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U.S. Africa Command Staff While most of the world was not watching, Boko Haram grew to become the deadliest terror organization on earth. The group…

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‘We Are Not Letting Up’

‘We Are Not Letting Up’

October 1 remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires…

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Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi has successfully concluded a two-year project to move 520 sedated elephants to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out…

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Madagascar’s Health Minister Separates Conjoined Twins

Madagascar’s Health Minister Separates Conjoined Twins

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In most countries, health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. But in Madagascar, Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently…

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Mapping Brings order to Benin’s Streets

Mapping Brings order to Benin’s Streets

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In Benin’s economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure…

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An Oasis of Fun in Somalia

An Oasis of Fun in Somalia

ADF STAFF Lawlessness and terror have plagued Somalia for years. Although an African Union peacekeeping force has improved matters in the East African nation, violence…

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Somalia’s Lost Tapes Revive Musical Memories

Somalia’s Lost Tapes Revive Musical Memories

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Somalia of the early 1970s was a country with style. In Mogadishu, men wore afros and flared pants, while women sported…

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Africa to Bid for 2025 World Championships

Africa to Bid for 2025 World Championships

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS The president of African athletics says the continent will bid to host the 2025 World Championships. Africa has never staged the…

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Nigerian Artist Wins Prestigious Prize

Nigerian Artist Wins Prestigious Prize

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA Nigerian artist Peju Alatise won the South African 2017 FNB Art Prize, one of the most coveted art awards on the continent….

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U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations Security Council has backed reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in far-flung peacekeeping operations. Although many peacekeeping missions…

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