Tourists Go to Morocco for Healthy Soak in Desert Sands

Tourists Go to Morocco for Healthy Soak in Desert Sands

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The dunes of Merzouga tower over the small community in southeastern Morocco, where the Berber Ait Atta tribe makes a brisk living from…

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Hit Song Delivers Ebola Message in Liberia

Hit Song Delivers Ebola Message in Liberia

VOICE OF AMERICA In Liberia’s capital, the hit song Ebola in Town has a danceable beat and conveys a serious message about avoiding infection. Three…

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Liberia on Crest of a Wave as Surfing Takes Off

Liberia on Crest of a Wave as Surfing Takes Off

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Sam Brown Jr. grins and flashes a thumbs-up as he snaps onto his longboard, taming the monstrous wave rearing up behind him. The…

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Kenyan Children Get Computers on a Stick

Kenyan Children Get Computers on a Stick

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Entrepreneurs Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi are increasing computer access by providing an operating system on a USB thumb drive. They…

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Ethiopia Shoots for Stars; Aims to Be Space Science Hub

Ethiopia Shoots for Stars; Aims to Be Space Science Hub

JAMES JEFFREY/IPS AFRICA In the Entoto Mountains, workers are completing  Ethiopia’s first observatory. Studying stars and galaxies will be vital for this nation’s development, scientists…

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Floating School Brings Hope to ‘Venice of Africa’

Floating School Brings Hope to ‘Venice of Africa’

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Makoko, Nigeria, known as the “slum on stilts” and the “Venice of Africa,” hopes a new floating school will create a better future…

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Robots Direct Traffic in DRC’s Capital

Robots Direct Traffic in DRC’s Capital

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Can robots ease traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? A small cooperative, which developed the solution and…

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Man Poised to be First Black African in Space

Man Poised to be First Black African in Space

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Mandla Maseko, 25, of the Mabopane district near Pretoria, South Africa, will fly 103 kilometers into space in 2015 after winning a competition…

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Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

IRIN “Plant doctor” Daniel Lyazi cuts apart a slime-covered cabbage at a farmers’ market in Mukono, central Uganda, where the devastating cassava brown streak disease…

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Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan wildlife officials have begun inserting microchips into rhinos in a bid to combat poachers, who kill the animals for their horns….

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