Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

Train Brings Health Care to South Africa’s Poor

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE South Africa’s Phelophepa train draws a crowd wherever it goes. The sound of the lumbering 19-car clinic-on-rails signals the arrival of badly needed…

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African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

African States Band Together to Protect Gulf of Guinea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nineteen African countries have launched a network to tackle piracy, high-seas robbery, kidnappings and human trafficking in the strategically important Gulf of Guinea….

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Park Ranger Wins  Environmental Prize

Park Ranger Wins Environmental Prize

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work…

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Kenyan Girls Get Bikes for School

Kenyan Girls Get Bikes for School

VOICE OF AMERCA In western Kenya, children often travel great distances to attend school. Now, a program offering bikes to girls is helping them stay…

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Liberian Power Plant Marks End of a Dark Era

Liberian Power Plant Marks End of a Dark Era

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated the first turbine of a hydroelectric plant destroyed during the nation’s civil war. “Thank all of…

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African App Aids Citizen Journalists

African App Aids Citizen Journalists

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA A new app called Pocket Reporter is aimed at citizen journalists, community journalists for independent publishers and those who want to…

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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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