South Africa Looks  to Save Penguins

South Africa Looks to Save Penguins

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA In 2001, there were 56,000 pairs of African penguins in South Africa. By 2014, there were just 19,000 pairs. This drastic…

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Cameroon Tries to Balance Education, Tradition

Cameroon Tries to Balance Education, Tradition

NGALA KILLIAN CHIMTOM/INTER PRESS SERVICE Cameroon is reaching out to children of the Baka Tribe, trying to get them to pursue education without forsaking their…

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Bomb-Sniffing Rats  Check for Tuberculosis

Bomb-Sniffing Rats Check for Tuberculosis

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE They have proven their worth in detecting land mines, and now Africa’s giant pouched rats are demonstrating another surprising skill — saving lives…

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Call Center Dials Up Hope for the DRC

Call Center Dials Up Hope for the DRC

REUTERS In a renovated warehouse in Kinshasa, dozens of young Congolese workers wear headsets and sit in rows of identical orange cubicles, fielding phone calls…

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Morocco Hopes for Return to the AU

Morocco Hopes for Return to the AU

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest of its decision to accept Western Sahara as…

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Librarian Saves Ancient Manuscripts

Librarian Saves Ancient Manuscripts

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA The story of Abdel Kader Haidara, a book collector and librarian from Timbuktu, Mali, reads more like a spy novel than…

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Africa Discusses Politics via Twitter

Africa Discusses Politics via Twitter

VOICE OF AMERICA When Africans go on Twitter, they are increasingly talking politics. A study by Portland Communications, a London-based business, shows that nearly 10…

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Drones Could Save Lives in Malawi

Drones Could Save Lives in Malawi

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Drones could be used to solve the logistical challenge of swiftly delivering HIV/AIDS care in rural Malawi, a  United Nations official…

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Zimbabwe Farmers are Hare-Raising

Zimbabwe Farmers are Hare-Raising

JEFFREY MOYO/INTER PRESS SERVICE Tichaona Muzariri, a villager in Chivhu, a town 143 kilometers south of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, quit his job as a teacher…

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Ugandan Researchers Develop New Ebola Test

Ugandan Researchers Develop New Ebola Test

VOICE OF AMERICA Researchers in Uganda say they have developed a new Ebola test kit that detects the virus in minutes, replacing current tests that…

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