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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Kenya’s Economy on the Rebound after Westgate Attack

Kenya’s Economy on the Rebound after Westgate Attack

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Westgate Shopping Mall was a symbol of Kenya’s growing well-heeled middle class: a vast market crammed with flat-screen televisions, imported wines, and chilled…

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South Africa’s ‘Born Frees’ Take Their Place at the Polls

South Africa’s ‘Born Frees’ Take Their Place at the Polls

ADF STAFF They are called “born frees,” South Africans born after the nation’s transition from apartheid to democracy. On May 7, 2014, 20 years after…

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In Central African Republic, A Crisis for Children

In Central African Republic, A Crisis for Children

Adf staff A young boy sits on a stool, stares at a chalkboard, and writes in his notebook. His classroom is the porch of a home…

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Niger Poised to Transform Its Economy

Niger Poised to Transform Its Economy

ADF STAFF The wide, languid Niger River is Africa’s third-longest at 4,200 kilometers. It stretches in a boomerang shape from Guinea up as far north…

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Freedom Peeks Out of Darkness in Mali

Freedom Peeks Out of Darkness in Mali

ADF STAFF After more than a year of violence and instability, Malians walked to the polls and cast a vote for a more peaceful future….

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