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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Common Drug May Stop Malaria’s Spread

Common Drug May Stop Malaria’s Spread

VOICE OF AMERICA Scientists may have hit on a way to prevent the transmission of malaria with a drug originally developed to treat parasitic illnesses….

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AU Wants to Stop Child Marriages

AU Wants to Stop Child Marriages

VOICE OF AMERICA Confidence was just 14 when her aunt married her off to a 42-year-old man. The now-22-year-old Zimbabwean says the experience shattered her….

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Tanzanian President  ‘Bulldozes’ Waste, Corruption

Tanzanian President ‘Bulldozes’ Waste, Corruption

VOICE OF AMERICA Tanzanian President John Magufuli is going full throttle in the fight against waste and corruption. Tanzanians say they like his take-charge approach,…

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Bank Group Helps Battle Climate Change

Bank Group Helps Battle Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS NEWS SERVICE Noting the significant impact climatic activities have on Africa, the World Bank Group announced a plan to increase climate resilience and…

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