Nigeria Marks Democracy Day

Nigeria Marks Democracy Day

ADF STAFF Government officials and citizens packed into the stands of Freedom Square in Owerri, Nigeria, on May 29, 2017, to mark an important date…

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Lifting Up Mental Health in South Africa

Lifting Up Mental Health in South Africa

ADF STAFF Each October, as the South African spring gives way to summer, the sky in Cape Town becomes a kaleidoscope of colors. A surprising…

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Spirit of ‘Rumble’ Lives on in Congolese Boxing School

Spirit of ‘Rumble’ Lives on in Congolese Boxing School

ADF STAFF David Samba and Onomo Mugabi don protective headgear and big, puffy gloves to punch away in the shadow of one of the world’s…

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Morocco’s Peaceful ‘Blue Pearl’

Morocco’s Peaceful ‘Blue Pearl’

ADF STAFF The Rif Mountains extend nearly 300 kilometers from Tangier to the Moulouya River valley near Morocco’s Algerian frontier. Nestled within the range is…

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A High Point for Food Security in Senegal

A High Point for Food Security in Senegal

ADF STAFF Assi Ndiaye pushes her fingers into a box of dirt, planting a small lettuce sprout on an urban rooftop in Dakar, Senegal. Ndiaye…

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Artists Bring Quirky Fashion Styles to Accra’s Streets

Artists Bring Quirky Fashion Styles to Accra’s Streets

Story and photos by REUTERS With music equipment laid out on an ironing board, disc jockey Evans Mireku Kissi waves his drumsticks as he plays…

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Young Malians Look For Opportunity

Young Malians Look For Opportunity

A group of Malian children playfully peer through holes in a wall that surrounds the United Nations mission camp in Goundam, in the Timbuktu region. As…

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The Timelessness of Tea in the Sahara

The Timelessness of Tea in the Sahara

The historic city of Agadez, Niger, sits along the southern fringe of the Sahara, where nearly everything seems to take on the tan hue of…

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Equatorial Guinea Steps Into Football Spotlight

Equatorial Guinea Steps Into Football Spotlight

A young boy in the mainland city of Mbini, Equatorial Guinea, bounces a football off his head, no doubt imitating his favorite footballers. In many ways,…

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New Light, Life for Nairobi’s Kibera

New Light, Life for Nairobi’s Kibera

Kenya’s government is bringing some light — and hope — to Kibera, a sprawling slum on the outskirts of Nairobi. Population and area figures differ…

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