Ghanaian Educator Wins $500,000 Prize

Ghanaian Educator Wins $500,000 Prize

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Patrick Awuah left Ghana in the 1980s with “$50 in his pocket” after receiving a scholarship in the United States. But…

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Sierra Leone Pastor Donates Huge Diamond

Sierra Leone Pastor Donates Huge Diamond

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS A 709-carat diamond discovered by a Sierra Leonean pastor sold for $6.5 million at auction in December 2017. Called “the peace diamond,”…

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TV Show Celebrates Integrity in Government

TV Show Celebrates Integrity in Government

VOICE OF AMERICA A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia. It…

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Somaliland election is first to use Iris-Recognition technology

Somaliland election is first to use Iris-Recognition technology

ADF STAFF For the sixth consecutive time since 2003, Somaliland’s citizens participated in multiparty and largely peaceful elections. The voting was certified as free and…

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South African Students Use Collider

South African Students Use Collider

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A group of students from South Africa’s University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the first African research team to lead an experiment…

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South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

VOICE OF AMERICA A farmers’ group in South Sudan’s Imotong State says it has found a way to combat the dreaded fall armyworm, which has…

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Zimbabwean Tribe Embraces HIV Treatment

Zimbabwean Tribe Embraces HIV Treatment

JEFFREY MOYO/INTER PRESS SERVICE Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo smiles broadly while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home…

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Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

INTER PRESS SERVICE With a new international treaty, an increasing number of African countries are committing to phasing out mercury, a significant health and environmental…

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Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

THE WORLD BANK Shirley Kamara, an expectant mother, smiled as she received medical care at C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, 68 kilometers north of Monrovia,…

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Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

THE WORLD BANK In Tanzania, the 3,600 residents of the village of Gidewari once lived a life of striking irony, trekking more than 8 kilometers each…

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