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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Nigerian Makes History with Solo Flight Around the World

Nigerian Makes History with Solo Flight Around the World

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nigerian airline pilot Ademola Odujinrin, known as “Lola,” has become the first African to fly solo around the world. The 38-year-old left Washington,…

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Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

VOICE OF AMERICA The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the…

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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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