Ethiopia, Kenya torch Tons of Ivory

Ethiopia, Kenya torch Tons of Ivory

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ethiopia set fire to a 6-ton pile of seized elephant ivory, the country’s entire stock, vowing a zero-tolerance policy toward poachers and traffickers….

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Mozambique Strides Confidently Into New Mine-Free Era

Mozambique Strides Confidently Into New Mine-Free Era

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Mozambique, once one of the most heavily land-mined countries in the world, is declaring itself free of the deadly scourge. In 1992, as…

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Namibia’s Pohamba Wins Mo Ibrahim Prize

Namibia’s Pohamba Wins Mo Ibrahim Prize

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Namibia’s outgoing president has won the Mo Ibrahim Prize for good governance in Africa, the world’s richest award that has seen a dearth…

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Lagos Photo Festival Turns Negatives Into Positives

Lagos Photo Festival Turns Negatives Into Positives

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Since its inception five years ago, LagosPhoto has become one of the biggest photography festivals in Africa. The annual event tries to reflect…

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Maasai Warriors Go for the Gold

Maasai Warriors Go for the Gold

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE For generations, Maasai warriors in Kenya proved their manhood by killing a lion, but a campaign led by Olympic champion David Rudisha is…

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Algeria’s Brahimi is Footballer of the Year

Algeria’s Brahimi is Footballer of the Year

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Yacine Brahimi was voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014. The 24-year-old midfielder was the first Algerian to win the award,…

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Device Designed to Keep Sharks Away

Device Designed to Keep Sharks Away

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In the blue waters off Cape Town, South Africa, a revolutionary experiment with an electronic barrier seeks to exploit the supersensitivity of sharks’…

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Tourists Go to Morocco for Healthy Soak in Desert Sands

Tourists Go to Morocco for Healthy Soak in Desert Sands

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The dunes of Merzouga tower over the small community in southeastern Morocco, where the Berber Ait Atta tribe makes a brisk living from…

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$8B Aid Package Aims to Bolster Horn of Africa Economy

$8B Aid Package Aims to Bolster Horn of Africa Economy

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE International donors pledged $8 billion in development aid for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon…

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Ugandan Forces Thwart al-Shabaab Attack

Ugandan Forces Thwart al-Shabaab Attack

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ugandan security forces stopped a cell of Somalia’s al-Shabaab insurgents in the nation’s capital that was planning an imminent attack. Police arrested people…

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