South Africa’s Child Book Star  Brings Hope to Children

South Africa’s Child Book Star Brings Hope to Children

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE South African Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has become one of the youngest published authors on the continent with a short novel she wrote largely…

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DRC’s Letter Carriers Return to Capital Streets

DRC’s Letter Carriers Return to Capital Streets

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE After 30 years of turmoil for the postal service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), letter carriers clad in canary-yellow shirts…

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Residents Bring Colorful New Life to Old Tangiers

Residents Bring Colorful New Life to Old Tangiers

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Wall paintings, colorful facades and flowery alleys are brightening up the centuries-old Tangiers medina as residents bring new life to the neglected streets…

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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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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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Tanzania Purges 10,000 ‘Ghost Workers’ from Payroll

Tanzania Purges 10,000 ‘Ghost Workers’ from Payroll

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 “ghost workers” from its public sector payroll in a crackdown on corruption. Payments to the…

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Duck Army

Duck Army

Wages War on Pests in South African Vineyard REUTERS At 9:45 a.m. each day, more than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks are released for the first…

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Eritrea Seeks UNESCO Status to Preserve Architectural Gems

Eritrea Seeks UNESCO Status to Preserve Architectural Gems

REUTERS/ADF STAFF Former colonial power Italy left Eritrea in 1941, but its architectural legacy lives on. Today, the capital, Asmara, is home to some of…

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