Malawian Prisoners Put Pain to Melody

Malawian Prisoners Put Pain to Melody

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi’s Zomba Prison Project band has the distinction of being nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award. Its 20-track record I Have No Everything…

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‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

Story and photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A Ghanaian inventor and church leader who started out trying to make voice-controlled television sets is telling the world’s auto…

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Mogadishu Prepares for Housing Boom

Mogadishu Prepares for Housing Boom

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Somalia’s elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed…

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Pilgrims Cast Prayers to Skies from Algerian Mountain Peak

Pilgrims Cast Prayers to Skies from Algerian Mountain Peak

In the heart of Algeria’s northern Kabylie region, Azro Nethor — the zenith prayer rock — towers 1,884 meters above sea level, at the end…

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Sudanese Wrestlers Train for the Olympics

Sudanese Wrestlers Train for the Olympics

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In a crumbling Khartoum sports hall, a dozen Nuba men in sweat-faded singlets practiced wrestling moves under the critical gaze of their Japanese…

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Hope for Tourism Rebounds in Troubled DRC

Hope for Tourism Rebounds in Troubled DRC

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tourists perch on a volcano’s edge as smoke swirls from the fiery cauldron of lava in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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Djibouti Restarts National Airline

Djibouti Restarts National Airline

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti has relaunched its national airline. Air Djibouti, which went bankrupt in 2002, recommenced flights in August…

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Burkina Faso-Niger Town Swap Settles Border Dispute

Burkina Faso-Niger Town Swap Settles Border Dispute

Burkina Faso and Niger will exchange 18 towns to settle a long-running border dispute and end years of litigation. Burkina Faso will gain 14 towns,…

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Kenya Gets Forensic Lab to Help Fight Wildlife Crime

Kenya Gets Forensic Lab to Help Fight Wildlife Crime

Kenya opened a new forensic lab in May 2015, supported by foreign donors, in a bid to improve the country’s record in prosecuting wildlife crimes….

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‘African Village’ Tourist Center Planned for Victoria Falls

‘African Village’ Tourist Center Planned for Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe soon could approve construction of a large tourist center at Victoria Falls to cater to 120,000 visitors per year, officials said in June 2015….

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