana Academy Promotes Dreams of Learning, Football

Ghana Academy Promotes Dreams of Learning, Football

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Patience Kum strides across the training pitch of the Right to Dream (RtD) Academy, a football center of excellence nestled in the Ghanaian…

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Family Finds Photographer’s Chronicle of Benin’s History

Family Finds Photographer’s Chronicle of Benin’s History

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Termites had nibbled their way through the dust-covered boxes containing photographer Cosme Dossa’s life’s work at his family home in Benin’s capital, Porto-Novo….

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Morocco Equestrian Event Fuses Art, History

Morocco Equestrian Event Fuses Art, History

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The equestrian art known as tbourida, inspired by the historical charges of the cavalrymen of Morocco, fascinated painter Eugene Delacroix two centuries ago…

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Nigerian Ebola Movie Extols Moment of Heroism

Nigerian Ebola Movie Extols Moment of Heroism

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Hollywood plague movies usually are about a fictional viral outbreak that unleashes chaos and anarchy that can only be stopped by heroes who…

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Nigeria partners with Interpol to shut down scam network

Nigeria partners with Interpol to shut down scam network

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Officials arrested a Nigerian man behind an online fraud network that engineered $60 million in scams and took in hundreds of victims worldwide….

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Japan Plans $30B Investment in Africa

Japan Plans $30B Investment in Africa

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Japan announced plans to invest $30 billion in African projects by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development. The announcement came at the…

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Bomb-Sniffing Rats  Check for Tuberculosis

Bomb-Sniffing Rats Check for Tuberculosis

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE They have proven their worth in detecting land mines, and now Africa’s giant pouched rats are demonstrating another surprising skill — saving lives…

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Tricked-Out Buses Compete for Riders in Nairobi

Tricked-Out Buses Compete for Riders in Nairobi

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Brain Freeze, an eardrum-bursting, tricked-out Nairobi bus — or matatu as it’s known in Kenya — studded with blue neon lights is…

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DRC Honors Rumba King

DRC Honors Rumba King

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s rumba king, Papa Wemba, was posthumously awarded one of his country’s highest honors in May 2016, after…

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