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U.S. Africa Command Staff A weak point anywhere can create problems everywhere. This is the lesson of Libya. Since 2011, the North African nation has…

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Uniting to Stop Drug Trafficking and Related Crimes

Uniting to Stop Drug Trafficking and Related Crimes

Allow me to commend the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, ECOWAS member states and Mauritania, and the U.N. Office on Drugs and…

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South Africa’s Child Book Star  Brings Hope to Children

South Africa’s Child Book Star Brings Hope to Children

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE South African Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has become one of the youngest published authors on the continent with a short novel she wrote largely…

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DRC’s Letter Carriers Return to Capital Streets

DRC’s Letter Carriers Return to Capital Streets

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE After 30 years of turmoil for the postal service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), letter carriers clad in canary-yellow shirts…

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Residents Bring Colorful New Life to Old Tangiers

Residents Bring Colorful New Life to Old Tangiers

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Wall paintings, colorful facades and flowery alleys are brightening up the centuries-old Tangiers medina as residents bring new life to the neglected streets…

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Lifting Up Mental Health in South Africa

Lifting Up Mental Health in South Africa

ADF STAFF Each October, as the South African spring gives way to summer, the sky in Cape Town becomes a kaleidoscope of colors. A surprising…

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Trans-Atlantic Yacht Race Tests Young South Africans

Trans-Atlantic Yacht Race Tests Young South Africans

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Young, determined and from parts of Cape Town known for gangs rather than yacht clubs, seven sailors took part in an epic ocean…

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Congolese Sculptor Looks to the Past

Congolese Sculptor Looks to the Past

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s war-scarred Great Lakes region, carpenter-turned-sculptor Sauveur Mulwana has left a trail of monumental statues over the…

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Algeria’s Mahrez Named Footballer of the Year

Algeria’s Mahrez Named Footballer of the Year

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Riyad Mahrez was crowned the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016. Fans from across the world voted for the midfielder,…

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Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline Opens New Possibilities

Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline Opens New Possibilities

REUTERS Nigeria and Morocco have signed a joint venture to construct a gas pipeline that will connect the two nations and other African countries to…

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