Photographer Brought Malian Images to the World

Photographer Brought Malian Images to the World

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Pioneering Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose powerful black-and-white images of local life won him international acclaim and top awards, died at the age…

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Ancient Mausoleums Reconsecrated in Timbuktu

Ancient Mausoleums Reconsecrated in Timbuktu

UNITED NATIONS NEWS SERVICE A consecration ceremony of the Timbuktu mausoleums, last conducted in the 11th century, was celebrated in February 2016 at the initiative…

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‘Bloemfontein Blitz’ Takes Global Title

‘Bloemfontein Blitz’ Takes Global Title

SOUTH AFRICAN SPORTS CONFEDERATION AND OLYMPIC COMMITTEE South African Wayde van Niekerk, the International Association of Athletics Federations 400-meter champion, has blasted the record books….

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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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