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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In Kenya, a Digital Classroom in a Box

In Kenya, a Digital Classroom in a Box

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE At Lighthouse Grace Academy in Nairobi’s Kwangware suburb, students are using a new learning tool. It’s the “Kio Kit,” a digital classroom in…

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Refugees of Boko Haram Attacks Return to Nigeria

Refugees of Boko Haram Attacks Return to Nigeria

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE More than 1,000 Nigerians, out of the thousands who fled attacks by Boko Haram jihadists to neighboring countries, returned to their homeland at…

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Moroccan Solar Plant to Bring Energy to 1 Million People

Moroccan Solar Plant to Bring Energy to 1 Million People

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Morocco has launched the Noor 1 Ouarzazate solar thermal plant, the most ambitious project yet from a country determined to be…

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Pilgrims Cast Prayers to Skies from Algerian Mountain Peak

Pilgrims Cast Prayers to Skies from Algerian Mountain Peak

In the heart of Algeria’s northern Kabylie region, Azro Nethor — the zenith prayer rock — towers 1,884 meters above sea level, at the end…

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