South Africa’s ‘Rattletrap’ Taxis a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

South Africa’s ‘Rattletrap’ Taxis a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

REUTERS Zakes Hadebe’s minibus taxi has nearly half a million kilometers on it, a broken speedometer and a fuel gauge he struggles to keep just…

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Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah

ADF STAFF Kwame Nkrumah was Ghana’s founding president and a leader who ascended to the heights of power and experienced the depths of failure. Today,…

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VIEWPOINT

VIEWPOINT

U.S. Africa Command Staff In many ways, the continent of Africa is more peaceful today than it has been in decades. A 2012 analysis published…

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Continent’s Light Will Not Be Dimmed

Continent’s Light Will Not Be Dimmed

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama addressed the 68th United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2013, in New York City days after terrorists attacked Westgate…

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Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

IRIN “Plant doctor” Daniel Lyazi cuts apart a slime-covered cabbage at a farmers’ market in Mukono, central Uganda, where the devastating cassava brown streak disease…

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Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan wildlife officials have begun inserting microchips into rhinos in a bid to combat poachers, who kill the animals for their horns….

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Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Rwanda is trying to reinvent itself as a regional high-tech hub by rolling out free citywide, and eventually nationwide, wireless connectivity. “I came…

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Niger Poised to Transform Its Economy

Niger Poised to Transform Its Economy

ADF STAFF The wide, languid Niger River is Africa’s third-longest at 4,200 kilometers. It stretches in a boomerang shape from Guinea up as far north…

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Kenyan-born Cyclist Hopes to tap into Africa’s Talent Pool

Kenyan-born Cyclist Hopes to tap into Africa’s Talent Pool

REUTERS The 2013 winner of the Tour de France, Chris Froome, says Kenya has a rich pool of endurance athletes and that the next great…

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Mandela Film premieres in South Africa

Mandela Film premieres in South Africa

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A long-awaited film on the life of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela premiered in his native South Africa on November 3, 2013, stirring emotional…

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