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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World Leaders: Boko Haram Fight is a ‘Generational Struggle’

World Leaders: Boko Haram Fight is a ‘Generational Struggle’

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nigeria played host to an international summit in May 2016 to search for solutions to the violence caused by extremist group Boko Haram….

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Morocco Hopes for Return to the AU

Morocco Hopes for Return to the AU

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest of its decision to accept Western Sahara as…

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Africa’s First Music Download Service Launches in Senegal

Africa’s First Music Download Service Launches in Senegal

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Africa’s first homegrown platform for legal music downloads has launched in Senegal with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly and…

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