Trans-Atlantic Yacht Race Tests Young South Africans

Trans-Atlantic Yacht Race Tests Young South Africans

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Young, determined and from parts of Cape Town known for gangs rather than yacht clubs, seven sailors took part in an epic ocean…

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Congolese Sculptor Looks to the Past

Congolese Sculptor Looks to the Past

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s war-scarred Great Lakes region, carpenter-turned-sculptor Sauveur Mulwana has left a trail of monumental statues over the…

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Investors Look Toward Future  at Tunisia 2020

Investors Look Toward Future at Tunisia 2020

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Qatar and France promised more than $1 billion in financial support for Tunisia at an investment conference aimed at reviving the country’s struggling…

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Liberian Power Plant Marks End of a Dark Era

Liberian Power Plant Marks End of a Dark Era

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated the first turbine of a hydroelectric plant destroyed during the nation’s civil war. “Thank all of…

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Zambia Calls in the Air Force to Combat Pests

Zambia Calls in the Air Force to Combat Pests

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Zambia has ordered the national Air Force into action to fight pests that have invaded maize crops and threatened vital food supplies. The…

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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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