Côte d’Ivoire’s African Art Museum Gets New Lease on Life

Côte d’Ivoire’s African Art Museum Gets New Lease on Life

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Museum of Civilisations of Côte d’Ivoire is back and determined to recover its place as one of the richest museums of African…

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Sequel Launched to Mandela’s Long Walk Autobiography

Sequel Launched to Mandela’s Long Walk Autobiography

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The sequel to Nelson Mandela’s celebrated autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was released in October 2017 after a South African writer completed an…

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Last Residents Hold on in Tunisia's Underground Houses

Last Residents Hold on in Tunisia’s Underground Houses

REUTERS In southern Tunisia’s Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses with earthen casing that provides protection against searing summer heat…

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Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi has successfully concluded a two-year project to move 520 sedated elephants to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out…

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Madagascar’s Health Minister Separates Conjoined Twins

Madagascar’s Health Minister Separates Conjoined Twins

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In most countries, health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. But in Madagascar, Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently…

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Mapping Brings order to Benin’s Streets

Mapping Brings order to Benin’s Streets

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In Benin’s economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure…

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Nigeria Exchanges Prisoners for 82 Chibok Girls

Nigeria Exchanges Prisoners for 82 Chibok Girls

REUTERS Boko Haram militants in May 2017 released 82 schoolgirls who had been kidnapped from the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok. The terrorist group, which…

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West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, crushing stereotypes with their robotics…

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Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ahmed Harrad spends his days crisscrossing northern Morocco trying to persuade locals to protect the endangered Barbary macaque monkey. “If nothing is done,…

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Modern Life Intrudes on Ancient Salt Trade

Modern Life Intrudes on Ancient Salt Trade

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Every morning, hundreds of men converge on a dry lakebed in Ethiopia, where they cleave at the ground with axes to extract salt….

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