Malawian Prisoners Put Pain to Melody

Malawian Prisoners Put Pain to Melody

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi’s Zomba Prison Project band has the distinction of being nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award. Its 20-track record I Have No Everything…

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Nigerian is Scrabble World Champion

Nigerian is Scrabble World Champion

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Nigerians are congratulating countryman Wellington Jighere, who became the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship. The 32-year-old beat…

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Ethiopian is Female Athlete of the Year

Ethiopian is Female Athlete of the Year

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia won the International Association of Athletics Federations female athlete of the year award for 2015. Dibaba, 24,…

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Sudanese Wrestlers Train for the Olympics

Sudanese Wrestlers Train for the Olympics

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In a crumbling Khartoum sports hall, a dozen Nuba men in sweat-faded singlets practiced wrestling moves under the critical gaze of their Japanese…

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Footballer Launches Campaign to Help Boko Haram Victims

Footballer Launches Campaign to Help Boko Haram Victims

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Africa’s most decorated footballer, Samuel Eto’o, is appealing for funding to help people escaping violence in Nigeria and Cameroon, and he warned…

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Hope for Tourism Rebounds in Troubled DRC

Hope for Tourism Rebounds in Troubled DRC

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tourists perch on a volcano’s edge as smoke swirls from the fiery cauldron of lava in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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Musicians Fight Back Against Extremism

Musicians Fight Back Against Extremism

Morocco’s Gnawa festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people — but it’s about more than music and color. It has come to symbolize the fight…

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Eritrean Rider is ‘King of the Mountains’

Eritrean Rider is ‘King of the Mountains’

A 26-year-old bicyclist from Eritrea was honored as the King of the Mountains during the sixth stage at the Tour de France in July 2015….

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Kenyan Athletes Walk for Peace

Kenyan Athletes Walk for Peace

Top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon record holders Wilson Kipsang and Tegla Loroupe, staged a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling…

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Ethiopia Has First Film at Cannes

Ethiopia Has First Film at Cannes

A boy, a sheep and a stunning mountain landscape. These are the three stars of Lamb, a poignant film directed by 36-year-old Yared Zeleke. In…

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