Senegal, U.S. Sign Defense Cooperation Agreement

Senegal, U.S. Sign Defense Cooperation Agreement

REUTERS Senegal and the United States signed a cooperation agreement to ease the deployment of American troops to the West African nation to counter humanitarian…

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U.S. Donation Boosts Tunisia’s ISIS Fight

U.S. Donation Boosts Tunisia’s ISIS Fight

REUTERS The United States donated jeeps, communications technology and small aircraft to Tunisia to help protect the border with Libya, where ISIS has gained ground…

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South African Telescope Helps Detect Pulsar

South African Telescope Helps Detect Pulsar

REUTERS The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has helped detect a type of star known as a white dwarf pulsar, the first discovery of its…

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Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Combine Forces in the Gulf

Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Combine Forces in the Gulf

REUTERS Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea signed an agreement to establish combined patrols to bolster security in the Gulf of Guinea, which has been plagued by…

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Artists Bring Quirky Fashion Styles to Accra’s Streets

Artists Bring Quirky Fashion Styles to Accra’s Streets

Story and photos by REUTERS With music equipment laid out on an ironing board, disc jockey Evans Mireku Kissi waves his drumsticks as he plays…

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Tunisian Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisian Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize

REUTERS Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 for helping to build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The…

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Power Cuts Becoming ‘Exception’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

Power Cuts Becoming ‘Exception’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

REUTERS Power cuts in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries could become an exception rather than the norm in 10 years, with private capital expected to play…

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U.S./AU Join to Create Disease Prevention Center

U.S./AU Join to Create Disease Prevention Center

The United States and the African Union signed an agreement on April 13, 2015, to create the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. U.S….

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Kenya to Curb Sugar Smuggling that Funds Extremism

Kenya to Curb Sugar Smuggling that Funds Extremism

When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border in April 2015, their aim was to dismantle a…

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Ethiopian Capital Plans New Air Hub

Ethiopian Capital Plans New Air Hub

REUTERS Ethiopia will complete expansion of the capital’s airport in 2018 to triple the number of passengers it handles from 7 million a year now…

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