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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Niger Keeps Horse Racing Legacy Alive

Niger Keeps Horse Racing Legacy Alive

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Niamey’s dusty racing track is a far cry from Niger’s equine glory days, when horses bred in the country enjoyed international fame. Although…

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Ghana Opens Doors With Visas Upon Arrival

Ghana Opens Doors With Visas Upon Arrival

ADF STAFF Ghana announced plans to issue visas upon arrival to nationals of all 54 African Union (AU) member states starting in July 2016. The…

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Africa’s First Music Download Service Launches in Senegal

Africa’s First Music Download Service Launches in Senegal

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Africa’s first homegrown platform for legal music downloads has launched in Senegal with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly and…

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