South Sudan Promotes Peace through Fashion

South Sudan Promotes Peace through Fashion

South Sudan’s capital, Juba, hosted the Festival of Fashion and Arts for Peace to raise money and awareness of the plight of thousands of South…

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Kenyan is Champion Javelin Thrower

Kenyan is Champion Javelin Thrower

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenya is renowned for its distance runners who have won races all over the world. But not all Kenyans are built for…

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AMISOM Uses 4,500 Footballs to Promote Peace

AMISOM Uses 4,500 Footballs to Promote Peace

AMISOM The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has given 4,500 durable footballs to the government of Somalia to promote peace and help teach life…

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African Music Stars Pay Homage to Mandela

African Music Stars Pay Homage to Mandela

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Music superstars Johnny Clegg and Youssou N’Dour paid homage June 15, 2014, to late South African icon Nelson Mandela at the 20th edition…

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Grain Silos Becoming Modern Art

Grain Silos Becoming Modern Art

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE On Cape Town’s waterfront at the southern tip of Africa, the world’s biggest museum of contemporary art from across the continent is being…

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Rwandan Film Industry on the rise

Rwandan Film Industry on the rise

The film Africa United was screened at the 2014 Rwanda Film Festival. It tells the story of three Rwandan children trying to get to the…

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Kenyan Conquers London Marathon — Again

Kenyan Conquers London Marathon — Again

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wilson Kipsang won the London Marathon for the second time on April 13, 2014, producing a course record. He managed to hold…

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Nigerian Poet Wins $100,000 Prize

Nigerian Poet Wins $100,000 Prize

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Headlines portray the Sahara as a barren desert that claims the lives of many migrants. But Nigerian poet Tade Ipadeola had a different…

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Town in Benin Hosts Contemporary Art Museum

Town in Benin Hosts Contemporary Art Museum

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Until 2013, the only tourist attraction in the Benin town of Ouidah was a massive monument to the area’s bleak history as a…

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Kenyan-born Cyclist Hopes to tap into Africa’s Talent Pool

Kenyan-born Cyclist Hopes to tap into Africa’s Talent Pool

REUTERS The 2013 winner of the Tour de France, Chris Froome, says Kenya has a rich pool of endurance athletes and that the next great…

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